Landover Hills Chronicle
Landover Hills Newsletter March 2000

 

Letter From the Mayor

By now most residents should have received a letter from the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, stating that in one week a Census 2000 form will be forwarded to them; and that this form should be filled out and promptly returned. I again encourage all residents to comply with this request and ensure that all household members are accounted for. This is a civic duty.
 

As a further comment on civic duty, congratulations to all residents who fulfilled their civic duty by coming out and casting their votes in the Primary Election on Tuesday, March 7, 2000. There was a fairly good number of residents who came out to cast their votes for the candidates of their choice. It is anticipated that an even larger number of residents will be participating in the General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2000.
 

Some residents have inquired about the use of the picnic area and gazebo in the park adjoining the Town Hall Parking lot. This park is available to all residents and is used on a first come basis. At the present time there are some ground drainage concerns that will be brought to the attention of the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission for necessary corrections.
 

Plans are underway for a Home Ownership Seminar during the month of May. At this seminar important information will be provided regarding various aspects of home ownership. Helpful information will also be provided to persons who already own their own home. Detailed information will be given in next months edition of the Chronicle.
 

During last month's Town Meeting I had the honor of receiving an award from the President of the Maryland Municipal league, MML, Mayor Jack Gullo, for my participation on the MML Board of Directors and my service as District 9 (Prince George's County) Vice President. I feel very honored to have received this award which I shall always cherish.
 

Remember the upcoming Town Meeting on Monday, March 20, 2000, at 7:30 p.m.; your participation is always appreciated.
 

Mayor Lee P. Walker



 
 

Town Council Calendar


Council Workshops
Monday, April 3, 2000 @ 7 pm

Monday, May 1, 2000 @ 7pm
 

Town Meetings

Monday March 20, 2000 @ 7:30pm

Monday, April 17, 2000 @ 7:30pm


If you have a disability and require any aid, services or removal of barriers in order to fully participate in a Town of Landover Hills meeting or event please call Town Hall @ 301-773-6401.
 

Workshop Notes

Bus Shelters- Mayor Walker stated that he had met with the Chief Engineer from Culver-Amherst to review the bus shelter locations. The concrete for the footings should be poured within the next 2 weeks and construction will follow shortly after.

Police Vehicles- Chief Norris presented the Mayor and Council with a Vehicle purchase proposal for 3 cars. He stated that in order to piggyback on the State Police contract for 2000 Crown Victorias, he would need to place the order by March 10, 2000. The Mayor and Council approved the ordering of the cars.
 
 

Senatorial Scholarships

Students who reside in the 22nd Legislative District (that's Landover Hills) are encouraged to apply for a Senatorial Scholarship from the office of state Senator Paul G. Pinsky.
 

The scholarships are awarded yearly to undergraduates, including incoming Freshman, and graduate students. Criteria for selection is based on financial need and/or academic achievement.
 

Scholarships are awarded for four years or until the recipient completes his or her degree, whatever comes first. A Senatorial Scholarship cannot be held jointly with an Educational Assistance Grant.
 

Applications are available from Sen. Pinsky's office at 301-858-3155. Applicants must also submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The deadline for submitting an application is April 15, 2000.
 


The Prince George's County Municipal Association Scholarship Program


 


The Prince George's County Municipal Association (PGCMA) is offering scholarships to Prince George's residents. The entire application and letters of recommendation are due no later than May 5, 2000. Selection of the scholarships will be made by a county wide selection committee and will be announced by mid May.

Student Eligibility

Applicant must have acceptance or be currently enrolled in a college or university in a graduate or undergraduate program intended to prepare students for a career in governmental or public service.

Applicant must have good scholastic standing, ie. At least a 2.0.

Applications are available at Town Hall. Either come by between 9-5 to pick one up or call 301-773-6401 and we will be happy to mail one to you.

