Monday, January 21, 2019

Mayfair Civic Association Meeting
Monday January 28th, 2019 • 7pm • Mayfair Community Center
As a sign of respect to your neighbors, we kindly ask you to please refrain from conversing among yourselves during our meeting. If you feel as though you need to hold a private conversation, please step into the lobby area before doing so.
Thank you!
  • Pledge of Allegiance - (Please silence all cell phones)
  • Officers Present

President: Donny Smith
Vice President: Kevin Leonard
Secretary / Zoning Chair: Michael Serverson
Treasurer / Membership Chair: Christina Loughrin
Sgt. at Arms: Joe Valecce
Mayfair Business Assoc.: Lisa Greco
Mayfair Memorial Playground Co. Chairs:  Dana Lambie, Mia Hylan, &
Melinda Mulvenna

Announcements and Updates
·       Treasurers Report: Christina Loughrin
·       American Flag Project: All of our flags will need to be replaced. Please donate here, or visit our website to make a donation via Paypal to keep these flags flying in 2019. Thank you!
·       Membership:
•  $10 per year  •  $40 for 5 years  •  $100 Lifetime
Applications available at the rear or online at
(Must reside within Civic boundaries)
Please renew now for 2019!
·       Meet the NEW 15th : Captain John Walker & P/O Megan McLaughlin
·       Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest & Trolley Tour: Congratulations to our winners 3513 Shelmire, 3439 Chippendale, 3319 Chippendale, 7411 Brous, 7816 Lexington, 7930 Lister, Hot Looks Hair Salon, Joe Ems State Farm, and St. Matthew’s Rectory!
·       Civic Lot Update: If anyone knows the whereabouts of John Wisnewski or Wayne Beltz both formerly on Cottman Avenue, please let us know.
Mayfair Tee Shirts : Available at Bellalisa Hair Studio – 3530 Cottman Ave, 19149
·      Small to XL tees are $12 each / 2 for $20 • 2X tees are $15 each / 2 for $25
·      Any combo that includes a 2X tee is 2 for $25 (example: 1 small + 1 2X)
·       Pennypack Music Festival: “LIKE” Pennypack Music Festival on Facebook for updates. If you would like to become a 2019 PPMF Sponsor, please email Thank you!
·       Mayfair Business Improvement District & MCDC Updates: Marc Collazzo
“LIKE” Mayfair Business Improvement District and Mayfair Community Development Corporation on Facebook for daily updates.
Zoning in Mayfair
(called in the order that they were received)
1. 3101 Glenview st. - Residential
Applicant : James Brown
Application # : 917933
Appeal # : 35519
ZBA Hearing Date : 2/6/19 • 9:30 AM • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor
2. 7378 Rowland Ave. - Commercial
Applicant : Shawn Ward ESQ. / William Baker (Expeditor for Owner)
Application # : 918575
Appeal # : 35784
ZBA Hearing Date : 1/22/19 • 2:00 PM • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor
Have and Hold
The applicant will be heard by the ZBA on 1/22/19. The ZBA will hold their decision until we submit the outcome of our meeting.
Current Members of the Mayfair Civic Association have the following three (3) voting options
1.     Opposed - The Mayfair Civic Association will send a letter to the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment recommending that the applicant be DENIED from getting zoning approval
2.     Not Opposed with Provisos – The Mayfair Civic Association will send a letter to the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment recommending that the applicant be GRANTED zoning approval WITH PROVISOS (detailed below)
3.     Not Opposed – The Mayfair Civic Association will send a letter to the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment recommending that the applicant be GRANTED zoning approval WITHOUT PROVISOS (detailed below)
Residential Provisos 
1.  The outside of your establishment must be kept clean, maintained, graffiti free, and swept at all times
2.     Snow removal to be done within 6 hours of the storm
3.     Contact information (Name - Phone Number - Email) to be provided to the Mayfair Civic Association for the owner, as well as property manager
Business / Commercial Provisos
1.       The outside of your establishment must be kept clean, maintained, graffiti free, and swept at all times
2.       Signage to be kept to a minimum 
  • No nailing of banners to the walls
  • No excessive signage in the windows (all windows should be easily seen through at all times)
  • Grand Opening signs, flags, garland, streamers etc to be removed within 30 days of store opening
3.       Add and maintain an outdoor trashcan
4.       Participation in the Safe Cam Program
5.       Snow removal to be done within 6 hours of the storm, and during business hours
6.       Contact information (Name - Phone Number - Email) to be provided to the Mayfair Civic Association for the tenant, as well as the property owner / landlord, and property manager
7.       Notify the MCA and Mayfair Business Association that you are seeking new hires and hire within the community if possible
  Civic Elections: 2019 is an election year for our Executive Board
Open Discussion
·      Wrap Up : If anyone would like to get more involved with the Civic, we could use volunteers! Please introduce yourself after the meeting or via email (
·      Facebook : "LIKE" Mayfair Civic Association on Facebook to stay current on all things happening in Mayfair!
·      Friends of Pennypack Park Update: Nance Kerns – “LIKE” Friends of Pennypack Park on Facebook for updates.
·      Mayfair Memorial Playground Update: “LIKE” Mayfair Memorial Playground on Facebook for updates.
·      PDAC Update: Joe Valecce (President) - “LIKE” 15th_PDAC on Facebook for updates.
·      Next Meeting : Our next regularly Civic Meeting will be held on Monday March 18th 2019 at 7pm. Check Civic Facebook page and or Civic Website for notices of possible Special Zoning Meetings before then.
Please fold your chairs and place them along the wall before you leave
Thank You!
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"

