|Landover Hills Chronicle|
|Landover Hills Newsletter||October, 1999|
Letter from the Mayor
During the last Town Meeting on September 21,
1999, Mr. Timothy C. Wanamaker, Vice President for Local Economic Development,
of the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation, gave a
presentation on the Prince George's County Enterprise zone program. It
was explained during the presentation that an Enterprise Zone is an area
of a county, city or town in which state and local incentives and assistance
are offered to encourage the expansion of existing businesses and the attraction
of new business activity and jobs. Prince George's County currently has
three state designated Enterprise Zones. They are the Cabin Branch, Capitol
Heights and Port Towns Zone.
In order to help communities in need of revitalization,
with the help of its Legislative Delegation and concerned county and local
Prince George's County elected officials, the Prince George's County Legislative
delegation was ablr to enact House Bill 877, which created Focus Areas
within existing new Enterprise Zones. State Enterprise Zone incentives
offered within Focus Areas are actually doubled, along with adding an additional
The County and local governments are required
to make application to the state for designation. The County's Enterprise
Zone program is administered by the Prince George's County Economic Development
Prince George's County Councilmember Thomas Hendershot,
is to be commended for the work that he has done regarding the Enterprise
Zone Program for this area. I have been working with Councilmember Hendershot
for approximately one year to bring the Enterprise Zone concept to fruition
for the Town of Landover Hills and adjoining areas.
The Mayor and Council of the Town of Landover
Hills passed a Resolution at the Town Meeting on September 21, 1999, designating
a state Enterprise Zone in Landover Hills, Maryland.
The bus shelter project is still moving forward;
the process has been delayed as a result of the requirement of a third
party agreement with the local churches, St Mary's Church and Christ Methodist
Church regarding an easement agreement. As a result of concerns in this
area, a meeting was arranged by the Mayor with officials of the Prince
George's County Public Works and Transportation Division and the Washington
Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), on September 27, 1999. As
a result of that meeting, WMATA officials stated that the bus stop located
near the corner of 72nd Avenue on Annapolis Road could be relocated
to Rinck Park, which is Town property. The Mayor and Council have agreed
to the proposal; therefore, the bus stop at the above mentioned location
will be relocated to Rinck Park, which according to WMATA officials is
a better location. As a result of this proposed move, there will be two
bus stops and shelters located on Town property; eliminating the need for
a third party easement agreement.
I regret to announce that Cpl. Pete Jensen has
resigned a s a Landover Hills Police Officer due to health concerns. Cpl.
Jensen has been on the Town of Landover Hills Police force for more than
six years; during that time he has served the citizens of Landover Hills
in a fine fashion, he has also been a credit to the Town of Landover Hills,
and will be greatly missed. Best wishes are extended to Cpl. Jensen in
all his further endeavors. Cpl. Jensen contributions to the Town of Landover
Hills will be formerly recognized at the upcoming Town Meeting on Monday,
October 18, 1999.
Senator Paul Pinsky will be our guest at the upcoming
Town Meeting on October 18, 1999. Come out and be informed about important
legislative issues that affect our lives.
The Annual Town of Landover Hills Halloween Party
will take place on Friday, October 29, 1999. All Town residents children
and parents are invited to participate in this festive occasion.
Looking forward to your attendance and participation
at the Town Meeting on Monday October 18, 1999.
Mayor Lee P. Walker
Town Council Calendar
Monday, Nov. 1, 1999 @ 7 pm
Monday, Dec. 6, 1999@ 7 pm
Monday, Oct. 18, 1999 @ 7:30 pm
Monday, Nov. 15, 1999 @ 7:30 pm
If you have a disability and require any aid, services or removal of barriers in order to fully participate in a Town of Landover Hills meeting or event please call Town Hall @ 301-773-6401.
Legal Services RFP- The Mayor and Council reviewed a request for
proposals (RFP) for legal services. This RFP will be placed in a local
newspaper to solicit proposals to provide legal services to the Town. The
deadline for proposals is November 12, 1999. Proposals will be reviewed
after the November Town Meeting.
Corporal Jensen- Chief Norris announced that Corporal Pete Jensen
was leaving the LHPD. He stated that the Police Department would be presenting
him with a plaque and would like to do that at the upcoming Town Meeting.
