Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

 Mayfair Civic Association Meeting

Monday September 21st, 2020 • 7pm

 

MCA Meeting being held virtually via Zoom

 

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Agenda

 

Officers Present

 


President: Donny Smith

Vice President: Kevin Leonard

Secretary / Zoning Chair: Michael Serverson

Treasurer / Membership Chair: Christina Loughrin

Sgt. at Arms:

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: Scheduled to come down after Veterans Day (11/11/20) Please visit our website to make a donation via Paypal to keep the flags flying!

 

·       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)

 

·       Mayfair Memorial Playground Update: See the flyer below for information about the up and coming Fundraiser Raffle

“LIKE” Mayfair Memorial Playground on Facebook for updates.

 

·       Changing of the Guards: Announcement

 

·       Mayfair Business Improvement District: Donny Smith

 

“LIKE” Mayfair Business Improvement District & Mayfair Community Development Corporation on Facebook for daily updates.

 

 

 

Presentations

 

1.     School District of Philadelphia / Gilbane: View the latest video update of the new K-8 School located behind Lincoln H.S.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B5IlkG54_zrCXgqGgz-0tzgMDOP9PX0s/view

 

 

Zoning in Mayfair

 

Applicants were instructed to provide the Mayfair Civic Association with a Certificate of Mailing via U.S. Mail to residents and businesses within 250 feet of the property, and properties located on the same block as the project (as per Philadelphia Planning Commission) prior to our meeting.

 

Applicants were also asked to bring the same exact presentation to our meeting as what will be presented during the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing including photographs, descriptions, and drawings.

 

Applicants will be called in the order that they were received.

 

 

1.  7424 Revere St. • Residential

Applicant : ZONG ZHENG

Application # : ZP-2020-002598

Appeal # : ZP-2020-002598

Meeting ID: MI-2020-001196

ZBA Hearing Date : 11/04/20 • Time 9:30AM • ZBA Meetings are now held virtually. Please visit https://www.phila.gov/media/20200714164604/ZBA-meeting-instructions-20200714.pdf for more information and to register.

 

Application for: FOR THE ERECTION OF A DETACHED CARPORT FOR TWO (2) PARKING SPACES ACCESSORY TO THE EXISTING SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING (SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLANS)

2.  3101 Cottman Ave. • Commercial

Applicant : STEVEN CHEN

Application # : ZP-2020-002042

Appeal # : ZP-2020-002042

Meeting ID: MI-2020-001317

ZBA Hearing Date : 11/18/20 • Time 9:30AM • ZBA Meetings are now held virtually. Please visit https://www.phila.gov/media/20200714164604/ZBA-meeting-instructions-20200714.pdf for more information and to register.

 

Application for: FOR USE AS A BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL OFFICE (REAL ESTATE OFFICE) ON THE FIRST FLOOR AND TWO DWELLING UNITS ABOVE ON THE SECOND THRU THIRD FLOORS.

 

Voting

MCA Members may submit their votes via email to MayfairCivicAssociation@yahoo.comVotes will be taken until 11PM tonight and tallied immediately after

 

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

 

 

Business / Commercial Provisos

1.       Add here

 

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!.

 

  • PDAC: “LIKE” 15th_PDAC on Facebook for updates.

 

·      Next Meeting : Special Zoning Meeting scheduled for Monday October 19th, 2020 at 7pm to discuss 7356 Frankford Avenue.

 

·      Our next regularly scheduled Civic Meeting will be held on Monday November 16th, 2020 at 7pm.

                                                                                

 

Mayfair Tee Shirts

 

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Sunday, March 15, 2020



he Mayfair Civic Association meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Monday 3/16) has been POSTPONED to a later that has yet to be determined. Announcements will be made once a new date has been scheduled. 

Please share the news with your friends.

Thursday, February 20, 2020


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The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is hosting a very important Public Meeting to discuss and obtain public input regarding possible changes to Frankford Avenue.

When: Wednesday March 4th, 2020
Time: Anytime between 5pm - 8pm
Where: King's Highway Tavern • 7861 Frankford Ave • (Frankford & Sheffield)
Discussions will include:
• Road Diets (removing driving lanes)
• Bike Lanes
• Bus Lanes
• Bus Shelters
• Green Stormwater Infrastructure
• Curb Extensions (Bumpouts)
• Raised Medians
• Signal Changes

Please plan on attending to provide your input, and please share with your friends!
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"

Tuesday, January 21, 2020



Mayfair Civic Association Meeting
Monday January 27th, 2020 • 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: 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: Please donate here, or visit our website to make a donation via Paypal to keep the flags flying in 2020!

·       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 2020!


·       Pennypack Music Festival: “LIKE” Pennypack Music Festival on Facebook for updates. If you would like to become a 2020 PPMF Sponsor, please email info@Pennypack.org. 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.



