(Open to all)
Meetings at at 7:00 pm at the Fort Foote Recreation
Monday, January 19, 2015 AT 7:00
Fort Foote Recreation Center
AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT REPRESENTATIVES
U.S. Park Police (Fort Foote Park)
M-NCPPC Police (Fort Foote Recreation Building)|
Prince George’s County Police District IV
Prince George’s County Police District VII
Who has jurisdiction? Whom
shall we call?
Also on the program: Winners of the Holiday Home Decorating
COPS Officer for J3 (our beat) is Coporal Valerio
County Services, Complaints, Questions…Dial 311 or Use County
Community Notes and Reminders
In snow emergenices,
please park in your driveway if possible. This makes
the county snow plow/snow removal easier and more efficient.
It also reduces the possibility of being plowed in and hit
by a sliding vehicle. If, however,
you are unable to park in a driveway, the county code states
that all vehicles should
"...park on the even-numbered
side of the street until the odd-numbered side of the street
is cleared." If vehicles park on both
sides of the street, it makes snow removal AND Snow plowing
- Sewer overflows are a problem.
Please can the grease.
Join RENA or Renew Your Membership
Riverbend Estates Neighborhood Association provides a forum
to discuss issues affecting the community and its residents
and to act as a collective voice for its members. You are invited
to join or renew for the 2014/2015 season. The annual membership
fee is $25 per household and can now be paid with PayPal or
If you had rather pay with check, money order or cash,
Info and Form.
If you have a fallen tree blocking a roadway, please
phone 311 or notify
Will insurance cover damage from fallen trees and removal
of fallen trees?
According to the Maryland Insurance Administration web
a Tree Falls on Your Property":
At one time or another, just
about every homeowner or someone the homeowner knows has
had a tree fall due to wind, a storm or winter weather.
The question that everyone wants to know is, “Will my homeowners
insurance pay for the damage?”
The answer is that it depends
on the terms of your policy. Each homeowner should look
at their homeowners policy or talk with a representative
from their insurance company to find out what the policy
specifically covers and doesn’t cover. Homeowners should
also be sure to know what the policy deductible is, and
any dollar limits on the amount of damage the policy will
cover. Although the terms of your actual policy will determine
if the damage you have incurred is covered, generally many
homeowners policies will:
- provide coverage for damage
to your home and the contents of your home if a tree
(even if it is your neighbor’s tree) falls on your home
or other insured structure, such as a fence or a detached
garage . . .
Removal and Disposal of Tree Debris
The recent storms have raised many questions about
tree damage, tree debris and removal of all that debris.
- If the tree is down within the public right-of-way,
we should call 311 and report the location so the
county can clear the right-of-way.
- If the downed tree is within the public right-of-way
(county curb box) and is a county tree, call 311
and report the location and the county (probably
DPW&T) will remove the tree.
- If the tree is on private property, it is the
responsibility of the property owner to remove it
(whether it is your tree or not) and dispose of
Now, HOW to dispose of it is the major issue! Please
do NOT dump it on another property owner.
The county does NOT accept logs at any facility.
Therefore, the private contractor should ensure the
debris can be picked up by the yard waste collection
our community has on Wednesdays. That means:
- Yard trim must be placed in heavy-duty paper
bags or re-usable trash cans with handles and a
secure lid. Cardboard boxes are not acceptable
containers Cans must be clearly marked YARD WASTE
/ YARD TRIM for collection.
- Limbs collected curbside must not exceed
four (4) feet in length and three (3) inches in
diameter and must be securely tied in bundles. Bundles
of limbs and bags of dry grass and leaves must weigh
less than 60 pounds. Wet grass and leaves must weigh
less than 25 pounds.
As far as logs are concerned, the county’s Yard Waste
Composting Facility, Yard Waste Collection Section,
the Brown Station Road Landfill site all provided the
same information. Logs should be taken by the private
contractor to a site that splits them and then sells
them for fire wood.
If anyone has any further information which they
can share, please send it to
We want to be as accurate as we can be and to provide
the best information we can to the community.
Public Transportation in Prince George's County
Prince George's County has many
options for public transportation:
MetroAcess - MetroAccess is a shared ride transportation
service for people who are unable to use fixed-route
public transit due to disability. "Shared ride"
means that multiple passengers may ride together in
the same vehicle. The service provides daily trips throughout
the Washington Metropolitan region, including the District
of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Rides are offered
in the same service areas and during the same hours
of operation as Metrorail and Metrobus.
TheBus - Bus service within Prince George's Couny.
Senior and disabled customers ride TheBus for FREE.
Call-A-Bus - Call-A-Bus is a demand response
curb-to-curb service. Service is available to all residents
of Prince George’s County who are not served by or cannot
use existing bus or rail services. However, priority
is given to senior and disabled persons.
Park and Ride - Prince George's County has 15 free
park and ride fringe parking lots conveniently located
throughout the County.
Commuter Connection - Prince George's County Commuter
Connections is a free carpool/vanpool match service
available to persons living and/or working in the County.
Central Maryland Regional Transit - Central Maryland
Regional Transit (CMRT) a general public transportation
service providing fixed route service in the greater
Call-A-Cab - Call-A-Cab is a transportation assistance
program that provides mobility at a reduced cost for
senior (age 60 and over) and/or disabled County residents.
MARC - MARC is a 187-mile commuter rail system that
provides daily service through Prince George's County
to Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Is there a street light out in your neighborhood?
- For Pepco lights,
click here to report a street light outage online
or call 1-877-PEPCO62 (1-877-737-2662).
- For more information regarding
the street light maintenance and installation program
in Prince George's County