Landover Hills Chronicle
Landover Hills Newsletter February 2002

Letter From the Mayor

There are some good things happening in the Town of Landover Hills Police Department, with the addition of two new Police Officers. Officer Felix Montelara and Officer Thomas James Gordon. A hearty welcome to Officers Montelara and Gordon. Since Officers Montelara and Gordon have joined the Landover Hills Police department, there have been a number of positive comments from residents, about how these Police Officers are making a difference in the Town of Landover Hills.

On Tuesday, January 29, 2002, Town of Landover Hills Police Chief, Colonel Henry Norris, received a Proclamation from the Prince George's County Council in recognition of his thirty five (35) years of service to Prince George's. This includes more than 31 years of service as a Police Officer of the Prince George's County Police Department, until his retirement; and his service as a Police Officer of the Town of Landover Hills.

This was a very fine affair, which was attended by family members, Mayor Walker, Vice <ayor Ripley, Councilmember and Mrs. Kley, Councilmember and Mrs. Kennedy, Administrative Assistant Juanita Hood and a number of friends. County Councilmember Thomas Hendershot played a role in arranging for this affair.

The month of February has been designated as Afro-American History Month. During this month the many contributions of Afro-Americans to American society

are highlighted. The Maryland National Capital park and Planning Commission, has again placed a fine display at Town Hall, of historical buildings in Prince George's County, that have played a significant role in Afro-American History. Everyone is invited to come to Town Hall and view this display.

On Thursday, February 21, 2002, the Town of Landover Hills will host the Prince George's County Municipal Association (PGCMA) meeting. The PGCMA meetings are held at different municipalities each month. The Town of Landover Hills have not hosted a meeting in more than two years.

The Dance-n-Praise group which is composed of young people, who practice weekly at Town Hall originated at the Town of Landover Hills; through the involvement of Town Councilmember Terry A.B. Wilson as coordinator. This group will be featured at the Prince George's Publick Playhouse on Sunday, February 10, 2002. The Mayor, who is a charter member of the Publick Playhouse played a role in arranging for the engagement. Persons interested in attending future performances of this group may contact Dance-n-Praise at 301-262-1463 for further information.

The next Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 7:30 pm. Come out, participate and be informed.

Mayor Lee P. Walker

Upcoming Meetings

Council Workshops

Monday, March 4, 2002@7pm

Monday, April 1, 2002 @ 7pm

Town Meetings

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002 @ 7:30*

Monday, March, 18, 2002 @ 7:30

* Meeting night has been changed to Tuesday due to the President's Day Holiday falling on the normally scheduled meeting date.

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.

Town Hall Closings

and Trash Pick-up changes

Town Hall will be closed on Monday, February, 18 for thePresident's Day Holiday. There will be NO YARD WASTE PICK-UP on either day.

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 obligation but will ensure that Landover Hills receives its appropriate share.

Upcoming Events

Herb Smith, Jazz Music, Friday, Feb. 22, 7pm. Celebrate Black History month and enjoy jazz saxophone and clarinet music of Herb Smith. Everyone is welcome at this FREE program in which Mr. Smith explores jazz, composers and musical styles. Berwyn Heights Community Center, 6200 Pontiac St., Berwyn Heights. 301-345-2808.

Flea Market, Saturday, Feb. 23, 9am-2pm. The indoor flea market is back. The center hosts an indoor flea market with more than 40 vendors. Admission is free. Goodluck Community Center, 8601 Goodluck Road, Lanham.

Landover Hills Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 30th at 11am. Prizes for gold and silver egg. All ages welcome. Rain or shine (hunt is outdoors so dress appropriately) Raffle. Town Hall 6904 Taylor St.

February Birthday Wishes

Nancy Smith 2/7

Cathy Frieson 2/8

Lucy Williams 2/10

Joseph McDermott 2/12

Richard Holloway 2/14

Miriam Herrell 2/15

Robert Meli 2/23

Richard Hough 2/26

Bonnie Nelson 2/28

Public Works Service Schedule


Grass and yard waste collection


PG County recycling collections

Town Household waste collection


Town Household waste collection

Bulk Trash: First and Third Wednesday's of the month


There is a $20.00 charge for the removal of appliances such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, dishwashers, stoves, hot water heaters and air conditioning units. Payment must be made in advance of removal.


Any questions or concerns regarding re-cycling pick-ups in Town should be directed to 301-952-7630. Prince George's County is responsible for recyclable pick-ups. If you need a new recycling bucket, the truck missed your house or any other complaints, please call the above number.

The Talking Badge

Chief Henry Norris

This article may save you money and aggravation:

Over the last six months, your Police Department has been making observations in town as to vehicles with out of state registrations, unlicensed, partially dismantled, and inoperative parked vehicles on the streets or on your property. We have a state grant which we are going to start, in which we will be giving out traffic citations(one of which is 270.00) to residents that do not comply with the State of Maryland laws pertaining to out of state vehicles which requires that a vehicle belonging to a resident has 60 days to register a vehicle with out of state tags or an unlicensed vehicle. It is also in that law that a vehicle which is kept in the State of Maryland for one hundred and twenty days off and on throughout the year is required to be registered or have a permit from the State of Maryland in lieu of the registration. It is also against the town code(abandoned vehicle) to have an unlicensed vehicle on your property as well as you cannot park it on any part of your property unless in an enclosed garage. This is also a violation of the Prince Georges' County code. The purpose in these laws and ordinances is to keep the Town of Landover Hills a beautiful and safe place to live. Some areas of Prince Georges' County look very bad because of the abandoned and junked cars parked on the streets and property.

Another item which concerns me as well as many residents is that there are a lot of stop sign runners and many are Town residents. The law requires that you come to a complete stop at all stop signs and Red traffic signals before making a right turn. We have had numerous violations occurring from the Red traffic signals located at 71st Ave., and Annapolis Road and Ardwick-Ardmore Road and Annapolis Road. We urge all of our Town residents to assist us in making Landover Hills a much safer place to live and if you comply with these laws, it saves lives and money.

The last item I would like to bring to your attention, is that on February 19th at our Town of Landover Hills meeting ,we will be swearing in two new officers to our department and would like to have you attend the meeting to welcome them. We thank you for helping us help you to make Landover Hills a Safe and Beautiful place to live.