Newsletter: June 2018

Message from the President

Greetings Neighbors, Members, and Friends! I hope you enjoy this issue of the CSTCA Newsletter. April and May were busy and productive months for our association and we accomplished much.

April was our annual Clean-Up/Green-Up Day. Several members and students came to support and assist with this effort, in addition to several members who donated funds. Thank you to all who volunteered! The weather was lovely and our post clean-up pizza party capped a worthwhile day of community improvement. We were able to clean up all of Cool Spring Road! Surprising how much trash accumulates along the roadside and in some cases, in front of residential homes. We arranged for water-logged carpets,  windows, tires and more to be picked up and carted away. CSR remained litter free for about three days!!! I say that because several days later I had to call to have trash picked up by Park & Planning after someone dumped debris on the recently cleaned stretch of Cool Spring Rd. A week later a neighbor caught someone again dumping on Cool Spring and I also noticed a mattress was dumped on the state site of CSR. Thanks to Park & Planning and DPWT for removing those items so quickly. Should you see anyone illegally dumping, I urge you to get the license tag number and report it 311 and send an email to the leadership so we can following up. To catch those who are illegally dumping we need a license tag number and/or make and model of vehicle. Better still would be a photo capturing the action as well as vehicle details.

Our April membership meeting provided some interesting topics and speakers. We had candidates stop in and greet us and topics included the increasing problem of Human Trafficking in PG County, a second Solar Energy presenta- tion, the Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI), a representative from the Langley Park Civic Association, and we met our new COPs Liaison, Officer Ray- mond Musse. Many thanks to Cpl. “T” for his time and efforts. Cpl. T has been reassigned as a school resource officer.

In May, we held our Candidate Forum for the 2018 Primary Elections. Partic- ipating were candidates for County Council, Dist. 2 and State Delegates for Dis- trict 21. Unfortunately, we could not include those candidates for At-Large Coun- ty Council or the Board of Education. Judging by the number of candidates; we can hope that a lot of folks are fired up to serve our communities.

The CSTCA wasn’t alone in hosting a forum, many other associations and organizations held candidate forums, several of which I personally attended. This election is proving to be very important and I urge you all to conduct your research on each candidate so you are able to cast an informed vote; to vote intel- ligently and not emotionally so we get the best candidate in office. As usual, the CSTCA does not endorse or support any one candidate and will remain neutral.

REMEMBER: whoever wins the election is the candidate we will have to work with to secure resources and services for our community. Voter information (listed on right-side of this page) has been provided in this newsletter. Please get out and vote. I urge you all to visit the CSTCA Facebook page and Website. Facebook needs the frequent visitors so the page remains active. Also messages of importance are posted there as one of the vehicles we use to communicate with members. The cost of printing is not always feasible and very costly.


In this issue:

  • Message From The President
  • 2018 Election Primary
  • 20178 CSTCA Candidate Forum
  • BOE Candidates
  • Dine & Learn
  • Vacancy
  • New COPs Liaison
  • PG County Events
  • Council Connect
  • February Meeting Minutes
  • April Meeting Minutes
  • Important Numbers To Keep
  • Becoming A Member

CSTCA Newsletter – June 2018

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Newsletter: February 2018

Message from the President

Hello Neighbors! As mentioned in December, we now publish the CSTCA Newsletter in quarterly editions. Yes, the publication was not due until March, however, we have some important information about residential parking and an exciting workshop planned for our February meeting. We will resume our quarterly publications with the June edition.

NO PARKING ANYTIME areas. Information was sent notifying residents of parking changes. DWPT Installed no parking signage on February 13th in areas they previously designated. Realizing this is news to some, they may provide a grace period to allow time to acclimate. We were told about these changes at our October 2017 meeting by representatives of DPW&T. Additionally, several email notifications were sent and postings on our Website and Facebook page. Enforcement will occur with police patrols; however, enforcement also depends on residents contacting County Click 311 and making a report. Alternatively, one can contact the Revenue Authority. These changes may present an inconvenience, but it is still in the best interest and safety of the community. This also improves pedestrian safety, and helps prevent damage to parked cars.

Great news! We have a Solar Energy Workshop planned for the February meeting. There has been increased interest in solar energy and many homes in the area have already converted to solar energy. The workshop will have representatives available to answer any questions you may have. Come out and participate in this informative event.

Spring is coming and our Walking Group meets each weekend (weather permitting). If you would like to join the Walking Group, we meet each Saturday morning, 7:30 am at the park entrance to the Northwest Branch Trail on Cool Spring Road. Come out…join us…get healthy, get/stay in shape and make new acquaintances. We walk between 3-5 miles each Saturday, which may seem daunting, but time and distance are not noticeable when in great company with lively conversation. We would love to have you join us!

