Welcome to the North College Park Citizens Association (NCPCA), your neighborhood forum for citizen involvement and advocacy.

Meeting Location Change

During the months of April, May and June the meeting area at Davis hall will not be available. NCPCA will hold its meeting in those months in the Youth and family Services complex, located at 4912 Nantucket Road, in the drop-in room. Use the entrance nearest the parking lot. In September the meetings will resume at Davis Hall.

The next meeting is scheduled for Sep 8, 2016.

Agenda Items for Jun 9 Meeting

  • 7:30 – Call to Order, Officers Reports.
  • 7:35 – Hollywood Parents Group. A parents group associated with Hollywood Elementary School will come discuss ways we can be involved in supporting the school.
  • 8:00 – New Member Outreach Expenditures. Per a motion made by a member, deferred until June, we will discuss potential expenditures on new member outreach. See details below.
  • 8:10 – Survey Results: Community Garden and Dog Park Interest Survey. Councilmembers Fazlul Kabir and Christine Nagle will discuss the results of their survey, which gauged community interest in a dog park and a community garden.
  • 8:25 – Neighborhood Beautification, Part 2. Councilmember Christine Nagle will lead a follow up to our fall discussion of priorities for neighborhood beautification.
  • 8:40 – Elections. Please remember to pay your dues before voting in this year’s election.
  • 9:00 – New Business
  • 9:10 – Announcements from Members, Guests, and Officials
  • 9:15 – Adjourn

Summary of Meeting on Jun 9, 2016

Summary of Meeting on May 12, 2016

  • 21st District Legislative Report – MD Senator Jim Rosapepe reported on legislative accomplishments this past season.  They ranged from City and campus matters, transportation, County matters, the relocation of FBI headquarters, and environmental matters.
  • Park Run Weekly 5k Run – A new weekly run has started in College Park.
  • NCPCA Visioning – Members took part in a new visioning process to generate ideas for improving our neighborhoods.
  • Nominating Committee – The committee reported that all current officers are willing to run again.
  • Yard Signs, NCPCA Banner, and City Flyer – Motions were introduced for each of these; they will be voted on in June.
  • Flowers – NCPCA donated $20 in matching funds toward flowers for the Parkdale memorial service for teacher Gladys Tordil.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting on April 14, 2016

  • Officers Reports – Jackie Pearce Garrett gave updates about several outstanding matters, including SHA and the beltway widening, curb and gutter replacements, and drainage mitigation near the Metro station. Eric Hoffman gave the Treasurer’s report.
  • Bike Share Plans for North College Park – Terry Schum presented locations and schedule for implementation of bike share, scheduled to launch May 4. There will be two locations in North College Park.
  • Nominating Committee was formed
  • Duvall Field Improvements – Formed a subcommittee to gather resident input for improvements to Duvall Field.
  • Stolen Mail Packages – Members requested action to help resolve mail delivery and theft issues.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting on February 11, 2016

  • University of Maryland Office of Community Engagement – Gloria Aparacio-Blackwell of the UM Office of Community Engagement, spoke to members about the university’s annual community service event
  • Beltway Interchange – State Highway planning officials outlined in detail the three phases of the planned beltway widening and interchange improvement, which will include the interchanges at US 1, the Greenbelt Metro, and Kenilworth Ave.
  • Tax Update – Larry Bleau gave members an update on changes in tax law as they may impact the members.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting on January 14, 2016

  • Ch2m – Corvias Solutions – Presentation on a private-public partnership to help the County meet EPA requirements and deal with the unmet/unfunded stormwater mandate. They will use local businesses and contractors and use local knowledge.
  • Meeting with City Manager – The new City manager, Scott Somers, introduced himself to members. He then distributed the College Park Action Plan (Aug 2015) for College Park’s Strategic Plan, which contained many ideas NCPCA had submitted.
  • Budget – Fazlul and Chris presented ideas that may be in the draft City budget.
  • APC – Larry Bleau summarized the Fence Ordinance listening session the Advisory Planning Commission held the previous week.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting on December 10, 2015

