The City of Mount Rainier, MD, population 8,498, is located 4 miles from downtown Washington D.C. The city serves as the gateway community for Prince George’s County on the Historic Route 1 corridor, and is located on the northeastern boundary of the District of Columbia.

Mount Rainier is a historic and charming residential community, with a vibrant pedestrian friendly business district and is the hub of Arts and Culture in the Gateway Arts District.

Come and EXPERIENCE MOUNT RAINIER, MD ! 

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CITY OF MOUNT RAINIER MARYLAND OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS 2019 Updated May 8, 2019 5:30pm

City of Mount Rainier Maryland Official Election Results 2019

 

CITY OF MOUNT RAINIER MARYLAND UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS 2019

City of Mount Rainier Maryland Unofficial Election Results 2019

 

Mount Rainier Board of Elections 2019 FAQs 

MRBOE Election 2019 – FAQs

 

Mount Rainier Board of Elections is Excited to Announce Your Candidates For 2019

Election Day is Monday, May 6, 2019

City of Mount Rainier Candidate Announcement

Rules For Campaign Signs

CAMPAIGN SIGNS

 Election campaign signs shall not be placed in any public park, recreation area, highway median, public right-of-way, or other grounds owned by the City, County, or State. Signs placed in such areas will be removed and destroyed by Public Works. Candidates may place signs or other campaign information in residents’ yards with permission of the residents.

 

  • For purposes of these rules, a resident’s yard includes the contiguous property along the street which is owned by the resident but is under an easement by the city (commonly called a tree box or tree lawn).
  • Campaign signs shall not obstruct traffic signs, sidewalks, streets, or cause danger to public
  • The Supervisor of Elections, with advice from the Chief of Police, will determine if a sign is a danger to public safety. Signs shall not be attached to utility poles or street

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UPCOMING EVENTS:  MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Mayor and City Council Work Session, June 18, 2019 7:00pm

Mount Rainier, City Hall, 1 Municipal Place, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

FINAL WORK SESSION PACKET TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019

 

***From The Mount Rainier Tree Commission***

 

It’s best to plant trees in the spring or fall, and not in the hot summer months. 

If, on the other hand, you want to prune or remove a tree on your property, you are allowed to do this. But you may need a permit or permit waiver, and you may need to commit to either plant replacement trees on your property or pay into a fund that they city will use to plant trees elsewhere.

How do you know if you need a permit/ waiver? It’s surprisingly simple: Just hug the tree. Can your hands clasp easily on the far side? If yes, you probably don’t need a permit/waiver. If no, you probably do need a permit/waiver. To be more certain, use a flexible tape measure to measure the tree’s circumference around the height of your chest. You need a permit/waiver if the circumference is greater than 56.5 inches.

A waiver is granted if the tree is found by the city’s arborist to be dead, diseased or hazardous. 

If you do need a permit or waiver, or you are unsure, your point of contact is Rocio Latorre at Public Works: rlatorre@ mountrainiermd.org, 301-985-6583. She will guide you through the process. The process is also spelled out in the city’s tree ordinance, which is Chapter 12 of the city code: 

www.mountrainiermd.org/wp- content/uploads/CHAPTER-XII-B- Urban -Forest1.pdf.  For a simpler description of the tree ordinance, please see also the attached flier.

If you are having work done by a contractor, it is YOUR job to ensure they are following the tree ordinance. This includes not only tree pruning and removals, but installation of driveways and other structures in a tree’s root zone. It applies both to trees on your property and to city-owned street and park trees. Lastly, anyone you hire to do tree work must be properly licensed. Contact Rocio BEFORE work starts to avoid a potentially expensive fine. 

Please let us know if you have any questions: trees@20712.org. Also, we will be planting some street and p ark trees on the morning of Saturday, April 27, and invite all to join the fun. More details coming soon!

Gabe Popkin, on behalf of the Mount Rainier tree commission

Tree Protection Information

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Who is buzzing in your garden? 
 
Bees of all sizes and types, wasps, butterflies are all having a ball right now. Who is buzzing in your garden? 
The two biggest stars of our native-plant yard right now are southern arrowwood, and winterberry. We have 7 arrowwoods (Viburnum dentatum), and they bloom at different times. The largest is in bloom now, and is covered with huge heads of tiny flowers that are full of very large and very small bees, also visited by butterflies (blues, snouts) and other critters. The winterberries (Ilex verticillata), whose flowers are small and don’t look like much, are getting a lot of bee attention too, and was also visited today by a red-spotted purple butterfly. The Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica) is prolifically in bloom with long plumes of tiny white flowers and plenty of little bees. The hearts-a-bursting (Euonymus americanus) are in bloom (small, waxy flowers that will turn into glorious showy fruit) and visited by lots of tiny bees. The gorgeous native blue flag irises (Iris versicolor) are visited by a variety of bees. The spiderworts (Tradescantia virginiana) are popular too, but interestingly, seem to be preferred by honeybees (which are not native bees). The spectacular false blue indigo (Baptisia australis) gets bees that are strong enough to pry open the flowers – great to watch. The false solomon’s seal (Maianthemum [Smilacina] racemosum) are buzzing, and some solomon’s seals (Polygonatum species) too. And wild geranium, trumpet honeysuckle, amsonia bluestar …
 
The (non-native) white clover (Trifolium repens) that we allow to grow has many benefits, and the small bees visit it, but right now, with so many other choices in my yard, they aren’t preferred. They are a great alternative to a grass lawn, though, which provides almost no benefits.  We have also encourage the taller, clumpier red clover (Trifolium pratense), but its nectar is deeper, harder to get at for small bees. 
 
