Hopkins Securing Charles Village Benefits District The Hopkins commitment to the recently created Charles Village Community Benefits District continues to grow. The university, which alrea-dy has contributed $55,000 to the community effort, began, on July 31, the deployment of a new mobile/foot security patrol force within the 100 square block district. The 24 square block Hopkins post is bordered by 33rd Street to the north, 27th Street to the south, Guilford Avenue to the east and Charles Street to the west. Anthony S. Ingoglia, an eight-year veteran of the Homewood Security Department, will spearhead the Hopkins effort. The university's designated patrol of the district will complement the existing off-campus patrols as well as neighborhood security provided by The Union Memorial Hospital and the Baltimore City police. In June, the board of the benefits district hired the Wackenhut Security Corp., a national security firm, as its official private security force. The officers of the combined security team are assigned specific posts, so they become a familiar and highly visible presence in their respective neighborhoods. Hopkins also has added a new four-wheel-drive vehicle to ensure even greater mobility. The Charles Village Community Benefits District was established last year by a referendum of voters in five adjoining neighborhoods: Abell, Better Greenmount Alliance, Charles Village, Harwood/26'ers and South Charles Village. Property owners in the CVCBD pay a tax surcharge of 30 cents per $100 assessed value to pay for security and sanitation services beyond those which are provided by the city. CVCBD has a staff of six full-time salaried employees responsible to a 25-member management authority, which includes dean of Homewood student affairs Larry Benedict.
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