|Landover Hills Chronicle|
|LANDOVER HILLS NEWSLETTER||SEPTEMBER 2004|
Letter From the Mayor
As a matter of continuing concern regarding the need for road enhancement
along MD 450 (Annapolis Road) that runs through the Town of Landover Hills
and is the responsibility of the State Highway Administration; officials
of this agency have been contacted by the Mayor concerning the continuation
of the work along MD 450 (Annapolis Road), similar to the road enhancement
or streetscape improvements done approximately one mile away in the City
of New Carrollton.
The funding for MD 450 road enhancement which had been cut by the administration,
was restored during this years legislative session. The Maryland General
Assembly passed legislation restoring road enhancement funding, which includes
MD 450 (Annapolis Road). In spite of the availability of funds for continuation
of median road enhancement along the portion of the road that runs through
the Town of Landover Hills; the State Highway Administration District Engineer
responsible for the project, stated in an August 25, 2004, letter that
the funds were not available for completion of the median road enhancement
In view of this situation, the Mayor has forwarded a letter of complaint
to the Administration of the State Highway Administration, with copies
going to State and County officials, in addition to appropriate State Highway
In the matter of the infamous Stardust Inn, and the apparent lack of
responsiveness to community concerns, residents have raised questions regarding
how persons are selected to serve on the Prince George's County Liquor
Board of Licensed Commissioners.
In response to this question, persons to serve on the Prince George's
Liquor Board of Licensed Commissioners are appointed by the State Senate
Anyone concerned about the action or inaction of the Prince George's
County Board of Licensed Commissioners or State Highway Administration,
should write or called the appropriate elected officials and let them know
of your concerns.
Mayor Lee P. Walker
Monday, Oct. 4, 2004 7 pm
Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, 7 pm
Monday, October 18 ,2004, 7:30 p
Monday, Nov., 15, 2004, 7:30 p
Help us give a great big welcome and congratulations to the OyebanjoFamily,
for their new arrival, a 6lb 0 oz. bouncing baby boy named
born on August 5, 2004. He joins big brother Isaiah who celebrated
his birthday on September 4th!.
Our sympathies are extended to the Johnson Family of Varnum Street.
On August 18, 2004, after three weeks of illness, George Valentine Johnson,
Sr. passed away. Mr. Williams was born on February 14, 1919 in Ironwood,
Michigan. He was involved in construction work since early in his life
when he worked for his father who was building a paper mill. Mr. Williams
served in the Amphibious Navy during World War II. Following his Navy career,
he began to build houses. In 1937 he married Maurene. They were blessed
with 4 children, 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He will be
greatly missed by his family and friends.
Our condolences are offered to the family and friends of Curtis Williams,47,
who died on September 6, 2004. Curtis was the beloved companion of Priscilla
Mullings of Taylor Terrace. He was a good friend and neighbor to all.
Congratulations to Annette Schomisch of 70th Avenue
on completing 15 years as a crossing guard for Prince George's County School
Wishes for a speedy recovery go out to Councilmember
who recently had surgery.
The Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department in conjunction with the
Prince George's County Volunteer Fire and Resue Association will be conducting
the annual Founders Circle ceremony on Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 12:00
at the Cranford-Graves Fire Services Building, 6820 Webster Street in Landover
Hills, behind the Landover Hills Volunteer Fire Dept.
The Founders Circle ceremony is an annual way to recognize past officers
and members of the individual volunteer and career fire stations within
Prince George's County for their unselfish and outstanding service and
contribution to the department.
It is with great pleasure to announce that the nomination for Donald
Eierman Sr has been approved and he will be inducted into the Founders
Circle at this years ceremony. Donald J. Eierman was an original resident
of Landover Hills and one of the founding members of the Landover Hills
Volunteer Fire Department.
The Town is looking for "Neighborhood News" to put in the Town's
newsletter, Cable Station and Web Page. If you would like to submit an
item please call 301-773-6401 or e-mail the town at LNDVRHLLS@aol.com.
Suggested items are birth announcements, graduations, birthdays, death
notices, family members in the military, anniversaries etc.
Port Towns Day, Saturday, September 25, 12-5pm Annual festival
of the Port Towns of Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, and Cottage City offers
food, games, music, and handicraft vendors. Admission is FREE. Also: free
pontoon boat tours, free boat rentals, free kayak lessons. Bladensburg
Basket Bingo, Friday, October 22nd, St. Mary's School
is hosting a Basket Bingo on Friday, October 22nd from 7-10
p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.) Tickets are $15.00 (buy five tickets in
advance and receive an additional ticket free)- must be 18 years or older.
Food and sodas will be available for purchase; you are also welcome to
bring your own refreshments. Place: Parish Burgundy Room (handicapped accessible
and non-smoking facility) located on Route 450 and Ardwick-Ardmore Road,
Landover Hills. Tickets/Information: call 301-459-1280 or website: www.stmaryslandoverhills.org
Howard B. Owens Science Center
9601 Greenbelt Road, Lanham
All programs held the second Friday of the month unless otherwise indicated.
Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Program begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 301-918-8750 during
school hours to confirm program topic. Cost $4 for adults; $2 for students/seniors
Nov. 12- Hello earth, Greetings from Endeavour- Astronaut Al
Worden, Pilot of Apollo 15, was so awed with his experience traveling to
the moon that he wrote an entire book of poetry describing his experience,
from the hard work of training, to the awe of seeing the moon and the earth
from space, to the bitterness of dealing with "heroship" upon return to
earth. This poetry has been put to music with NASA photos from the mission
in a presentation that will renew your love of the moon. Some of the language
may not be considered appropriate for younger audiences. Please call Patty
Seaton for specifics if you have concerns. A tour of the current night
sky will follow the presentation.
Dec. 10- Terrible Teddy
Santa has made a Teddy Bear too big to fit the sleigh. But Teddy doesn't
want to be in a department store. Come learn how Teddy uses the stars to
find his way back to Santa. A tour of the current night sky will follow
The Town will be observing Halloween on Saturday, October 30, 2004. Authorized Trick or Treating hours will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Trash Pick-up Schedule
PG County recycling collections.
Town Household waste collection
Bulk Trash pick-up
Yard Waste Pick-up
Town Household waste collection
Any questions or concerns regarding recycling pick-ups in Town should
be directed to 301-952-7630
Acceptable and Unacceptable Materials for Trash Pick-up
Refuse Collection (acceptable)
Yard Waste Collection (acceptable)
Yard waste must be placed in securely tied, heavy duty plastic bags
or heavy duty trash cans with handles and a secure lid. Cardboard boxes
and paper bags are not acceptable containers.
Limbs must not exceed four (4) feet in length and three (3) inches in
diameter and must be securely tied in bundles. Bundles of limbs and bags
of dry grass and leaves must weigh less than 60 lbs. Wet grass and leaves
must weigh less than 25 pounds.
Bulk Trash (acceptable)
Bulk Trash (unacceptable)
Building Materials- this includes wood, wood planking, wallboard,
cinder blocks, bricks, roof shingles etc.
It is up to the homeowner to dispose of building materials. If a contractor is doing work, then it is their responsibility to remove all remaining building materials. Brown Station Landfill will no longer accept building materials, not from our trash company or from the Town. Building materials can be disposed of at the Ritchie Land Reclamation Rubblefill, which is located on 2001 Ritchie Marlboro Road in Upper Marlboro. Their hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a charge of $54.00 per ton to dispose of building materials.
If you have any questions about trash, please call Town Hall at 301-773-6401.
Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Site
September 26, 2004
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
3500 Brown Station Road
(Use White House Road entrance)
YOU can be part of a team that saves lives everyday
Volunteer for the Landover Hills Fire Department to become an
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Firefighter.
The Landover Hills Volunteer Fire Dept., is a division of Prince George's
County Fire Dept., is looking for dedicated volunteers in the community,
young and old, to help us with our vital mission.
Free Training * Live-in Program* Tax Benefits Retirement Plan* Experience
of a lifetime
To find out more
Daytime call Nancy at 301-583-1914
After 6 pm call Tom at 240-832-8689
or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Henry Norris
I participated in a memorial service at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park on Saturday, September 11, 2004. This service was to honor and remember all of the patriots that lost their lives for their country on 9-11-2001 as well as our patriots serving in the military in Iraq and abroad and police and fire departments. I read a poem that was written by an unknown author which I found on the internet and I wanted to share it with you. You will find it as an insert in this newsletter.
Several years ago our police department started a program for the senior
citizens or citizens with special needs in Landover Hills. This program
keeps a record of emergency contacts, location of medicine emergency persons
to contact and any other information you feel is pertinent. This information
is not given out to anyone but is kept confidential within the police department.
We are doing this to provide information should an emergency arise at your
home, and you are unable to contact emergency service personnel. We are
urging any of our seniors or residents with special needs to fill out the
form or if you need assistance, we would be glad to assist you. You can
mail it back to us or we will send someone from the police department to
pick it up.
1) Parking of unregistered, suspended, unlicensed, partially dismantled
or in an inoperative condition vehicle is classified as an abandoned auto
according to State, County and Landover Hills Ordinances. The parking
fine is now $200.00 plus your vehicle will be impounded immediately which
incurs additional impoundment costs.
2) Storage of vehicles which are unregistered, suspended, unlicensed,
partially dismantled or in an inoperative condition are classified as abandoned
vehicles and are prohibited on private property with the exception of an
enclosed garage. Car covers are not an acceptable alternative to the laws.
fine is now $200.00. In addition to the fine, if not paid, you will
be given a court date. If you don't appear in court in your defense, the
town can ask that the fine be doubled and also get a court order to enter
your property with a tow truck to remove the vehicle and the costs will
be assessed against your taxes.
3) Left wheels to the curb. You cannot park with the left side of your
vehicle against the curb unless you are on a one-way street. If you do
park this way, you will receive a $50.00 parking citation. This is a law
throughout the State of Maryland. If the fine is not paid within 15 days,
it is increased.
Crime Prevention Tip of the Month
During the evening hours turn your front porch light on and leave it on during the night. This helps in two ways. One, it helps to illuminate the area. Two, not only can you see who is outside, but your neighbors can see if an unwanted guest is on your property. You should also invest in a motion detector light for the rear portion of your property. If someone goes in your backyard or around your back door or windows the light will come one and stay on while they are there.
This either scares them away, or even if you can't see them, your neighbor can. We also have an officer who upon request, can do a security survey on your home or business to assist you with security tips to better protect your homes and businesses.