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College Park to Host First Annual Mother’s Day 5K

This Mother’s Day (May 11), North College Park will hold its first 5K run. Sponsored by the City of College Park, Carrollton Enterprises, and the North College Park Citizens Association, and organized by the Prince George’s County Running Club, the aptly named “College Park Mother’s Day 5K” will take runners on 3.1 mile course throughout north College Park that starts and ends at the Hollywood Shopping Center on Rhode Island Avenue.

The race will begin at the Hollywood Shopping Center (located in the 9800 block of Rhode Island Avenue) at 7:00 am sharp. First-, second-, and third-place winners in both the Men’s and Women’s divisions will receive prizes donated from REI.

The cost of participating in the race is $15 for Prince George’s County Running Club members and children under 15 and $20 for non-members. To register, go to https://runsignup.com/MD/College Park/CollegeParkMothersDay5k. The charge for registrations made after April 30 will be $25.

For more information, contact Mark Shroder at 301-220-1450 or shroder_keller@yahoo.com.

The next meeting has been rescheduled to Apr 10, 2014. Below is the agenda:

Agenda for Meeting of Apr 10, 2014

  • Discussion of changes to NCPCA email policy to allow moderated discussion using email list serve.
  • Formation of NCPCA Nominating Committee for election of NCPCA officers on June 12.

Very Important:

The goal of the Nominating Committee is to identify people who wish to serve as NCPCA officers for the next year. All NCPCA offices are open.

  • 7:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
  • 7:32 Presenation of Tax Updates (postponed from previous meeting)
  • Review of Draft NCPCA Flyers for Distribution at Events, etc.
  • Discussion of Changes to NCPCA Email Policy to allow moderated discussion using email list serve.
  • Update on several matters:
    • Update re College Park Mother’s Day 5 K Race on May 11 through North College  Park.  NCPCA is a sponsor!
    • Update on the animal shelter.
    • Update on Branchville VFD.
    • Review of the City’s performance during the snowstorms.
  • Recess and refreshments.
  • Form NCPCA Nominations Committee.  Nominations to be announced on May 8, election of officers on June 12.
  • Approve Minutes, Officers Reports.
  • Announcements of Guests & Officials.
  • Future Topics & New Business
  • Adjourn

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Summary of Meeting of Mar 13, 2014

  • Tax Update – Presentation on Federal and MD tax changes and how they affect homeowners, workers, and retirees
  • NCPCA Flyer – Review of draft NCPCA flyer
  • Updates – Members and Councilmembers gave us updates on several matters:
    • College Park Mother’s Day 5 K Race on May 11 through North College  Park
    • Animal shelter
    • Branchville VFD
    • City’s performance during the snowstorms

Summary of Meeting of Feb 20, 2014

  • Member discussion of College Park Academy, Greenbelt Metro Development, and City Budget wish List.
  • Redesign NCPCA flyer.

Summary of Meeting of Jan 9, 2014

  • Relocation of College Park Academy – Discussion of concerns related to possible future relocation of the Academy to the Al Huda School site. Members listed issues they’d like Council to address.
  • UM Emergency Alert System – A short presentation was made. besides faculty, staff, and students, City residents can subscribe.
  • NCPCA became a sponsor of the Prince Georges Running Club and made a $300 donation.

Summary of Meeting of Nov 14, 2013

  • Economic Development Update – Michael Stiefvater, Economic Development Coordinator for the City of College Park, discussed economic development projects throughout the city.
  • Monument Realty Update and Jerk Pit – Councilmember-elect Alan Hew shared updates to the Monument Realty project, and shared that the Jerk Pit has withdrawn its application for an entertainment license.
  • Jackie Pearce Garrett presented the idea of having an NCPCA event in May.
  • The Al Huda School property is on the market.
  • The fire incident on Palco Place was discussed.

Summary of Meeting of Oct 10, 2013

  • Council Candidate Forum – Each of the District 1 candidates for City Council (Patrick Wojahn, Fazlul Kabir and Benjamin Mellman) spoke to memebrs.  Later on Andrew Fellows, who is running for another term as mayor, spoke in a similar manner.
  • Hollywood Road Sidewalks – City Engineer Steve Halpern explained that sidewalks are already planned for both sides of Hollywood Road east of 51st Place, and he wanted NCPCA input on extending those sidewalks to Rhode Island Ave.
  • Student Conduct – Tamara Saunders, Associate Director of the UM Office of Student Conduct, spoke to members about the revised Code of Student Conduct.  The biggest change, made on 5/13/13, extends the code to include actions off campus.
  • UM Golf Course Development Update – Those who live nearby the golf course are getting very organized to oppose the development.
  • 9909 Edgewood Road – Annabel Schaupner reported on behalf of a NCPCA committee that was appointed to evaluate options for the use of this property.
  • The Seven Seas restaurant had closed; College Park Lanes bowling alley has requested the transfer of the beer and wine liquor license; the restaurant is slated to become a Korean BBQ; College Park Day will be on Oct 19 at the Wells Ice Rink.
  • Next month we will discuss the parking situation at Hollywood Elementary School.  With its current access configuration, parents who drop off or pick up students block the street.  We will discuss a possible second entrance to the school to allow better drop off/pick up at the door and smoother flow.
  • The petition to rezone the Shaban property from Open Space (OS) to Commercial Shopping Center (CSC), its original zoning, is proceeding.
  • Hollywood Road Sidewalks – Moved to oppose the construction of sidewalks on Hollywood Road between 51st Pl. and Rhode Island Ave.; motion was tabled and may be brought up at a subsequent meeting.

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