- Theresa Banks Aquatics Center Renovations Are Complete and is now open! visit: http://www.pgparks.com/About-Parks-and-Recreation/New_Projects/Project_Updates.htm
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NOTICE OF ELECTION
In Compliance with the
Charter of the City of Glenarden, Maryland An
ElectionWill be held on
Monday, May 1, 2017
JAMES R. COUSINS, JR., MUNICIPAL CENTER
8600 GLENARDEN PARKWAY
POLLS OPEN: 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
THE MAYOR (four-year term)
COUNCIL MEMBERS (four-year term)
AT-LARGE (7) COUNCIL MEMBERS
In accordance with the City Charter of the City of Glenarden, Maryland to be eligible to be a candidate for Mayor or Council member, a person shall be at least 21 years of age, have resided within the corporate limits of the City for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the election (Sections 302 & 402 of City Charter) and she be a qualified voter of the city (Section 702). In addition, a Council member candidate for a ward shall have resided within that ward for at least 90 days preceding the election (Section 707).
Potential candidates must file a petition of candidacy, signed by the candidate and endorsed by at least 15 eligible voters, with the City Board of Elections (Section 705 City Charter). A $25 filing fee is required. In addition, a “Financial Disclosure Statement” MUST be filed by EACH candidate at the time of filing of the petition. Petitions and Financial Disclosure Statements will be available at the James R. Cousins, Jr. Municipal Center beginning on Friday, March 10, 2017. Petitions and Financial Disclosure Statements must be filed by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
Absentee ballots will be available for pickup from the James R. Cousins, Jr. Municipal Center from April 11, 2017 to April 26, 2017 (2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and on an emergency basis until April 28, 2017. All Absentee Ballots must be returned by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017.
Return Petitions, Financial Disclosure Statements and Absentee Ballots to:
JAMES R. COUSINS, JR., MUNICIPAL CENTER
8600 GLENARDEN PARKWAY
By authority of the Glenarden Board of Elections
Melonie Whitaker, Chairperson; Kimberley Garcia and Tonya Smith, Assistants
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Upcoming City Council Meetings
Work Session- Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM on the Upper Level
Council Meeting- Monday, December 12, 2016 at 7:30 PM on the Lower Level
Ward I Water Notice
WSSC is continuing to work on streets in Ward I. As work is being performed, water may be turned off. WSSC trucks will have bottled water available for residents.
Prince George's County Announces 2016 Warming Center Locations
Landover, MD – As we continue to move into the winter season, bitter cold temperatures will become more prevalent. The Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security/Office of Emergency Management reminds all citizens to take steps to prepare themselves for extreme cold temperatures.
The Office of Emergency Management in collaboration with the Prince George’s County Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has designated twelve warming centers in the County. Warming centers are heated public facilities where any resident can temporarily go to during periods of extreme cold temperatures to stay warm and safe. Residents are reminded to call the center to obtain specific hours of operation.
Prince George’s County Warming Center Locations:
• Bowie Community Center- 3209 Stonybrook Drive, Bowie, MD 20715
• Camp Springs Senior Center- 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD 20748
• JE Howard Community Center- 4400 Shell Street, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
• Kentland Community Center- 2413 Pinebrook Avenue, Landover, MD 20785
• Langley Park Community Center- 1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20783
• Laurel Beltsville Senior Activity Center- 7120 Contee Road, Laurel, MD 20707
• Palmer Park Community Center- 7720 Barlowe Road, Landover, MD 20785
• Peppermill Community Center- 610 Hill Road, Landover, MD 20785
• Rollingcrest- Chillum Community Center- 6120 Sargent Road. Chillum, MD 20782
• Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex- 7007 Bock Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744
• Suitland Community Center- 5600 Regency Lane, Forestville, MD 20747
• Temple Hills Community Center- 5300 Temple Hills Road, Temple Hills, MD 20748
**Due to safety concerns during inclement weather, the County warming centers may have their operating schedules altered.
Residents are also encouraged to sign up for Alert Prince George’s, the County’s mass notification system that sends important information directly to you, before, during, or after an emergency or disaster
NOTICE OF A PROPOSED REAL PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
The City of Glenarden proposes to increase real property taxes.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Persons with questions regarding this hearing may call 301-773-2100 for further information.
NOTICE: Budget Hearing
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: CRIME ALERT
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.
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 http://dhcd.maryland.gov/Pages/energy-efficiency.aspx.
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.
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.
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
- The Glenarden Woods Neighborhood Association meets the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 AM Lower Level.