Weekly Update (April 29, 2019)

Getting this out early as some may want to attend the District. 1 Town Hall meeting at Buck Lodge Middle School tomorrow (April 30th).  I will try to attend myself, but my plans are still tentative.  If anyone does attend, please let me know.

Tom Dernoga’s District 1 Town Hall Meeting:         Tuesday, April 30th at Buck Lodge Middle School, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Share concerns, suggestions and questions about county issues important to you.  I am not sure what is on the agenda, but will guess the new school construction on Cherokee Lane will be a topic.

Purple Line: Lane closures and weekend work on University Boulevard:  Beginning on or about May 15, 2019 crews will be shifting traffic on University Blvd East, NW Branch Bridge, for Phase I of construction. Two lanes will be maintained, in each direction, during construction. Work will take place weekdays from 7 AM – 5 PM, and on weekends from 11:30 PM – 5:30 AM. The shift can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/2KB8yhk

*Purple Line Housing Action Plan Survey*:  Your input sought: Purple Line housing action plan by PLCCVERY IMPORTANT AND I URGE ALL CSTCA RESIDENTS TO TAKE THE SURVEY.

The Purple Line Corridor Coalition is seeking YOUR INPUT before they create their 2- to 3-year action plan for housing along the corridor. Please complete this survey by May 3, available in English www.surveymonkey.com/r/RX8MHBK or Spanish www.surveymonkey.com/r/GTNBVBJ.

Last Day of School is June 14:  The last day of school for students will be Friday, June 14, a two-hour early dismissal. This school year, PGCPS closed two days for inclement weather (January 14 and February 20) and used 11 early dismissal/delayed opening days. Click here for More information.

5 Ways to Plan Ahead for Summer and Next School Year:   Spring Break has come and gone and this school year is in its final stretch! Now is the time to plan ahead for the summer months and next school year! Here are five resources to help your family get ready.

  1. Request a student transfer by the May 14 deadline.
  2. Register for PreK or Kindergarten.
  3. Explore Department of Parks and Recreation summer camps.
  4. View 2019 PGCPS Summer Programs
  5. Discoverthe resources of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System with your child’s PGCPS student ID!

April 15 CSTCA Weekly Update

Good Day All!

Apologies for the lateness of this week’s update.  I had to do another civic duty yesterday (Jury Duty) and attended the meeting with CEX Alsobrooks Monday night, in addition to other things; it’s been a fairly busy week.  Below (and attached) are some interest events and updates for your reading pleasure.

Have a great weekend and a wonderful and happy Easter!

CSTCA General Membership Meeting:  Saturday, April 27th 11:00 – 1:00, 8300 Adelphi Rd.  Representative from the Department of Permitting, Inspections & Enforcement [DPIE], Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPW&T), CEX District 2 (liaison to CEX Alsobrooks office).

Purple Line Update: Lane closures and weekend work on University Boulevard.  New: Beginning on or about May 15, 2019 crews will be shifting traffic on University Blvd East, NW Branch Bridge, for Phase I of construction. Two lanes will be maintained, in each direction, during construction. Work will take place weekdays from 7 AM – 5 PM, and on weekends from 11:30 PM – 5:30 AM. The shift can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/2KB8yhk

Trowel Trades Training:  Pre-apprenticeship workshop.  Must attend Information Session on April 30th to be eligible for Class Training.  Contact Khaldoon Abdulrazaq (email: khaldoon.abdulrazaq@Rescue.org or 202/705-9551) See attached flyer for additional information.

NKA Community Health Fair:  Please see attached flyer for details.

Crossroads Farmers Market:  April 17th through November 27th.  Anne Street @ University Blvd., Takoma Park, MD. (See attached for additional details).  See also the SNAP Program flyer attached.  This too will be at the Crossroads Farmers Market from April 17 – Nov. 27.  See attached flyer for additional details.

PGC Schools – Spring Break:  Remember our PG County public school students are out on Spring Break.  Be careful and mindful of kids in the area.

MGCC:  Below is a summary I received on March 27th regarding the Golf Course discussions held at the meeting convened on 3/26 by the Vice President for Administration and Finance.

  • The potential placement of a track and field complex on a portion of the Golf Course was discussed, specifically on the current Holes 5 and 6.
  • The goal appears to be to retain an 18 hole Golf Course and the assumption I have is that only Holes 5 and 6 would be redesigned.
  • There was no discussion of surface parking or intramural and recreation fields on the Golf Course.
  • The Acredale/Paint Branch area was brought up during the discussion and, as he said on July 24 at the first public forum announcing the University’s repurposing proposal, Carlo Colella said he will look into that.
  • Carlo Colella plans to present some form of repurposing proposal at the next Facilities Council meeting, currently scheduled for April 26th.

Consideration of some form of repurposing for a portion of the Golf Course is ongoing within the University administration. Updates will continue to be provided.

 

APRIL MEETING NOTICE

COOL SPRING TERRACE CIVIC ASSOCIATION (CSTCA)

April 27, 2019

MEMBERSHIP MEETING NOTICE

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:         SATURDAY, April 27, 2019

                                                                       11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

                                                                       CHRIST SCIENCE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

                                                                       8300 ADELPHI ROAD

 

Representatives from DPIE and DPWT will be in attendance.

 

NOTES:  Membership Dues: Annual dues for 2019 ($10) are still being collected. If you have not paid your 2019 dues and would like to, please contact Treasurer Anika Halota.

Want bulk trash items picked up? Items such as washing machines, dryers, furniture, hot water heaters, and other large items are collected by appointment only. Contact Bulky Trash at (301) 952-7600, Mon. – Fri. between 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to schedule a pickup. It can also be done via email: BulkyTrash@co.pg.md.us or the CountyClick 311 website (http://countyclick.princegeorgescountymd.gov/). Give the following info: Name, address, phone number, and a list of items for collection. CountyClick 311 should also be used to report residential code violations and parking violations. IF YOU SEE BULK ITEMS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN COLLECTED, PLEASE REPORT IT. LET’S KEEP OUR COMMUNITY CLEAN.

 HELP NEEDED:   Position of Secretary of the Association: Needed for remainder of the year. This position will assist the President in taking notes at our General Membership meeting and type them for emailing to the Treasurer/Webmaster for uploading onto our association Website.