Weekly Update (Feb 25-28, 2019)

Hello All!

This week’s CSTCA Weekly Update.  If you have questions or would like something posted in the Weekly Update, please contact me.

Purple Line Construction Update: University Boulevard Lane Shifts:  On or about March 2, 2019, University Boulevard will move to Phase II of the traffic shift returning the eastbound lanes between Riggs Road and 23rd Avenue back to their original location. Construction will occur in the area that was formerly the median.  As work continues, you will be kept informed of the progress of this project. For information on construction activities, schedules and other updates, please visit www.purplelinemd.com/construction.   For immediate construction concerns, please email us at outreach@pltcllc.com, or call the construction hotline at 240-424-5325. All activities are subject to change due to traffic, weather or emergency situations.

Office of Community Relations, Community Affairs Division: New Community Affairs Coordinator, David W. Smith Sr., Community Affairs Division, Office of Community Relations. Under the director of our new County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, one of the roles  of the Office of Community Relations, and as the Community Affairs Coordinator is to attend community events plus HOA and Civic Associations to gathering information and concerns from residents within the County.  Also, be able to provide resources that may be able to support and help residents and the community.  The office (OCR) is there to help and serve the residents and community of Prince George’s County.

It’s that time of year again!  Clean Up and Green Up our Community.  We are seeking a volunteer(s) to take the lead on the activity.  PGC Public School students who would like to receive Community Service Learning Hours should pick up the forms needed from their school’s guidance office.  At the end of the event, the Association Team Leader will sign the forms thereby ensuring you receive your community service hours. Even a student may take the lead. Wouldn’t that be great!?  For more information, please contact me.  This is a volunteer program and participants should understand that this beautification and street litter pickup activity provides an opportunity for community organizations, schools, and businesses to partner with Prince George’s County Government to celebrate community pride, volunteerism, and commitment to our neighborhoods.  Litter collection supplies — which include litter grabbers, gloves, safety vests, and trash bags – are provided by the county and will be available for pick up at DPW&T’s MOC Building (8400 D’Arcy Road, Forestville).  More information will be provided when it becomes available.

 Summer Youth Employment:  Applications are currently being accepted through March 22, 2019.  Attached are Informational Flyers in both English and Spanish.  Or you can click here for additional information on this program along with key dates. https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/598/YouthWork-SYEP.  You can also click this link for the SYEP Application: SYEP Application.

Here are some additional employment opportunities

Anacostia Watershed Society Earth Day CleanupRegistration is open for the annual Anacostia Watershed Society Earth Day Cleanup! Saturday April 13th from 9 am – 12 pm.  Thanks to thousands of dedicated volunteers, each year we move closer to the goal of a cleaner, healthier Anacostia River. How do you volunteer? Visit the Earth Day 2019 website and choose your site from the map. Simply click on register for this site, enter your info, and you’re ready to go!

CSTCA Signage:  At Saturday’s general membership meeting, it presented to those present the proposal to have the association purchase portable signage notifying the community of upcoming meetings.  Quotes were requested from three local Sign vendors and we are awaiting those quotes now.  Once received, it will again be presented to the membership to obtain a majority vote on the selected purchase(s).  More information will be shared as we move forward. It should be noted that this signage will not replace distribution of Meeting Notice Flyers.  The flyers will still be delivered to residents via their Block Captains.  The signs will be used as a secondary method of notification.

Block Captains Needed:  We are in search of Block Captains for Curry Drive and Rambler Drive.  Block Captain responsibility is minimal and usually consists of distributing Meeting Notice Flyers to residents located on your block.  If there are any who are interested in assisting the leadership and distributing notices for your residential block, please contact me.

Fundraising Ideas Requested:  Seeking ideas for a Fundraiser that would help raise the needed funds for another CSTCA Annual Block Party.  The association hasn’t held one in a couple of years and the question of if we will have another has been asked of me too many times to count.  Toward that end, a fundraiser would be a good idea to offset the cost. All ideas are welcome!  I have already inquired with the County Agency DPIE on whether or not a Permit is required and, fortunately, with our specifications, none will be needed. Also, since the event will be held on a county road, no event insurance (one-time / 4-hour event) will be needed.

UMD Golf Course: UMD Golf Course:  The next Facilities Council meeting that is currently scheduled for March 7th.  Most recent letter of opposition to the re-purposing of the UMD Golf Course was sent from the Audubon Society (see attached letter).  This matter is ongoing and updates will be provided accordingly.

Marguerite Mickens-Mosley, President

          Working together to make it better




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