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Town of North Brentwood
P.O. Box 196
4009 Wallace Road
North Brentwood, Maryland 20722
This year, we’ve taken on old and new projects. Ihope you’re pleased with myself, the Council and
staff endeavors. Sometimes, when we think we
can get things done quickly, there’s a lot of red
tape. But, through it all, I think
the tenacity to jump hurdles and
As winter approaches, please read the Town’ssnow emergency procedures. If all citizens abide
by the procedures it will be an easier task to
remove snow and ice. Always remember to help
each other out when the time comes. We’re all
here together to be good neighbors.
Citizens, please don’t forget about the NBCA
Christmas Yard Decorating Contest and the Toys
for Tots drive sponsored by the Prince George’s
Fire Departments (info in this newsletter).
The end of the year brings no greater joy than
the opportunity to express to you our season’s
greetings and good wishes. Happy holidays!
—Mayor, Council and Staff
November/December 2017Newly-elected Council member Evan Dame and his mother, Una Palmer,
at his swearing-in ceremony on October 16, 2017. Deputy Chief of Clerk
of Court Bonita M. Rabalais administered the Oath of Office.
Toy Donations Needed
PG County Fire/EMS has been collecting toys since late
November to ensure local children have a festive
holiday season. County police are also hosting a
children’s toy event. Unfortunately donations of new,
unwrapped toys have decreased this year.
Please consider helping the Fire/EMS and County Police
make the holidays bright for those in need. The last day
to donate is December 8 at the Bunker Hill department.
There’s a box in the lobby at 3716 Rhode Island Avenue.
Thank you for your kind donations.
A Note of Sympathy
sympathy to Pamela Lawrence for the loss of her sister.
Hard Work Yields Success
Trey McKinney of Windom Road is a second-year
law student at the University of Maryland School of
Law in Baltimore. This summer, he interned at the
Ombudsman’s Office of the Attorney General where
he researched inmates’ rights and issues. Trey is a
staff editor for the UofM Law Review and expects to
receive his JD in May 2019.
The following resolutions were enacted by the North
Brentwood Town Council:
Resolution No. 2017-06:Supporting drain
improvement at 41st Avenue; generally relating to the
Community Legacy Program and grant funding.
Resolution No. 2017-07:Concerning the Mayor and
Council of the Town of North Brentwood (sponsor),
approving the Town’s participation in the Maryland
Circuit Rider Town Manager program as a member of
North Brentwood/Fairmount Heights/Colmar.
The following ordinance was introduced and approved
by the Mayor and Council, October 2, 2017.
Ordinance 2017-07:Town of North Brentwood, MD
amending Chapter III (streets and sidewalks), by adding a
new Article 4 (Sump Pumps or Other Drainage Entering
the Town’s Rights-of-Way) to said Chapter of the Code of
Ordinances of the Town of North Brentwood, Maryland,
or other clear water drainage to be allowed to flow onto,
within or across a public street, right-of-way or sidewalk
under the jurisdiction of the Town, and further providing
discharges into a Town designed infiltration or other
system to be installed with the right-of-way, and further
thereto; and generally relating to the regulation, mainte-
nance and control of municipal streets and sidewalks.
Curbside Pick-ups of Waste
Yard waste (e.g., leaves and small tree branches)should be put in brown paper bags and placed
curbside no earlier than Sunday night. Yard waste
pickup will end after the second week in January
and will not begin again until April. Christmas trees
can be put out, too; just leave un-bagged trees in
front of your residence for pickup on Mondays.
For Bulk items, only four items are allowed perTuesday pick-up. Bulk items should not be put out
before Monday night.
“Scoop da Poop” - Tired of Stepping in It?
Pet owners often forget or refuse to “scoop da poop”
when walking their dogs. The PFC Coalition and the
County Dept. of
waste — and
identifying communities for pet waste stations. Join the
county-wide campaign to minimize pet waste going into
local streams for more info visit www.pfccoalition.org/
scoopdapoop.asp or call 301.772.1552.
