|Landover Hills Chronicle|
|Landover Hills Newsletter||November 1999|
Letter from the Mayor
Town Council Calendar
Public Works Service Schedule
The Talking Badge
Letter From the Mayor
The participation of Town residents and others who came out to last months' Town Meeting to pay tribute to former Town of Landover Hills Police Officer, Cpl. Pete Jensen, who resigned after more than six years of service to the Town, was very commendable. A word of thanks to everyone who participated, including Maryland Senator Paul Pinsky, who spoke at last months' Town Meeting and presented Cpl. Jensen with a Proclamation from the Maryland Senate. Other tributes to Cpl. Jensen included a Resolution read by the Mayor from the Mayor and Council acknowledging Cpl. Jensen's accomplishments and thanking him for his service; in addition he received an award from Town of Landover Hills Police Chief Henry Norris and the Landover Hills Police Department.
The annual Town of Landover Hills Halloween Party
held on Friday, October 29, 1999 was a great success; everyone who participated
apparently had a fine time. A word of thanks to Town Manager Kathy Tavel
and Administrative Assistant Juanita Hood, who decorated Town Hall and
coordinated the Halloween party activities. Thanks also go out to Councilmembers
Mike Thompson, Bill Kley and Mrs. Kley, Roderick Kennedy, Mrs. Motta, Shirley
Weatherspoon, Betty Schenk, Danny Hulbert, Chief Henry Norris and the Landover
Hills Police Department and Landover Hills Public Works staff member Robert
Frazier, who was disc jockey, and the Public Works staff, in addition to
everyone else who played a part in the success of the occasion.
As a further word concerning U.S. Census 2000, everyone
is urged to cooperate and participate in the census effort. Landover Hills
Town Hall will be utilized as a training site for persons who will be working
with the census.
The increasing population of cats in Town has become
a matter of concern to a number of residents. All residents who own cats
and dogs are urged to please be considerate of your neighbors; and insure
that all regulations regarding pets are followed.
We look forward to your participation at the upcoming
Town Meeting on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 7:30 p.m.
Lee P. Walker
Town Council Calendar
Monday Dec. 6, 1999 @ 7pm
Monday Nov. 15, 1999 @ 7:30pm
Monday Dec. 20, 1999 @ 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 @ 301-773-6401.
Bus Shelters- The Mayor and Council reviewed the contract from Culver Amherst regarding the construction of bus shelters. It was noted that many of the changes made to the contract by former Town Attorney Louis Franke were ignored. Mayor Walker will again be contacting the company about the contract.
Gypsy Moths- A letter was received from the State of Maryland,
Dept. of Agriculture, that stated eight (8) gypsy moth egg mass surveys
were completed in Landover Hills and that no egg masses were found.
Street Work- Town Manager Kathleen Tavel stated that she had
talked to Ed Jankewisc from the Prince George's County Department of Public
Works and was informed that all street work for the Town would begin in
A special thanks to all the businesses who contributed to make this years' Halloween Party a success.
Hampton Nursery, Landover Hills Shell, 5-12, Giant Food, David's
Liquors, Baltimore Orioles, Chesapeake Children's Museum, Maryland Science
Center, Herbert Wells Ice Rink, Fairland Aquatics Center, AMF Bowling Center
and Dominos's Pizza.
Additional thanks to: Administrative Assistant Juanita Hood who was
instrumental in obtaining all of our donations and keeping the activities
going throughout the party;
Robert Frazier, Public Works, who is the Town's very own "Music Man".
We thank him for another year of great music and fun.
Annie Hood (Juanita's daughter) who made the banner at the front
of Town clarifying when Trick or Treating would be held.
PFC Mike Renfro for helping out with the party on his day off.
Clay Anderson, Leo Benjamin, James Ford and Larry Cokley who helped
with music, contests and cleaning up.
The rest of the LHPD, Chief Norris, for helping out with the party,
Cpl. Frank Borelli for picking up pizzas and to Corporals Rackey and Borelli
for patrolling the streets while the rest of us were having fun!
Y2K Readiness & Your Home
According to the American Red Cross each home should have certain
essential items ready for any emergency. Since the Year 2000computer glitch
may cause temporary power outages during a cold winter month, providing
emergency planning for your home may prove to be very worthwhile. Please
find below some suggestions for what every home should have:
1. Water- Store one gallon of water per person per day and keep enough for three days.
2. Food- Store a three day supply of non-perishable food items.
3. First Aid Kit- prepare a first aid kit that includes all the essentials such as band aids, peroxide, etc.
4. Tools and Supplies- Know your mechanical abilities and your home. Assemble tools in a convenient location.
5. Clothing and Bedding-Assemble a supply of blankets, warm clothes, or other necessary items. Plan ahead, if you have a child or spouse that is always cold, provide that individual with enough layers to keep warm.
