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Christmas Tree Collection and Mulching

Christmas tree mulching services will be offered by the Baltimore City Dept. of Public Works at the Citizen Convenience Center 701 Reedbird Ave every Friday and Saturday in January from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The dates are Jan. 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th and 25th& 26th.

Residents may bring containers if they wish to collect mulch for their own use. Community groups are also encouraged to collect free mulch for neighborhood gardens, while supplies last.

For residents who cannot bring their trees for mulching, the Dept of Public Works will offer curbside tree collection from Wed. January 2 through Thurs. January 31. Set out trees on the regularly scheduled trash collection day at the same location where trash is collected.
All tinsel and ornaments must be removed from trees before they are set out for curbside collection or mulching.

Call Midtown for Bag in Tree Removal
bag snatch
With the leaves gone from Midtown's trees, those pesky plastic bags show up in the branches.  The Midtown Crews use a special"bag-snatcher" tool to grab most of this aerial litter.  Please report location on bags in trees within our boundaries by calling 410 528-1512 or emailing us at
service@midtowncommunity.org.
 
AROUND MIDTOWN
Published by the Midtown Community Benefits District 
January 2013
2013 Board of Directors Take Office

 

J. Palumbo
Joseph Palumbo

The new board of the Midtown Community Benefits District was sworn into office by Deputy Clerk of the Courts Charles Mackey on Wednesday evening Jan. 2.  The board's first order of business was to elect it officers for 2013.  Now serving on Midtown's board of directors are:

 

Joseph Palumbo, Chairman (President, Mount Royal Improvement Association)

Jason Curtis, Vice Chairman (President, Mount Vernon Belvedere Association)

Joseph Horvath, Treasurer (Bolton Hill at-large representative)

Brent Pertusio, Secretary (Madison Park Improvement Association representative)

Michael Molla, Parliamentarian (MICA non-profit representative)

Randall Anderson II (President, Madison Park Improvement Association)

Kevin Cleary (Representing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake)

William Cole IV (Representing the Baltimore City Council)

Don Donahue (President, Charles North Neighborhood Association)

Sandra Harley (Charles North Neighborhood Association representative)

Steven Johnson (Mount Vernon Belvedere Association representative)

Jeff LaNoue (University of Baltimore non profit representative)

Sergio Martinez (Charles North at-large representative)

Vivian Richards (Madison Park at-large representative)

Doreen Rosenthal (Mount Royal Improvement Association representative)

Steven Shen (Mount Vernon at-large representative)

 

The board generally meets on the first Wednesday night of each month at 6:30 pm at the MICA Gateway building. (Calendar of meetings may be changed later this year) All meetings are open to the public.  Minutes of recent meetings may be found on Midtown's website.

Ivy Hotel Open House
Inn

Wednesday, January 9th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

1129 North Calvert Street

 

The developers of the new Ivy Hotel (former Inn at Government House) invite all members of the Mount Vernon community to an open house.  There will be tours of the existing structure and presentation boards illustrating the proposed changes.  Please bring your questions, comments, and constructive feedback.  Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

MLK Jr. Family Festival


Come together to celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation's greatest heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy theatrical and musical performances that reflect on the importance of free speech and diverse communities. Share your dreams, personal heroes, and stories through art and collaborative activities. Don't miss one of The Walters' most popular festivals. For more information, visit 
Thewalters.orgMonday, January 21, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

The Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street

 

THE MIDTOWN COMMUNITY BENEFITS DISTRICT IS A CITIZEN-RUN NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCACY AND IMPROVEMENT GROUP AUTHORIZED BY LAW IN 1996 TO PROVIDE SECURITY AND SANITATION SERVICES ALONG WITH PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR FOUR COMMUNITIES: BOLTON HILL, CHARLES NORTH, MADISON PARK AND MOUNT VERNON. IT IS FUNDED BY A TAXPAYER-APPROVED PROPERTY TAX SURCHARGE. MIDTOWN WAS CREATED BY VOTER REFERENDUM IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS STRONGER, BETTER PLACES TO LIVE AND WORK

 

Peter Merles, Executive Director
Midtown Community Benefits District
410 528-1512
MidtownBaltimore.Org
info@midtowncommunity.org