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City Council Agenda: Book Exchange Plan, Election Procedures, Animal Control

Two public hearings will also be held before Tuesday's meeting.

The mayor and council of College Park are set to meet tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 11) at 7:30 p.m. at . Below are several of the items up for discussion and/or action (view the agenda and full packet of meeting materials here):

  • Possible approval of the city's position on the revised detailed site plan for the Maryland Book Exchange project. Councilmember Stephanie Stullich (Dist. 3) will move that the council find the DSP "not responsive to the District Council order of remand without further substantial revisions to the form and massing of the building."
  • An ordinance and a charter resolution amending various city election procedures, including polling hours, the deadline for voter registration, and the electronic filing of campaign finance reports.
  • An ordinance making several changes to College Park's animal control policies, including the discontinuation of the Animal Control Board.
  • A resolution increasing the membership of the Farmers Market Committee to eight people.
  • Possible approval of a fall field use application from the Maryland Stingers Women's Rugby Team.
  • Possible approval of a letter to the Prince George's County Planning Board outlining College Park's priorities for the M-NCPPC 2014 budget.

Immediately before Tuesday's meeting, public hearings will be held in the council chambers on the election ordinance and charter amendment. Below are the official notices for those hearings.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CHARTER RESOLUTION 12-CR-01
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
2ND FLOOR COUNCIL CHAMBERS
CITY HALL, 4500 KNOX ROAD
7:20 p.m.

Charter Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City Of College Park, Maryland, Amending Article IV, “Voting And Elections” §C4-2, “Registration of Voters” And §C4-5, “Petitions For Candidacy” To Change The Date On Which Voter Registration Closes and to Require That A Petition For Candidacy Be Filed Before 4:00 P.M. On The Date That The Form Is Due.

Copies of this Ordinance may be obtained here or from the City Clerk’s Office, 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740, call 240-487-3501.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ORDINANCE 12-O-07
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
2ND FLOOR COUNCIL CHAMBERS
CITY HALL, 4500 KNOX ROAD
7:10 p.m.

Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Maryland, Amending Chapter 34, “Elections”, Article I, “General Provisions” §34-3, “Definitions”, Article II, “Conduct Of Elections”, §34-5, “Polling Places; Hours Of Voting”, And Article III “Fair Election Practices”, §34-15, “Campaign Finance Reports” To Extend Polling Hours, Allow For Electronic Filing Of All Campaign Finance Reports Subject To Certain Requirements, Standardize The Time By Which Campaign Finance Reports Must Be Filed, Allow Pre-Election Reports To Be Filed On The Eighth Or Ninth Day Preceding The Election And Require That Incomplete Or Inaccurate Reports Be Corrected Within Three Days Of Service Of Notice.

Copies of this Ordinance may be obtained here or from the City Clerk’s Office, 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740, call 240-487-3501.

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