Mayfair is a vibrant Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood, home to a variety of stores, pubs and restaurants and the proud host of community events all year long.
The Civic Association consists of volunteer citizens focused on the betterment of their Community.
Mayfair Civic Association Meeting
Monday March 20th 2017 - 7pm - Mayfair Community Center
Pledge of Allegiance - (Please silence all cell phones)
Secretary / Zoning Chair:Michael
Membership Chair:Jim Ortlieb
Arms / Clean Up Chair:Pat Callahan
at Arms:Joe Conboy
Counsel: Joe DeFelice
Zoning Chair:Dan Collins
Business Assoc.:Lisa Greco
Memorial Playground Co. Chairs:Dana Lambie, Mia Hylan, & Melinda Mulvenna
·Treasurers Report:Jim Ortlieb
·Membership: Jim Ortlieb - (Must reside within Civic
boundaries) - $10 per year / $40 - 5
year / $100 - Lifetime
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
·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
·Friends of Pennypack Park: Nance Kerns – Cleanup Saturday March 25th10am-1pm – all field behind Nazareth Hospital
·PDAC Update / Meeting Scheduled: Barb Rupp
Candidates will be called in the
order that they were received and will be given 3 minutes to discuss their
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
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
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
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
of term: 4 years
Goodman (D): Court of Common Pleas
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
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
for:THE USE OF
THE ATTACHED TWO STORY STRUCTURE AS A TWO FAMILY DWELLING
THE PROPOSED USE – TWO FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING – IS NOT PERMITTED IN THIS
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)
Join and maintain Membership with the Mayfair Civic Association
The outside of your establishment must be kept clean, maintained, graffiti
free, and swept at all times
Snow removal to be done within 6 hours of the storm
Contact information (Name - Phone Number - Email) to be provided to the Mayfair
Civic Association for the owner, as well as property manager
·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)
"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
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:
have been notified, and if our officers find vehicles parked in front of
a fire hydrant, that vehicle WILL be ticketed and possibly towed!
POLICE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
Richard Ross Commissioner
December 30, 2016
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
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
• 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!
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
Bellalisa Hair Studio
The Grey Lodge Pub
Deer Meadows Home Health Care
The Inkwell 215 Custom Tattoo Studio
The Perzel Insurance Agency
Sharon Owens State Farm
Please show them your support, and please thank them for everything that they do for you, for your family, and for your community.
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
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!
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
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!
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/