|Landover Hills Chronicle|
|LANDOVER HILLS NEWSLETTER||JANUARY 2004|
Town Hall Closings
Town Hall will be closed on
Monday, January 19, 2004 in observance of ML King Day
Monday, February 16, 2004 for the Presidents Day Holiday.
Letter From the Mayor
Now that the high holidays have passed and we are in a new year, I hope
that everyone has had an enjoyable holiday season.
On Sunday, December 7, 2003, a reception was held at Landover Hills
Town Hall for Chief Nana Sasraku III, Mamfehene of Akuapem Traditional
Area, Ghana Africa; and Chief Nana Bonti-Marfo, Adontenhene of Agogo Traditional
Area, Ghana, Africa. Mayor Walker welcomed the two Chiefs to the Town of
Chief Nana Sasraku III, Mamfehene, came to this area accompanied by
Chief Nan Bonti-Marfo, Adontenhene, to meet with citizens from his Town
who are now residing in this vicinity; and to encourage their continued
support of the Township of Mamfe Akuapem Traditional Area Ghana, Africa.
There was also a discussion regarding forming a organization that would
be a vehicle for providing support to the Township of Mamfe. Mayor Walker
suggested that a name of the organization could be "Association for the
Development of Mamfe".
Chief Ansah Sasraku III, Mamfehene, thanks the Town of Landover Hills
for hosting the reception, and expressed a desire to be a sister Township
with the Town of Landover Hills.
There were approximately fifty persons in attendance at the reception.
As a result of funds generated from the scholarship fundraiser held
at the Amalgamated Transit Workers Union Hall, in Forestville, Maryland
on Saturday, October 4, 2003, the Landover Hills Mayor's Scholarship Program
will be providing scholarships to young people who are town residents.
Applicants for scholarships must meet the following criteria:
6904 Taylor Street
Landover Hills, Maryland 20784
Application deadline: April 15, 2004.
The next Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2004, at
7 :30 p.m. "Participate in your Town Government".
Mayor Lee. P. Walker
Town Council Calendar
Monday, February 9, 2004, 7 pm
Monday, March 1, 2004. 7 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, 7:30 pm
The Landover Hills Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the
citizens of Landover Hills for their continued support. With the monies
raised in our recent fund drive we will be able to purchase equipment needed
to place our new pumper in service. We look forward to providing the community
with many years of stellar service. Best wishes for a prosperous year.
7003 Taylor Terrace
4111 Beall Street
4203 71ST Avenue
A special thanks to all the residents who helped light up the holiday nights!!!!!
Cable Channel 71
The Town's cable channel 71 has been off the air for the last few weeks. The equipment is old (1980) and when smoke began to come out of one of the components we felt it was best to pull the plug. As soon as new equipment is acquired we'll be back on the air. In the meantime for information about the town, please check our web page at www.lhills.sailorsite.net.
A protest hearing against the 2004-2005 renewal of the Stardust Inn's
liquor license will be held on March 3, 2004 at 7 p.m. at the County Service
Building, 5012 Rhode Island Avenue, Hearing Room 200, Hyattsville, Maryland
20781. All interested residents are urged to attend.
Identity Theft- Tuesday, January 20, 7-9 pm. Minimize your risk
of being a target of identity theft with proper preventative measures.
Learn what steps to take if your identity is stolen. A Federal Trade Commission
representative presents this FREE seminar. Reservations required by January
14. Ages 18 & up. Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex, 8001
Sheriff Road, Landover. Information: 301-583-2430; TTY 301-583-2483.
Estate Planning- Wed., January 21, 7-9 pm. This FREE seminar
teaches basic estate planning. Topics include: options for death and disability
planning; making a will, using powers of attorney and joint tenancy; and
the probate system. This seminar ends with a question and answer session
and entitles all attendees to a one hour, complimentary consultation. Reservations
required by January 19. Ages 18 and up. Prince George's Sports and Learning
Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover. Information: 301-583-2430; TTY 301-583-2483.
Buffalo Soldier, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. This dramatic presentation
tells a chapter many have not heard. It is an account of the longest-living
Buffalo Soldier and his unsung comrades of the U.S. Army's 9th
and 10th Cavalries, African American troops who served heroically
and served America on the frontier and helped secure western expansion
efforts. The Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly. Tickets $7/person,
$6/person in groups of 10 or more. Information: 301-277-1710, TTY 301-277-0312.
Christ United Methodist Church is forming a liturgical dance
ministry. For more information, contact Regina Wright at 301-516-4276.
Trash Pick-up Schedule
PG County recycling collections.
