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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mayfair Civic Association Meeting - "Candidates Night" - Monday March 20th at 7pm

Below is our agenda as of 3/15/17




Mayfair Civic Association Meeting
Monday March 20th 2017 - 7pm - Mayfair Community Center

Agenda

Candidates Night

  • 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:  Jim Ortlieb
Sgt. at Arms / Clean Up Chair:  Pat Callahan
Asst. Sgt. at Arms:  Joe Conboy
Legal Counsel: Joe DeFelice
Asst. Zoning Chair:  Dan Collins
Mayfair Business Assoc.:  Lisa Greco
Mayfair Memorial Playground Co. Chairs:  Dana Lambie, Mia Hylan, & Melinda Mulvenna



Announcements and Updates

·       Treasurers Report:  Jim Ortlieb

·       Membership:  Jim Ortlieb - (Must reside within Civic boundaries) - $10 per year / $40 - 5 year / $100 - Lifetime
Applications available at the rear or online at MayfairCivicAssociation.com – Please renew for 2017!

·       Mayfair Community Development Corporation Update: Luka Lakuriqi – Welcome new Chairwoman Mia Hylan

·       Mayfair Business Improvement District: Sam Siegel

·       Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run / Mayfair May-Fair & Car Show: Saturday May 20th (Rain Date 21st) - Fallen Heroes Run honoring Sgt. Tim Simpson begins as 8:30am - Mayfair May-Fair & Mayfair Classic Car Show from 12 noon - 4pm

·       Mayfair Clean Up Crew: Meet & Greet at the Grey Lodge Pub on Thursday March 23rd at 6pm - All are welcome!

·       Friends of Pennypack Park: Nance Kerns – Cleanup Saturday March 25th   10am-1pm – all field behind Nazareth Hospital

·       PDAC Update / Meeting Scheduled: Barb Rupp


Candidates Night

Candidates will be called in the order that they were received and will be given 3 minutes to discuss their platform

Municipal Primary is Tuesday May 16, 2017


Commissioner Al Schmidt: To discuss the election process



District Attorney : The District Attorney is responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases involving violations of state law in Philadelphia.  Age, residency, and citizenship requirements: 25 years; 1 year residency; 2 years as a lawyer; Must be a citizen
Duration of term: 4 years

Beth Grossman (R)


City Controller : The City Controller is the city’s chief financial watchdog in charge of auditing all city departments and offering recommendations for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of city government. Age, residency, and citizenship requirements: 25 years; 1 year residency; Must be a citizen
Duration of term: 4 years

Mike Tomlinson (R)


Judge of Elections : The Judge of Elections is responsible for overseeing the voting process for his or her division on Election Day. Each Judge is charged with conducting the Division’s polling place in accordance with Federal and State election laws. Inspector of Elections
The Majority and Minority Inspectors assist the Judge of Elections in overseeing the election process at a polling place. They receive assignments from the Judge of Elections and help enforce voting regulations and procedures. Age, residency, and citizenship requirements: 18 years; Registered in division; Must be a citizen
Duration of term: 4 years

Leon Goodman (D): Court of Common Pleas



Presentations


1.    Chris Sawyer of Philly Blotter: To discuss a new app to better track crime in Mayfair including FREE coupon for Android and Apple



Zoning in Mayfair
(called in the order that they were received)

1.  3249 Teesdale st. - Residential
Applicant : Tommy Tran c/o JT Ran Expediting - Xiu Quin Zhang owner
Application # : 747680
ZBA Hearing Date : Tentatively scheduled for 4/11/17

Application for: THE USE OF THE ATTACHED TWO STORY STRUCTURE AS A TWO FAMILY DWELLING
Notes: THE PROPOSED USE – TWO FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING – IS NOT PERMITTED IN THIS ZONING DISTRICT



Voting

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)


Provisos

Residential Provisos 
1.     Join and maintain Membership with the Mayfair Civic Association
2.     The outside of your establishment must be kept clean, maintained, graffiti free, and swept at all times
3.     Snow removal to be done within 6 hours of the storm
4.     Contact information (Name - Phone Number - Email) to be provided to the Mayfair Civic Association for the owner, as well as property manager



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 (MayfairCivicAssociation@yahoo.com)

·      Facebook - "Like" us on Facebook (Mayfair Civic Association) to stay current on all things happening in Mayfair!

·      Next Meeting - Our next Civic Meeting will be held on May 15th, 2017 at 7pm

Please fold your chairs and place them along the wall before you leave

Thank You!

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Fire Hydrant - NO PARKING!



Residents of Mayfair - Heed this warning!

