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On The Agenda: July 2020

Updated: Aug 1


New Covid-19 Testing Site Opens in Laurel

Mayor Craig A. Moe, Laurel Health Officer Dr. Uzo Unegbu, and City Council President Keith Sydnor are among the first to be tested at the Laurel site during a soft opening mid-June. The new site is located at the Laurel Beltsville Senior Activity Center at 7120 Contee Road in Laurel. The Prince George’s County Health Department operates the site, which offers free Covid-19 tests by appointment only for individuals with or without symptoms. The City of Laurel is providing volunteers and support. To schedule an appointment, please call 301.883.6627. The county’s site can accommodate those in vehicles or on foot, and you do not need health insurance to get tested. For more information about Covid-19 testing in Prince George’s County, visit their website www.health.mypgc.us/COVIDtesting.

Behnkes Property Update

Plans have been submitted to Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning and will be presented at a future meeting. They are proposing to build a 7-11 with a gas station on one of the parcels. Currently the 7-11 is located in the Garrett Cove Center. This is a permitted use in the CM zone. If you would like a copy of the application for the Behnke Property 7-11 DSP 20029, let me know. The group that submitted the plans expect to be at the MNCPPC Planning board in September.

Other News

Let's have a parade to celebrate our 2020 high school and college graduates. The Beltsville, Calverton, and Vansville Heights citizens associations along with North Creek Homeowners Association are planning a parade. Please have Beltsville student residents who are graduating this spring email me their contact information. Details will be sent out once the Prince George's County "stay at home" order has been lifted. We are still planning our parade. I can be reached at karenmcoakley@msn.com.

I will share community updates on The Beltsville News website and Facebook page plus nextdoor.com. Don’t forget to support our local restaurants and businesses.

If you have a community concern, I can be reached at 301.937.3490 or karenmcoakley@msn.com if you would like to be added to the Beltsville Citizen’s Association email list

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