Town Household waste collection
Wednesdays: Yard Waste Pick-up and Bulk Trash pick-up
Town Household waste collection
Any questions or concerns regarding recycling pick-ups in Town should
be directed to 301-952-7630.
Yard Waste Pick-up
Yard Waste pick-up will continue on Wednesdays throughout the year. We apologize for the misinformation.
On December 18, 2000, the Mayor and Council passed an Emergency Ordinance concerning street parking during snow storms. Below are the "highlights" of that Ordinance.
An Ordinance regulating temporary parking after a snowfall so that vehicles must be parked on one side of the street or as directed by Town personnel and further providing the authority to close streets temporarily for emergencies or construction.
Section 9802-Street Parking Regulations
Whenever snow has accumulated in the streets of the town to a depth
of one (1) inch or more, the following procedures apply to all vehicles
parked or left to stand on the streets of the town.
1. On one-way streets or on streets with a median separating the travel
lanes, vehicles must be at the right curb facing in the direction of travel
in that lane.
2. On all streets other than those listed in sub-section one (1), vehicles
must be parked on the
odd- numbered side of the street.
3. Vehicles shall otherwise be parked or left as directed by the police
or public works personnel.
Trailers, included boat and trailer and travel trailers must not be
on any street unless the owner/lessor of the trailer is a resident of the
town and can demonstrate that they have no off-street parking on the property
in which the owner/lessee resides.
The provisions of this subsection 9802 (d) shall be effective without notification and shall remain in effect until the street is plowed; provided however that when snow shall accumulate to a depth of one inch or more after 11 p.m., the provisions of the sub-title 9802 (d) shall not be effective until 7 a.m. on the day following and shall remain in effect until the street is plowed.
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
Here we are in a new year and as in prior years, there was a tragic event that occurred in the Town of Seat Pleasant, Maryland. What happened, was a minor had a firearm, and as a lot of people do on New Year's he discharged the firearm into the air. Several police officers were in the area, observed what occurred and the end results were that the minor with the weapon was shot by the police officers. The questions is, what was wrong with this situation? One, the minor should not have had access to a loaded weapon. Two, the minor discharged the weapon into the air with the idea of celebrating the new year. Where does the bullet go? Was this a safe thing to do? The State of Maryland does not permit minors to carry dangerous weapons, except for limited reasons such as a daytime, supervised, hunting trip, and at no time during the evening hours. We did not have any injuries reported to the Landover Hills Police Department over New Year's from this type of incident. But the officers working during New Years' could hear numerous gunshots in the area of Landover Hills. Thinking that all of these gunshots were discharged into the air, where did all of these bullets go? Why do we have so many irresponsible people that think that it is okay to discharge a weapon into the air to celebrate the New Year with no regard for where the bullets end up and the possibility that someone could be seriously injured by the bullet coming back down. It is also against the law to discharge a weapon within a 1,000 feet of a residential area. So why are all of these people disregarding the law for the purpose of celebration. The adults need to become more responsible and not to permit minors to discharge weapons into the air without thinking that someone could be seriously injured. We hope that this information will enlighten someone who was not aware the dangers of celebrating with firearms.
Someday someone who does this may have a family member or neighbor become
the victim. So please heed the warning!!!
The Landover Hills Police Department is participating in "Project ChildSafe"
which is a nationwide firearms safety education program. We are providing
firearm safety kits to the Landover Hills residents. The kits contain safety
information and a cable-style gun lock. The locks fit on most types of
handguns, rifles and shotguns. The goal is to prevent a child or any other
unauthorized person from accessing a firearm in a resident's home. You
may obtain a firearm safety kit Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until
It feels like the cold weather is finally here. With this in mind, we
must try to remember not to start our car and leave it unattended to warm
up. There are people out there looking for this so they can steal your
car and it's against the law. If you go on a trip, you should carry extra
clothing, blankets, small shovel, cellular phone, and a piece of cardboard
with "Call Police" to display in your car window in case you breakdown.
At home, insure that you have adequate insulation around your pipes that
may be exposed to thecold air which could cause them to burst. Remember
kerosene heaters should be used in a well ventilated room and away from
furniture and drapes. Please keep a check on your senior neighbors to insure
that they have adequate heat and sidewalks are shoveled. If they need help
during daytime hours call 301-773-6400 or during evening hours call 301-333-4000.
Important Phone Numbers
PG County Info 301-350-9700
Animal Control 301-499-8311
PG Public Schools 301-952-6000
Parks & Recreation 301-699-2407
PG Libraries 301-699-3500
PG Comm. College 301-366-6000
Social Services 301-209-5500
PG Hospital Ctr. 301-618-2000
Waste Information 301-952-5326
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.