February 2015 Committee Meeting Schedule

Below is a list of committee meetings scheduled for February 2015. For more information, please contact the Midtown office.

Executive Committee:
Wednesday, February 11th at 6:00pm
Location: MICA Gateway Building

Clean Committee:
Thursday, February 12th at 5:30 pm
Location: Midtown office, 1107 Cathedral Street

Personnel Committee:
Tuesday February 17th 4:00 pm
Location: Midtown office, 1107 Cathedral Street

Green Committee:
Thursday, February 19th at 5:30 pm
Location: Midtown office, 1107 Cathedral Street

2015 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

Below is the schedule for this year’s Board of Directors meetings. All meetings (except Town Hall Meetings) will be held at the MICA Gateway Building located at 1601 W. Mount Royal Avenue. Meetings will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.

As always, they are open to the public. For a printable PDF version, please click here.

  • Wednesday, January 7 – Election of Officers, appointment of committees
  • Wednesday, March 4 – Preliminary budget approval for FY2016
  • Wednesday, March 25 – Town Hall Meeting: Public Hearing on FY2016 proposed budget Location: TBD
  • Wednesday, April 1 – Final approval of FY2016 budget
  • Wednesday, June 3
  • Wednesday, September 2
  • Wednesday, October 7 – Town Hall Meeting: Election of At-large Members Location: TBD
  • Wednesday, November 4 – 2014 Audit Report

2015 Christmas Tree Collection and Mulching Service

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Starting December 31, 2014 through January 30, 2015, the Baltimore City Bureau of Solid Waste will offer Christmas tree collection. Residents should set out trees on their regularly scheduled trash collection day at the same location where their trash is collected.

From January 3, 2015 through January 31, 2015, trees can also be dropped off for mulching at the Reedbird Citizen Convenience Center, located at 701 Reedbird Avenue. Mulching services will be offered from Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more info, click here.

2014 Leaf Removal Plan & Schedule

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Starting today (December 1), Midtown Baltimore crews will focus on concentrated clean up of leaf fall for our four neighborhoods. “No parking signs” will be posted strategically starting throughout Bolton Hill so that Midtown staff can focus on collecting leaves that have fallen on the sidewalks and in the streets. The signs will be posted 24-48 hours before our crew’s expected arrival to provide a reasonable amount of notice to residents. We will also post a daily note on our Facebook page to alert residents as to what streets we expect to clean the following day.

As we have a great deal of ground to cover, we would greatly appreciate any and all assistance you can provide and we definitely ask for your patience. A couple things you should note:

  • Midtown will not collect leaves on private property such as a backyards or steps. We will focus on collecting leaves that have gathered in the parks once all of the streets are clean. However, we will make sure that the sidewalks in the parks are clear for foot traffic. Click here for a park leaf removal schedule.
  • Do not sweep leaves into the street or in the alleyway.
  • If you have more leaves than the city can collect, please put them in bags and place them in front of your residence. If they are in a clear bag or one marked “leaves,” Midtown staff will collect them as they clean their regular route.

We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation in making this leaf collection plan go smoothly!

October Committee Meeting Schedule!

Below is the list of upcoming committee meetings and their locations for October 2014:

  • Budget and Finance Committee will meet on October 20th at 6:00 pm at 1221 N. Calvert Street
  • Building Committee will meet on Tuesday October 28th at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the conference room in the MICA residence hall located at 1601 W. Mount Royal Avenue.
  • Governance and Nominating Committee will meet on Tuesday October 28th at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the conference room in the MICA residence hall located at 1601 W. Mount Royal Avenue.

2014 Fall Town Hall Meeting!

It’s that time of year again! Midtown Community Benefits District will hold its 2014 Fall Town Hall Meeting on October 29 at Mount Royal ES/MS #66. The event will include a dessert reception and the election of 4 at-large board members!

See the flyer below for more details on the event and to learn how you can be considered to represent your community as an at-large member of the Board of Directors!

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Area 28 (Mount Vernon) Parking Permit Renewal and Pick Up Information

Current Permits expire September 30th

For those of you who already have a Residential Parking Permit in Mount Vernon (Area 28), you may renew your permit on-line at the following link.  https://pabc.t2hosted.com/cmn/index.aspx

In a slightly different process this year, you may pick up your permits at the offices of the Parking Authority at 200 W. Lombard Street, Suite B, beginning September 12.  Alternatively, you may pick up your permits at one of three pick-up sessions operated by MVBA.

Permits may be picked up at the offices of the Midtown Community Benefits District located at 1221 North Calvert Street, from 5:30pm until 8:pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 11
  • Monday, September 15
  • Tuesday, September 23

Please note that only permits that have been renewed and paid for can be picked up at one of the above sessions.  No new permit applications can be taken.

Please be sure to bring the appropriate documentation with you, at minimum:

Drivers license
Vehicle Registration card
Change of address card if applicable

Extended office hours may be available.  Call 443-573-2800 for times.
Free parking available at the Arena Garage, entrance at 99 S. Howard Street

Detailed documentation requirements:

You must present all current documentation when picking up your permits at either a Community Pick Up (on-line purchases only) or at the Parking Authority.

What you will need to provide for a permit:

  • Current Maryland Vehicle Registration (With an eligible Area #28 address unless you have a Maryland registration and are a full time student with a current Student ID)
  • 1 form of proof of residency, such as:
    • Current Lease signed by all parties that is not month to month (month to month leases require residents to come to the PABC office each month to renew permit)
    • Proof of home ownership (settlement papers)
    • Current driver’s license with your current address
    • Utility bill in your name, reflecting current address, that is no less than 30 days old
  • Any Photo ID

You may need additional documentation in the following circumstances:

  • If your vehicle is registered out of state in your name:
    • You must register your vehicle in the State of Maryland before purchasing or obtaining a parking permit or decal
    • Students from out of state and members of the military are not required to register their vehicles in the State of Maryland to obtain a decal or permit but they must present a Non-Resident Permit from the MVA (or the receipt) before PABC staff or Community Pick Up volunteers issue a permit/decal.
  • If the vehicle registration is out of state but in someone else’s name you must present:
    • A current notarized letter from the owner every time you renew. The signed letter must be dated no more than 6 months from the day you acquire your permit.
    • Your Maryland driver’s license with your current address.
    • The current vehicle registration
  • If the vehicle is registered in state but in someone else’s name you must present:
    • A current notarized letter from the vehicle’s owner granting you rights to drive this vehicle. This is required every time you renew. The letter must be signed and dated no more than 6 months from the day of acquiring your permit.

Payment Options: Parking permits are $20 each. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover credit cards. We also accept checks and money orders made out to the “Director of Finance”. Cash is not accepted.  There are no visitor passes issued in Area 28.

Contact Information:

Parking Authority: rpp@bcparking.com(Email Link) , 443-573-2800, extensions 863, 845, or 851.

Area 28 representative Steve Johnson: Sjohnson009@sprintmail.com