|Landover Hills Chronicle|
|LANDOVER HILLS NEWSLETTER||JULY 2005|
Letter From the Mayor
The Maryland Municipal League which represents the Town of Landover
Hills in addition to 156 other municipal governments and two special taxing
districts; a nonpartisan association controlled and maintained by Town
and City governments, held its annual convention in Ocean City, Maryland
from June 26-29, 2005. The Mayor, First Lady, Vice Mayor and Town Manager
represented the Town of Landover Hills at this convention. There were a
number of beneficial educational and information workshops held with such
diverse subjects as : Housing and Community Revitalization Initiatives,
Financing Capital Projects, The Benefits of Mutual Aid Agreements with
Neighboring Jurisdictions to a name a few. Information obtained from the
convention will be utilized to enhance the Town of Landover Hills, inclusive
of providing information to the owners of the Landover Hills Shopping Center,
as has been done in the past.
A word of thanks to Councilmembers Michael Thompson and Sara Washington
for their participation and service on the Town of Landover Hills Mayor's
The Landover Hills Day/ 60th Anniversary Committee met on
Friday, July 1, 2005; the next meeting will be on Thursday, July 14, 2005,
at 7 p.m. All persons who agreed to work on the committee for this great
upcoming event are asked to be present at the upcoming meeting; your important
participation is needed.
The Town of Landover Hills revised Community Survey is enclosed in this
newsletter and is currently being circulated throughout the Town, by the
Mayor, Councilmembers and members of the Town of Landover Hills Neighborhood
Watch Committee. It is requested that all copies of the survey be submitted
to Town Hall by or before, July 22, 2005. A box will be made available
at Town Hall for submission of Neighborhood Watch surveys.
A word of thanks to all members of the Town of Landover Hills Neighborhood
Watch Committee for their efforts in promoting the Neighborhood Watch Program.
The next Town Meeting will be on Monday, July 18, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.,
your participation is invited.
Mayor Lee P. Walker
Town Council Calendar
Monday, July 18, 2005 @ 7pm
Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, 7 pm
Monday, July 11, 2005, 7 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, 7 p.m.
Landover Hills' 60th Anniversary
The Town of Landover Hills will celebrate its 60th Anniversary
on September 10, 2005. It was thought that giving both old and new residents
a glimpse into the history of the Town would give everyone a greater appreciation
of the Town's journey throughout the years.
The Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department served the Town in case
of fire. Many of the men from Town joined the Volunteer Bladensburg Unit,
attended the training classes, received certificates and became volunteer
firemen. From this group an auxiliary fire department was organized in
Landover Hills. Phil McCrary was the first chief of this unit. Dave Holloway
taught a new class in basic firefighting. The auxiliary unit became the
nucleus of a permanent fire department for the Town and surrounding area.
They used the Office of Civilian Defense unit and practiced in their spare
time. By October of 1945 it was decided the time had come to organize a
fire department in Landover Hills. Invitations were sent to all homes inviting
men interested in firefighting to join. They met in private homes and elected
E.W. Houston as temporary treasurer. Plans were made and a constitution
and by-laws were written and adopted. By January 1948 the department was
formally organized. Their only piece of equipment was the OCD pumper. The
officers of this newly organized unit were: Administration Officers: President
E.W. Houston; Vice President, Clarence Pendleton, Secretary-Treasurer,
J. F.X. Mayhew; Trustees, Glen D. Culbert, Andrew Willioner and William
Zundel. Operation Officers were: Chief, HenryPepin and upon his resignation
Clarence H. Cramer; Assistant Chief, J.F.X. Mayhew; First Captain, Walter
K. Hill; Second Captain, Claernce E. Taylor; First Lieutenant, John F.
Corkill; Second Lieutenant, Clarence Pendleton; Sergent, Charles Burton,
Chief Engineer, Daniel Rauch, Jr.; Assistant Engineers, Daniel Rauch, Sr.,
Glen D. Culbert, William W. Fox, William H. Sessums and Ben E. Harris.
The Town of Landover Hills is in the process of planning its 60th
Anniversary activities for September 10, 2005. Anyone in Town who belongs
to an organization that would like to participate in the parade, have an
information table, be a food vendor or provide entertainment, please contact
Kathy at Town Hall at 301-773-6401.
