Landover Hills Chronicle
LANDOVER HILLS NEWSLETTER APRIL 2004

Letter From the Mayor


 


As a result of a statement by the State Highway Administration District Engineer for the Landover Hills vicinity, that enhancement work of the median strip along the portion of Annapolis Road (MD Route 450) that passes through the Town of Landover Hills would be discontinued due to a lack of funds; a letter was forwarded to the Administrator of the State Highway Administration, requesting that efforts be made to acquire the necessary funds to complete median road enhancement along Annapolis Road.
 

The Landover Hills Community and Learning Center Coalition mentioned in last month's edition of the Landover Hills Chronicle is continuing to make progress.
 

A meeting of the Coalition was held at the Landover Hills Town Hall on Sunday, April 4, 2004. The primary purpose of the meeting was to elect officers so that the business of the coalition could be properly conducted. The following officers were elected during the meeting:

President: Mayor Lee P. Walker Vice President: Mrs. Sheila Skinner

Secretary: Mrs. Claudette Street, Assistant/Recording Secretary, Mr. Omie Fitzgerald,

Treasurer: Rev. Boyce Truesdale, Assistant Treasurer: Mr. Dave Parsons

The next meeting of the Landover Hills Community and Learning Center Coalition will be on Sunday, May 16, 2004, at the Town of Landover Hills' Town Hall. The time of the meeting will be 4:00 p.m.
 

The upcoming Town Meeting will be held on Monday, April 19, 2004, at 7:30 p.m.
 

"Show your support of your Town Government through your participation".
 

Mayor Lee P. Walker
 



Town Council Calendar

Council Workshops

Monday, May 3, 2004, 7 pm

Monday, June 7, 2004. 7 pm
 

Town Meetings*

Monday, April 19, 2004, 7:30 p

Monday, May 17, 2004, 7:30 p


Upcoming Events

New Hope Players presents Peter and the Wolf

Friday, April 23, 2004, 10 am & 12:00 noon, Saturday, April 24, 2004, 7:30 pm. Tickets $4.00 per person on Friday, $8.00 adults & $5.00 children on Saturday. A musical to laugh and learn for children of all ages! New Hope Players ages 5-16 will have you laughing and singing along. Children will learn the classic story used by the famous music composer Prokofiev. The musical is educational and fun! Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly. 301-277-1710
 

Maryland Day at College Park Aviation Museum, Saturday, April 24, 10 am - 5 pm

To celebrate the University of Maryland's Maryland Day, we are offering FREE admission to the museum. Join us for aviation themed crafts, face painting and fun. College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park. Info: 301-864-6029.
 

Basket Bingo, April 23rd from 7-10 pm: St. Mary's School is hosting a Basket Bingo on Friday, April 23 from 7-10 pm. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.) Tickets are $15.00 (buy five tickets in advance and you 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 located on Route 450 and Ardwick-Ardmore Road, Landover Hills. Tickets/Information: call 301-577-0031
 

Anacostia River Canoe Tour, Wednesday, April 28, 6-8 pm. Join a park naturalist to paddle down the river and look for wildlife. Canoes, paddles and life jackets provided. Advance sign-up required. All ages welcome. (An adult must accompany children 16 and under.) Fee: $10/canoe. Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd. Bladensburg. 301- 779-0371.


Trash Pick-up Schedule


Tuesdays:

PG County recycling collections.

Town Household waste collection
 

Wednesday:

Bulk Trash pick-up
 

Fridays:

Town Household waste collection
 

Yard Waste will be picked up with regular trash on Tuesday and Fridays until April.
 

Re-cycling

Any questions or concerns regarding recycling pick-ups in Town should be directed to 301-952-7630.


Christ Kitchen

Feeding those in Need

Every Wednesday & Friday

11a.m. - 1 p.m.

Volunteers Needed

Christ United Methodist Church

69th Ave. & Annapolis Road

Landover Hills

301-773-5589

Donations Welcome!- Non-perishable items: Canned goods, Pasta, boxed cereal, grits, oatmeal and the like.

Collection site: Landover Hills Town Hall, 6904 Taylor Street, Landover Hills.
 


The Talking Badge

Chief Henry G. Norris


 


A little update on things that have been happening in your Town. There have been several marijuana arrests, 71st Avenue, Taylor Street, 70th Avenue and Annapolis Road. PARENTS, you better start paying attention to what your kids are doing. Don't be afraid to go through their room as you would probably rather have them not be in jail and drug free. So you have to become involved and talk to your kids and not after the police contact you. We also still have a curfew in Prince George's County. Where under 17 are not allowed out after 10:00 p.m. during the week and 12:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. PARENTS IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE NOT OUT AT THAT TIME.
 

Stolen Vehicles / Recovered Stolen Vehicles : We had one stolen vehicle where the keys were in the ignition with the motor running and the owner of the vehicle only left it for several minutes. It is against the law to leave your vehicle running with the keys in the ignition when you are not in the vehicle and possibly some insurance companies will not pay for the stolen vehicle if the key is left in the ignition. We've recovered several vehicles that were stolen outside of Landover Hills. There have been four arrest made by our department of individuals who were apprehended while they were in stolen vehicles, three juveniles and one adult. It would be very helpful to our residents and your police department if you see a vehicle parked near your home that you can't identify belonging to a resident or you see someone wandering around Town such as a juvenile during school hours, or a person any other time, then please call 301-333-4000. When you call this number give them the best description of the person or persons and/or vehicles so that we can keep your property and vehicles safe. I would like to thank the residents that called in to report a suspicious vehicle which led to the arrest of three juveniles.
 

For all of you residents who haven't been on Annapolis Road lately, construction has begun for the purpose of resurfacing of the roadway in both directions. Be careful on the roadway as the roadway can be a little hazardous due to the bumps and the surface of the roadway. There are construction workers, barrels and equipment on different parts of Annapolis Road. Also be mindful of pedestrians as most of the crosswalks have been dug up as well. In a marked crosswalk or where a crosswalk would be, if a pedestrian is in the roadway on your side, then the law requires you to stop and yield to the pedestrian until he is out of the crosswalk. And for pedestrians, it is your responsibility to cross at a crosswalk and to be mindful of the traffic signals so that you are not walking into traffic.
 

It is getting warmer and we have an increase in bicyclists on the streets of Landover Hills. The State of Maryland law mandates that anyone under the age of 16 must where an approved helmet while riding on a bicycle, non-motorized scooter or on in-line skates, this includes passengers on bicycles. The Landover Hills Police Department has some helmets available on a first come first serve basis. If you are coming down for a helmet, you must bring your parent along with your bicycle. We will register your bicycle, give you a helmet and some literature on bicycle safety.
 

The parent of any minor, or the guardian of any ward, may not knowingly permit the minor or ward to violate any provisions of this law.