|Landover Hills Chronicle|
|LANDOVER HILLS NEWSLETTER||JUNE 2004|
Letter From the Mayor
There has been further development in the matter concerning the infamous
Stardust Inn located on the corner of Annapolis Road (MD Route 450) and
Veterans Parkway (MD Route 410).
The Board of License Commissioners for Prince George's County, located
at 5012 Rhode Island Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781, has considered and
a request by the Stardust Inn, to stay the Boards's March 23, 2004, decision
denying renewal of the Stardust Inn's Class B, Beer, Wine and Liquor License
for 2004-05; pending the completion of the judicial review in the Circuit
Court for Prince George's County.
This action was taken by the Board of License Commissioners without
properly notifying the parties of record as required.
This action of the Board of License Commissioners for Prince George's
County is considered by many concerned citizens to be a breach of the public
trust in that almost eight hundred (800) concerned citizens signed petitions,
requesting that the Board of License Commissioners deny renewal of the
Stardust Inn's Class B, Beer, Wine and Liquor License; in addition to concerned
citizens attendance at hearings regarding the Stardust Inn and testimonies
It is recommended that all concerned citizens write the Board of License
Commissioners for Prince George's County, at the above address. Comments
should be forwarded to Mr. Franklin D. Jackson, Chairman.
The expression of your concerns regarding this matter can make a big
difference in restoring dignity to the community, particularly in relation
to young people who should be able to live and learn in a wholesome environment.
Mayor Lee P. Walker
Town Council Calendar
Monday, July 12, 2004. 7 pm
Monday, August 2, 2004 7 pm
Monday, June 21 , 2004, 7:30 p
Monday, July 19, 2004, 7:30 p
A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kiara Etheridge who turned 5 on June
11, 2004! She is the daughter of Rickita Cohen. HAPPY 5th Birthday!
Congratulations to all of the Town's 2004 graduates!
The Town is looking for "Neighborhood News" to put in the Town's
newsletter, Cable Station and Web Page. If you would like to submit an
item please call 301-773-6401 or e-mail the town at LNDVRHLLS@aol.com.
Suggested items are birth announcements, graduations, birthdays, death
notices, family members in the military, anniversaries etc.
Summer Enrichment Program, July 26-August 20, 2004. Hours of
Operation: 9 am- 6 pm. Ages 6-18 years old. Enrichment program includes:
Computer Exploration, Radical Reading, Math Madness, Leadership, Arts &
Crafts, Drama & Dance, Musical Training (Voice & Instruments),
Field Trips and more. Call to register at 301-459-6858. $ 25 per child.
Tabernacle of Praise, Inc. 7100 Chesapeake Road, Suite 101, Landover Hills.
Tabernacle of Praise Ultimate Vacation Bible AdventureCreated in his Image
July 19-23, 2004
Hours of Operation 1pm - 7 pm
Ages 6-18. Activities include" Radical Bible Reading, Bible Lessons,
Outside Play, Arts & Crafts, Dance & Drama, Field Trips and more.
Call to register at 301-459-6858. Program is free. Space limited. Tabernacle
of Praise, Inc. 7100 Chesapeake Rd. Suite 101, Landover Hills.
Bladensburg Waterfront Park
Arts at the Waterfront:
Sunday, July 2, 6:30-7:30 pm
The United States Navy Sea Chanters, A variety of music from
traditional to Broadway musicals.
Sunday, July 11, 6:30-7:30 pm
Dr. S.O. Feelgood, The sweet soul music man featuring blues,
soul, R&B music.
Sunday, July 18, 6:30-7:30 pm
Blue Sky Puppet Theatre presents "The Barber of Seville"
Hilarious musical comedy featuring social themes of discipline, hard
work and perseverance.
Anacostia River Boat Tours
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 12 noon- 12:45 pm through November 13. Also Sundays 6-6:45 pm through September 26. Free public tours on a 40 passenger pontoon boat. No advance reservations- sign-up when you arrive. All ages. Free.
The Town's new cable equipment is up and running and channel 71 has
a whole new look complete with weather information from our roof top weather
station! A big thank you to former Councilmember Andy Holloway for his
help in getting everything set up.
Trash Pick-up Schedule
PG County recycling collections.
Town Household waste collection
Bulk Trash pick-up
Yard Waste Pick-up
Town Household waste collection
Any questions or concerns regarding recycling pick-ups in Town should
be directed to 301-952-7630.
The Talking Badge
Chief Henry Norris
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 away.
Have a nice trip and let us know when you return.
Each day, I see many children riding on their bicycles and they are
not wearing a helmet. In previous articles we advised the residents that
we have bicyclehelmets at the police department that will be given to the
parents of children that reside in the Town. Please call the police department
during business hours, Monday - Friday 9:00 am until 5:00 p.m. and schedule
a time to come to the station to have your child's bicycle registered and
to receive a helmet. Once you receive your helmet you will be expected
to wear it. If you do not, the parent will receive a citation. REMEMBER,
IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND, CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST WEAR AN APPROVED
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 $25.00 administrative fee
and a $100.00 parking citation for an abandoned vehicle. After you get
your vehicle release, you will then pay the impound lot a $100.00 fee for
the tow and $25.00 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 $50.00. 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.
The Town of Landover Hills is now accepting paid advertisements from local businesses. The cost of a 2"x 3" (1/3 column) ad is twenty dollars ($20.00) per publication. If you are interested in placing an ad, please call Town hall @ 301-773-6401, Monday through Friday, nine to five.