Congratulations to all of Landover Hills' graduates. Have a safe
National Night Out
Please mark your calendars for
Tuesday, August 2, 2005. The Town
of Landover Hills will once again participate in National Night Out. This
is a nationwide event to bring citizens together to meet their neighbors,
law enforcement agencies and public officials to show unification against
criminal acts in their town. Please join us from 6:00 pm until 8:00 p.m.
at the Landover Hills Town Hall parking lot. Hope to see everyone there!
"Planning a Bright Future for our Main Street, Route 450" The next ARIBA meeting will be Friday, August 5th at 7 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church. Visit ARIBA's website:
Landover Hills Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2005 at 7 p.m. at the Landover Hills Town Hall, 6904 Taylor Street, Landover Hills.
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.
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
LHVFD Hall Rental
The Landover Hills Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. Social Hall is available
for business luncheons, buffets, banquets, christenings, showers, reunions
and birthdays. Catering is available for your special event. For more information
call Nancy at 301-583-1914, pager 301-4542562 or e-mail email@example.com
The Talking Badge
Chief Henry Norris
National Night Out - The Town of Landover Hills will once
again participate in this nationwide event on Tuesday, August 2, 2005.
This event helps to bring neighbors out to meet each other, their local
government officials and police department personnel. Together we will
send the message that the Town of Landover Hills is united in telling criminals
that crime will not be tolerated in the Town. Please join us by turning
on your porch light and coming down to the Town Hall located at 6904 Taylor
Street on Tuesday, August 4, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. We will
have displays, music, refreshments and games. We look forward to seeing
Vacation Time - Summer is fast approaching and many of
you will be going on vacation. When you leave for vacation whether it's
a short trip or a lengthy one, please call the police department at 301-773-6400
to request a house check while you are away. We would like you to phone
us at least a day or two before you leave, preferably Monday through Friday
when the administrative office is open. When you telephone please provide
the following information:
1) Name and address
2) phone number that you can be reached at while away
3) Emergency contact person
4) Date that you will leave and return
5) Which lights will be left on and which are on timers
6) Will anyone be going on your property while you are away?
7) Will any vehicles be left at the house?
You should also make sure someone will be picking up your mail and newspapers
or arrange to have the mail held and the paper stopped while you are
Bicycles - Parents, we have issued numerous helmets to
local children, but we are not seeing the children wearing their helmet.
Please remember that the parents are the responsible parties for making
sure that their children are wearing a bicycle helmet. Children under the
age of 16 years old must wear a bicycle helmet when riding their bikes,
using in-line skates or riding on a skateboard. The police department does
have helmets for any Landover Hills child that does not have one. To get
a bicycle helmet, please call the police station at 301-773-6400 to arrange
for a time to bring your child to the station to register their bike and
to be fitted for a helmet.
Unregistered vehicles and vehicles with temporary tags
In numerous articles of the Chronicle we have advised residents about
having unregistered vehicles in their yards and on the street. If you have
an unregistered vehicle on the street with no tags, suspended tags or expired
tags, it will be towed immediately. This means to get your car out of impound
you will have to come to the police station and show proof of ownership
(we do not accept signed over titles), proof of identification (driver's
license or identification with a photograph), a $50.00 administrative fee
and a $200.00 parking citation for an abandoned vehicle. After you get
your vehicle release, you will then pay the impound lot a $125.00 fee for
the tow and $35.00 each day for storage (starting after the first hour
If you have an unregistered vehicle in your yard, you will receive a violation notice. Thirty to forty-five days after your notice, you will receive a municipal infraction which carries a fine of $200.00. If you do not tag the vehicle and pay the infraction you will be taken to court where the request to have the vehicle removed and to double the fine will be given to the judge. Untagged, junked vehicles on properties in the Town are an eyesore and will not be tolerated.
VEHICLES UNDER CAR COVERS THAT ARE NOT PROPERLY REGISTERED WILL RECEIVE
A FINE AND VIOLATION NOTICE.
Have you gotten your LH decal for your vehicles? The decals will be made available to any resident living within the incorporated area of the Town of Landover Hills. The decal will not give you special parking privileges, but it does help the police by indicating that the vehicle belongs to a Landover Hills resident. If your vehicle is ever stolen, this reflective decal will help the vehicle stand out at night for identification by the police.
The decals are absolutely free! All you need to do is to bring all your vehicle registrations to the police department. We ask that you place the decal either on your rear bumper or on your back windshield in the lower left corner. For further information call: 301-773-6400.