|Landover Hills Chronicle|
|Landover Hills Newsletter||March 2003|
Letter From the Mayor
For several days now we have been experiencing one of the largest amounts
of snow in this area that we have had for some time. The snow and resulting
ice have kept our Public Works Department busy plowing, salting and sanding
A word of thanks to those residents who have cooperated with our Public
Works staff by moving their automobiles into driveways or as close as possible
to the curb side; especially on smaller streets that require greater effort
for snow plows to pass through. There is a possibility that we might be
experiencing more snow, therefore, the continued cooperation and patience
of Residents would be appreciated.
For some time now we have had concerns about the delivery of mail by
the Postal Service in Landover Hills; although, phone calls have been made
to the Post Office Department, the situation appears to have escalated
over the past several months. As a result of this situation I recently
talked with the Postmaster for the area. I explained the concerns that
we have with mail being delivered to the wrong address, late deliveries,
and the continuing concern with our newsletters being delivered late; even
though they are mailed more than one week in advance.
The Postmaster whose name is Mr. Lawrence J. Welling, expressed great
concern about the points that I mentioned and assured me that the matter
would be corrected. Mr. Welling also stated that if there were any other
problems concerning the mail, Residents could call him directly at 301-209-8905.
Don't forget to write your elected state officials, the Governor, Senators
and Delegates regarding the proposed budget cuts. As a further point of
information, the Town of Landover Hills is now in the 47th Legislative
At the next Town Meeting on March 17, 2003, there will be representatives
present to answer your questions from PEPCO, WSSC and Washington Gas Company.
These representatives will answer your questions about services, rates
or any other question that you may have about their particular utility.
miss this opportunity to get your questions answered regarding these three
We look forward to seeing Residents at the upcoming Town Meeting on
Monday, March 17, 2003, St. Patrick's Day. The time of the meeting is 7:30
Mayor Lee P. Walker
Monday, April 7, 2003, 7 pm
Monday, May 5, 2003, 7 pm
Tues. Mar. 17,2003 7:30 pm
Tues. April 21, 2003, 7:30 pm
The next town election will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2003. One Council
seat from each Ward will be up for election as well as the seat of Mayor.
All positions elected in 2003, shall serve a four year term which will
end in 2007.
Anyone who is currently registered with the Board of Election Supervisors
of Prince George's County and whose registration displays a Landover Hills
address shall be eligible to vote in the Town election. Mail-in voter registration
forms may be obtained at the Landover Hills Town Hall. Absentee ballots
may be requested in writing. Absentee ballots must be received at the Landover
Hills Town Hall, 6904 Taylor Street, Landover Hills, MD 20784, no later
than Monday, May 12, 2003 at 4 p.m.
Any candidate wishing to run for the office of Mayor must have resided
in the Town for at least one year (1) year immediately preceding their
election and shall be a qualified voter of the Town.
Any candidate wishing to run for the office of Council member must have
resided in their Ward for at least one year immediately preceding their
election and shall be qualified voters of the Town. They must maintain
residence in the Ward they represent during their entire term of office.
Declaration of Candidacy
Any person wishing to be a candidate for an elected office must submit
to the Town Manager not less than forty-five (45) days nor more than ninety
(90) days prior to the election a petition under oath in support of his/her
candidacy setting forth the following.
1. The candidate is a registered voter of the Town.
2. The candidate will have attained the required age (21) for the office
he/she is seeking on or before the Election Day.
3. The candidate has been a resident of the Town (or Ward if running
for Councilmember) for one year immediately preceding the date of
4. The Ward in which the candidate resides and the number of years he/she
resided in that ward.
5. The name of the office sought.
Petitions can be picked up at Town Hall. Petitions no longer
require signatures from residents in the candidate's ward.
2003 Election Calendar
February 13, 2003- the first day that candidacy petitions may
be submitted to the Town Manager
March 28, 2003- last day candidacy petitions may be submitted
to the Town Manager
April 14, 2003- last day to register to vote for the May 13,
May 12, 2003- last day absentee ballots will be accepted.
