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On The Agenda: April 2021 By President Karen M. Coakley

Updated: Apr 30, 2021

The next virtual meeting of the Beltsville Citizen's Association will be on Wednesday, April 21 at 7 pm. Details for the meeting will be posted on the Beltsville News Facebook Page and Our guest speaker will be representatives from the Berman Enterprises and Kennedy Krieger Institute. Berman Enterprises own the old Beltsville Elementary School located at the intersection of Powder Mill Road and Cedar Lane. They intend to lease approximately 39,000 square feet of space at its existing 111,000 square foot building at the above address to Kennedy Krieger Institute (“KKI”) for operation of a private school, inasmuch as the zoning ordinance requires approval of a DSP, regardless of the existing building. The primary change to the existing property will be use of a portion of the parking lot to provide an outdoor play area. Although the initial student population is expected to be less than 100, Berman will design the playground for a maximum of 120 students.

Community issues and concerns

I have received emails and phone calls recently asking who you should call to report various issues. 911, Non – Emergency Dispatch and PGC311 allow the following: 1) You can place a report anonymously. 2) Request a case number or report number. You will need the case number to follow up if the issue has not been resolved. If you call the police about a problem in your neighborhood and you want to know if they answered the call you need to make a request that they come to your home.

9-1-1 Only to Report Emergencies - Available 24/7

Any life-threatening situation - fights, weapons, personal-injury vehicle collisions

A sexual assault that is in progress or has just occurred

An immediate threat causing fear for your personal safety or the safety of others

A serious crime in progress - robbery, burglary, assault, or domestic assaults

Any type of fire

Any serious medical problem that requires an ambulance or other immediate medical response

The non-emergency dispatch is available 24/7 at 301-352-1200.

To report incidents that requires the non-emergency dispatch of Police, Fire, EMS or Sheriff personnel

To report a non-threatening suspicious person, vehicle, or situation

A loud party or noise complaint

A parking violation

Vandalism or property damage

Traffic accident where there is no personal injury

To report that you were a victim of a crime that happened in the past and the suspect is no longer on the scene.

PGC311 Service Requests

Requests may be submitted by dialing 3-1-1 if you are inside the County. Dialing 301.883.4748 if you are outside of the County. Monday through Friday 7 am to 7 pm except Federal and County holidays or by using the following link:

If you have a topic that you would like to discuss at a future meeting, I can be reached at 301.937.3490 or I hope you can join us on April 21 at 7 pm.

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