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Friday, November 09, 2018





Mayfair Civic Association Meeting
Monday November 19th, 2018 • 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!
 
Agenda
 
  • 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 / Website:  Pat Callahan
Asst. Sgt. at Arms:  Joe Conboy
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: Christina Loughrin
 
·       American Flag Project : Soon, our flags will be coming down and stored for the winter season. Having flown for three years now, some of our 100+ American flags will need to be retired, and will need to be replaced before next season. 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 MayfairCivicAssociation.com
(Must reside within Civic boundaries)
Please renew now for 2019!
 
·       Friends of Pennypack Park Update: Nance Kerns – “LIKE” Friends of Pennypack Park on Facebook for updates.
 
·       Mayfair Business Improvement District & MCDC Updates: Marc Collazzo
“LIKE” Mayfair Business Improvement District and Mayfair Community Development Corporation on Facebook for daily updates.
 
·       Mayfair Memorial Playground Update: “LIKE” Mayfair Memorial Playground on Facebook for updates.
 
·       PDAC Update: Joe Valecci (President) - “LIKE” 15th_PDAC on Facebook for updates.
 
·       Pennypack Music Festival: “LIKE” Pennypack Music Festival on Facebook for updates. If you would like to become a 2019 PPMF Sponsor, please email info@Pennypack.org. Thank you!
 
·       Mayfair Christmas Village & Tree Lighting : Sunday December 2nd from 2pm to 6pm
Vendors, live music, Toys for Tots drop off center (new and unwrapped toys), SANTA, and more!
Our Philadelphia Police Explorers will light the tree at dusk!
 
·       Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest : Nominate homes and businesses that you think best capture the Spirit of Christmas on our Mayfair Civic Association Facebook page, or via email.
Details and updates on our Mayfair Civic Association Facebook page.
 
Prizes donated by our Mayfair Business Association Members will be awarded to the three best-decorated row-homes, the three best-decorated singles/corners and twins, and the three best decorated businesses in Mayfair.
 
This contest has been duplicated by other neighborhoods, and has been featured by more than one news station. The competition is FIERCE for this one - Good luck!
 
 
·       Mayfair Tee Shirts : Small to XL 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)
 
Available at Bellalisa Hair Studio – 3530 Cottman Ave, 19149
 
The make GREAT Christmas gifts!
 
                                    
 
Zoning in Mayfair
(called in the order that they were received)
 
 
1. 3406 Tudor st. - Residential
Applicant : Mae M. Kubek
Application # : 905611
Appeal # : 35085
ZBA Hearing Date : 12/12/18 • 9:30 AM • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor
 
Application for: TWO (2) FAMILY DWELLING IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE
 
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.  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
 
 
 
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" Mayfair Civic Association on Facebook to stay current on all things happening in Mayfair!
 
·      Next Meeting : Since the Community Center will be closed on January 21st to observe Dr. Martin Luther’s birthday, our next regularly Civic Meeting will be held on Monday January 28th 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!
 
Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas!
 
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"

Thursday, October 25, 2018



Click here to see the map!

Here they are gang - The WINNERS of the 2018 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest!
(in no particular order)





In the Rowhome competition:
  • 3348 Longshore
  • 6722 Revere
  • 3142 St. Vincent

In the Singles / Corners & Twins competition:
  • 3259 Knorr
  • 2800 Fanshawe
  • 3157 Wellington

In the Business competition:
  • Torresdale Flower Shop
  • Factory Doughnuts
  • Berkshire Hathaway 

Congrats to you all!

The 2018 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest Map has been UPDATED showing who the WINNERS are, and where they are located. Grab the family and take a ride around ... All of the entries look awesome!


Prizes will be delivered TONIGHT beginning at 8pm!

A VERY special THANK You to our Mayfair Business Association Members who donated prizes to our contest!

