|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
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
Monday, April 3, 2000 @ 7 pm
Monday, May 1, 2000 @ 7pm
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Grass and yard waste collection
P.G. County recycling collections
Town Household waste collection
Town Household waste collection
First and Third Wednesday's of the month
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.