During our last Mayfair Civic Association meeting, a gentleman representing the firehouse at Frankford and Hartel mentioned the ongoing problem associated with vehicles blocking fire hydrants. This not only prevents firemen from using those hydrants, but it also impedes their ability to find them. This message was relayed to the 15th Police District, and they have advised us of the following:

Supervisors have been notified, and if our officers find vehicles parked in front of a fire hydrant, that vehicle WILL be ticketed and possibly towed!

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

January 30th, 2017 the 15th District and its PDAC will be hosting 2016 Officers of the Year Award

    POLICE DEPARTMENT
   HEADQUARTERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE        PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106


                                 CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

   Richard Ross
   Commissioner

                                December 30, 2016


Good morning,

On January 30th, 2017 the 15th District and its Police District Advisory Council will be hosting 2016 Officers of the Year Award. P/O Robert Bakos and P/O John Lee III are this year’s honorees. The event will be held at the Sons of Italy Club at 4741 Friendship St, from 6pm to 10pm.

We will also be recognizing a business from each PSA who have given back to the 15th District and its community. PSA 1 honoree is Friends Hospital located at 4641 Roosevelt Boulevard.  PSA 2 honoree is Avenue Chiropractic located at 6233 Frankford Avenue.  PSA 3 honoree is Lorenzo’s Café Espresso located at 4741 Princeton Avenue.

The 2016 Special Business recognition of the Year Award honoree is Barbera Autoland located at 7810 Roosevelt Boulevard

We are inviting you and a guest to attend the banquet. Please kindly respond by January 13th, 2017 if you are able to help celebrate these wonderful officers and businesses.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.




                                                                                   

P/O Matthew Crosson #6954
Community Relations Officer
15th Police District
2831 Levick St.
Philadelphia, PA 19149
215-685-8698
Matthew.Crosson@phila.gov    

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2016 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest WINNERS!



Here it is Mayfair - The moment that you've all been waiting for!

The 2016 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest was an unbelievable success with over 140 entries this year. What was really cool to see this year was how neighbors "upped their game" because of this Contest and added even more lights and decorations to their homes, and how many NEW entries that we had this year. It was all VERY cool to see and every year Mayfair continues to shine a little brighter!

I'm so glad that we decided to split the Contest up into 3 Categories this year and added a separate Row Home Category. Several Row Homes owners really do go all out decorating their homes however they only have so much room to work with. Giving them their own Category was the right thing to do, and it was a huge success!

The competition was once again extremely fierce which made judging the nominations very difficult. We don't do a "1st, 2nd or 3rd" in the Contest, we simply award the Top 3 in each Category. 

With that being said, here are the WINNERS of the Mayfair Civic Association's 
2016 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest! 


The WINNERS in the Row Home Category are:
(in alphabetical order)

• 3439 Chippendale
• 3513 Shelmire
• 2808 Rawle

The WINNERS in the Singles / Corners & Twins Category are
(in alphabetical order)

• 7411 Brous
• 8151 Brous
• 7930 Lister

The WINNERS in the Business Category are:
(in alphabetical order)

• 3530 Cottman - Bellalisa Hair Studio
• 7341 Frankford - Berkshire Hathaway
• 7332 Frankford - Torresdale Flowers

Congratulations to you all!

Tonight beginning at around 7:30pm we will be delivering prizes generously donated by our Mayfair Business Association Members and the coveted "2016 Mayfair Christmas decoration Contest Winner" lawn signs to the Top 3 in each Category

A very special Thank You to our Mayfair Business Association Members who were extremely generous with their prizes this year!

They are (in alphabetical order)

• The Ashburner Inn
• Aztec Signs
• Bellalisa Hair Studios
• Cottman Beverages
• Deer Meadows Home Health Care
• The Grey Lodge Pub
• The Inkwell 215 Custom Tattoo Studio
• Infinity Jewlers
• The Perzel Insurance Agency
• Philly Pretzel Factory
• Pub36
• Sharon Owens State Farm
• Torresdale Flowers

Please take a moment to stop by and thank them for what they do for you, for your family, and for your community!

This contest has been a huge success for Mayfair! 

It started out only four years ago, but it has already become a family tradition for many. If you haven't done so already, take a moment to check out our Google Map with all of the entries in the Contest, grab the family, and take a ride around Mayfair - It really is beautiful!


There are several people to thank starting with the reporters and their editors who covered our Contest, especially Bill Kenny and Tom Waring of the Northeast Times, the Mayfair Business Association Members who donated the prizes, Luka of the Mayfair CDC for creating our beautiful lawn signs printed by Aztec Signs, our 12 Judges who spent a countless amount of hours driving around Mayfair and scoring the 140+ entries, The Ashburner Inn for driving our Judges around in their bus, but most importantly, I'd like to thank the neighbors in Mayfair who went above and beyond this year while decorating their homes. 

Without you, this contest would not exist! 

