News & Announcements
Leadership Camp 2013
Monday, May 06 2013
TOWN OPENS REGISTRATION FOR FREE SUMMER LEADERSHIP CAMP
Capitol Heights, MD - The Town will offer the opportunity for a limited number of children ages 6-14 to attend a free summer camp. Preference will be given to Town residents. The week long summer camp will be offered from Monday, July 29th through Friday, August 2 from 9 am to 4 pm. Lunch will be provided to participants in the program.
Highlights of the camp experience will include learning about the working of local government, public safety and other civic endeavors. If there are any questions regarding this program, please contact Town Hall at (301) 336-0626.
Councilmember Marnitta King is spearheading this project and will be providing staffing for the camp along with mentoring opportunities to local students. “The camp promises to be an exciting adventure for Capitol Heights students” Councilmember Marnitta King.
Applications are due by June 28, 2013 and they can be returned to Town Hall -1 Capitol Heights Blvd, Capitol Height, MD 20743 or by fax (301) 336-8706.
Friday, April 26 2013
HEALTHY HEIGHTS: 5K WALK AND HEALTH FAIR
For Information call Town Hall at (301) 336-0626
Leading to a 6 Week Fitness Challenge: District Heights vs. Capitol Heights
Saturday, May 18, 2013 the Towns of Capitol Heights and District Heights, MD will be hosting the First Annual “Health Heights” 5K Walk & Health Fair. This year’s theme, “Stroke Awareness: Healthy Hearts Fitness Challenge”. Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Heart Association and African-Americans (20-44) are 2.5 times more likely to suffer a stroke than Caucasian counterparts.
As May is National Stroke Awareness Month we have partnered with the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) to engage in a 6-week “Biggest Loser” fitness challenge. For six weeks community members will be led by health professionals in nutrition education and physical exercise to live healthier lives and reduce disease related to obesity and lifestyle. The 5K Walk & Health Fair on May 18th will serve as a start to this activity as we seek to improve community health outcomes.
Capitol Heights Day 2013 - PR
Thursday, April 25 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2013
THE TOWN OF CAPITOL HEIGHTS CELEBRATES THE ITS FOUNDING ON JUNE 6 - 8, 2013
Capitol Heights, MD – The Town of Capitol Heights takes great pleasure in celebrating the 22nd Annual Capitol Heights Day. This year the Town will be celebrating with a myriad of events including an Awards Banquet, Gospel Concert and Parade/Picnic Celebration.
The Town, which was incorporated in 1910, has long held the distinction of being a quaint modest bedroom community only miles away from the U.S. Capitol. Today, however, the goals and initiatives are to bring the design, infrastructure and diverse neighborhood environment of this Town into the 21st Century.
Council Meeting Time Change
Tuesday, April 23 2013
THE TOWN OF CAPITOL HEIGHTS - FAIR SUMMARY AND PASSAGE
OF ORDINANCE 2013-003 CHANGE OF MEETING TIME TO 7:00PM
This is to give notice that the Capitol Heights Town Council approved ORDINANCE 2013-003: the purpose of altering the time that the Mayor and Council conducts its regular monthly meetings; correcting obsolete terminology; and matters generally related thereto. Changing the meeting time from (8:00 PM to 7:00 PM) This measure was voted on and passed on Monday, April 22, 2013.
BY repealing and reenacting, with amendments, Chapter II, ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNMENT, Article 1. In General, Section 2-101 - Code of The Town of Capitol Heights
ORDINANCE 2013-003 is available for inspection by the public at Town Hall during normal business hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. on Friday.
Tuesday, April 23 2013
IMMEDIATE RELEASE : MEDIA ADVISORY
TOWN COUNCIL ANNOUNCES PROCESS TO FILL COUNCIL VACANCY
TOWN COUNCIL VACANCY FORM
Capitol Heights, MD (April 23, 2013): The process for the appointment of a new Councilmember has begun; the Council formally adopted the vacancy application process on April 22, 2013 at the Council Meeting. The process has been developed to allow interested citizens the opportunity to fill this vacant Council seat for the remainder of the term which ends in June 2014. Applicants must live within the Town boundaries for at least two years prior to application, be at least 21 years old and a registered voter.
