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FY 18 Budget First Reading

FY 18 Budget First Reading: Budget Book:  FY18 Budget 1st Read

Town of Bladensburg’s Proposed FY 2018 Budget

Draft Budget FY 2018 Budget Book Draft Printer Friendly:  Budget Book April 25 Draft – Printer Friendly Budget Book Draft:  Budget Book April 25 Draft Constant Yield Hearing:  Constant Yield

Mayor & Council Adopt Two New Election Ordinances

Two New Election Laws are Now in Effect: Absentee Ballots:  1-2017 Absentee Ballots Campaign Finance:  2-2017 Campaign Finance

FY 18 Town Grants

Town of Bladensburg FY 18 Grant Application for community organizations Application: Town of Bladensburg FY18 Grant Application_March_28_2017_Fillable Form

Strategic Plan 2017

STRATEGIC PLAN FOR BLADENSBURG 2017: Approved Plan March 2017:  Strategic Plan Apprvd

Proposed FY 2017 Town of Bladensburg Budget

Proposed Final Budget, June 2, 2016: Prop Final bdgt june 2 2016 Budget Summary Budgeted Revenues Department Budgets Budgeted Expenses by Dept

Monthly Town Meetings

Reminder of Town Meeting All Community Invited to Participate Town Worksession and Council Meeting Agendas: March Council Meeting Agendas: Council Meeting:  March 2017 cm agenda Worksession:  March 2017 ws agenda December 12, 2016:  December 2016 ws agenda; December 2016 cm agenda NOVEMBER 14 2016:  Closed Session:  CLOSED SESSION NOV 14 2016 November 14 2016  Council [...]

Town Monthly Meeting Staff and Other Reports

The Town of Bladensburg requires monthly reports from each of its departments. Citizens may view and download these reports from the town’s website here.

Bladensburg Community Recreation Center -After School Program

The Bladensburg Community Recreation Center. located at 4700 57th Avenue, Bladensburg Maryland, is sponsoring an after school program. There are various fitness and activity programs. For more call 301-277-2124 or click this link to download the attached PDF.

Growing Your Own Food @ Autumn Woods

Doing Business with the Town of Bladensburg: Sustainble (Green) Puchasing/ Procurment

The Town of Bladensburg developed and adopted a Green Purchasing Policy in April of 2011 (4-2011) and updated the policy in September 2012, adopting Green Purchasing Policy (9-2012) as a result of our ongoing commitment to minimize impacts on human health and the natural environment. It was and is our intent to reduce the negative effect on humans and the environment, when economically feasible, by actively pursuing environmentally preferred products i.e. raw material, manufacturing, packaging, use, reuse, operation, maintenance and disposal products. Our Green Purchasing Manager, Director of Public Works/Code Enforcement Director coordinates with federal, state and local agencies as well as other stakeholders regarding, permits, retrofit design, environmentally preferable purchasing, sustainability, bio retention, and other environmental construction and installation issues to ensure compliance with this policy. Please see the attached as PDF copy of the Town Procurement Policy:Green Purchasing Policy 9-2012 FULL


Even if you do not have a college-aged child at home,

please share this with someone who does, pass this scholarship information

on to anyone and everyone that comes to mind.

Please pass this information on to family members, nieces, nephews,

friends with children etc.


Holiday fraud—How not to be scammed

This holiday season the FBI and the Town of Bladensburg Police Department reminds shoppers that cyber criminals aggressively create new ways to steal money and personal information. Please download the PDF for the full tips to keep your family safe and aware.

Online College Catalogs …..a Host of Schools to Attend Online!

Have you been crawling through thousands of college catalogs to find an appropriate online school to attend? Recently, a comprehensive directory of all college program has been compiled that you can take online apart from the more well known online schools. Many of our students didnot even know that their local colleges offer many online programs until this database was built!

This database will be updated yearly and will always remain free and open. Higher education for all students is a passion of mine, and passing knowledge to what types of programs exist out there in hopes that students will find a higher education program that excites them is our goal. I hope that your school, counselors, advisors, parents and students will find it useful. Please see this link at: and

Notice of the Change in Trash Collection

As of August 15, 2012, the Town of Bladensburg has gone to once a week trash collection. Please select link for more information.

