Covid-19 Vaccine Resources

Dear Neighbor, 

Are you, someone in your family, or someone you know thinking about getting a Covid-19 vaccine? It’s a very good idea!  If everyone gets the vaccine, our neighborhood is safer. Your family is less likely to suffer from the long-term consequences of COVID or experience unnecessary and premature deaths. 

If you are unvaccinated: wearing a mask, washing hands and social distancing are all good as well — definitely keep doing that.  And — the very best way to protect from this disease is to get vaccinated.  And now, people 12 years and older are eligible for the very effective, widely available, and FREE Covid-19 vaccines.

Maybe you were taking a bit of time to decide, or it wasn’t convenient to your schedule, and now you are ready to go! 

Check out this calendar to find a nearby mobile vaccine unit coming close to our neighborhood soon

https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/calendar.aspx?CID=80

Or find another place convenient to you with this vaccine site locator:

https://princegeorges.maps.arcgis.com/apps/instant/nearby/index.html?appid=fa0cb8269c8d4d16ad5b1495c6316d66

Do you need a ride to get your shot? 

Please see the link below for a ride to a vaccine site with Uber or Lyft (maybe free if you qualify) —- or contact neighbor Carol Hurwitch 240-461-9238 for help.

https://www.uber.com/us/en/coronavirus/

https://www.lyft.com/vaccine-access

Or maybe you still have questions about the vaccines….

Talk to your doctor or health care providerthey are very knowledgeable about this disease. They will give you the facts based on science and help you make a healthy decision that’s best for you, your family and your community. There is a lot of misinformation out on social media. Talk with people you trust.

The Prince George’s County Health Department has a lot of useful information:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MDPGC/bulletins/2e780d7

Why do indeed to get the vaccine?

https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/34529/Why-Get-The-Vaccine-English-PDF

https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/34530/Why-Get-The-Vaccine-Spanish-PDF

4 Things to Know about the Covid-19 Vaccine 

https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/34521/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English-PDF

https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/34522/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish-PDF

About the Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association. Your local community’s civic association is providing you with this information as a reminder because we care about you, our neighbor. We understand that it is not always easy for everyone to get a vaccine, for different reasons, and would like to help.

Let us help you, or someone you know, find your way to easily get a Covid-19 vaccine and help get rid of this pandemic once and for all.

If you have other questions, please contact

Carol Hurwitch 

Cahur2@verizon.net

240-461-9238

Of your neighborhood Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association 

DRAFT Feb 2021 Meeting Minutes

Date: February 27, 2021, 11 AM- Noon

Officers in Attendance: President Kim Crews, Vice President Cynthia Baur, Secretary Ted Hull, Treasurer Andrea Kenner

Members in Attendance: Joel Ryerson, Dennis Chesters, Margie Mickens-Mosley, Norman and Carolyn Jagers Burnette, Glenn Kirkland, Carol Hurwitch, Jon Robinson

Special Guests: Councilwoman Deni Taveras; Renee White from Councilwoman Taveras office; PGCPS Board Member Pamela Boozer-Strothers

President Crews called the meeting to order at 11:05. She reminded everyone of the new protocol to use the chat box to add comments. She thanked everyone for their work to keep the community clean and safe.

