News & Announcements
Storm Warning - December 10, 2013
Monday, December 09 2013
Winter Storm Warning
PLEASE NOTE: Town offices will be closed today due to the Storm Warning. Public Works crews and Police Services will continue during the snow. Streets and high property sidewalks will be maintained during this storm.
... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 2 PM EST this afternoon...
* precipitation type... snow... heavy at times... perhaps mixed with sleet at onset.
* Accumulations... 4 to 6 inches.
* Timing... starting around daybreak... and ending by early afternoon.
* Temperatures... in the lower 30s.
The Town of Capitol Heights Remembers Nelson Mandela
Friday, December 06 2013
On Thursday, December 5, 2013, we lost anti-Apartheid, freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. We send condolences to all South Africans and the Mandela family. The life of Nelson Mandela inspired us all to embrace sacrifice and commitment in the pursuit of justice and freedom. He taught us the definition of perseverance as he overcame 27 years in jail to become South Africa’s first black president. Although he was known as the ‘Lion of Africa’, we can never forget his impact on the world. His inspiration led many Americans throughout the 1980’s to join his struggle to end the brutal and racially unjust system of Apartheid in South Africa. Mr. Mandela was the world’s preeminent example of courage, forgiveness and humanity.
Long live the spirit of Madiba Nelson Mandela!
Town of Capitol Heights
Mayor Kito James
New Year's Senior Dinner
Tuesday, December 03 2013
New Year's Holiday Senior Dinner - Monday, December 30, 2013 - 6 PM
The Town will be hosting it's Annual Holiday Senior Dinner on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the Town Hall. This yearly event features great food and companionship for Town Senior. Each year Council Member King prepares a great meal but space is limited to 40 residents so RSVP today by calling (301) 336-0626.
CH-RFQ 2013-007- Chamber Avenue Bike Lane
Wednesday, November 27 2013
CH – RFQ 2013 -007 – Chambers Avenue Bike Lane
The Town of Capitol Heights seeks qualifications and proposals from interested individuals, companies, or corporations for bicycle and pedestrian plans. Response are due by December 13, 2013 (noon). Contact Michelle Bailey-Hedgepeth, Town Administrator with any questions regarding this process.
Small Business Saturday
Wednesday, November 27 2013
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Embrace Community. Spend Local.
Saturday, November 30, 2013, the Town of Capitol Heights participated in the 4th Annual ‘Small Business Saturday’ sponsored by American Express. We would like to thank the resident of Capitol Heights for their support of this national initiative that encourages local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. "When we shop small we support local hiring, invest in our schools and generally preserve our unique identity,”-Mayor Kito James.
Please click on the link to read more about Small Business Saturday. Also, click the link to print this coupon booklet!
Holiday Meeting Schedule
Thursday, November 21 2013
Town Council Meeting Schedule
The Council Adopted the following changes to their meeting schedule on November 18, 2013.
- The meeting that was scheduled for Monday, November 25, 2013 has been cancelled.
- In the Month of December, the Council will meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:00 PM (December 2nd and 16th)
- The first Council Meeting in 2014 will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season.
Fair Summary Ordinance 2013-006
Thursday, November 21 2013
THE TOWN OF CAPITOL HEIGHTS FAIR SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE 2013-006
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR JURISDICTIONAL POLICE SERVICES
ORDINANCE 2013 -006 is for the purpose of approving a certain Memorandum of Understanding for Jurisdictional Police Services between Prince George’s County, Maryland, and The Town of Capitol Heights; providing for use of the Capitol Heights Police Department resources outside the corporate limits of The Town of Capitol Heights; providing for the coordination of law enforcement services between Prince George’s County, Maryland, and The Town of Capitol Heights; and generally providing terms and conditions for mutual law enforcement support between the Prince George’s County Police Department and the Town of Capitol Heights Police Department.
ORDINANCE 2013-006 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.
Council Meeting Date 12/2/13 - Second Reading
If I were Mayor Contest
Friday, November 15 2013
Mayor’s Essay Contest
Each year, MML and the Maryland Mayors’ Association (MMA) invite 4th grade students throughout Maryland to participate in a statewide essay contest: “If I Were Mayor, I Would...” This year, students are asked to include ideas for reaching out to all community members.
The contest gives students a chance to creatively use grade-specific language arts skills and civics / social studies knowledge.
The Town is now accepting essays from local students. To find out more about this Contest call Town Hall at (301)336-0626. Here is a link to the Contest applications and rules.
RFP 2013-003 Demo - Capitol Heights BLVD
Wednesday, November 13 2013
RFP 2013-003: Demolition of 111 and 115 Capitol Heights Blvd
The Town of Capitol Heights will receive bids/quotes until 12:00 (noon) on December 4, 2013 for demolition of two structures at 111 and 115 Capitol Heights Blvd, Capitol Heights, MD. We will have a pre-bid tour of the site on November 25, 2013 at 10:30 am. The building may have asbestos materials inside. Masks are encouraged for participants.
Storefront Improvement Program
Tuesday, November 05 2013
Town of Capitol Heights, MD
Contact: Michelle Bailey-Hedgepeth (301) 336-0626
TOWN LAUNCHES STOREFRONT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (SIP) FOR BUSINESSES - Town Extends Program Deadline (November 5, 2013)
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD : The Town was recently granted $50,000 from the State of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to support Capitol Heights businesses in façade improvements. Eligible businesses can receive up to $10,000 in reimbursement for eligible expenses that improve the outside appearance and structure.
“This program is a great first step in supporting local businesses and moving Capitol Heights forward in the vision that was developed by the Council in 2010” said Mayor Kito James.
Eligible applicants must have businesses and storefronts within the Town of Capitol Heights and they must make a minimum investment in their property which will be matched with state funds. The preliminary deadline for application for these funds was August 30, 2013 but we are still accepting applications from local businesses.