|Landover Hills Chronicle|
|LANDOVER HILLS NEWSLETTER||JANUARY 2005|
Town Hall will be closed on
Monday, January 17, 2005 in observance of ML King Day
Monday, February 21, 2005 for the Presidents Day Holiday.
Letter From the Mayor
On Thursday, December 30, 2004, there was a meeting at the State Highway
Administration (SHA) District 3 office, located at 9300 Kenilworth Avenue;
the purpose of the meeting was to discuss municipal concerns regarding
SHA projects. There were a number of municipalities represented at this
meeting. The Mayor of the Town of Landover Hills was also in attendance.
It was pointed out that a major concern of the Town of Landover Hills at
this time, involves Route 450 median road enhancement. Mr. Pedersen, SHA
Administrator, stated that the District Engineer, Mr. Charlie Watkins would
be working with the Town of Landover Hills regarding this matter.
During the Town Council Workshop on Monday, January 3, 2005, the proposed
Veteran's Memorial Project was discussed, two possible sites for the location
of the Veteran's Memorial are under consideration. Anyone wishing to participate
in this project should call Town Hall at 301-773-6401.
Landover Hills Day was also discussed during the Council Workshop. As
mentioned in a prior edition of the Chronicle Newsletter, on April 15,
2005, the Town will commemorate its 60th year of establishment
as a Town. Some of the areas discussed included a parade through the Town,
food, entertainment, clean-up committees, involvement of the local churches,
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and art exhibits were also discussed.
Dates under consideration for Landover Hills Day are May 7th
and May 14th, 2005. Anyone who wishes to help or participate
in Landover Hills Day activities should call Town Hall.
The next Town Meeting will be on Monday, January 24, 2005 , at 7:30
p.m.; the changed date is due to observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. holiday on January 17, 2005.
Mayor Lee. P. Walker
Monday, February 7, 2005, 7 pm
Monday, March 7, 2005. 7 pm
Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, 7:30 pm
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
Holiday House Decorating Contest Winners
Each year the Town holds an informal house decorating contest. This
year because of the large amount of beautifully decorated houses, the judges
had a very difficult time making their decision.
7009 Allison Street
4401 71st Avenue
7001 Taylor Terrace
7100, 7103, 7006, 7017 Taylor St.
6911, 7122 Varnum Street
7405 Buchanan Street
4112,4110 Beall Street
4111 Fairfax Street
4207 70th Avenue
4203,4205,4118 71st Avenue
4407,4406,3802,3901 72nd Ave.
A special thanks to all the residents who helped light up the holiday
Saturday Morning at the Movies
The Publick Playhouse began as a movie theatre in the 1950's. This season,
the big screen's back along with weekend entertainment for children ages
7 to 12. Saturday Morning at the Movies, modeled after New York's
Radio City, includes a half hour of great, live entertainment. Musicians,
magicians and comical clowns will start the show, followed by a hit full-
length family movie. Mark your calendar and save Saturday mornings for
laughter and cheers!
Daddy Day Care
February 12, 10 am
Entertainment: Mark Lohr's Suitcase Circus
Lilo and Stitch
March 12, 10 am
Entertainment: Eric Redman's Magik
The Publick Playhouse,5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. Information: 301-277-1711.
Chesapeake Fishing and Outdoor Expo, Saturday, Jan 22, 8 am-
5pm, Sunday, Jan. 23, 8 am- 3 pm Calling all anglers, sailors and hunters!
Browse and shop from more than 200 vendors, selling everything from boats
to fishing items. All ages welcome. Call for admission information. Show
Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro. Information 301-952-7999,
Winter Kinder Crafts, Tues. Jan 25, 3-4:30 pm. Children (ages
3-6) are invited to drop in for hot chocolate and to make winter crafts.
An adult must accompany children. Reservations required by Jan. 21st.
Fee: $2.00. Goodluck Community Center, 8601 Goodluck Rd., Lanham. For more
information, please call 301-552-1093.
Trash Pick-up Schedule
PG County recycling collections.
Town Household waste collection
Wednesdays: Bulk Trash pick-up
Town Household waste collection
Any questions or concerns regarding recycling pick-ups in Town should
be directed to 301-952-7630.
Yard Waste Pick-up
Beginning the week of January 15th, yard waste will be picked
up on regular trash days. Separate yard waste pick-up (Wednesdays) will
resume after April 15th, 2005. See Bates Trash Removal insert
for more information.
An Ordinance regulating temporary parking after a snowfall so that vehicles must be parked on one side of the street or as directed by Town personnel and further providing the authority to close streets temporarily for emergencies or construction.
Section 9802-Street Parking Regulations
Whenever snow has accumulated in the streets of the town to a depth
of one (1) inch or more, the following procedures apply to all vehicles
parked or left to stand on the streets of the town.