  1. Treasurer’s report – Treasurer Kenner reported the current account balance is $1,193.71.   President Crews reminded everyone about new payment options including Zelle (cstca.dues@gmail.com), along with cash and checks sent to Treasurer Andrea Kenner.
  2. Review and approval of minutes from December Meeting.  Hull reviewed the December minutes.  Minutes approved as read.
  3. President Crews discussed the outcome of the Festive the Neighborhood Contest.
  4. Verizon Towers – President Crews has been receiving notices to upgrade to 5G.  Closest tower is at Christian Science church.  Will attach to existing poles, or upgrade.
  5. President Crews received notice for Royal Farms site development at East-West and Riggs to replace Exxon station and playground(!).  Chillum community is opposed to the development; Councilwoman Taveras is offering counter-proposal including amenity improvements such as wayfinding and trail improvements.
  6. Councilwoman Taveras Updates
    1. Reviewed the site plans and renderings for Wawa, Northern Gateway Wayfinding efforts, and El Toro (Golden Bull)
    2. Discussed the SPACES SIDEWALK & STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT – https://www.mncppc.org/4786/SPACEs-Sidewalk-Streetscape-Improvements
    3. Discussed the genesis of the Northern Gateway project; reviewed a PPT outlining the various initiatives associated with the project, including new school construction
    4. Highlighted activities associated with the  ADELPHI ROAD-UMGC/UMD PURPLE LINE STATION AREA SECTOR PLAN; Councilwoman Taveras discussed removing the Cool Spring Forest property from considerationhttp://pgparks.com/4947/Adelphi-Road-UMGCUMD-Purple-Line-Station
      1. No money has been allocated to implement the plan
    5. Highlighted site to register for vaccination County Site: https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/3730/COVID-19-Vaccination  State Site: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine  Meetings about the vaccinations coming up.
    6. The Prince George’s County Council presents the Budget Process Virtual Town Hall Meeting Fiscal Year 2022 on Tuesday, March 2, 2022 at 5:00 – 7:00 PM. https://pgccouncil.us/307/Town-Hall-Meetings Councilwoman Taveras encouraged us to attend and advocate for funding for the sector plan and other improvements, including Wayfinding, SPACES, Kirwan, state P3 include d2 schools
  7. PGCPS Board Member Pamela Boozer Strothers
    1. Discussed Public-Private Partnership (P3) –Alternative Construction Financing for schools to develop new schools. Concerns expressed about long-term costs. Ms Boozer Strothers indicated that the P3 model does not result in excessive costs, when factoring in long-term maintenance.
    2. Councilwoman Taveras provided an overview of the school overcrowding issue and old facilities.  She strongly advocated for using the P3 funding model.  See also School projects site with https://pgcpsblueprintschools.com/
    3. Reopening plan. PGCPS is looking for a safe reopening April 8, with 30 percent on staggered schedules. Looking to improve ventilation and more outside activities.
    4. Falling behind: PGCPS has received funding to work with non-profit partners to work on returning children to the classroom and those who have not engaged.  Thousand have not enrolled in kindergarten due to the lack of on-site.  
    5. Discussed funding sources including the casino revenue.
  8. Open for Public Comment
    1. Joel Ryerson reported on two Purple Line meetings held in November and December.  He encouraged attendees to visit the website to pose questions, https://www.purplelinemd.com/ 443-451-3706

Adjournment at 12:19 pm 

CSTCA June 2021 General Membership meeting

The next CSTCA June 2021 General Membership meeting is scheduled for Sat June 26, 2021, starting at 11 AM on Zoom.

Please check your email for the link or contact a CSTCA officer for invitation.

We expect representatives from Maryland’s 21st Legislative District to be in attendance and review the 2021 End of Session Report.

Thank you for FESTIVIZING the Neighborhood!

We have three winners! You still have time to walk the neighborhood and see the festive displays in the neighborhood. Thanks to Carol Hurwitch and Jon Robinson for supplying the images and Eric Euell for joining us on the walk. We enjoyed walking the neighborhood and viewing the delightful displays on this cold winter evening. We hope you will enter the contest next year and appreciate the new annual event with your neighbors. The Winners

BEST HOLIDAY SPIRIT with FESTIVE LIGHTS: Miguel Velasquez

BEST CURBSIDE APPEAL with FESTIVE SURPRISES: Glenn Kirkland

BEST UNIFIED FESTIVE HOLIDAY STORY: Oscar Perez and Family

Honorable Mention: Brenda Trinidad and Elias Hernandez and Family

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BEST HOLIDAY SPIRIT with FESTIVE LIGHTS

This winner on Curry Drive features a walkway lit by regal lampposts. Large majestic structures including raised lampposts at intervals on the low fence and huge wreaths on the upper story truly festivize this home. Each regal element lifts the viewer into the spirit of the holidays as they scan across the lawn and along house-front. Walk down the sidewalk in front and you’ll feel cheered as if in a processional. From any angle, it’s both welcoming and stunning.