May 13, 2003- Election Day
.Landover Hills Annual Easter Egg Hunt- Saturday, April 19, 2003
10:30 am. (Arrive approximately 15 minutes before hunt begins).
Prizes for gold and silver egg. All ages welcome. Rain or shine (hunt is
outdoors, so dress appropriately). Raffle. Town Hall, 6904 Taylor St.,
Outdoor Horse Show,
Thursday, March 27- Sunday, March 20, 8 a.m.
Attend a FREE A rated hunter/jumper horse show. Prince George's Equestrian
Center, 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro. Information: 301-952-7999,
Patuxent River Clean Up,
Saturday, March 29, 9 a.m. to noon.
Volunteers are needed to help clean up Jug Bay. Wear old clothes and shoes.
Call to sign up for canoe, kayak or pontoon boat duty. Reservations required.
Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Road, Upper Marlboro. Information:
301-627-6074; TTY 301-699-2544.
Family Health and Fitness Day,
Saturday, March 22, 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a FREE program of fitness and fun with friends and
family. The program will include health screenings, an aerobic class demonstration,
giveaways, and more. All ages welcome. North Brentwood Community
Center, 4012 Webster Street, North Brentwood. Information: 301-864-0756
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
The Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources, Waste Management Division has a permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection site. The drop off site is located at the Brown Station Road Landfill, 11611 White House Road in Upper Marlboro. The drop off site is open every Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All items are disposed of in an environmentally safe and responsible manner.
Types of Household items Accepted
Fire extinguishers, cleaning products, insecticides, photographic chemicals,
computer monitors, televisions, fuels, household batteries, car batteries,
pesticides, propane tanks, varnishes and stains, oil based paints, automotive
fluids, acids, fertilizer and herbicides, driveway sealer, and swimming
Tips for Reducing Household Hazardous Waste
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
Public Works Service Schedule
Grass and yard waste collection.
PG County recycling collections.
Town Household waste collection
Town Household waste collection
Bulk Trash: 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. Payment must be made in advance of removal.
Any questions or concerns regarding recycling pick-ups in Town should
be directed to 301-952-7630.
The Talking Badge
Chief Henry G. Norris
There is an emergency what are you going to do?
I would like to talk to you about preparing for an emergency. This is
a topic that all of us intend to discuss with our family but we somehow
never get to it. One of the first steps to take when preparing for an emergency
is to make a family plan. Your family plan should address all types of
emergency situation/disasters. I will be sharing with you tips from the
Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department concerning emergency preparation.
I will cover this topic this month and next month. This article is not
to alarm you but to make you an informed citizen. You can look at this
as an addition to your first aid kit.
Your emergency plan should cover meeting places, one for emergencies
occurring inside your home. This should be a place just outside your house
where your family can safely meet in case of a house fire. The second should
be outside your neighborhood in case you can't return home or are evacuated.
Ask an out-of-state friend or family member to be your family contact.
Make sure all family members have this person's name and telephone number.
After a disaster, it's often easier to call long distance. Each family
member should call this person to tell them where they are.
What to do in case of a chemical emergency
If you are outdoors in the vicinity of a chemical incident, leave the
immediate area, moving at least two miles away from the site of the release.
If you are in your residence, turn on your radio to an Emergency Alerting
System (EAS) station for information and directions.
Stay off the telephone. The lines may be needed for official business.
Emergency Activation Radio Stations
WMAL 630 AM
WTOP 1500 AM
WWRC 1260 AM
WKYS 93.9 FM
Remember to start preparing a supply kit. This will be very useful if a natural disaster occurs cutting off your electricity or water. You will also be prepared in case of an attack. The American Red Cross has suggestions on their website for emergency plans and supply kits. Go to www.redcross.org
The Town of Landover Hills is now accepting paid advertisements from local businesses. The cost of a 2"x 3" (1/3 column) ad is twenty dollars ($20.00) per publication. If you are interested in placing an ad, please call Town hall @ 301-773-6401, Monday through Friday, nine to five.
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