Department of Public Works

Sudden decline in Hyattsville’s white oaks

November 27, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — At the Hyattsville City Council meeting on Nov. 18, Lesley Riddle, the director of Public Works, informed the council of a rapid decline in the health of many white oaks (Quercus alba) in the City of Hyattsville. “They’re dying with the leaves on, without abscission [read more]

Miss Floribunda: The Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly

September 16, 2019

Dear Miss Floribunda, I was really appalled by the insults from neighbors that “Eating Dirt” described in last month’s letter. While my very polite neighbors have been wonderful to me, a life-long resident of Arizona who moved to Hyattsville, I suspect they want me to make [read more]

Hyattsville’s 2020 vision comes into focus

April 22, 2019

By BEN SIMASEK — For the first time in nine years, Hyattsville has proposed a balanced budget. In fiscal year (FY) 2020, the city’s total projected revenues of $20.726 million cover $20.724 million in proposed spending. Beyond tapping into revenues collected through taxes and fees, city staff [read more]

Parents, rejoice! City fixes gate at King Park

February 5, 2019

The gate at the tot lot playground on Gallatin Street has been fixed. The gate had been ripped off its hinges over the summer. Parents had complained about the missing gate at King Park for months, citing safety concerns. St. Jerome Academy uses the park daily, and teachers had been fashioning [read more]

My Two Cents: One last tree hug

November 15, 2017

BY LESLEY RIDDLE — I have always been a tree hugger. Growing up in northern New Jersey, I was surrounded by old-growth trees, much like those in the City of Hyattsville. I remember the two giants that graced our own front yard, a magnificent eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) and a horse [read more]

City breaks ground on new home for DPW

August 23, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Another major development project is underway in Hyattsville: The city’s Department of Public Works is finally getting a new home — one that will include working toilets. City staff, Department of Public Works (DPW) employees and a small number of residents attended a [read more]

DPW overhaul price tag shoots up $1.3 million

October 5, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The Hyattsville City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 21 to approve no more than $3.3 million to renovate the Department of Public Works (DPW).  All of the proposals came in more than $1 million over the original $2 million budgeted in Capital Improvement Plan for FY2016, [read more]
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