Lastly, the association is always in need of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer some time, let us know. The more active we are, the more we get done. The more we get done, the better our community will become.


In this issue:

  • Message from the President
  • 2018 Meeting Dates
  • TheBus Service / PG County Transit Vision Plan
  • Solar Energy Workshop
  • Areas for NO PARKING ANY TIME
  • Northern Gateway Working Sessions
  • February – Black History Month
  • December Meeting Highlights
  • COPS
  • Important Numbers to Keep
  • Becoming a Member

    CSTCA Newsletter – February 2018

Newsletter: December 2017

Message from the President

Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings, and Happy Holidays CSTCA Members!!!

I hope you all have enjoyed the new CSTCA Newsletter you have been receiving. Members at the October meeting suggested distribution changes to better assist the leadership in gathering valuable content. It was agreed and voted upon to start the year 2018 with Quarterly Editions of the newsletter. We hope the added time will allow the leadership to obtain and disseminate information and ideas more thoroughly. In keeping with our mission we are committed to keeping you updated on matters within and surrounding our community.

The October meeting hosted representatives from the Department of Permits, Inspections & Enforcement (DPIE). Members were given a presentation and informational brochures, followed by a Q&A session to update members on rules and codes for PG County properties/homeowners and landlords; proper procedures for renting; inspections, licenses, and permit parking.

Also in attendance, Mr. Michael R. Harris, Jr., Director of Constituent Services and Community Outreach for Councilmember Deni Taveras. Mr. Harris has been very helpful addressing CSTCA concerns. For the December meeting, we will host representatives from DPWT.

Lastly, a reminder about the CSTCA Year-End Holiday Potluck Celebration. The celebration will immediately follow the general membership meeting scheduled for December 16th.

Please be safe this holiday season!!

Check the CSTCA website for updates, meeting announcements, and special events. If you have interesting content you would like to post to the CSTCA website, let us know! Home businesses and Self-Employed, advertise in our newsletter to reach a wider audience. Contact information is listed on the back of this newsletter.


In This Issue

  • President’s Message
  • Community News Update
  • COPs Report—A6 Crime Stats
  • October Meeting Highlights
  • WSSC / HomeServe
  • HomeServe FAQ
  • December Membership Meeting Announcement
  • Got A Question?

CSTCA Newsletter – December 2017

Newsletter: October 2014

Here is our October 2014 Newsletter…enjoy!

en español

Next Community Event: CSTCA Bimonthly Meeting, SATURDAY,  December 20, 2014, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, at the Christian Science Society, Hyattsville, 8300 Adelphi Road, Adelphi, MD 20783

bellsThe next CSTCA bi-monthly meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Christian Science Society, Hyattsville. Please join us for final approval on the proposed revision to the CSTCA Constitution and Bylaws. To review the proposed revision, see Revised Bylaws for Your Review.

We will also celebrate another successful year for the CSTCA and the year to come with light refreshments and fellowship. Please join us for this annual holiday-time gathering.

News Notes

2014 Dues:

Please submit your $10 annual dues for 2014 to the CSTCA Treasurer, Mr. Chris Pickwick, 8406 Adelphi Rd., Adelphi MD 20783. Make your checks out to “CSTCA.” If you want to find out if you have already paid your dues, just ask him at the next meeting or call him at 301-422-8388. Many thanks for your support!!

What to know about snow events

CountyClick311Here are a few things the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) would like you to know and do during a snow event. To assist snow removal crews, citizens and residents are requested to:

  • Move and keep vehicles off snow emergency routes
  • Park in driveways or other off-road locations wherever possible
  • Park only on the EVEN NUMBERED sides of roads and streets

Single-family homeowners, renters and business owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks abutting their homes or businesses. During a snow and ice event, residents and citizens are encouraged to wait 12 hours after the precipitation has stopped to call the Snow Information Center at 301.350.0500 or CountyClick 3-1-1 to report emergencies or concerns about roadway conditions.

Yard Waste Removal:

The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources (DER) reports that residential curbside yard waste collection will no longer be accepted in plastic bags.  Residents should place yard waste loose in collection cans or use large yard waste PAPER bags for Wednesday pickup.

CSTCA Newsletter / Flyer Delivery:

To reduce costs, the CSTCA membership has proposed eliminating distribution of the paper newsletter/flyer starting with the February 2015 edition. The flyer/newsletter will continue to be produced and posted to the CSTCA website and distributed by email. To continue receiving a paper edition or be added to the email list, please contact CSTCA President Ted Hull at 301-422-9599 or by email at ted.hull@comcast.net.