Town of Bladensburg Storm Recovery Update: Donations Sought (SHELTER CLOSED)

Efforts continue for the recovery of the Town of Bladensburg from the micro-burst it suffered on Friday night, June 21st, 2012. As the County assesses damages and determines whether it meets the threshold for a Declaration of Emergency in order to receive federal assistance, it requests all residents impacted in the Towns of Bladensburg and Cheverly as well as any nearby areas of this microburst to call the Emergency Operations Hotline at 301-583-2230 in order for them to inspect structural damage. Please note, the County is looking for residents with structural damage only in areas within the vicinity of the microburst.

The Prince George’s County’s Department of Environmental Resources has inspected 126 structures, deeming 21 to be unsafe and uninhabitable. Residents cannot return to these structures until repairs are completed. The Prince George’s County Office of Family Services, Department of Social Service, and the American Red Cross has closed the shelter at Bladensburg High School, 4200 57th Avenue. as all families have been placed. Any resident needing assistance, information or shelter, should call the Prince George’s County Emergency Operations Hotline at 301-583-2230.

Financial contributions can be made through a special fund established for those impacted. The fund will assist with food replacement, housing assistance, emergency assistance clothing and emergency housing assistance. The Finance Office of the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services will accept the donations at: 805 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD 20785. Please make checks or money orders payable to: Prince George’s County Department of Social Services and note in the memo section “Bladensburg Microburst Lay Fund”).

The Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department will host a PURSE BINGO August 4th, 2012

The Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department will host a PURSE BINGO August 4th, 2012
Doors open at 4:30 pm with bingo staring at 5:30 pm

Advance tickets can be purchased from:

Paula Ayers 240-882-7503

Crystal Ayers 301-254-4257

Val Cherrico 301-927-0437

Kristal Machado 240-604-8487

Proceeds will go to the DC Burn Foundation in honor of

Kevin O’Toole and Ethan Sorrell


The Town of Bladensburg has taken the opportunity to collect scholarship information so that our youngest residents can make benefit of financial incentives and opportunities to obtain a college education. You may find out more about each opportunity by touching the hyperlink witch will take you to the appropriate site to allow you to access form and additional information. You may also contact Town Hall at 301-927-7048 to obtain a hard-copy of this list.


(Once downloaded then mouse-over and click on the desired link to obtain forms or additonal information)


The Town of Bladensburg recently adopted the FY 2013 Budget. Please download the document to review it.

If you have comment you may call or write John Moss, Town Administrator at (301) 927-7048 or email of Comments may also be dropped off or sent to the Town Hall located at 4229 Edmonston Road, Bladensburg, Maryland 20710

Please see the link for more.

Port Town Rain Gardens

The Port Towns Commemorative Rain Garden project is a unique effort to create a series of linked foundations for celebration and restoration across the Port Town communities. This project is intended to highlight the commitment that Bladensburg and the other Port Town communities have made to the sustainable restoration and protection of the Anacostia River. Each rain garden will include design elements and construction infrastructure that demonstrate green streets elements, promote green jobs, help understand the water quality benefits, and provide educational opportunities.

We invite public comment and feedback. Please direct your response to Mr. John Moss, Town Administrator at 301-927-7048 or by e-mail at

Please click the link to see the attached PDF document for more.

Prince George’s Municipal Collaboration Receives Additional MEA EmPOWER Funds

The Town of Bladensburg was awarded $100,000 in January to coordinate energy efficiency retrofits for low to moderate income homeowners in 10 municipalities in Prince George’s County. To date the Collaboration has partnered with Edge Energy, Green reVisions, and End Time Harvest Ministries to retrofit 16 houses. MEA announced today that they are impressed with the efficiency of this project and are doubling the funding.

Town of Bladensburg Mayor, Walter L. James, said “We are pleased to be coordinating this great effort on behalf of many of our Municipal partners and thrilled to help homeowners throughout the County to save money on their energy bills.” The Town of Bladensburg has coordinated other successful municipal collaborations in the past. This collaboration includes: the Towns of Bladensburg, Brentwood, Cottage City, Colmar Manor, Edmonston, Forest Heights, Glen Arden, Landover Hills, and the Cities of Mount Rainier and Seat Pleasant.

Homeowner Dottie Fratturelli, who benefitted from the program, stated “I felt a difference in the house as soon as the work was completed!” She went on to say that she “was very grateful for this program because she could not afford the retrofits.” Edge Energy fixed gas leaks, installed attic insulation, caulking/weather-stripping, CFL bulbs, and a new energy star refrigerator for Ms. Fratturelli.