He also asked if the Mayor and Council could read a proclamation concerning
Cpl. Jensen years of years to the Town. The Mayor and Council agreed and
also thought it appropriate that refreshments would be available at the
Census 2000- Mayor Walker passed out information for the Council
concerning the upcoming census. He stated that the next meeting of Census
2000 committee would be held on October 20, 1999 in Largo and that he is
serving on the Outreach Committee.
Halloween Party- It was announced that the annual Halloween party
would be held on Friday, October 29, 1999 from 7-9:30 p.m.
Our sympathies go out to Trudie Kley and family members on the recent
loss of her mother.
Landover Hills Halloween Party- will be held on Friday, October
29, 1999 from 7:00-9:30 pm. There will be food, games, contests, music
and more. Admission $1.00.
Parent's Night Out- at Fairland Aquatic Center, 13820 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel, Maryland.
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday, October 29th
Friday, November 19th
Friday, December 3rd
Friday, December 10th
Friday, December 17th
Children must be 6-12 years old. Pre-registration required. (1 week
prior to event) Program offers: Swimming, arts and crafts, and snack. $10.00
per person. For more info: 301-203-2359.
Public Works Service Schedule
Grass and yard waste collection
P.G. County recycling collections
Town Household waste collection
Town Household waste collection
First and Third Wednesday's of the month
The trash cans placed along roadways by the Town are for incidental trash only. Not household trash
The rains brought to our area by recent tropical storms have
made the mosquito population in most yards unbearable. The majority of
these pests are the Asian Tiger mosquito which stay out all day and breed
anywhere that water accumulates. Because of their breeding habits, the
State Mosquito spraying program is ineffective in killing larvae. If you
are having a mosquito problem, eliminate all places that water accumulates
and spray the grass, bushes and flowers with the insecticide Malathion.
Malathion will only kill the adult mosquitos but it is a start in reclaiming
1)There is NO parking within 15 ft of a fire hydrant.
2) State Motor Vehicle Law requires that you park in
the direction of travel on roads with two-way traffic. (Cannot park
driver's side to the curb).
The Talking Badge
OCTOBER - A MIXED BAG
Isn't it amazing how excited children get on the very first day of October? Even though Halloween is still a month away, just knowing that Halloween is "this month" makes all those youngsters eager to dress up in their costumes and fill their candy bags as they make the rounds Trick-or-Treating. Some of our Town residents enjoy decorating their houses and yards with "cobwebs", corn stalks, hay and pumpkins. Those decorated homes and full bags of candy are part of the "mixed bag" this month brings us in the Town of Landover Hills.
As with every holiday, there are safety concerns that should be observed
to insure that no misfortune visits any of those costumed trick-or-treaters.
The following is a list of helpful hints that will assist you in having
one of the best Halloween's ever.
Parents should always inspect candy and treats before children eat them
Mask holes should be large enough to see through easily
Use a flashlight to let drivers see you and to let you see where you are going
To avoid tripping, don't wear costumes that are too loose or too long
Reflective colors should be used where they can so drivers can see you after dark
Walk on sidewalks or as near to the curb as possible
Observe safety rules when crossing or walking in the street
This year in Landover Hills, the Town is hosting the Halloween Party
on Friday the 29th from seven to nine-thirty p.m.. Trick or
Treating is scheduled for Sunday the 31st from six to eight
p.m.. As always, your police department provides for higher visibility
and safety patrols during the scheduled trick or treat hours, so we encourage
our residents to partake of this fun activity during those times.
In the other side of the "mixed bag" this month, the Landover Hills
Police Department is sorry to be losing one of its officers. After more
than six years of service, Cpl. Peter Jensen has resigned from the Landover
Hills Police Department. Having started in June of 1993, Cpl. Jensen brought
many years of experience with him, and that experience has served our community
well. Cpl. Jensen's motivation and performance is admired by all of those
he helped and worked with. Those of you in our community who wish to visit
with, or say good-bye to, Cpl. Jensen, may do so at this month's Town Meeting,
October 18th, at seven-thirty p.m.. Please come out and join
us in wishing Cpl. Jensen well in all of his future endeavors.