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!

SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

Apply for Summer Employment

The Youth@Work/SYEP offers youth an enriching and constructive summer work experience in public and private sector settings. Click on the SYEP application link to be considered for a variety of positions in the Prince George’s County Government, non-profits organizations, and private businesses within the County.  After filling out the SYEP application, we encourage you to visit other links below to apply for additional summer employment opportunities.  The 2019 SYEP application is open until March 22.

Additional Employment Opportunities

Development of Zimmer property: Triangle at Adelphi and Riggs

Thanks to SJ for posting the following information on NextDoor. I’ve reposted it here for increased visibility:

“About 7 years ago a small group of local activists fought off a developer who wanted to put a CVS on the 4+ acre wooded triangle bounded by Riggs and Adelphi Roads, and Edwards Way. There were a host of issues as to why the proposal was a bad idea; one of them was an increase in traffic at that problematic intersection. Now a new application is being filed to put in a Wawa and gas station on that property. Please consider becoming a Person of Record so that you can testify when hearings are held by M-NCPPC. Here is the link for the application; the reference # is 4-17036: http://www.mncppcapps.org/planning/Person_of_Record/default.cfm There will be a presentation on the proposal for interested community members […] If you depend on Riggs Road/Powder Mill Road to get in/out of your neighborhood, you should be concerned! The already awful back-ups will only get worse….”

We will be keeping an eye on this and making sure to relay any information we have on this presentation to our community via this blog and the mailing list. If you sign on as a person of record and provide an e-mail address, you should be contacted when any presentations take place.

March 3 Budget and Listening Session

Please join Councilwoman Deni Taveras at an upcoming Budget and Listening Session alongside other associations. The session will take place Thu March 3rd at 7:00pm in the Langley Park Community Center (1500 Merrimac Drive Hyattsville, MD).

The purpose of this session is inform community members on the current budget details, updates funding to community projects and most importantly provide information on homeowners tax assessment.

Attached is a flyer for this event

Taveras_Budget2016_5

Update on Metrobus Service

Good afternoon:
I learned the following on February 9 about the status of the R3 / C8 bus service:
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The service change date is March 27, 2016. Information about changes to the C8 and R3 is below. I also attached a map showing the R3 elimination and C8 alternative service.

C8 College Park-White Flint
·         The first two weekday westbound trips leaving Glenmont Metrorail station at 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM will be extended to begin at College Park-U of MD Metrorail station.

·         These trips will depart from the College Park-U of MD Metrorail station at 5:41 AM and 6:04 AM.
·         These trips will arrive at Archives II at 5:53 AM and 6:18 AM.
R3 Greenbelt-Prince George’s Plaza
·         Route R3 will be discontinued due to low ridership.
·         See route C8 College Park-White Flint timetable for alternative service to Archives II.
·         The University of Maryland’s Shuttle-UM service is also available as an alternative for the residents of College Park, Hyattsville and Greenbelt.  Please contact the University of Maryland’s Department of Transportation Services for further information.
Best,
Ginger

Ginger Murphy
Bus Operations Specialist
Office of Bus Planning
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
600 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
gmurphy@wmata.com

Snow Removal Update

Hi all:

Thank you all for your patience during this major snow event.

I heard this afternoon from a representative of the Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPW&T) who asked me to pass along their appreciation for the calls and reports to the 311 system.  They hear you and log each and every contact and will get to them as time and staffing permit.  If you’ve contacted DPW&T they’ve logged it and will attend to those requests as soon as they can. They could give me no timeline for reaching our community, but did note that cars parked on both sides of the street are hampering cleanup efforts countywide.

A special thanks to those who have spent the time assisting their neighbors digging out from this unprecedented storm!

Best wishes, stay safe, and hope for a quick return to normalcy`

Ted Hull, President

Water main break at Cool Spring Road and Riggs Road

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

By: Andrea Kenner

This morning, a water main break occurred at the corner of Cool Spring Road and Riggs Road. The break has been reported, and as of 5:30 a.m., the WSSC crew is at the scene. Our home has no water pressure; other homes are probably also affected. One of the WSSC workers said that repairs may take all day to complete. Traffic hazards are expected in the area. Please drive carefully as you approach the intersection.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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