  • Elections – Members elected a new President, Jackie Pearce-Garret, and Treasurer, Eric Hoffman.
  • FBI Relocation Draft Environmental Impact Statement – Discussed defects in the EIS, passed motion to communicate them to SHA and City Council.
  • Future Agenda Items – Update on the upgrades to the concession stand at Duvall Field; Tax update from Larry Bleau; I-495/US-1 interchange.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting on November 12, 2015

  • Presentations – members heard presentations from Phi Psi Friends on their program to help elderly, infirm, and disabled residents with house chores; Clarice Performing Arts Center about their Artist Partner Program, which does outreach to the next generation of artists; and the College Park Community Foundation.
  • NCPCA Bylaws and Elections – Mary Cook announced her upcoming resignation as NCPCA president, and members decided on a method to use to fill the vacancy.
  • Interest Survey and Public Safety – There was a short discussion of safety concerns.
  • Pedestrian Bridge – After a briefing by City staff, members passed a motion opposing the bridge.
  • FBI at Greenbelt – Members received an overview of the project from City staff and will discuss the environmental impact statement in December.
  • Expenditures – Members voted to donate funds to two causes.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting on October 8, 2015

  • US 1 / Beltway / Edgewood Road Intersection – Fazlul Kabir gave a presentation on the State Highway Administration’s concept plan to redo the US 1 Beltway interchange, which would include changes to the intersection of Edgewood with US 1.  See details.
  • Interest Survey – Jackie Pearce-Garrett presented members with the results of the NCPCA sponsored interest survey.  See details.
  • Candidate Forum – At this time we had a Candidate’s Forum, both for District 1 Councilmember candidates and Mayoral candidates.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting on September 10, 2015

  • Trash and Recycling – Public Works Director Robert Stumpf gave a presentation on route changes and changes in recycling; in particular the City will no longer be able to recycle plastic bags. Yard waste (grass, leaves, and weeds only) will still be picked up; brush (sticks, branches, tree limbs, etc.) must be bundled and you need to make an appointment to have it picked up.
  • NCPCA Interest Survey – NCPCA officers presented the results of the NCPCA interest survey and discussed the results.
  • Branchville Crossing Update – Cruz Development, owners of the property across the street from the Branchville Fire Department (BFD), has requested a variance to construct a fence. NCPCA took a position against the request, and requested the City review the fence at 9909 Baltimore Ave to see if it needs a variance.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting of July 9, 2015

  • Kolada Foods Sports Bar and Restaurant – Mr. Olawoyin Akintelure, who would be the owner of the Kolada Foods Sports Bar and Restaurant, spoke to the meeting attendees and listened to their concerns. After the presentation members voted to support, with conditions, Mr. Akintelure’s business proposal.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting of June 10, 2015

  • Change in Trash Collection Routes – Bob Stumpf, Public Works director, informed members of changes to the City’s trash collection routes and schedules.
  • WSSC Pipeline Replacement – Tom Tegby, a contractor with WSSC, presented members with an overview and timeline for the water main replacement plan.
  • Elections – John Krouse distributed ballots for the annual elections, then collected them, counted them, and reported later.
  • Branchville Crossing – Tom Tanner, vice president of the Branchville Volunteer Fire Dept., presented members with a list of concerns his company has about the conceptual site plan proposed by Cruz Development Corp. for Branchville Crossing. Mr. Tanner also gave a short presentation on summer safety tips.
  • College Park City University Partnership – Eric Olsen, executive director for the CPCUP, gave a short presentation on the partnership’s University District Vision for 2020 and various strategies they plan to pursue.
  • Branchville Crossing – Members discussed in an informal manner various concerns about the development and took a straw poll on which ones were the most important. They then voted to send a letter to City Council and County Council expressing concerns members have with the Branchville Crossing conceptual site plan.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting of May 14, 2015

  • 21st District Delegation Report – Jim Rosapepe and Joseline Peña-Melnyk spoke to members about significant actions taken by the State Legislature this past session.
  • WMATA Test Track – John Thomas, director of major capital projects for Metro, spoke to members about the test track construction project.
  • Vacant Properties – Bob Ryan, director of Public Services for College Park, gave an overview of services, then spoke about the City’s efforts with respect to vacant properties and the Clean Lot Process.

See full minutes for more details.

Volunteers Needed To Place Meeting Signs

We need volunteers to place and remove meeting notification signs near your home each month. Contact one of the officers to assist.


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