You don’t need (non-native and invasive) butterfly bush, Japanese honeysuckle, and other non-natives for the pollinators! If you need pollinator plants for your garden, there are so many natives available, especially the plugs from Liz Marshall and Jerry Burgess. They will be selling at the Pollinator Fest at Brentwood Town Hall, on June 15, 10am-1pm.
 
Jodi Beder

 

***Information from the City Clerk***

 

AGENDA –  LEGISLATIVE MEETINGS, WORK SESSIONS, CLOSED SESSIONS

Mayor and City Council Work Session, June 18, 2019 7:00pm

Mount Rainier, City Hall, 1 Municipal Place, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

FINAL WORK SESSION PACKET TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019

 

Legislative Meeting of the Mayor and City Council, City of Mount Rainier, Tuesday, June 4, 2019

FINAL LEGISLATIVE AGENDA PACKET TUESDAY JUNE 4, 2019

 

Mayor and City Council Work Session & Special Legislative Meeting

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:00pm

Mount Rainier City Hall, 1 Municipal Place, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

FINAL WORK SESSION & SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE MEETING  AGENDA TUESDAY MAY 21, 2019

 

Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Hearing / Public Comment

7:00pm | Wednesday, May 15, 2019 

City Hall, 1 Municipal Place, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

Mayor and City Council Budget Work Session

8:00pm | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

City Hall, 1 Municipal Place, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

FINAL AGENDA FISCAL YEAR 2020 BUDGET HEARING-PUBLIC COMMENT-BUDGET WORK SESSION

Budget Supplement #2

 

Legislative Meeting of the Mayor and City Council, City of Mount Rainier, Tuesday, May 7, 2019

FINAL LEGISLATIVE AGENDA PACKET TUESDAY MAY 7, 2019

 

Mayor and City Council Budget Work Session

7:00pm | Thursday, May 2, 2019

City Hall, 1 Municipal Place, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

BUDGET WORK SESSION AGENDA THURSDAY MAY 2, 2019

 

Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Hearing / Public Comment

9:00am | Saturday, April 27, 2019 

City Hall, 1 Municipal Place, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

BUDGET HEARING – SATURDAY APRIL 27, 2019 PUBLIC COMMENT SIGN IN SHEET

Mayor and City Council Budget Work Session

10:00am | Saturday, April 27, 2019

City Hall, 1 Municipal Place, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

WORK SESSION AGENDA SATURDAY APRIL 27, 2019

Budget Supplement #1

 

Mayor and City Council Work Session, April 16, 2019 7:00pm

Mount Rainier, City Hall, 1 Municipal Place, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

FINAL WORK SESSION AGENDA TUESDAY APRIL 16, 2019

April 16, 2019 Work Session Packet

 

NOTICE OF CLOSED SESSION

MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CLOSED SESSION, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7:00pm

Mount Rainier, City Hall, 1 Municipal Place, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

NOTICE-OF-CLOSED-SESSION-04-10-19-TO-DISCUSS PERSONNEL

 

Legislative Meeting of the Mayor and City Council, City of Mount Rainier, Tuesday, April 2, 2019

FINAL PACKET LEGISLATIVE AGENDA TUESDAY APRIL 2, 2019

 

NOTICE OF CLOSED SESSION

MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CLOSED SESSION, Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Mount Rainier, City Hall, 1 Municipal Place, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

NOTICE-OF-CLOSED-SESSION-04-02-19-TO-DISCUSS SALE OF 3200 RHODE ISLAND AVENUE

 

NOTICE OF CLOSED SESSION

***Cancelled***MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CLOSED SESSION, Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Mount Rainier, City Hall, 1 Municipal Place, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

NOTICE-OF-CLOSED-SESSION-03-26-19-TO-DISCUSS PERSONNEL & SALE OF 3200 RHODE ISLAND AVENUE

 

Mayor and City Council Work Session, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:00pm

Mount Rainier, City Hall, 1 Municipal Place, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

FINAL WORK SESSION AGENDA TUESDAY MARCH 19, 2019

 

NOTICE OF CLOSED SESSION

MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CLOSED SESSION, Tuesday, March 19, 2019

FOLLOWING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION

Mount Rainier, City Hall, 1 Municipal Place, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712


NOTICE-OF-CLOSED-SESSION-03-19-19-TO-DISCUSS SALE OF 3200 RHODE ISLAND AVENUE

 

Mayor and City Council Budget Work Session Agenda, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7:00pm, City Hall

Budget Work Session Wednesday, March 13, 2019

01 – FY2020 Budget – Proposal #1

 