CDBG PY 37
Wednesday, April 17 2013
OPEN BID FOR CDBG ROAD IMPROVEMENTS PY 37
THE TOWN OF CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MARYLAND, requests bids from qualified contractors for Project PY-37 -- Improvements at Various Streets, Contract No. 13-0304
Contract documents may be obtained for a non-refundable fee of $75.00, at the Town Hall’s Front Desk.
A compulsory Pre-Bid meeting will be held at the Town Hall Meeting Room on April 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm.
Sealed bids will be received at the Town Hall front desk until 1:00 pm on May 10, 2013, at which time bids will be opened publicly and read aloud.
Minority, Female and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are encouraged to bid.
The Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and observes all Federal Regulations including Section 3-504 and A.D.A.
Contact the Town Engineer, Mr. Wei M. Wu, at 240-882-6451
CM Hunter Resigns
Tuesday, April 16 2013
COUNCILMEMBER MONIQUE HUNTER VACATES SEAT AS OF MAY 1, 2013
Capitol Heights, MD (April 16, 2013): Councilmember Monique Hunter announced today that she will be resigning her post as Councilmember as of May 1, 2013. “It has been a pleasure serving the residents of Capitol Heights and I have been honored to serve with the Town Council over the last three years.” Councilmember Hunter has served as Chair of the Senior Committee and has created many new programs and events for local seniors. The Councilmember further remarked, “I have truly enjoyed working with Capitol Heights Seniors and I have learned so much from my time and efforts interacting with the community. This has been an opportunity to both lead and serve.”
Hunter also chaired the Budget Committee in Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012 and has been active in fiscal affairs. Councilmember Hunter will be moving outside of the Town limits and will no longer be able to hold her seat as Councilmember. Her last Council meeting will be Monday, April 22, 2013. The Council will recognize her contributions, accomplishments and will formally say farewell to the member at this meeting. "We wish Councilmember Hunter all the best in her future endeavors," Mayor Kito James stated upon the announcement of the Councilwoman’s departure.
The process for the appointment of a new Councilmember will begin after the Council formally adopts the vacancy application process at the next scheduled meeting on April 22, 2013. Interested applicants will be asked to complete an application and provide written information to the Council by a specific date. As per Town Charter Section 204, Vacancies in Office, “… the remaining elected officials shall elect by majority vote within 45 days of declaring a vacancy….” The Council will hold interviews during May and will hopefully make a new appointment by mid-June. Interested parties are asked to check the Town’s website after April 23, 2013 and/or call Town Hall for more information.
For additional information regarding this matter, contact Michelle Bailey-Hedgepeth, Town Administrator at 301-336-0626.
Thursday, April 11 2013
TOWN BEGINS ELECTRONIC FINGERPRINTING
(Capitol Heights, MD) - In April 2013, the Capitol Heights Police Department will be offering Electronic Fingerprinting services, This winter, the Town invested in a new software and equipment that will allow us to offer this service again during our normal business hours on Monday - Thursdays. To find out more information regarding this service and applicable fees call the Capitol Heights Police Department at (301) 420-2444.
This is a link to the Live Scan Form required for fingerprinting services. Applicants are encouraged to complete this for prior to obtaining services to reduce the wait time and ensure the correct completion of required information.
TNT Track Club
Monday, April 08 2013
TNT TRACK CLUB: OUTDOOR SEASON – BEGINNING APRIL 10, 2013
Below is an open athletic opportunity for Capitol Heights’ Youth. The programs are requirements:
•Ages 6 to 18 years old
•Ability to run, jump and throw
•Must possess a positive attitude
•Willing to travel
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
• There is no bench-everyone participates.
• You could win medals/trophies every time you compete.
• You get to compete against more athletes in one track meet than others do in other sports in an entire season.
• Positive family environment
Track & Field is an excellent road to a college scholarship
UCAP Clean Green Communities Program
Monday, April 08 2013
UCAP Clean Green Communities Program
United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP) has been selected to receive the 2013 EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Grant from the Maryland Energy Administration to provide energy efficient audits, weatherization, and retrofits to Prince George’s County residents.
UCAP is currently accepting applications for the program. This is a great opportunity for Capitol Heights residents. Please contact Jacquelyn Moore at 301-322-5700 ext 112 or
for more information.