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From the Office of Council Member Tom Dernoga June 2023

Updated: Jul 4, 2023

Council Chair Dernoga at the new UM Laurel Medical Center ribbon cutting on May 17, 2023.
Council Chair Dernoga at the new UM Laurel Medical Center ribbon cutting on May 17, 2023.

UM Laurel Medical Center Opening in June

Located at the intersection of Van Dusen and Contee Roads in Laurel (7150 Contee Road), the new state-of-the-art medical facility will open on June 4, 2023. It is the first part of a full-service medical community providing outpatient surgery and primary, specialty, and emergency care in one convenient location. For more information, visit

District 1 Community Conversation: Representative Glenn Ivey

Beltsville residents are invited to join the District 1 Virtual Community Conversation on Thursday, June 29, at 7 PM. Our guest will be Representative Glenn Ivey from Congressional District 4; he will provide an update from his office and Capitol Hill. RSVP online at

Beltsville Residents: Community Stakeholder Workshop

On Saturday, June 3, 2023, join the Prince George’s County Planning Department for an Open House and Community Workshop on the US Route 1 Land Redevelopment Study to explore possible strategies for a more walkable, connected, and thriving corridor in Beltsville. The Open House will be from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM, with the project team available for conversation and questions. From 9:45 AM to 1:00 PM, participate in the interactive workshop to learn about findings from previous community engagement sessions, hear examples of successful case studies from across the country, and provide feedback to guide recommendations for future development along the Route 1 Corridor study area. The event will be held at the Beltsville Community Center at 3900 Sellman Road in Beltsville. To register, visit: For details on the Route 1 Land Redevelopment Study, visit:

Reducing Trash and Litter from Single-Use Disposable Foodware

Beginning June 1, 2023, all Prince George's County food establishments can only provide disposable foodware and accessories upon request or at self-serve stations for ready-to-eat foods. As a customer, be sure to ask for the items and condiments you need to enjoy your meal, for all take-out and delivery orders placed in-person, on the phone, or online. The new law applies to all food service businesses, including full-service, fast food, cafés, delis, coffee shops, supermarkets, grocery stores, vending trucks or carts, food trucks, and cafeterias. Single-use foodware items covered by the new requirements include: • Utensils (knives, forks, spoons, chopsticks) • Splash sticks and stirrers* • Straws* • Condiment cups and packets • Cup sleeves

• Napkins *Under County law, only compostable and paper products are permitted. For more information, visit

Are you behind on your WSSC water bill?

WSSC leadership has approved a temporary water bill amnesty program to help customers "Get Current" with delinquent water/sewer bills. The program, which will run from June 1-30, provides bill credits & waives late fees for qualified customers. Learn more at

Contact Us

Please keep in touch. Email us at or call 301.952.3887. Se habla Español. On parle Francais. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TomDernogaD1

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