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City Council Agenda: Cafritz Appeal, Election Procedures

Members will also consider applying for a $180,000 grant from Community Legacy.

The mayor and council of College Park are set to meet tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 14) at 7:30 p.m. at . Below are several of the items up for discussion and/or action:

  • A motion to authorize an appeal of the for the Cafritz Property.
  • A motion to approve the city's comments on Prince George's County's 10-year solid waste management plan.
  • A resolution to apply for a $180,000 grant from Community Legacy for a Commercial Tenant Improvement Program.
  • A resolution to amend the city's Homeownership Grant Program to "allow an alternate form of security in certain circumstances."
  • 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. (A public hearing on the matter has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7:10 p.m.)
  • An ordinance "to provide for a special assessment against certain property" fronting on the city's Rhode Island Avenue (Old Town) road improvements.
  • The renewal of the city's memorandum of understanding with the University of Maryland regarding Shuttle-UM ridership.
  • Appointments to boards and committees, plus several additional consent agenda items.

View the agenda and full packet of meeting materials here.

John Payne August 14, 2012 at 08:06 PM
It is informative to follow the very different approaches to the Cafritz development that have been taken by the University Park council (see the Patch site for UP/RP) and that of the College Park council. University Park has issues that they want to be sure are addressed in the development, so they have named an oversite committee. College Park council seems to have taken a completely antagonistic stance, fighting all the way, instead of figuring out how to engage contructively to achieve positive outcomes for the citizens of College Park.
Nick August 14, 2012 at 09:59 PM
This can't be right College Park is willing to spends gobs of taxpayer money on lawyers just to prove how bad of a neighbor the city is? Didn't the city make that point after its bad faith negotiations with the developer and other cities? Someone find College Park 's shell, they need to go back into it!
Fazlul Kabir August 15, 2012 at 01:29 AM
The motion failed (4-4), with Mayor Fellows voting Nay.

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