“The Maryland Energy Administration was able to reallocate funding to empower more homeowners in Prince George’s County through this project,” Malcolm Woolf, MEA Director, stated. “A 10% return on investment through energy savings compels homeowners to complete these energy assessments, especially due to the increased comfort that they will enjoy in their homes. MEA looks forward to further residential energy savings investments in Prince George’s County.”

Lisa Lincoln, CEO of Green reVisions, is the Project Director and she says the program is now accepting new applications for this increased funding. “If you live in one of the municipalities that is part of this collaboration, please contact your Town Administrator for more information.”

These energy efficiency retrofits are estimated to save homeowners an average of $620 per year on their energy bills. Jason Dispenza, President of Edge Energy, said “Working with the Town of Bladensburg and the Maryland Energy Administration’s EmPOWER Community Program has been a pleasure and shown us all the value of a well-managed neighborhood weatherization program. Many homeowners are receiving weatherization services which are improving their family’s comfort, air-quality, safety, and saving them money on their energy bills.”

Formula 2040 MNCPPC

“Be a part of the equation—help plan the future
of parks and recreation in Prince George’s County”

Crime Prevention News and Information

Crime Prevention News and Information
This section contains news from our police liaison or local news regarding crime prevention in the Town of Bladensburg. Please click on the weblink for more.

Maryland Milestones…

Maryland Milestones, a program established in 2012 by ATHA Inc., highlight the many firsts and uniques which have occurred in the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area. This program brings information about these milestones to the public and makes connections between the history, culture, and nature of the region. Additionally, the Maryland Milestones program emphasizes the importance that travel, trade, and communication have played in the region – through turnpikes, highways, parkways, aviation, telegraphs, and train travel. In Spring 2012 look for the formal rollout of this program with new signage, milestone markers, and interpretive program trails.

For more information please see:

The Undaunted……The Battle of Bladensburg War of 1812

Reenactors at Riversdale Annual Battle of Bladensburg (MNCPPC)The Battle of Bladensburg Task Force is committed to telling the story of the military actions and civilian life that preceded, surrounded, and followed the Battle of Bladensburg on August 24, 1814. Through a Visitor Center, walking and bike tours, sites, events and signage, the Task Force is working with partners across the area to ensure visitors and the community understands that without the Battle of Bladensburg and Prince George’s County, the Star Spangled Banner and the success at Baltimore would not have occurred. The Battle of Bladensburg / War of 1812 Commemoration will occur over 2012-2014 with multiple events, activities, and sites. Come and visit and experience the history!

Visit a partner site – Bladensburg Archaeology – for a detailed video about the battle history!

Bostwick May Festival

Take a step back in time to the eve of the War of 1812 with 1800s music- Caribbean drums, gospel choir and classical songs – children’s games, farm animals, 1800s trade and craft demonstrations, food – old time favorites, bar-b-que and Native American food – and heirloom plant and craft sale. Browse the May Basket competition entries, take a springtime walk and let the kids play.

Sunday, May 6, 1-4p
48th Street, Bladensburg, MD
Admission: FREE
301-927-7048 for more information

What Is YOUR Carbon Foot Print?

The average American generates about 15,000 pounds of carbon dioxide every year from personal transportation, home energy use and from the energy used to produce all of the products and services we consume. Calculate your personal impact to see how much CO2 you produce each year.

School Scholarships 2012

The Town of Bladensburg has taken the opportunity to collect scholarship information so that our youngest residents can make benefit of financial incentives and opportunities to obtain a college education. You may find out more about each opportunity by touching the hyperlink witch will take you to the appropriate site to allow you to access form and additional information. You may also contact Town Hall at 301-927-7048 to obtain a hard-copy of this list.

Once downloaded, CLICK TO FOLLOW LINK.

Town of Bladensburg Green Street Update

4 million dollars fiscal support for the planning and engineering of the Town of Bladensburg Green Street.

Bladensburg Archaeology Project

Tour the Magruder House Archeological Dig Saturday May 9th Come discover Bladensburg’s history! The Cultural Resources Section of the Maryland State Highway Administration will be giving tours of an archeological excavation at the Magruder House. This dwelling dates to 1742 and may have played a significant role in the War of 1812 Battle of Bladensburg. [...]

Port Towns Bus Service Commences

The Towns of Bladensburg and Colmar Manor have teamed together to offer their senior citizens and physically and/or mentally challenged residents a new bus service. This service is available immediately.

A Cleaner Greener Community