Landover Hills Chronicle
LANDOVER HILLS NEWSLETTER MARCH 2004

Letter From the Mayor






For a number of years there has been a need for a community center type facility in the Landover Hills vicinity, primarily for area youth, who have no facility of this kind within easy commuting distance.
 

The idea of a Community and Learning Center was formulated, where area youth could receive both physical activity in a positively supervised environment, and a learning atmosphere where tutoring, development of computer skills and other types of learning could take place. The Mayor and Town Council of Landover Hills discussed this concept in meetings some time ago and agreed to promote the idea. The Mayor met with neighboring citizens associations (Bellmead, Glenridge, Radiant Valley and Woodlawn) approximately three years ago, and as a result a coalition was formed.
 

Since that time the Mayor has spoken with a number of persons, including the legislators of the 47th District, Senator Gwendolyn Britt, Delegate Rosetta Parker, Doyle Niemann and Victor Ramirez; as a result, Senate Bill 263 was formulated by Senator Britt and House Bill 424 was formulated by Delegates Parker, Niemann and Ramirez. A hearing regarding the Landover Hills Community and Learning Center was scheduled for Saturday, March 6, 2004, in Annapolis Maryland.
 

The Stardust Inn located on the corner of Annapolis Road (Route 450) and Veteran's Parkway (Route 410) has long been a blight upon the Landover Hills vicinity. Its existence in the area through the years has brought about a number of negative aspects. As a result of this situation, a petition was developed and distributed throughout the community, including seven churches. A total of 736 names were included on the petition and presented to the Prince George's County Liquor Board, at a hearing on Wednesday, March 3, 2004, requesting that the Stardust Inn's Class B liquor license not be renewed. As a result of this petition and the outpouring of community support through physical appearance and testimony at the hearing, the Liquor Board voted not to renew the Stardust Inn's liquor license after it expires on May 31, 2004.
 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who supported this effort.
 

"Stand up and be counted through participation in your community."
 

The upcoming Town Meeting will be held on Monday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m.
 

Mayor Lee. P. Walker



 
 




Town Council Calendar

Council Workshops

Monday, April 5, 2004, 7 pm

Monday, May 3, 2004. 7 pm
 

Town Meetings*

Monday, Mar. 22, 2004, 7:30 p

Monday, April 19, 2004, 7:30 p


Upcoming Events

Landover Hills Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Town Hall, 6904 Taylor Street, Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. Prizes for gold and silver egg. All ages welcome. The hunt is outdoors so dress appropriately. Be sure to arrive 10- 15 minutes before the hunt begins. Hunt will begin

at 10:30 a.m. See enclosed flyer.
 

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


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.



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 share.



 
 

LHVFD Safety Message

Do Not Operate a Dryer without a Lint Filter

Facts and figures

Do not operate a dryer without a lint filter. Clean lint filters before or after each use and remove accumulated lint from around the drum.
Parent's Place

What is the Parents' Place?

The Parents' Place of Maryland is a non-profit family centered organization. Our sole purpose is to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities.

Who do we serve?

We are here to serve the parents of children with disabilities throughout Maryland, regardless of the nature of their child's disability or the age of their child. We know that all parents want their children to participate as fully as possible in home, school and community life. We also serve the greater Internet community by providing web pages of information helpful for anyone with a child in special education.

How do we help?

Education- Information- Technical Assistance-Supportive activities

How to contact the Parents' Place of Maryland

Telephone: 410-859-5300

Fax: 410-859-5301

Email: Info@ppmd.org

Address: Parents' Place of MD

7484 Candlewood Road

Hanover, MD 21070
 

Series of Special Education Training for Families of Children with Special Needs
 

Writing Successful IEP's

Thursday, March 18, 6:30-8:30

Advocating for Your Child- Thursday, April 1, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Resolving Conflicts- Understanding Procedural Safeguards

Monday, April 19, 10 am to 12 noon

Positive Behavior Supports in the IEP

Monday, May 17, 10 am to 12 noon
 

Pre-registration is required! All training is held at The Arc Building, McCormick Drive, Largo, Maryland. For more information call 301-925-7050, ext.239



 
 

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



In previous issues of the Landover Hills Chronicle, I discussed the abandoned vehicle ordinance that was passed by the Town Council. I would like to explain this ordinance again since we have impounded numerous vehicles over the past several months.
 

An abandoned vehicle is any motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer that has been left on a public right of way and is partially dismantled or inoperable or is not displaying current valid registration plates or is displaying registration plates of another vehicle.
 

It is illegal to park or allow to be parked any abandoned vehicle on the streets or other public property within the Town of Landover Hills.
 

The Landover Hills Police Department may take any abandoned vehicle into custody. For this purpose the Police Department may use its own personnel, equipment and facilities or use other persons, equipment and facilities for removing, preserving and storing abandoned vehicle and may charge the owner with all costs and expenses for removing, preserving and storing the vehicle. The penalty for parking an abandoned vehicle on public property is $100.00.
 

All of the Landover Hills Police cruisers are equipped with in-car computers. This allows the officer to check tags by computer from the car. If an abandoned vehicle is found on the Town streets, it is impounded. If your vehicle is impounded and you want to obtain a vehicle release, you must come to the Town office and ask to speak to a police department employee to obtain a vehicle release. You must provide proof of ownership which is a title with your name on the front of the title or a receipt from MVA showing that you have applied for a new title. You must also provide a photo identification such as your driver's license and pay the parking citation which is $100.00 and a $25.00 administrative fee.
 

If you have a vehicle on your property that is not currently registered, has tags to another vehicle on it, or it has out of state tags and you have been here over sixty days, you will be receiving a code enforcement notice to bring the vehicle into compliance by registering it or removing it from the property. The property owners that fail to do this will receive a municipal infraction which carries a fine of $50.00 and it can be turned over to District Court which may double the fine plus court costs.
 

One last thing concerning abandoned vehicles, if you have heard that you can cover it with a car cover and that takes care of the problem, that is a myth. If you have a garage with a door that can be closed, you can store an unregistered vehicle there, but that is the only place.
 

I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO TURN ON THEIR PORCH LIGHTS AT NIGHT AND LEAVE THEM ON UNTIL THE MORNING HOURS. THIS ACTS AS A CRIME DETERRENT WHEN A PROPERTY IS WELL LIT.