Carta Informativa de Diciembre 2014

SIGUIENTE EVENTO COMMUNITARIO: Sábado, 25 de Diciembre, 2014, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, en el Christian Science Society, Hyattsville, 8300 Adelphi Road, Adelphi, MD 20783

bellsLa próxima reunión de CSTCA está programada para el Sábado 25 de Diciembre, 11:00AM-1:00PM en Christian Science Society, Hyattsville. Por favor venga para la aprobación final de la propuesta revisión de la constitución y las leyes de la asociación(CSTCA). Para ver la revisión propuesta, favor visitar nuestra página web en Revised Bylaws for Your Review.

Noticias

2015 Cuotas: Por favor no olvide entregar las cuotas anuales de $10 para el 2015 al tesorero de la asociación el señor Chris Pickwick, 8406 Adelphi Rd., Adelphi MD 20783. Haga sus cheques a nombre de “CSTCA”. Si necesita saber si usted ya a pagado su cuota anual, solo pregúntele al señor Chris pickwick en la próxima reunión o puede llamarlo al 301-422-8388. Muchas gracias por su apoyo!!!

CountyClick311Como puedo hacer para que recojan basura grande o abultada? Basura grande como maquinas de lavar, secadoras, muebles, calentadores de agua, y otras cosas grandes pueden ser colectadas o recogida solamente por cita. Puedes contactar a basura grande al (301) 952-7600, Lunes a Viernes, entre las 7:30 a.m. y 4:00 p.m. para hacer una cita. También puede hacer una cita electrónicamente enviándole un correo a BulkyTrash@co.pg.md.usor, en la página de internet CountyClick 311 (http://countyclick.princegeorgescountymdd.gov/ ) con la siguiente información: Nombre, dirección, número de teléfono, y una lista de los objetos específicos que serán colectados por Bulky Trash.

Eliminación de Desechos de Yarda: el Departamento de Recursos del Medio Ambiente del Condado de Prince George’s (DER) reporta que los desechos de la grama que se dejan en la acera ya no serán aceptados en bolsas plásticas. Los residentes deben poner sus desechos de grama en contenedores de colección o usar bolsas de PAPEL grandes para desechos de grama.

CSTCA Carta informative/ Distribullo de volantes: Para reducer costos, la membresia de CSTCA a propuesto eliminar la distribucion en papel de la carta informativa/volante comensando con la edicion de Febrero. La carta informativa continuara siendo producida y posteada en la pagina web de CSTCA y por correo electronico. Para continuar reciviendo el volante en papel o ser Añadido a la lista email, favor contactar el president de CSTCA Ted Hull a 301-422-9599 o correo electronic a ted.hull@comcast.net.

Past Newsletters and Flyers

This page provides links to past CSTCA newsletters and flyers.

Newsletters & Flyers

2014

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association October 2014 Flyer/Newsletter

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association August 2014 Flyer/Newsletter

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association June 2014 Flyer / Newsletter

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association April 2014 Flyer / Newsletter

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association Jan-Feb 2014 Flyer / Newsletter

2013

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association Nov-Dec 2013 Flyer / Newsletter

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association October 2013 Flyer / Newsletter

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association February 2013 Flyer / Newsletter

2011

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association April 2011 Flyer / Newsletter

2010

*Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association December 2010 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association October 2010 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association August 2010 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association June 2010 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association April 2010 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association February 2010 Flyer

2009

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association December 2009 Flyer

Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association October 2009 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association Aug 2009 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association June 2009 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association April 2009 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association February 2009 Flyer

2008

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association December 2008 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association October 2008 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association August 2008 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association June 2008 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association April 2008 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association April 2008 Newsletter

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association February 2008 Flyer

2007

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association December 2007 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association October 2007 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association August 2007 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association June 2007 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association April 2007 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association February 2007 Flyer

2006

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association December 2006 Flyer

*Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association October 2006 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association September 2006 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association August 2006 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association July 2006 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association June 2006 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association May 2006 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association April 2006 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association March 2006 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association February 2006 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association January 2006 Flyer

2005

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association December 2005 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association November 2005 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association October 2005 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association September 2005 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association August 2005 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association July 2005 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association June 2005 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association May 2005 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association April 2005 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association March 2005 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association February 2005 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association January 2005 Flyer

2004

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association December 2004 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association November 2004 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association October 2004 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association September 2004 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association August 2004 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association July 2004 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association June 2004 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association May 2004 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association April 2004 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association March 2004 Flyer

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association February 2004 Flyer

2003

* Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association December 2003 Flyer