Legislative Meeting of the Mayor and City Council, City of Mount Rainier, Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Legislative Agenda March 5, 2019

 

Work Session Agenda, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 

Work Session Agenda February 19, 2019

 

Legislative Meeting of the Mayor and City Council, City of Mount Rainier, Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Legislative Agenda February 5, 2019

 

Legislative Meeting of the Mayor and City CouncilCity of Mount Rainier, Tuesday, January 4, 2019 

Legislative Agenda Jan 8th 2019

 

MINUTES – LEGISLATIVE MEETINGS AND WORK SESSIONS

Official Minutes of the City Council Meetings & Work Sessions September, October, November 2018

Approved Official Minutes of the City Council Meetings & Work Sessions

Approved Minutes, City Council Meeting, December 4, 2018

Minutes City Council Meeting December 4, 2018

Approved Minutes, City Council Work Session, December 18, 2018

Minutes City Work Session December 18, 2018

Approved Minutes, City Council Meeting, January 8, 2019

Minutes City Council Meeting January 8, 2019

Approved Minutes, City Council Work Session, January 22, 2019

Minutes City Work Session January 22, 2019

Approved Minutes, City Council Meeting, February 5, 2019

Minutes City Council Meeting February 5, 2019

 

**Signed Resolutions and Ordinances by The Mayor and City Council**

Resolution 02-2019 Collective Bargaining

Resolution 03-2019 Proposed Budget Calendar

Resolution 04-2019 Youth Scholarship

Resolution 05-2019 Newsletter Guidelines

Resolution 06-2019 Partnering With GWU’s Engagement Lab

Resolution 07-2019 Upcoming Deputy Mayor Rotation

Resolution 09-2019 Support of Community Legacy Grant

 

Ordinance 01-2019 Tax Classes

Ordinance 02-2019 Budget Amendment #2

Ordinance 03-2019 MR Arts Commission

Ordinance 04-2019 Amending Chapter 2 Vacant Developed Properties

Ordinance 05-2019 Cell Antennas

Ordinance 06-2019 Tax Rates and Annual Budget Fiscal Year 2020

Ordinance 07-2019 Budget Amendment #3

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2019-2020 Senatorial Scholarship

 

Fiscal Year 2019 Quarter 3 (January, February, March 2019) City Report

Fiscal Year 2019 Quarter 3 Report (January, February, March 2019) Report

 

Fiscal Year 2019 Quarter 2 (October, November, December 2018) City Report

FY19 Quarter 2 City Report

FY19 Quarter 2 Admin Services

FY19 Quarter 2 Code Enforcement

FY19 Quarter 2 Economic Development

FY19 Quarter 2 Public Works

FY19 Quarter 2 City Hall

FY19 Quarter 2 Police Department

 

 

Police Statistics for May 2019

2019 Police Department Calls For Service Data

2018 Police Department Statistics

 

Mount Rainier UCR’s Report January 2017-December 2018

MOUNT RAINIER UCR’S REPORT JANUARY 2017-DECEMBER 2018

 

 

***We hope everyone had a safe and Happy Holiday season. The Department of Public Works will be collecting Christmas trees on Thursday, January 10, 2018. Please make sure to have your Christmas trees placed out on the curb by Thursday, January 10th at 7 am. NO APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. *** 

 

 

Mount Rainier Community,

As a reminder:

Yard waste is being collected every 2nd Monday of the month from December thru February. Therefore, residents are required to call and schedule their yard waste pick up at (301) 985-6583 to be added to the schedule. Yard Waste is scheduled for December 10th, January 14th, and February 11th.

Electronic Recycling  Drop Off

Electronic Recycling may ONLY be dropped off at the Department of Public Works on the following Saturday drop-off dates; March 16, June 15, September 21, and December 21,2019

E-Waste can be:

  • Televisions
  • DVD Players/VCRs
  • Computer equipment
  • Copiers and Printers
  • Stereos/Radios
  • Cell Phones, etc.

Note: batteries/light bulbs are not accepted, but can be recycled elsewhere

Please note that E-waste should not be put in regular or bulk trash: they have toxic chemicals that can’t go to landfills

The Mount Rainier Waste Collection Schedule is available on the Public Works Department web page.

 

PURCHASING ADDITIONAL TRASH & RECYCLE BINS

Please be advised that the city will be selling additional trash and recycle bins for residents. Prices are as following;

48 gallon (trash)-$44.00

64 gallon (recycle)-$27.00

 

Residents will be required to process payment at City Hall and then present your receipt at 3715 Wells Ave. Department of Public Works for pick up. If you have further questions please see the new trash and recycle policy on the city’s website.   

 

JANUARY CRIME STATS 2019

January 2019 Crime Stats

 

WELCOMING NEW POLICE CHIEF MORGAN

Welcoming New Chief Police Morgan

NEW TAX RATE PROJECTION 2019

New Tax Rate Projection 2019

 

1st Qtr FY19 Budget Reports

1st Qtr FY19 Budget Reports

 

New Trash and Recycling Rules

 

Sidewalk Improvements Capital Project

 


 

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