College Park officials last week passed a $2.8 million municipal budget for the coming fiscal year, holding taxes at 47 cents per $100 in assessed value.
The budget for the coming year is up 1.2 percent from the current budget, City Administrator Leon F. Shore said.
The mayor and City Council also approved a federal revenue sharing budget that would target $149,059 toward the city's senior center, economic development projects, a new dump truck and $35,000 for plastic garbage cans for College Park residents.
In other action, the council:
Voted to ask residents of Crystal Springs and Acredale Court, subdivisions west of the city with nearly 200 households, to sign new petitions for annexation by the city.
Petitions were submitted last August, but another neighborhood, Acredale, challenged the annexation proposal and it was derailed. City officials decided to ask residents of the other neighborhoods by mail whether they still want to become part of the city.
Shore said 40 percent of the neighborhood's residents favored it in August, and the council requires only 25 percent for approval.
Decided not to buy Holly Park Elementary School from Prince George's County because maintenance would be too costly.
Passed a resolution stating its preference for having trash hauled out of the city rather than burned within the city limits.
The Maryland environmental services department is considering a waste-burning generator for the University of Maryland. Shore said city officials would rather see trash hauled to a point outside the city, where it could be processed into fuel and then taken to the plant.
He said if trucks were allowed to bring it to the generator directly, the city would get too much truck traffic
Backed a Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments report that asks Congress to retain price ceilings on "old" natural gas but to continue deregulation as set up by law.
Granted Leon N. Weiner, a Delaware developer who has proposed a 150-unit apartment complex for the city's Lakeland Urban Renewal area, a 90-day contract extension on city-owned land he was to buy June 1.