|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
Mayor Lee. P. Walker
Town Council Calendar
Monday, April 5, 2004, 7 pm
Monday, May 3, 2004. 7 pm
Monday, Mar. 22, 2004, 7:30 p
Monday, April 19, 2004, 7:30 p
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
PG County recycling collections.
Town Household waste collection
Bulk Trash pick-up
Town Household waste collection
Yard Waste will be picked up with regular trash on Tuesday and Fridays
Any questions or concerns regarding recycling pick-ups in Town should be directed to 301-952-7630.
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
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
Address: Parents' Place of MD
7484 Candlewood Road
Hanover, MD 21070
Series of Special Education Training for Families of Children with
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
Feeding those in Need
Every Wednesday & Friday
11a.m. - 1 p.m.
Christ United Methodist Church
69th Ave. & Annapolis Road
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.