Regular Trash Pick-up
Regular trash pick-up is on Tuesday and Friday. Please
be sure all trash cans have lids. Trash cans without lids
invite rodents and other animals that carry disease and
leave trash litter in front of our homes and on streets.
Recycling Trash Pick-up
Recyclables are picked up on Friday only. Recycling
must be clear of specific materials or it might not be
Items that should not be included in your recycling: any
grocery, retail or trash plastic bags; bread bags; dry
cleaning bags; fruit and vegetable bags (fresh/frozen);
garden product bags (soil/mulch); newspaper bags;
outer wrap from paper towels, napkin and diaper
packages; outer wrap from cases of soda, juice and
snacks; zipper or stand-up pouches, bubble wrap; cling
wrap; crinkle bags for cereal, pasta or snack bags; and
outer wrap from meat or cheese products. The above
items should be placed in regular trash.
Another PEPCO Increase
For the second straight year, MD’s Public Service
Commission has granted a partial rate hike to the
power utility Pepco. The commission agreed to
allow Pepco to increase electric distribution rates
by $33.9 million, about half of the $68.6 million
Pepco requested. The average residential power bill
will go up about $4 per month, according to the
commission. The new rate went into effect
immediately on Friday. (Bethesda)
First Baptist Church, 4000 Wallace RoadPastor Duane T. Kay, 301.277.4742
Sunday Service 9am, Saturday School 10am
AME Zion Church, 4037 Webster Street Rev.
Brandon Pennix, SR., 301.927.7698
Sunday School 9am, Sunday Service 10am
St James Pentecostal Church, 3925 Allison
Street, Rev. Carolyn Dildy, 301.277.4376
Sunday Service 11:30am
High School Diploma or
GED, be 18 years of age or older, and have a desire to
work full-time. Funding available for eligible candidates.
Welcome Our New Town Manager
Manager for North Brentwood, Fairmount
the State of Maryland allowed the towns to hire amanager with joint responsibilities and cost.
Ms. Goodall brings a vast amount of experience in
the public sector. She also served three terms as
Mayor of Forest Heights, Maryland. She will work for
the Town of North Brentwood on Wednesday and
Thursday each week.
Christmas Yard Decorating Contest
The 13th annual event is Wednesday, December 20:
1st prize $50•
2nd prize $35
3rd prize $25Judging criteria includes appearance, workmanship and
Please have your outdoor lights turned on
by 5pm on December 20.
The North Brentwood Historical Society cordially invitesyou to attend their annual Christmas luncheon on Wed,
December 13, 2017 from 12-3pm. The event will be at
North Brentwood Community Center (4012 Webster
Street). RSVP to Bettye Queen at 301.772.5469.
Festival of Lights
Come celebrate the 31
anniversary of theFestival of Lights in Watkins Regional Park: 301
Watkins Park Dr./Rte 193, Upper Marlboro, MD.
This spectacular holiday drive-through event
features more than one million twinkling lights,
and hundreds of dazzling displays. Admission is
$10 cash only. However, to celebrate M-NCPPC’S
90 years of excellence, Parks and Recreation is
FREE APPRECIATION DAY! December 4!
This event began November 24
and will last until
January 1, 2018. It’s open 5-9:30pm nightly.
The next Town meetingswill be held on:
and January 16, 2018
• No meetings held during December
All meetings begin at 7:30pm. Come to share your ideas and
concerns, and learn what’s happening in North Brentwood and
surrounding municipalities. We look forward to seeing you!
Produce for Seniors is scheduled for Tuesdays,
December 19 and January 16@ 10:30am. Time subject to
change. We now give out free produce: second Friday of each
month @ 11:30am at the Community Center.
North Brentwood Citizens Association
and January 8 @ 6:30pm at the North
Brentwood Community Center. President Tiffany Jones.
North Brentwood Historical Society
will host a
luncheon December 13 and meet February 14 @ 10am at the North
Brentwood Community Center.
SHAREorders for December are due by the 4
for pickup onDecember 16. For January, place orders by the 8
and pick up onthe 20
. Call Deborah Curry @ 301.464.9810.
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