Working together as a community, we have proven that Mayfair is indeed, A Great Place to Visit, and an Awesome Place to Live!

Merry Christmas Mayfair!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

TONIGHT in Mayfair!




TONIGHT • TONIGHT • TONIGHT!!

TONIGHT in Mayfair beginning at 7pm, several of the judges in the Mayfair Civic Association's "2016 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest" will be boarding the Ashburner Inn bus, and will begin touring Mayfair and scoring this year's entries.

• If your home has been nominated, please make sure that your address is clearly visible from the street, and that your decorations remain lit until 11pm

• With almost 150 nominations in the Contest, it will take a while to score each entry and the judge's scores may or may not be influenced with milk, cookies, or miscellaneous other beverages or treats.

• On Tuesday December 20th, the Top 10 in each category will be announced, and on Wednesday December 21st, our Winners will be announced. Later that evening, Contest Officials will be delivering the one of the kind "2016 Mayfair Decoration Contest Winner" lawn signs, along with prizes generously donated by our Mayfair Business Association Members.

Prizes for both the "2016 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest" and the "2016 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest" have been generously donated by (in alphabetical order):

  • The Ashburner Inn
  • Aztec Signs
  • Bellalisa Hair Studio
  • The Grey Lodge Pub
  • Cottman Beverages
  • Deer Meadows Home Health Care
  • The Inkwell 215 Custom Tattoo Studio
  • Infinity Jewelers
  • The Perzel Insurance Agency
  • Pub36
  • Sharon Owens State Farm
  • Torresdale Flowers

Please show them your support, and please thank them for everything that they do for you, for your family, and for your community.

Shop Mayfair!

Thursday, December 08, 2016

2016 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Google Map

Here it is folks - The 2016 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Google Map!

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?hl=en&hl=en&authuser=0&authuser=0&mid=125-G5MA99fYZreHViI9hkQ6jfrY&ll=40.04126032874875%2C-75.04766579571191&z=14

Just like last year, we have over 100 entries so far, and just like last year, the competition is fierce!

I drove around last night to check out some of the entries and as expected, last years winners have stepped up their game, and now that we have added a separate Row Home category, several row homes have stepped it up as well!

The deadline to enter the Contest is 12:00 noon on Wednesday December 14th. You can nominate your home or a neighbors home or business on the Mayfair Civic Association Facebook page, or send an email to MayfairCivicAssociation@yahoo.com

Starting on the 14th and throughout the week, keeping with the "12 Days of Christmas" theme, 12 Judges will cruise around Mayfair and give each home a score from 1-12 with 12 being the best.

The Top 10 will be announced on December 20th, and the WINNERS will be announced and prizes will be delivered on the 21st

Keep the entries coming Mayfair - Have FUN!

Monday, November 28, 2016

2016 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest


Tis the Season  - It's time for the Mayfair Civic Association's "2016 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest"!
 
Working in conjunction with the Mayfair Business Association and the Mayfair Business Improvement District, the Mayfair Civic Association will be giving away prizes and the coveted "2016 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Winner" lawn signs created by Aztec Signs to the Best Decorated Homes and Businesses in Mayfair.

Now pay attention because we've switched things up a bit this year!

In the past we've given awards to the Top 3 Best Decorated Homes in Mayfair, however it seemed as though corners, singles, and twin homes seemed to have a slight advantage since they had more real estate to work with. As a result, we have decided to break the Contest up into 3 Categories this year.

• 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

 
This Contest is open to all residents and businesses of Mayfair who either currently are, or hopefully soon will become Mayfair Civic Association Members in the future.
 
 
How it works
 
  • Starting on Thanksgiving Day, you can nominate your home, or a neighbor's home that you feel best captures the Spirit of Christmas. 

  • Nominations can be submitted via Facebook on the Mayfair Civic Association Facebook page, or you can email the nomination to MayfairCivicAssociation@yahoo.com

  • Nominations will be added to our "2016 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Google Map" so that everyone can grab the kids and 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 MayfairCivicAssociation.com website.

  • As a courtesy to our surrounding neighbors who live outside of the Mayfair Civic Association boarders 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 throughout the week of December 14th - 20th, our Judges will be cruising around looking for the Best Decorated homes and businesses in Mayfair! 

  • On Wednesday December 21st, 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 MayfairCivicAssociation.com)
 

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 including the 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 noon on Wednesday December 21st
 

PROPS

This contest is a team effort, and without the hard work of the Mayfair Civic Association, the Mayfair Business Association, the Mayfair Business Improvement District, 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!

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To join the Mayfair Civic Association, please visit http://www.mayfaircivicassociation.com/p/membership.html

To join the Mayfair Business Association, please visit http://mayfairbiz.blogspot.com/ 
 
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"