Temporary Census Jobs Available


 


Earn Extra Money. The Bureau of the Census is looking for Census Takers and Crew Leaders in the immediate area. Competitive hourly wages. Mileage reimbursement for field jobs. To find out how and where to apply call 1-888-325-7733 (toll free) or 301-209-7562
 

Upcoming Events

University Park Annual Town Wide yard Sale- April 15 from 9am to 2pm. Over 50 homes! Pick up your map highlighting the participating homes on the morning of the event at corner of Adelphi Road and Wells Parkway, as well as at the University Park Town Hall- 6724 Baltimore Avenue.
 

Cora B. Wood Senior Center

Cora B. Wood Senior Recreation Center is a drop-in recreation center for independent adults age 60 & over. There are no fees to come to the center and most activities are free. Activities featured include theme parties, informational/educational programs, BINGO, exercise and line dance, holiday and cultural events, college classes, movies, day trips and much more! Amenities include an exercise treadmill, a computer lab, a big screen TV and a library. Participants also enjoy playing cards, dominos, board games and pool while getting to know each other and make friends. Snacks and beverages are available for sale daily. Hours of operation M-F; 9-2. Lunch and transportation are available through Prince George's County Department of Family Services @ 301-699-2693.

Location/Directions (I 495-I-95) to Route 1 South (turns into Rhode Island Avenue), Follow Rhode Island Avenue to 38th Street and make a right, follow 38th Street about 1/4 mile (about 3 blks) to Taylor Street and make a left, follow Taylor Street about three blocks and Cora B. Wood will be on the left.
 


Upcoming Activities at Cora B. Wood


 


Flea Market, Friday April 7th 10:00 - 2:00 pm. Household items, art objects, jewelry & more are available for next to nothing! Vendor space $10.00, Table & chair $15.00- discounts given to seniors
 

Bunnytime Basket Craft Friday, April 14th at 10:30 am. Celebrate Spring and make a craft. Reserve by 4/15- 301-699-1238
 

Curious Medicine: Health & Medicine Museum Trip Thurs. April 20th, 9:30-2. Join us for this fascinating trip to one of the newest museums. Lunch on your own $2.00. Reserve by 4/12- 301-699-1238
 

Bloomin' Arts & Crafts Market- Friday, April 28th, 10-2; Lovely, unique hand-fashioned items made by the seniors are for sale at our craft fair. Vendor spaces $10.00, table & chairs $15.00- discounts for seniors
 


Neighborhood News


 


We extend our sympathies to the family of Robert J. Hagen, of 70th Avenue, who passed away on February 22nd after a short illness.He leaves behind his wife Carolyn and children Karen, Darlene and Steven.
 

Our sympathies are also extended to the family of Robert King, formerly of Beall Street, who passed away on February 27th from complications of diabetes. He leaves behind his wife Judy and children Billy, Tammy and Sharon.
 

March Birthday wishes to-


Marietta Jamie 3/1

Carolyn Hagen 3/1

Liane Luini 3/2

Jeffrey Schomisch 3/3

Emma Kamarah 3/4

Gloria Bullock 3/6

Dolores Holland 3/9

Leo Benjamin 3/15

D'Anne Twinam 3/19

Kathleen Walker 3/21

Patricia Seaton 3/21

Andrea West 3/21

John Koch 3/28

Gaynell Schenk 3/28

Dorothy Holland 3/30

Kathy Tavel 3/31
 


Landover Hills "Avon Lady"

If you are interested in purchasing Avon products, please contact Elizabeth Hawkins at 301-731-4019

If you have a birthday, anniversary or any "event" you'd like mentioned in the Newsletter, please call us at 301-773-6401.
 
 



Income Tax Information

When filing your income tax forms please indicate that you reside in the Town of Landover Hills. Your subdivision number 1726, should appear on the forms. This allows the State of Maryland to share local income taxes with local governments. Your efforts will not increase your tax obligations but will ensure that Landover Hills receives its appropriate share
 

Public Works

Service Schedule


Mondays:

Grass and yard waste collection

Tuesdays:

P.G. County recycling collections

Town Household waste collection

Fridays:

Town Household waste collection
 

Bulk Trash:

First and Third Wednesday's of the month
 

Appliances

There is a $20.00 charge for the removal of appliances such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, dishwashers, stoves, hot water heaters and air conditioning units or furnaces. Payment must be made in advance of removal.