They are:
  • Aztec Signs (John)
  • Bellalisa Hair Studio (Lisa)
  • Cottman Beverages (Vik)
  • Dunphy Ford (Ryan)
  • First Class Pharmacy (Jason)
  • Holmesburg Bakery (Buddy)
  • Perzel Insurance Agency (Mike)
  • Torresdale Flowers (Antoinette) 

Please show them your support, and let them know how much you appreciate what they do for your community!

We do this all over again in a few short weeks when we start the 2018 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest, so start testing those lights planning your Christmas layouts NOW! The competition will - be - FIERCE!

Have FUN!
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"

Saturday, October 20, 2018


Here it is - The 2018 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest Map!


Grab the family, take a ride around, and let us know which ones are your favorites!

On Wednesday October 24th the WINNERS of the Contest will be announced, and prizes donated by the Mayfair Business Association and the 2018 Mayfair Decoration Contest WINNER Lawn Sign will be delivered that evening.

Good luck!
 
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"

Saturday, October 06, 2018


Mayfair Civic Association Zoning Meeting
Monday October 15th, 2018 - 7pm - Mayfair Community Center
 
Agenda
 
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Officers Present
  • Membership - (Must reside within Civic boundaries) - $10 per year / $40 - 5 year / $100 - Lifetime – Applications available at the rear or online at MayfairCivicAssociation.com
 
Announcements
 
This is a special meeting being held strictly to address zoning in Mayfair
 
Our next regularly scheduled Mayfair Civic Association Meeting will be held on
Monday November 19th, 2018 at 7pm at the 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!
 
 
Zoning in Mayfair
(called in the order that they were received)
 
 
1. 3020 Wellington - Residential
Applicant : Zhen Jin
Application # : 861311
Appeal # : 34620
ZBA Hearing Date : 10/24/18 • 9:30 AM • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor
 
Application for: PERMIT FOR THE REMOVAL OF TWO (2) EXISTING OFF-STREET ACCESSORY GARAGE PARKING SPACES AND THE CREATION OF TWO (2) OFF-STREET ACCESSORY SURFACE PARKING SPACES IN THE REAR ACCESSORY TO AN EXISTING TWO-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING.
 
2. 3239 Teesdale - Residential
Applicant : Zhen Jin
Application # : 887366
Appeal # : 34812
ZBA Hearing Date : 11/7/18 • 9:30 AM • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor
 
Application for: PERMIT FOR A TWO (2) FAMILY DWELLING IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE
 
3. 2825-35 Cottman - Commercial
Applicant : Glenn Hing
Application # : 895073
Appeal # : 34887
ZBA Hearing Date : 11/14/18 • 9:30 AM • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor
 
Application for: PERMIT FOR THE ERECTION OF A ROOF DECK A TOP OF EXISTING ONE (1) STORY STRUCTURE; FOR THE EXTENSION OF EXISTING STAIR (TOWER PENTHOUSE TO ACCOMMODATE ROOF DECK LEVEL); FOR THE ERECTION OF AN EXTERIOR FOR EGRESS FROM THE ROOF DECK FOR AN EXISTING BAR/RESTAURANT AT FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR AT UNIT #1 ON THE SAME LOT EXISTING FOUR (4) TENANT SPACES UNIT #2, UNIT #3, UNIT #4 AND UNIT #5 AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN THE APPLICATION.
 
The Mayfair Business Improvement District has been chosen as the Coordinating RCO for the following zoning matter.
4. 3401 Princeton – Commercial
Applicant : Arsen Kashkashian Esq.
Application # : 897373
Appeal # : 34853
ZBA Hearing Date : 11/14/18 • 9:30 AM • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor
 
Application for: PERMIT FOR BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL OFFICE ON 1ST FLOOR WITH EXISTING TWO (2) FAMILY DWELLING ABOVE IN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE.
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.  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
 
 
·      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" Mayfair Civic Association on Facebook to stay current on all things happening in Mayfair!
 
·      Next Meeting : Our next regularly Civic Meeting will be held on Monday November 19th 2018 at 7pm. Check Civic Facebook page and or Civic Website for notices and updates.
                                                            
 
Please fold your chairs and place them along the wall before you leave
 
Thank You!
 
 
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"