BEST CURBSIDE APPEAL with FESTIVE SURPRISES

A real curbside holiday treasure hunt on Rambler! Taking full advantage of a corner lot, a neighbor is likely to walk from front to side to notice the many wonderful surprises! There is clearly much thoughtfulness in placement of so many details. The surprises include everything from blue and gold little glittering lights on bushes, huge round ornaments on a tiny tree, a big bowed lamppost that is sentry to a candy cane lined driveway running into the glowing red carport — to delicate moving lights projected across the side and bright snowflakes cheerfully dangling from the upper deck. This winner is unified by all windows on both sides with a flickering candle and every door a welcome wreath. Check out the photos, but visit in person.

Walk around again and again to be sure you don’t miss a glowing treasure.

BEST UNIFIED FESTIVE HOLIDAY STORY

Ho, Ho, Ho! What’s atop the roof? And where’s Santa? Maybe he’s inside this serene and cozy home on Rambler Drive. This winner is wrapped in a tasteful display of elegantly strung and projected lights. The three trees on curb strip are not forgotten–they are festively graced with golden lights too. It’s magical from many angles, yet all eyes go right back to the roof….neighbors are thinking ‘Yes! I remember now clearly how this story goes!’

Thanks to the other entries and other neighbors with decorated homes.

Rotating Santa heads and wreaths. Candy canes that change colors. Festive and fun!

Stick around to see what happens next.

Kim Crews, President, Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association

Unacceptable Recycling Items

If your Recycled Items were not picked up here your items were placed in plastic bags or your container included unacceptable items.

Unacceptable Items

Items Not Accepted

  • Auto parts
  • Broken glass
  • Dishes
  • Electronics
  • Gloves, masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Hazardous materials
  • Light bulbs
  • Medical waste
  • Mirrors
  • Motor oil containers
  • Packing foam and peanuts
  • Plastic bags (#4): Effective July 1, 2015, plastic bags of any color, size or shape, and plastic film are no longer accepted in the Prince George’s County Residential Curbside Single-Stream Recycling Program
  • Plastic utensils
  • Polystyrene/Styrofoam (#6 plastic)
  • Windowpanes

Cool Spring / Adelphi Bike and Pedestrian Access Improvement Project

The virtual public meeting for the Cool Spring / Adelphi Bike and Pedestrian Access Improvement Project will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

The scope of the project is to provide safe walking and bicycling access for residents of the Cool Spring Neighborhood to the University of Maryland (UMD) Complex. As we begin the design process, we want to hear your comments and concerns regarding the pedestrian and bike accessibility issues in your community. The Department of Public Works and Transportation hopes you can join this virtual meeting.

Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/97302479498

Dial in using your phone.

Washington D.C: +1 301 715 8592

Access Code: 973-0247-9498

Please submit any comments by February 14, 2021 to the Project Manager, Nima Upadhyay at nupadhyay@co.pg.md.us

Cool Spring Meeting Flyer

Adelphi Road-UMGC/UMD Purple Line Station Area Sector Plan

This virtual kickoff meeting will be verbally presented in English with Spanish captions. Presentation materials will be made available on our project webpage in both English and Spanish.

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Join the Prince George’s County Planning Department for the project kickoff event for the new Sector Plan for the Adelphi Road- University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC)/University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) Purple Line Station Area! Staff will be providing an overview of the project and answering questions from the community members during this event.

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Where: Microsoft Teams Live Virtual Meeting

Details to access the virtual meeting will be emailed to those who registered prior to the event. PLEASE do not forget to check your inbox and spam folder for meeting details.

NOTE: Registration will close at 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

Microsoft Teams Live Meeting Participation Instructions

Study Area Map

Email us at: ARSP@ppd.mncppc.org

Please check out our project webpage for additional information and updates about the project and this event – https://bit.ly/ARPLSSP.

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Special Assistance: M-NCPPC encourages the participation of persons with disabilities and the need for language interpretation in all of its programs and services. For special assistance, call the Public Affairs Office at 301-952-4584.

En español

Ven a discutir los planes para el desarrollo futuro del área adyacente a la Estación de la Línea Púrpura y la Cale Adelphi-UMGC/UMD.

Sobre este evento

Esta reunión virtual de lanzamiento será presentada verbalmente en inglés con subtítulos en español. Los materiales de la presentación estarán disponibles en la página de internet de nuestro proyecto tanto en inglés como en español.

