HYATTSVILLE – With so many municipalities in Prince George’s County working hard and holding community events, not everything makes the paper. Here are some extra headlines from Hyattsville from the past few weeks. Keeping Up with the Audits The fiscal year 2015 audit is in the bag and was filed with the state earlier this […]
HYATTSVILLE – With so many municipalities in Prince George’s County working hard and holding community events, not everything makes the paper. Here are some extra headlines from Hyattsville from the past few weeks.
Keeping Up with the Audits
The fiscal year 2015 audit is in the bag and was filed with the state earlier this month, according to Ron Brooks, Hyattsville’s treasurer. Brooks said at the end of the fiscal year 2015 audit process, the city had a $13.2 million unassigned fund balance for the general fund, which is $6.1 million more than at the end of the 2014 fiscal year.
Analytical studies are currently underway for the 2016 audit and Brooks said the process is “off and running.” While the city has already filed for extra time with the 2017 audit, Brooks said the city is on track to catch up with its backlog soon.
A Call on Congress
On Oct. 2 the Hyattsville City Council voted to pass a resolution and send a message to the United States Congress, urging them to not pass any legislation that would separate immigrant families.
The city heard testimony from dozens of residents over the course of the past two months, asking them to take a stance and defend those in the area who have Temporary Protected Status or those who were previously protected through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
The city passed the resolution to call “on Congress to protect the Temporary Protected Status and DACA and reject any initiatives that will separate immigrant families” with the only vote of opposition from Councilwoman Paula Perry.
As the transportation study continues in Hyattsville, the city and its contractor are meeting in each of the five wards to bring the discussion directly to the residents of the city. Meetings started on Oct. 12 in Ward 2, but the discussion also continues online on the city’s SpeakUp page.
The next meetings include:
Ward 5 on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Magruder Park Recreation center at 3911 Hamilton Street.
Ward 1 on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the City Building’s first floor multipurpose room at 4310 Gallatin Street.
Residents of the city can also provide input on key traffic issues by going to this link: http://wikimapping.net/wikimap/HyattsvilleTMP.html
The University Town Center is about to turn into a boo-tiful array of Halloween excitement as the city of Hyattsville and the Hyattsville Branch Library team up to bring the holiday to the city.
The city and library will host Spooky Fest on Oct. 28 from 12:30 – 3 p.m. at the University Town Center, located at 6515 Belcrest Road.
The free event will begin with a “Spooky Storytime” and a Monster Mash Dance Party starting at 1 p.m. Other activities will include a costume contest, a photo booth, and crafts.
The parking lot of the City Building will be jamming and noisy on Nov. 4, but this Community Shred will be instrument and amp free.
From 9 a.m. until noon, the city will offer to shred resident’s unwanted paper for free. Residents are asked to remove papers and documents from binders and to remove any and all metal pieces such as paper clips and binder clips.
For more information call (301) 985-5000.