Bolton Hill is one of four neighborhoods within the Midtown Community Benefits District (Midtown). Midtown provides supplemental cleaning, greening, and safety services, including regular trash pick up from the black municipal trash bins around the neighborhood, park maintenance, bulk trash removal, leaf removal in the fall, and safety patrols. Midtown helps neighborhoods within its district plant and maintain street trees and has organized clean-up days around gateway areas of the district.
Anyone who lives in Bolton Hill may make a service request to Midtown. While many service requests can be made to the City through the 311 service app, cleaning or greening or bulk trash pick-up requests should be made to Midtown by going here.
Bolton Hill is represented on the Midtown board of directors by three people: two appointed by BHCA and one elected at-large. Midtown also welcomes additional volunteers who want to participate in its committees: budget, finance, and audit; governance and nominations; clean and green; and safety. Check Midtown’s website to confirm meeting times and locations.
Two annual Midtown town hall meetings are aimed at informing residents about Midtown’s activities and providing opportunities for feedback. At the spring meeting, the budget and service priorities are discussed. At the fall meeting, one at-large board member from each neighborhood is elected.
Midtown is a special benefits district covering 175 square blocks created by legislation adopted by the State of Maryland and the City of Baltimore in 1996. Most of Midtown’s budget is from a property surtax paid by all private property owners in the district.