October 2018 Town Meeting

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Traffic Calming Measures
After lots of discussion and great feedback from so many of you we will be moving slowly with implementing suggestions from the Traffic study.
1. Fixing the access ramps around the town.
2, Repainting the crosswalks to see if that helps people stop at stop signs.
3. Raised crosswalk on the south side of 64th Ave & Inwood
4. Speed Hump across Jason-likely closer to 63rd Place than the school entrance so that kids won't use it as a crosswalk after school.
5. See if we can use the police sign on 202 to tell people to slow down
6. Ask St. Ambrose PTA if they would pass out literature to parents at drop off/pick up asking for them to slow down.

*I have asked for the Chief to increase sporadic enforcement at the intersections or another visual cue from the police to remind people to stop. The Mayor expressed concern that this is inefficient and expensive. I will continue bringing this up

Future Considerations that need more community input and discussion:
1. More raised crosswalks at some of the intersections if they are determined to be needed.
2. Changing the red 'no parking' zone to 'no standing' and extending the red zones in some places.
3. Talking with PGPS about the bus routes to see if they could be streamlined
4. Following up with the traffic engineer on an overall traffic flow recommendation that we asked for
5. Gast/Cheese Park safety measures.

As always I welcome your input on these ideas and anything else!


Kilmer Property
The Green Infrastructure Committee along with Anna Hawkins came to request a $400 grant to establish three 3ftx8ft plant beds along the side of the Kilmer property. The beds will be planted with plants that produce edible fruits and berries for the public to consume.
This is a teaser plan with the hope to establish a full food forrest that will cover about 10,000 sq feet of the 65,000 sq feet in the property.
Once established the forest should require only a small amount of maintenance.
Town Administrator Update
1. Public Works will be doing some road work (filling holes etc) on Hillside, Inwood and Belleview. I will update this when I know which blocks he'll be doing.
2. The multi-use court is progressing-once it is done another pavilion will be built on the current basketball court.
3. The mayor suggested an inaugural basketball game that may coincide with a future market so stay tuned for details!
Green Infrastructure Committee Update
BayWise Owl Certification is ongoing check out greencheverly.org for more information

The Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek are hosting a planting/nature hike on 10/20 from 10am-noon. They will be leaving from 5607 Greenleaf Rd.
Planning Board Update
1. The Planning Board is looking for more members! The next meeting is Tuesday, October 16th at 7:30pm.
2. The Mayor is working with the University of Maryland to explore the idea of implementing an air monitoring program in Tuxedo to get a sense of our air quality.
3. A new transportation warehouse is coming to Sheriff Road. We will need to monitor Columbia Park Bridge for the impact of the additional traffic.
4. The Dog Park is moving forward. Residents have brought forward concerns about the brush and ticks and the town will be leaving the large trees but removing the underbrush.
5. The Easement for the bike path is also moving forward
Worksession Agenda
1. More discussion on the grant request for the food forrest
2. Update on the renovation of Woodworth park to an accessible/inclusive playground
3. Traffic study action list
4. Graffiti removal proposal for the 295 bridge over Rt. 202
5. Seep/Photo Enforcement
6. Switching over to LED streetlights and lowering the height o the lights
-Takoma Park is looking into this and pursuing an MOU with Pepco to allow them to transfer their lights to LED. We currently spend $75,000 on lights/year and Takoma Park estimated that they would make up the added cost in year 5 after the transition.
7. Electronic Signs input
8. Sponsorship opportunities with the Maryland Municipal League
9. Smith & Sons and air quality pilot study
10. An end to end examination of the code enforcement process
11. Election Supervisors response and input on the absentee ballots.

Please come and/or let me know if you have any input on any of these issues!

Police Updates
1. Crime is down 14% this year.
2. However there were 5 assaults over 3 days-all have been closed with an arrest.
3. Public Safety Day was a success! We are the only municipality to get a helicopter. Thanks go to Pepsi for being so generous every year.
4.There have been 4 thefts in the last month of on sport rims on newer Toyota Camrys- even ones with original locks on them. An after market lock may help secure the rims.
5. The Department has hired a new bilingual police clerk and a new administrative aide.
6. The Police trailer is getting fitted with tv screens to make a video game station for youth.
7. The next Police Advisory Board Meeting is Tues. Nov. 13 at 7:30pm in the police station. They are looking for a few more members so if you are interested, please let me know!
Recreation Council
The next meeting is on Tues Oct 23rd
The Halloween parade and party is 10/27 The parade starts at 11am and will be leaving from Cheese Park.
***Volunteers are needed*** It counts for service credit and qualifies a Senior for a $500 scholarship.
Beautiful Prince George's
Two Cheverly homes have been awarded The Prince George's County Beautification Award, including yard of the year!
Upcoming Events
10/20:
Community Market and CPRC Costume Swap
10/21: Women's Self Defense Class
10/27: Halloween Parade and Party
10/31: Trick or Treat!
All content in this email are the personal notes from Beth MacKenzie and are not official town communications.
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