6. Special Items- Children and the elderly may require special items
such as inhalers or daily medicine. Also, you may want to gather important
family documents, such as social security cards or birth certificates in
one central location. Finally if you have children you may want to include
some entertainment items to help them pass the time.
Once you have all the items inplace, consider a planning meetingwith
your family where you discuss what steps to take in an emergency, or where
important documents or phone numbers are kept.
Web Sites that would be of interest for those looking for more information
The President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion:
State of Maryland
Prince George's County
American Red Cross
with Santa- Dec. 11, 1999.The Town of Landover Hills will be holding its
first "Continental Breakfast with Santa" on Dec. 11, 1999 at 10 a.m. Reservations
are required!! Call 301-773-6401. $1.00 per person.
Turkey Shoot- Thursday, Nov. 18, 4-5:30p.m. Ages 6-16; College Park
Youth Services Center, 4912 Nantucket Road, College Park. Free For more
info call 301-345-4425.
13th Annual Festival of Lights- Friday, November 26- Sunday
January 2, 2000, 5-9:30 p.m. Experience the holidays and drive through
a holiday display of 450,000 colored lights. Open every night throughout
the holidays. Watkins Regional Park; Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro.
FREE. Donations of canned goods accepted and donated to food pantries.
Congratulations to Bobbi and Dan Takemori of 71st Avenue
on the birth of their first child. Dylan Conor Takemori was born on October
13, 1999, weighing 8 pounds. He is the first Grandchild of Vice-Mayor Jeannette
Ripley and her husband Robert and the first Great Grand child of Mrs. Fran
Congratulations to Donna and Henry David on the birth of their second
son. Andrew Lee David was born on October 19, 1999, weighing in at 10 lbs
If you have a birthday, anniversary or any "event" you'd like mentioned
in the Newsletter, please call us at 301-773-6401.
Halloween Contest Winners
Most Creative: James Beans
Scariest: David Beans
Most Creative Jasmine Williams
Scariest Kenvon Bruce
Most Creative Carolyn Baines
Scariest Darryl Thomas
Most Creative Amanda Tavel
Scariest Christopher Tyree
Age 17 & Over
Most Creative Shauna Hood
Scariest: Laura Hood & Robert Twinam (tie)
4th, 5th 6th
High School and Adult
Grass and yard waste collection
P.G. County recycling collections
Town Household waste collection
Town Household waste collection
First and Third Wednesday's of the month
1. All leaves must be BAGGED and placed curbside for Monday Yard
2. Take a few extra minutes while raking and rake the curb line.
Leaves in the street can be hazardous in wet weather.
3. Check the exterior of your house for last minute winterizing.
Touch up bare wood to help protect it during the cold and wet weather.
DO NOT RAKE LEAVES IN THE STREET.!!!!!!!
The Talking Badge
Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Please allow your police department
to share some safety tips to help protect you, your children and your hard
Generally, Thanksgiving is the most traveled holiday of the year
and the beginning of the holiday shopping season. People will be traveling
locally and throughout the United States to visit shopping centers, relatives,
etc. Criminals will be looking to take advantage of those who are not being
cautious. Some helpful hints could prevent
you from being a victim.
1. When leaving your home, either visiting, shopping, or going away,
ensure all doors and windows are locked.
2. Arrange to have mail picked up or stopped if your stay is longer
3. Make your home appear lived in, such as lights on timers and have
your police department arrange for a house check.
4. While shopping, park in a lighted area as close to busy entrances
5. Put packages into the trunk. DO NOT leave out items that will
spark the bad guys interest in your property.
6. Put your purse (if you must carry it) over your shoulder, and
under your jacket if you are wearing one.
7. If you are carrying money, please put wallets and cash inside
8. Only carry the amount of cash you need to purchase the items you
are shopping for. Criminals watch for shoppers that display a lot of money
on them, or what appears to be a lot of cash.
9. Only carry one or two credit cards, and conceal your card numbers
from others near you, and ask for all carbon copies and destroy them.
10. Be aware of individuals around you, try not to be distracted,
and always appear confident and alert with your surroundings. Take extra
time and plan to leave early.
Please DO NOT RUSH, have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday Season
with our best wishes.
PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND THROUGHOUT THE COMING YEAR:
Chandler's Drug & Medical
J&B Auto Supply
Landover Hills Barber Shop
Landover Hills Shell
and other nearby merchants!
The Mayor and Council and Staff of Landover Hills wish everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.