The Old Mill Hill Society
The Old Mill Hill Society ("OMHS") is the Mill Hill's community organization, representing the interests of residents, property-owners, and business-owners in the Mill Hill. It is responsible for creating and maintaining this website (built, as most projects in Mill Hill, entirely through the efforts of volunteers), and much, much more.
Anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Mill Hill may join the Society. Dues are $10 per person per calendar year. The Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Mill Hill Saloon on the corner of Market and Broad Streets. This meeting is open to anyone and welcomes visitors and guest speakers. It's a great opportunity to meet neighborhood residents and learn about various topics addressed by the Society.
OMHS regularly and effectively participates in the creation of public policy at the city, county, and state levels. Neighborhood residents energize the society through their time, talent, and active participation.
Programs developed by The Society include its now quite famous Holiday House Tour, which provides an opportunity for visitors to see the unusual interiors of our homes. The Spring Garden Tour shows off the many beautiful town gardens in the neighborhood. The Adopt-a-Spot program mobilizes the talent and energy of some 25 residents who maintain public space in the neighborhood by removing litter regularly and by painting, planting, and trimming. Other committees address architectural standards, publicity, the yearly flea market, recreation, and many other areas.
Meeting the Challenges of Urban Life
Like any city neighborhood, Mill Hill faces issues of public order, security, and quality of life. The Mill Hill Community Watch is an organization of 30 residents who work to ensure that our neighborhood is safe, clean, quiet, and attractive. All ordinances relating to public decorum, loitering, noise, parking, trash control, littering, and similar quality-of-life issues are enforced through an involved citizenry. The Community Watch has done much to improve conditions of life in the area, making the Mill Hill experience an unusually tranquil and pleasant one.
The interesting social character our community includes a strong core of professionals, technicians, service workers, and artists. There are several retired people and quite a few children. Those of us who own and rent homes in Mill Hill include married couples, single men, single women, same-sex couples, economic partners, and multi-generation families. Mill Hill is a model for the friendly and cooperative integration of a socially, culturally, and ethnically diverse population.