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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Port Towns Day!

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Commissioner's Work Session
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
6:30 p.m.

Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
7 p.m.

The Public is Welcome and Encouraged to Attend Any and All of These Meetings!
Saturday & Sunday
August 2nd & 3rd
Clean out your basements, backyards or home! Dumpsters are located at the Town Hall Parking Lot. Free for Cottage City Residents only. We accept tires. NO oil or paint!

Cottage City-Invitation to Bid

The Town of Cottage City, Maryland has several vehicles for sale.  Each item has a minimum bid amount as indicated:

·        One (1) 2004 Ford Crown Victoria Retired Police Car
Minimum Bid:  $1000.00

·        One (1) 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Retired Police Car
Minimum Bid:  $1000.00

·        Two (2) 2001 Chevrolet Lumina Retired Police Administrative Vehicle

Minimum bid $700.00

·        One (1) 2007 Dodge Magnum Wagon Retired Police Vehicle

Minimum Bid: $5000.00

All items are offered “AS-IS” with no warranty or other guarantee as to its condition.  Bidders are advised to inspect items prior to submitting a bid.  All sales are FINAL.  Full payment is due within seven (7) calendar days from awarding of winning bid.  Failure to pay will result in the item being re-listed or sold to the next highest bidder.  The winning bidder must remove property within ten (10) calendar days from awarding of bid.  Cottage City also retains the right to reject any and all bids and offers prior to payment.

All bids should be submitted in a sealed envelope to: Town of Cottage City, 3820 40th Avenue, Cottage City, MD 20722, Attn:  Tina Pryce.  Bidding will close on August 29, 2014.  Bids will be opened and selected on September 2, 2014 during the monthly Commission work session.  Cottage City will accept the following forms of payment:  cash, cashier’s check, and certified funds.  Upon full payment, Cottage City will provide the registration and title for sold vehicles.





  CountyClick 3-1-1 is a one-stop location that residents can call to get answers to questions and resolve non-emergency issues,” said Baker.  “This will make a tremendous impact on off-setting the volume non-related emergency calls our 9-1-1 dispatchers receive.
Cottage City Town Hall & Police Department 
3820 40th Avenue, Cottage City, Maryland 20722

Cottage City is a small, quiet community lying between Eastern Avenue (the border with Washington, D.C.), the Anacostia River, Bladensburg Road, and he CSX Railroad. Its history dates to pre-revolutionary America; old records indicate that the area was home to several of the Potomac River Indian tribes. With the coming of European settlers, the area became noted for its deep-water Anacostia River port, known then as Harrison’s Landing. Contributing to the economy of Harrison’s Landing was Moyer’s Grist Mill located in Yarrow, he very first mill of its type between Baltimore and Alexandria in Virginia. Yarrow was renamed several times, but today we know Yarrow as Cottage City.

Cottage City and Moyer’s Mill played a key role in the Battle of Bladensburg during the War of 1812. The mill acted as a hospital for wounded American militia, as well as an artillery battery. American forces were repulsed in a bitter fight in Mr. Moyer’s orchards, an event that resulted ultimately in the burning of the nation’s capital.

During the post-Civil War years, President Grant stayed at a summer retreat known as the Friendship House located in Cottage City. Friendship House is long gone, replaced in the 1940s by an apartment house located on 38th Avenue and Parkwood Street.

Today, Cottage City is a small, ethnically mixed community of about 1,250 citizens, with old “cottage” style homes that sit comfortably on tree-lined streets. The community is an active and enthusiastic partner with the county in the Port Towns Redevelopment Plan, an effort to revitalize the neighborhoods while preserving their historic heritages. The  riches that the town hopes to regain by this effort are an improved environment and an improved quality of life for its citizens—the people who define Cottage City, who take pride in what they are, where they have been, and where they are