1. On one-way streets or on streets with a median separating the travel
lanes, vehicles must be at the right curb facing in the direction of travel
in that lane.
2. On all streets other than those listed in sub-section one (1), vehicles
must be parked on the
odd- numbered side of the street.
3. Vehicles shall otherwise be parked or left as directed by the police
or public works personnel.
Trailers, included boat and trailer and travel trailers must not be
on any street unless the owner/lessor of the trailer is a resident of the
town and can demonstrate that they have no off-street parking on the property
in which the owner/lessee resides.
The provisions of this subsection 9802 (d) shall be effective without
notification and shall remain in effect until the street is plowed; provided
however that when snow shall accumulate to a depth of one inch or more
after 11 p.m., the provisions of the sub-title 9802 (d) shall not be effective
until 7 a.m. on the day following and shall remain in effect until the
street is plowed.
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
Energy Assistance for Eligible Maryland Residents
Low income Maryland residents may be eligible to receive a discount
on a portion of the naturalgas they use through a new
Essential Service (RES) pilot program. The
Maryland Energy Assistance
Program (MEAP) assists eligible customers in paying winter heating
bills through grants based on family size and income. Washington Gas has
received permission from the Maryland Public Service Commission to administer
this program through April 2005. For more information contact the Maryland
Department of Human Resources Energy Hotline at 1-800-352-1446 or
visit the program's website at
The Talking Badge
Chief Henry G. Norris
Defensive Winter Driving and Safety Tips
Defensive driving is "driving to save lives, time and money in
spite of conditions around you and the actions of others." As defensive
drivers there are two things we can control: they are ourselves and the
vehicle we drive. There are other things we cannot control. These include:
light, road, traffic, weather and other driver conditions.
Preventable Collisions - is one in which the driver fails to do everything reasonable to avoid it.
The National Safety Council's DDC Collision Prevention Formula is made
up of three life saving steps. 1.Recognize the Hazard - What is
causing me to lose control? 2.Understand the Defense - requires
only that we control ourselves and our vehicles. We should choose the safest
defense that reduces the risk of a collision and lowers the chance of losing
control. 3. Act Correctly and in Time - means we will need to act
just before the situation gets out of hand.
Winterizing Cars - have your mechanic test your brakes, battery,
exhaust system, fluid levels, add anti-freeze, and switch to winter-weight
oil. Make sure your tires can handle the snow. Carry emergency tools: sand,
salt, shovel, snow-scraper/brush, booster cables, blankets and a flashlight.
What to Do if We Skid: let up on the accelerator and turn the
car in the direction that you want the front wheels to go. Use gentle,
steady motions when turning the wheel. Turning too much or too fast can
worsen the situation.
Anti-Lock Brakes and Stopping Distance- Do not pump anti-lock
brakes. They are designed to do the pumping for you to prevent wheel lockup.
Three-Second and Three-Second Plus Rule to follow safely. It
requires use of a stationary marker such as a post or sign. When the bumper
of the vehicle in front of us passes the fixed marker, we count 1,001,
1,002, 1,003. If our front bumper gets to that stationary marker before
1003, we're following too closely. In adverse conditions add another second.
Weather Hazards - cause reduced visibility, vehicle traction
and steering control. Ask yourself, is it absolutely necessary to drive
or continue to drive. We need to make sure our windshield wipers are in
good condition and windshield wiper fluid is kept full. IT IS A STATE
LAW THAT YOU MUST USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS WHEN YOUR WIPERS ARE ON.
Slow Down - in some conditions, even going the legal speed limit
is too fast.
If we all use common sense and we watch out for the driver that is not
using common sense, we can arrive alive!! Reminder - Do not leave your
vehicle running to warm it up. People are watching and looking for an opportunity
to take your car.
Storage of Inoperable / Unregistered Vehicles
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or allow to be parked, or to store or allow to be stored any vehicles of any kind and description which is inoperable, dismantled, wrecked or not bearing current license plates upon residentially-zoned property or any other property not zoned for such storage within the corporate limits of the Town of Landover Hills for a period of time longer than forty-eight (48) hours after such vehicles became inoperative, dismantled, wrecked, or without current license plates, unless said vehicle is stored and in an enclosed garage.
The fine for storage of inoperable/unregistered vehicles is $200.00
(two hundred dollars).
Abandoned vehicle means any motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer,
A. That is partially dismantled or inoperable and left unattended on public property or a public right of way for more than forty-eight (48) hours;
B. That is illegally on public property or a public right of way;
C. That is on private property without the consent of the owner or person in control of the property;
D. That is on public property or a public right of way; and
(1) is not displaying currently valid registration plates; or
(2) is displaying registration plates of another vehicle.
The fine for parking an abandoned vehicle is $200.00 (two hundred dollars).