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Upcoming City Council Meetings

Monthly Work Session- June 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM on the Upper Level [Agenda_PDF]

Monthly Council Meeting- June 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM on the Lower Level [Agenda PDF]



Over the last week, several vehicles have been broken into in around the City. There have been several vehicles that have had their tires stolen in the area of the Glenarden Woods Apartments. The 7900 Block of Johnson Avenue and the 8100 Block of Martin Luther King Highway. Also a vehicle was broken into on Wesley Avenue and another on Meuserbush Court. Please be on the lookout for suspicious people and or activities in your neighborhood. If you observe any suspicious activities, please call 911. Thank you.


Glenarden American Legion Memorial Day Service

In the event of rain, this event will be moved to the American Legion located at 8201 Martin Luther King Jr Hwy, Glenarden, MD 20706.



The City of Glenarden proposes to increase real property taxes.

  1. For the tax year beginning July 1, 2016, the estimated real property assessable base will increase by 14.12%, from $447,383,540 to $510,555,700.
  2. If the City of Glenarden maintains the current tax rate of $0.3310 per $100 of assessment, real property tax revenues will increase by 14.12.% resulting in $209,100 of new real property tax revenues.
  3. In order to fully offset the effect of increasing assessments, the real property tax rate should be reduced to $0.2900, the constant yield tax rate.
  4. The City of Glenarden is considering not reducing its real property tax rate enough to fully offset increasing assessments.  The City of Glenarden proposes to adopt a real property tax rate of $0.3310 per $100 of assessment.  This tax rate is 14.12% higher than the constant yield tax rate and will generate $209,100 in additional property tax revenues.

A public hearing on the proposed real property tax rate increase will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at City Hall, 8600 Glenarden Parkway, Glenarden, MD 20706 in the City Council Chambers. The hearing is open to the public, and public testimony is encouraged. Persons with questions regarding this hearing may call 301-773-2100 for further information.


Notice of Budget Hearing

This notice is to inform citizens that the City of Glenarden will hold a Public Hearing on June 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the City of Glenarden City Hall at 8600 Glenarden Parkway, Glenarden MD  20706, Lower Level to discuss the Fiscal 2017 proposed budget. A copy of the proposed budget can be picked up at the City Hall between the hours of 9-5pm, Monday-Friday. A summary of the proposed budget is listed below.

The FY 2017 budget is based on a Property Tax Rate of 0.331 per $100 of assessed Value.


NOTICE: City Trash Removal Services

Residents of Glenarden:

The City of Glenarden will continue to provide trash removal services twice a week through our contractor, Goode Companies, Inc. The scheduled days will remain the same - Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Please disregard the notice from Prince George’s County as it is not applicable to Glenarden residents.

Please feel free to call the City of Glenarden if you have any additional questions at 301-773-2100. We look forward to continuing to serving you!


Mayor Dennis Smith



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.

For more information please visit our website news page.


Mayor Dennis Smith Letter to Residents

Please see attached letter from Mayor Smith to Glenarden Residents. [view PDF]



Need a Venue for Your Next Event??

The City of Glenarden's Gold Room holds up to 300 people for anniversaries, fundraisers, and receptions. The Gold Room use includes tables, chairs, table cloths, cups, napkins, staff setup and cleanup. If needed, a list of caterers, DJs, and photographers can be provided. For more information please call the Gold Room Coordinator at 301-322-7645.




Zika - Know the Facts

Prince George's County wants its residents to learn the signs, symptoms and facts about the Zika virus.  For more information, visit the Health Department’s website.

Zika Virus info [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




Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Drugs and Alcohol Abuse

Please visit 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:

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:

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 association 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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