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Upcoming City Council Meetings

Monthly Work Session- Monday, February 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM on the Upper Level

Monthly Council Meeting- Monday,February 8, 2016 at 7:30 PM on the Lower Level

 

 

Snow Preparedness Flier

The City of Glenarden encourages its residents to be safe this winter. Please see the City's guidelines for snowy weather.

Seasonal Weather Flier [view pdf]

 

Weatherization Help Available for Low-Income Households in Maryland

Low-income households across the state will receive assistance with installation of energy conservation materials in their homes at no charge through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development's EmPOWER Low Income Energy Efficiency program. The EmPOWER program will reduce a household's energy use, lower monthly utility bills and improve the overall health and quality of life for Maryland's working families.

The Board of Public Works earlier this month approved ten of EmPOWER's new network partner contracts, totaling $18.3 million. With the program's renewal, the department can continue to provide weatherization and energy retrofit improvements to low-income families until 2017.

"Updating homes to be more energy efficient saves hard-working families money," department Secretary Kenneth C. Holt said. "We are grateful for the support of Governor Hogan, Comptroller Franchot and Treasurer Kopp for the great work the department does to help families save money through these energy efficient upgrades."

Eligible single-family households may receive the following improvements to make their homes safer, healthier and more energy efficient: • Insulation in the attic, floors and walls • Hot water system improvements • Lighting retrofits • Furnace cleaning, tuning and safety repairs • Refrigerator retrofit • Health and safety items such as smoke and carbon dioxide detectors

For more information on the department's energy efficiency programs, visit http://dhcd.maryland.gov/Pages/energy-efficiency.aspx.

 

New Polling Place and Elected Officials Locator Tool Released

The Prince George's County Office of Information Technology is pleased to provide a new public Graphical Information Systems (GIS) mapping application for the Board of Elections. The Prince George's County GIS Voter's Information application is a map based viewer providing County maintained information on Early Voting Sites, Polling Places and the Elected Officials for that polling place. The application has two tools, an Early Voter Site Map tool and a Polling Place and Elected Officials Map tool. Voters can enter in any address or their location from a mobile device to the Early Voters Map tool and find the closest Early Voters site and driving directions to that location.

When the Early Voter sites open for voting, the site will provide wait times for each of the nine Early Voting sites. The Polling Place and Elected Officials Map tool allows voters to enter in a valid Prince George's County address and find their polling place and driving directions to that polling place. By using the Elected Officials tab in the application, a listing of Federal, State, and County Representatives for that address is shown as well as contact and web information for that representative. The map can be viewed in a street or aerial imagery view and be emailed to anyone or posted to social media.

To access the application, please go to the Prince George's County Board of Elections Polling Place website.

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Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Drugs and Alcohol Abuse

Please visit http://www.bot.ca.gov/licensees/sign_symp.pdf to get more information about the dangers with drug and alcohol abuse.

 

Prince George's County New Plastic Bag Recycling Policy

Currently, plastic bags and plastic wrap are being accepted at the County's Material Recycling Facility (MRF). However, starting July 1, 2015, the County will no longer accept plastic bags or plastic film in its Residential Curbside Recycling Single-Stream Program. Residents who receive County recycling pick-up services were notified of this change via a post card mailing and other sources of notification last month.

Please see flier for full details. [view PDF]

 

Prince George's County New Compaint Policy

Please note the Office of Ethics and Accountability has recently changed the method to report fraud, waste, abuse, illegal acts or ethics-related concerns. Effective immediately, please use one of the following options: 1. Call the Ethics Hotline at 301-883-6591, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. 2. Call County Click 311, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. 3. Submit an online complaint 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at: https://pgcgovt.secure.force.com/ethics/PGC_OEA_Ethics_Complaint?formType=ec

Note: Reporters can remain anonymous. If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Ethics and Accountability at 301-883-3445. For more information please visit our website news page.

 

Glenarden Apartments Questionnaire

The City of Glenarden is requesting your feedback on the Glenarden Apartments Redevelopment. Please print the attached document and return to the City of Glenarden by mail to: ATTN: SURVEY, 8600 Glenarden Parkway, Glenarden, MD 20706.

Questionnaire [view PDF]

 

Prince George's County Triple Play

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and our agency, launched a partnership initiative called the "Maryland Mortgage Program Triple Play in Prince George's County." This new initiative, earmarked specifically for Prince George's County, offers homebuyers $100,000,000 million in mortgage financing with incentives that are tough to beat anywhere in the Washington metropolitan region. Here's how the initiative works:

When eligible Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP) borrowers purchase in Prince George's County, they could receive up to $20,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance. Ten thousand dollars will come from the State of Maryland as a zero interest loan that must be paid back when the buyer sells or transfers the property however the buyer is eligible for an additional $10,000 in the form a grant if they purchase a property within 14 targeted zip codes in Prince George's County. These zip codes are areas where some of the highest foreclosure rates are occurring in the County. Additional incentives included in the "MMP Triple Play in Prince George's County" include: a 0.25% discount on the interest rate of the standard MMP loan; and a tax credit for up to $2,000 annually on the homebuyer's federal income taxes for the life of the loan.

Generally, the MMP is limited to first-time homebuyers however, this requirement will be waived if the borrower is purchasing in a targeted zip code and have sold their current home prior to closing on the new property. Also, any homebuyer who has not owned a home in the last 3 years and an honorably discharged veteran who has not previously used the first-time homebuyer exemption, are eligible to participate in the MMP.

We look forward to continuing to work with our lender and realtor partners to put home ownership within reach of many more homebuyers utilizing these incredible financial incentives. I encourage you to visit the MMP website for additional information on the MMP Triple Play in Prince George's County at: mmp.maryland.gov

Sincerely, Eric C. Brown, Director

Also "My Home" Program Suspended, please read more here: My Home Program Suspension

 

 

Glenarden Speed Cameras

The current locations of the speed cameras are 3300 and 3400 blocks of Brightseat Road and the 8700 Block of Glenarden Parkway .

 

City of Glenarden Maryland Public Information Act Policy

Please click here for more information on the City of Glenarden Maryland Public Information Act Policy and Fee Schedule.

 

Upcoming Meetings

 

  • Glenarden Civic Association meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM Lower Level.
     
  • Frost Homeowner’s Association
    Contact Jeff Tucker, President, at (914) 774-6118 for meeting dates.
     
  • Glenarden’s Historical Society
    Contact Laurence Winston, President, at (301) 773-9363 for meeting dates.
     
  • Council Work Session Meeting: 1st Monday of each month
     
  • Council Regular Meeting: 2nd Monday of each month

     

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