Landover Hills Chronicle
Letter From the Mayor

During a meeting of the Landover Hills Town Council on Monday, November 8, 2004, an organization called Federal Development LLC, made a presentation regarding proposed development around the New Carrollton Metro Station. The Federal Development LLC organization was seeking information from the Town of Landover Hills Government, regarding the kinds of development that would benefit the Town of Landover Hills and vicinity. It was pointed out that this was the second of such proposed development plans. There was a similar proposal approximately six years ago, regarding the land owned by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) around the New Carrollton Metro Station, and how the proposed development would benefit Landover Hills and vicinity; however, nothing ever materialized regarding the proposed plans. The Federal Development LLC organization's representatives requested to do another presentation to the Landover Hills Government, after obtaining additional information from other sources regarding the proposed development.

A response was received from the State Highway Administration regarding median improvement along MD 450 within the corporate limits of the Town of Landover Hills. Mr. Neil J. Pedersen, Administrator of the State Highway Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation, reiterated the same points made in the long overdue reply from Mr. Charlie Watkins, District Engineer for the Landover Hills area; however, there was no mention whatsoever, regarding why there was no response to the two letters written over three years ago, regarding the same issue. The matter would have been more palatable had there been an appropriate response to the prior communications.

A word of thanks goes out to Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, for his letter in support of the Town of Landover Hills' position, concerning median road streetscape improvements along MD 450 (Annapolis Road).

A Sister City/Town proposal between the Town of Landover Hills and the Town of Mamfe Akuapem in Ghana, Africa is being considered by the Mayor and Council. Prince George's County and a vast number of municipalities have Sister City relationships with cities and towns throughout the world. The designation which is primarily ceremonial allows for an exchange of ideas and culture, this is not a monetary arrangement. This matter will be decided at a future Town Meeting.

Mayor Lee P. Walker

Town Council Calendar

Council Workshops

Monday, Dec. 6, 2004 7 pm

Monday, Jan 3. 2004, 7 pm

Town Meetings

Monday, Dec. 20 ,2004, 7:30 p


Neighborhood News

Congratulations to Tracey Wyche and Melvin Atkinson who will be exchanging marriage vows on Friday, November 26, 2004. They reside on 72nd Avenue with their 3 year old daughter Courtney. Our wishes for a wonderful life together.

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 Suggested items are birth announcements, graduations, birthdays, death notices, family members in the military, anniversaries etc.

Upcoming Events

Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 10 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Visit with Santa, surprise activity. Admission is $1.00 per person. Reservations required. Space limited to 60 persons. Landover Hills Town Hall, 6904 Taylor St. Landover Hills. 301-773-6401.

Bingo with Santa, Saturday, December 11, 2004, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cottage City Fire Department, 3716 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD.

Children's games: $5.00 a book. All winners will receive a prize. Food and drinks sold during Bingo. Pizza, fries, juice, etc.

Adult games: Single sheets sold for a $1.00 a game. Each adult game will be split 50/50. Last game is winner take all.

Music at Riverdale, Choirs of Christmas, Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 4 p.m. Holiday favorites presented by the Pearl Custis Memorial Handbell Choir and the Riverdale Presbyterian Chancel, Youth and Children's Choirs. Directed by Rees Richardson and Robert Zuber with Gerald Peircey, Organ. Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 6513 Queens Chapel Road, University Park, MD. 301-927-0477.

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

Paint Disposal

Did you know that paint can last for years? Just cover the opening with plastic wrap and replace the lid; make sure the lid fits securely. Then, and here's the key step: store the paint can upside down. The paint will create a tight seal around the lid, keeping the paint fresh until you need it again.

Use up all your paint. Leftover paint can be used on touch-up jobs and smaller projects. You can also blend and mix smaller quantities of similar colors of latex paint to use on larger jobs, or as a primer on jobs where the final finish is not critical.

If you can't use your leftover paint, donate it to community groups, theater groups, schools, churches and others who need or want it. It may even be a tax deduction!

As a last resort, dispose of paint properly. Dry leftover latex paint and discard it. Let paint air dry away from children and pets. Pour your excess paint into a paper box or bag, add absorbent material such as shreddednewspaper or kitty litter to speed drying. Recycle the empty can, and then throw the dried paint away with your normal trash.

Liquid solvent based paint should not be discarded with normal trash. Household Hazardous Waste Acceptance Days are every Sunday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM at Brown Station Landfill.

Firefighters Wanted

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.

Benefits Include:

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

The Talking Badge

Chief Henry Norris

The holiday season is just around the corner. I am sure that some of you may consider purchasing one of the mini-motorcycles/motor scooters as a present. Please read the following so that you do not purchase something that cannot be used on the street or could result in the issuance of numerous citations.

Motor Scooters and Mopeds

There are numerous places selling motor scooters and they are advising their customers that they are street legal. We have recently impounded two motor scooters because they were not street legal. Please read the following if you are anticipating purchasing one of these vehicles.

1.A motor scooter must have a seat for the driver,

2.A motor scooter must have a "step thru" chassis,

3.A motor scooter must have an engine size of 50cc or less,

4.A motor scooter must have an automatic transmission

5.A motor scooter must have a white headlight in the front and a red reflector or light to the rear,

6.A motor scooter may not travel at speeds in excess of 30 mph

7.A motor scooter may not travel on roadways whose posted maximum speed limit is more than 50 mph

8.A motor scooter must use bike lanes or paved shoulders when on the highway, except for passing

9.A motor scooter may not use bike or pedestrian paths.

The driver of a motor scooter or a moped must have a valid driver's license or moped license issued by MVA. If the scooter or moped is built for two people and the passenger is under the age of 16, they must wear a helmet.

If the motor scooter looks like a small motorcycle because it does not have a step thru chassis, it is treated as a motorcycle and must be registered, with tags and wear helmet to drive on the street.

Call the police department if you have any questions before you drive it on the street.

REMINDER !!!!!!!!!

Storage of Inoperable / Unregistered Vehicles

It shall be unlawful for any person to park or allow to be parked, or to store or allow to be stored any vehicles of any kind and description which is inoperable, dismantled, wrecked or not bearing current license plates upon residentially-zoned property or any other property not zoned for such storage within the corporate limits of the Town of Landover Hills for a period of time longer than forty-eight (48) hours after such vehicles became inoperative, dismantled, wrecked, or without current license plates, unless said vehicle is stored and in an enclosed garage.

The fine for storage of inoperable/unregistered vehicles is $200.00 (two hundred dollars).


Abandoned vehicle means any motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer,

A. That is partially dismantled or inoperable and left unattended on public property or a public right of way for more than forty-eight (48) hours;

B. That is illegally on public property or a public right of way;

C. That is on private property without the consent of the owner or person in control of the property;

D. That is on public property or a public right of way; and

(1) is not displaying currently valid registration plates; or

(2) is displaying registration plates of another vehicle.

The fine for parking an abandoned vehicle is $200.00 (two hundred dollars).