Únase a nosotros para el evento de lanzamiento del proyecto para el nuevo Plan Sectorial del Area de la Estación de la Línea Púrpura y la Calle Adelphi-UMGC/UMD! El personal estará proporcionando una descripción general del proyecto y respondiendo las preguntas de los miembros de la comunidad durante este evento.

Día: miércoles, 9 de diciembre de 2020

Hora: 7:00 p.m. a 8:30 p.m. ET

Lugar: Reunión virtual en vivo por Microsoft Teams

Los detalles para acceder la reunión virtual serán enviados por correo electrónico a aquellos que se registraron previo al evento. POR FAVOR, no olvide verificar su buzón de entradas y el cartapacio de correos no deseados para detalles de la reunión.

NOTA: El proceso de registro cerrará el martes, 8 de diciembre de 2020 a las 2 p.m.

Instrucciones de participación para la reunión en vivo por Microsoft Teams

Mapa del área de estudio

Escríbanos al correo electrónico: ARSP@ppd.mncppc.org

Por favor, visite nuestra página de internet para más información y actualizaciones sobre el proyecto y este evento – https://bit.ly/ARPLSSP

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Asistencia especial: M-NCPPC fomenta la participación de personas con discapacidades y la necesidad de interpretación de idiomas en todos sus programas y servicios. Para asistencia especial, llame a la Oficina de Asuntos Públicos al 301-952-4584

What to do when you have a neighborhood concern?

Many people choose the Cool Spring neighborhood because it is a green and peaceful area. From time to time, you may have a concern about something in the neighborhood, such as a noisy party, bulky trash left too long at the curb, a dog routinely off leash, or renovations that need a county permit.

The Civic Association can answer questions and help connect you to resources, but we aren’t a homeowner’s association with enforcement power. You will have to work through county agencies and elected officials to deal with problems like noise and zoning code violations and poor service delivery. 
The Civic Association officers offer the following suggestions the next time you have a neighborhood concern.

1. Check the CSTCA website “Community Resources” for a Q & A about common neighborhood concerns.
2. Check the County Zoning Code to see if your concern is valid. (add link)
3. If possible, talk with your neighbor and explain your concern. The neighbor may not know  they are causing a problem.
4. Call 311 or use the County 311 website, the County’s main way to handle service requests.
5. Notify a Civic Association officer about your concern. You must place a 311 request as well.
6. For loose dogs and other animal concerns, you can call the County Animal Control, 301-780-7241 or 301-780-7242
Depending on the issue and its seriousness, especially if several neighbors have the same concern, the Civic Association may be able to advocate and help get the attention of local officials and agency management. But you must also file your complaint with 311 or the correct agency before we can take action. 

PGCPS Host Telephone Town Hall on ACF School Construction Plan | Monday, Oct. 19

Prince George’s County Public Schools sent this bulletin at 10/16/2020 06:06 PM EDT – Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince George envió este boletín/anuncio a 10/16/2020 06:06 PM EDT

CEO Dr. Monica Goldson will host a telephone town hall event to hear from and offer updates to PGCPS families on the proposed Alternative Construction Finance (ACF) plan for Drew-Freeman Middle School, Hyattsville Middle School, Kenmoor Middle School, Walker Mill Middle School, and new buildings in the Adelphi and southern areas of the county. She will be joined by special guest Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks.  The telephone town hall will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Monday, PGCPS will contact parents directly. If you do not hear from us, please call  (855) 756-7520 Ext. 67775# to join us. 


La Dra. Monica Goldson presentará un foro telefónico público para escuchar de y actualizar a las familias de PGCPS sobre el proyecto del plan de financiamiento de construcción alternativo (ACF) para la Escuela Intermedia Drew-Freeman, la Escuela Intermedia Hyattsville, la Escuela Intermedia Kenmoor, la Escuela Intermedia Walker Mill, así como nuevos edificios en Adelphi y las zonas del sur del condado. Ella tendrá como invitada especial a la ejecutiva del condado de Prince George Angela Alsobrooks. El foro telefónico se llevará a cabo de 6 p. m. a 7 p. m. El lunes, PGCPS se comunicará directamente con los padres. Si no recibe una llamada de nuestra parte, por favor llame al (855) 756-7520 Ext. 67775# para acompañarnos. Para escuchar el foro en español, llame al 508-924-5155.