|Landover Hills Chronicle|
|Landover Hills Newsletter||April 2002|
Letter From the Mayor
In the January 2002 edition of the Landover Hills Chronicle Newsletter,
the majority of the Letter From the Mayor article concerned redistricting
and the newly formed 47th Legislative District in addition to
outlining how this matter would affect the Town of Landover Hills.
During the February meeting, which was well attended, Mayor Lee P. Walker,
announced his candidacy for the Maryland House of Delegates for the newly
formed 47th Legislative District. As a follow-up to this announcement,
a "Meet and Greet" affair will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2002, from
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at East West Lincoln Mercury, Inc., 7591 Annapolis
Road, New Carrollton, Maryland . For further information, call 301-577-7302.
The monthly Town Meeting will be held on Monday, April 15, 2002, at
7:30 p.m. As usual, all are invited to come out and participate.
Mayor Lee P. Walker
Town Council Calendar
Monday, May 6, 2002, 7 pm
Monday, June 3, 2002, 7 pm
Monday, April 15, 2002, 7:30pm
Monday, May 20, 2002, 7:30pm
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 at 301-773-6401.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture, Mosquito Control Section, is
considering re-instating limited spraying for adult mosquitoes
in communities within the endemic area. This spraying would target West
Nile virus vector mosquito species, including the Asian Tiger Mosquito.
Please be aware, however that spraying for adult mosquitos will not eliminate
Asian Tiger mosquito populations in the neighborhood. The best way to control
this container breeding species is to get rid of any water-holding containers
in yards throughout the area.
The Town of Landover Hills has agreed to participate in the limited
spraying program, by the Department of Agriculture if it is started up
again. All residents should be aware of the following:
1. Potential spraying will be done in the evening hours during the summer
2. Anyone who objects to the spraying must submit their name, address
and phone number to the Town Hall (Lndvrhlls@aol.com). The Town is required
to send the list of objectors to the Maryland Department of Agriculture
before any spraying can take place.
3. Anyone who has an ornamental fish pond or keeps bees, must also submit
their name, address and phone number to the Town. The Town will forward
this information to the Department of Agriculture as well.
4. The Town will post on Cable, the web page, and signs at the entrances
to Town all scheduled spraying as soon as we are notified. The Mosquito
Control Section of the Department of Agriculture will only give one day
notice prior to the scheduled spraying, so check cable station 71, web
page and look for signs at entrances often during the summer.
5. The Maryland Department of Agriculture's policy is to leave a 300 foot buffer around any spray objector. The only exception to this policy would be if the County Health Officer requests spraying in an area due to a disease situation.
I f you have any questions, please call Town Hall at 301-773-6401.
St. Mary's Home & School Association is hosting a Basket Bingo on April 28 from 2-5 p.m.; doors open at 1:00. Admission is $15.00-must be 18 years or older. This event is being held in the parish Burgundy Room (handicapped accessible). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
Our condolences are extended to the family of Elsie Mae Godfrey, of Webster Street, who passed away on March 20, 2002. She leaves behind two children, Elizabeth Mudd and John Godfrey III, two grand daughters, Kimberly and Karen Mudd, and a host of family and friends who will miss her.
Easter Egg Hunt Winners
Andy Dabbs- Gold & Silver Eggs
Sean Dabbs- Gold Egg
Riah Proctor- Silver Egg
Kiana Lawrence- Gold Egg
Amber Twinam- Silver Egg
Ebony Lawrence- Extra Silver Egg
Kenny Pierson-Gold & Silver Eggs
Ages 13 & Up
Amanda Tavel- Gold Egg
Dee Twinam- Silver Egg
Big Bunny- Joey Simmons
Easter Basket- Shauna Hood
Join New Hope Aquatic Center
Public Service Announcement
Enclosed in this newsletter is an application for the New Hope Aquatic Center. We are conveniently located in your own back yard and a fraction of the cost of most private swim clubs. Our membership fees are very affordable at $260 per family, $135 for singles and $100 for senior citizens. Our hours are Monday through Sunday, 12:00 noon-9:00 p.m. Your membership helps support building a strong neighborhood and provides invaluable recreational activities for your family.
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.
Bicyclists should be aware that the laws about stopping at stop signs
apply to them, too. Parents, please warn your children to observe the stop
signs when they are riding bicycles around Town.
By Chief Henry G. Norris Jr.
The Landover Hills Police Department will be participating in the Maryland
Chief's Challenge this year. This purpose of this program is to increase
the public's awareness and use of safety belts and child safety seats.
Enforcement of Maryland's safety belt and child safety seat laws will be
the focal point of this program, which is designed to reduce loss of life
and injuries. Therefore, officers of the Landover Hills Police Department
will be strictly enforcing seat belt and child safety seat use. If you
would like to have information on the proper use of safety seats or seat
belts, please call 301-773-6400 and leave your name and address ,or stop
by the Town Hall, Monday through Friday, from 9 am until 5 pm. to pick
up a flyer.
We need your help to catch motorists who drive around school buses which
have on their red flashing lights while loading or unloading children.
If you witness a motorist doing this, please take down the tag number,
and the date, time and location of the incident and report it to us at
Motorists who drive through stop signs or do not come to a complete stop at them are another constant problem. Motorists must stop completely at every stop sign. Those who don't are warned that officers will be stepping up their enforcement of this violation by issuing citations instead of warnings.
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.