Monday, December 17, 2018

Here it is gang - The 2018 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Map!

We had just shy of 300 entries this year, and as a result of this Contest which started in 2013, people have really stepped up their game! The competition is fierce, and Christmas is alive in Mayfair!

Grab the kids and take a ride around, or starting on Friday December 21st, you can take a tour of Mayfair and see the entries on a vintage 1959 PTC bus! Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Details below.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Tis the Season Mayfair - It's time once again for the Mayfair Civic Association's "Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest"!
Working in conjunction with the Mayfair Business Association, the Mayfair Civic Association will be giving away prizes and the coveted "2018 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Winner" lawn signs (beautifully created by Aztec Signs) to the Best Decorated Homes and Businesses in Mayfair!
Prizes will be awarded in the following Three (3) Categories:
• Category 1 - Top 3 Best Decorated Corners, Singles or Twin Homes in Mayfair
• Category 2 - Top 3 Best Decorated Rowhomes in Mayfair
• Category 3 - Top 3 Best Decorated Businesses in Mayfair
How it works:
Starting on Thanksgiving Day, you can nominate your home or business, or a neighbor's home or business that you feel best captures the Spirit of Christmas. Feel free to nominate as many as you wish - The more the merrier!
Nominations can be submitted via Facebook on the Mayfair Civic Association Facebook page, or you can email the nomination to
Nominations will be added to our "2018 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Google Map" so that you can grab the kids, some hot chocolate, and take a tour of Mayfair to see the beautiful entries for themselves. The Map will be posted shortly after the entries begin to come in, and it will updated daily on Facebook as well as the website.
As a courtesy to our surrounding neighbors who live outside of the Mayfair Civic Association borders and are ineligible to win the contest, we will be more than happy to include your home on the Contest Map so that visitors to Mayfair can stop by and enjoy your decorations as well.
In keeping with the Twelve Days of Christmas theme, each entry will be scored by our Judges on a 1-12 scale with a 1 being the equivalent of a window cling, and a 12 being the equivalent of a Clark Griswold full blown Christmas extravaganza!
Dress up the outside of your home with all things Christmas, and from December 16th - 19th, our Judges will be cruising around looking for the Best Decorated homes and businesses in Mayfair!
On Thursday December 20th, our Contest winners will be announced, and prizes generously donated by our Mayfair Business Association Members will be delivered that evening to the 6 homes and 3 businesses in Mayfair that best capture the Spirit of Christmas!
The Rules
1. All entries must reside within the Mayfair Civic Association boundaries (found on
2. All addresses and displays must be CLEARLY VISIBLE from the street! (If your address isn't easily visible from the street, your home may be overlooked by our judges)
3. All nominations must include an address number and street name. Also, please indicate if your nomination is a Single, Twin, Corner, Row, or Business
4. Since the Judges have several homes to score, all entries MUST remain lit until 11pm. 
5. The DEADLINE to submit a nomination for the contest is at 12:00 midnight on Saturday December 15th
This contest is a team effort, and without the hard work of the Mayfair Civic Association, the Mayfair Business Association, and our neighbors in Mayfair who go all out during the Christmas Season, it would not be possible - PROPS to you all! Together we can ensure that Mayfair continues to be a great place to visit, and an awesome place to live!
To join the Mayfair Civic Association, please visit
To join the Mayfair Business Association, please visit
Good Luck!