Click Here to Download The pdf Downtown Middletown Business Improvement District 2017 Annual Report (1.77 MB)
Dear Friends & Neighbors:
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a happy and successful New Year. Your help and support during 2017 is very much appreciated.
This has been another progressive news-making year for the Downtown Middletown Business Improvement District. And, as has been the case for going on 27 years, much of the credit and thanks goes to our small and dedicated BID staff, our hard-working and talented volunteer Board and our public private partnership with the City of Middletown elected officials.
The Annual Report for 2017 follows the format of last year’s report. On these pages, under bold headlines, you will find news of the BID at work in Downtown Middletown. Our budget allows us to continue our commitment to our core services.
With a district assessment amount of $90,121 in 2017, we have built partnerships with local organizations, businesses and the City of Middletown to continue leveraging our funds and to provide programs and events for our downtown.
Our mission is spelled out in a district plan that calls for programs that enhance beautification, safety, sanitation and promotion. Listed below is how we focus these tasks.
Beautification - Floral displays tastefully placed throughout the district - Decorative street signs throughout the central district Safety - Traffic control and parking coordination at downtown events
- Foot Patrol – The BID coordinates with Middletown Police Dept. regarding foot patrols
Sanitation - Maintain and coordinate a seven day per week litter control program
- BID coordinates with DPW for 6 day curb side trash pickup and common dumpster depot locations - Weed control and general maintenance of downtown trees and bushes
- Crow Deterrent Program
-coordinate various events throughout the year
-use tools such as the BID website and social media to promote and market the district
I am looking forward to working with all of you during the coming year. Also, a special thanks to the Board of Directors, the officers and staff of the B.I.D. who worked so hard to make 2017 a very successful year. I’d be remiss not to mention our public/private partnership with the City of Middletown, who contributes towards our mission.
John Degnan, Executive Director
Join us on January 9th for the program details and a Q & A Session at City Hall in the Common Council Chambers at 7 PM
All aboard the Polar Express!
The Middletown Recreation Department and the BID District of Middletown will be showing the Polar Express at the Paramount Theatre on Monday, December 18th at 6 PM.
Doors open by 5:00 pm
With live organ music starting at 5:30 PM
All children may come dressed in their pajamas and will receive their “ticket” to be punched upon entering the theatre.
The cost of this event will be $5 per ticket. Refreshments will be available to purchase.
Today was the official opening and ribbon cutting of Preferred Homecare of New York, located on 23 Center Street! Preferred Homecare is a family owned home care agency that provides seniors, the sick and homebound with home care services. Their team includes Home Health Aides, Registered Nurses, Personal Care Assistants and Therapists. For more information visit their website at www.preferredhcny.com.
Check out the Holiday Bazaar. Taking place Saturday, December 2nd from 9 am to 1 pm on Orchard Street!