- 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
- Going Green!
Learn 15 Things That Will Empower You to Save Money
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In an effort, to continue to be a "City on the Move," The City of Glenarden is now on Facebook and Twitter! Please follow us to stay updated on the latest Glenarden events.
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Upcoming City Council Meetings
Special Work Session- Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:30PM on the Upper Level
Monthly Work Session- Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM on the Upper Level
Monthly Council Meeting-Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM on the Lower Level
In observance to Columbus Day, The City of Glenarden will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2015 and will return to normal business hours Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at regular scheduled hours. Have a Safe & Happy Columbus Day weekend.
City of Glenarden Preparing for Hurricane Season
Glenarden, MD (October 1, 2015) – The City of Glenarden is monitoring the 2015 Hurricane Season, which has the potential to affect our city. The city is making staffing adjustments to be prepared to handle emergencies that may occur as a result of this natural disaster to include increased public safety and public works personnel. We are asking that all citizens have a contingency plan and supplies prepared should they be necessary.
Here is a list of items that we recommend that all citizens have on hand:
• Flashlights - not candles • Fresh batteries • Battery-operated clock • Corded telephone • Fully charged cell phone • Non-perishable foods • Water – one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days for drinking and sanitation • First aid kit • Local maps • Blankets
Citizens should consider filling the fuel tanks of their vehicles in the event a power outage affects service to neighborhood gas stations. Citizens using a generator should follow manufacturer instructions and be sure to locate generators outside, in well ventilated areas. Also be aware that these extended periods of rain can cause flooding both on roadways and inside residences. Citizens should check and clean gutters and down spouts, as well as yard grates, sump pumps and sump drains. While operating motor vehicles, do not attempt to drive through flooded streets.
We will continue to monitor the weather forecast and continuously update the members of our community.
Hurricane Preparedness [view PDF]
REQUEST FOR BIDS- MLK Fence
The City of Glenarden invites submission of proposals from interested companies or qualified individuals to provide materials and installation of a Chain link fence for the City of Glenarden in accordance with the open space grant awarded to the City to restore Martin Luther king Jr. Park. Bid packages detailing the location of the Park and material specifications are available at the Glenarden Municipal Center, 8600 Glenarden Parkway, Glenarden, MD 20706 and at www.CityofGlenarden.org.
Completed bid packages will be received between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday at the Glenarden Municipal Center, 8600 Glenarden Parkway, Glenarden, MD 20706 and must be received no later than Friday, September 25, 2015 at 4:00pm. Please address all submissions to the Executive Assistant.
Further information may be obtained at the City offices, 301- 773-2100 and at www.CityofGlenarden.org. The City of Glenarden is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer the City encourages certified woman-owned businesses and disadvantaged business owners to submit a proposal.
A contract award shall be made at the discretion of the Glenarden City Council and is based on the best interest of the people of Glenarden.
REQUEST FOR BIDS-Videographer
The City of Glenarden invites submission of proposals from interested persons for a consultant for the period of one (1) year with a two (2) year options at a contract sum of $1,500 per month to provide City Council meeting and special event videotaping and post production services in the City of Glenarden.
Proposals will be received between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday at the Glenarden Municipal Center, 8600 Glenarden Parkway, Glenarden, MD 20706 and must be received no later than Friday, September 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Further information may be obtained at the City offices, 301-773-2100. Contract award shall be made at the discretion of the Glenarden City Council based on the public interest.
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.
Prince George's Solar Energy Co-op Today
Join the Prince George's Solar Energy Co-op Today Neighbors in Prince George's County have formed a co-op with the help of MD SUN, supported by the Prince George's County Government and its Sustainable Energy Program, to make it easier for residents to save money on the purchase of solar panels and build a community interested in solar energy. The group is seeking members. It will host a series of information sessions (details below) to educate the public about solar energy and how the co-op simplifies the process of going solar, while providing a discount through members' bulk purchasing power. "Solar adoption continues to grow in Prince George's County," said Erica Bannerman, Prince George's County Energy Manager. "This is an opportunity for our residents to save money, create local jobs, and reduce their carbon footprint." MD SUN is a nonprofit that helps make solar more affordable and accessible. It has worked with more than half a dozen solar co-ops in Maryland. It has helped 200 Maryland homes go solar, saving residents nearly a quarter of a million dollars. "I am excited to continue our work in Prince George's County to educate folks about the benefits of solar energy," said Corey Ramsden, MD SUN Program Director. "If you've ever thought about going solar before, this is the perfect opportunity to do so." Prince George's County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at: http://mdsun.org/prince-georges/. Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Once the group is large enough, MD SUN will help the co-op solicit competitive bids from area solar installers, and select a single company to complete all of the installations. Individual co-op members will have the option to choose a system size and price based upon the installer's offer. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, each participant generally saves up to 20% off the cost of their system.
Third information session When: September 29, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Where: Riverdale Park Town Hall 5008 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park
For more information please visit our website news page.
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
New Complaint Reporting Process For immediate release: 7/22/2015 4:00:00 PM
For more information, contact: Lakeshia Butler
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.
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