Presentations

1.     Philadelphia Department of Revenue: Vicki Riley - To discuss 2020 Real estate Tax bills

Zoning in Mayfair

Applicants were instructed to provide the Mayfair Civic Association with a Certificate of Mailing via U.S. Mail to residents and businesses within 250 feet of the property, and properties located on the same block as the project (as per Philadelphia Planning Commission) prior to our meeting.

Applicants were also asked to bring the same exact presentation to our meeting as what will be presented during the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing including photographs, descriptions, and drawings.

Applicants will be called in the order that they were received.


1. 7951 E. Roosevelt Blvd • Commercial
Applicant : Oleg Sokolov Esq. (attorney)
Application # : 956792
Appeal # : 38982
ZBA Hearing Date : 2/12/20 • Time 9:30am • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor Room 18-002

Application for: FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ADDITION ONTO AN EXISTING DETACHED STRUCTURE, SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON PLAN/APPLICATION. FOR USE AS PERSONAL VEHICLE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE (LIMITED TO INCIDENTAL SERVICE AND MINOR REPAIRS NOT INCLUDING BODY OR FENDER WORK OR PAINTING, CLUTCH, CYLINDER, DIFFERENTIAL OR TRANSMISSION REPAIRS AND INSPECTIONS), AND PERSONAL VEHICLE SALES AND RENTAL, WITH NINE (9) ACCESSORY SURFACE PARKING SPACES (INCLUDING ONE (1) VAN-ACCESSIBLE SPACE); NO SIGNS ON THIS PERMIT.
           
2.  6501-95 Roosevelt Blvd • Commercial
Applicant : Coren Wise Esq.
Application # : 1015108
Appeal # : 39121
ZBA Hearing Date : 3/4/20 • Time 4:30pm • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor Room 18-002

Application for: A CHECK CASHING AGENCY (PERSONAL CREDIT ESTABLISHMENT) WITH EXISTING FINANCIAL SERVICE IN SPACE 18B AS PART OF AN EXISTING SHOPPING CENTER WITH ALL OTHER USES AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED (SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN THE APPLICATION).

3.  6401 Harbison Ave. • Commercial
Applicant : Jim Murray Esq.
Application # : 1013978
Appeal # : 39277
ZBA Hearing Date : 3/18/20 • Time 4:30pm • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor Room 18-002

Application for: FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF ONE (1) FREE-STANDING DOUBLE-FACED INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED SIGN WITH A DOUBLE-FACED ANIMATED ELECTRONIC MESSAGE SIGN (SIGN "A"). NO CHANGE IN SIZE OR AREA OF PREVIOUSLY APPROVED SIGNS. SIGN ACCESSORY TO AN EXISTING VEHICLE FUELING STATION WITH RETAIL SALES OF FOOD, BEVERAGES & GROCERIES AND PERSONAL VEHICLE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN APPLICATION / PLANS.

The Mayfair Business Improvement District (MBID) was chosen as the Coordinating RCO (Registered Community Organization) and will host this portion of meeting for the following zoning matter.

4.  7356 Frankford Ave • Commercial • (formerly Fiddler’s Green)
Applicant : Kien Phung Contractors / Quoc Doan
Application # : 962535
Appeal # : 37803
ZBA Hearing Date : 2/12/20 • Time 9:30pm • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor Room 18-002

Application for: PERMIT FOR THE ERECTION OF A ONE (1) STORY ADDITION BETWEEN AN EXISTING TWO (2) STORY STRUCTURE AND AN EXISTING ONE (1) STORY STRUCTURE. FOR USE AS A DAY CARE CENTER FOR CHILDREN AT THE FIRST FLOOR WITH ACCESSORY OFFICE IN THE BASEMENT IN THE SAME BUILDING WITH EXISTING SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING AT THE SECOND FLOOR. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON APPLICATION / PLANS.

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

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!

  • 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 16th 2020 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!



Mayfair Tee Shirts

Available at Bellalisa Hair Studio • 3530 Cottman Ave. 19149
$12 each or 2 tees for $20
Two Different Styles - LIMITED SIZES AVAILABLE




Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"

Thursday, December 26, 2019


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Here they are gang - The WINNERS of the 2019 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest!

(drum roll please)

In the Business category, the WINNERS are:

In the Rowhome category, the WINNERS are:
3112 Fanshawe
3535 Shelmire
3513 Shelmire

In the Singles, Corners & Twins category, the WINNERS are:
7411 Brous
7930 Lister
7816 Lexington

Congratulations to everyone!

We will be delivering prizes donated by the Mayfair Civic Association, Lloyd Sixsmith Sporting Goods, Philly Pretzel Factory, The Grey Lodge PubBellaLisa Hair StudioTorresdale FlowersThe Perzel AgencyFactory Donuts (Mayfair), Gino's Pizza Cafe, Giggles GiftsAztec Signs TONIGHT starting at 7pm.

The Contest Map has been updated highlighting our WINNERS! Hop in the car, take a ride around, and check em out ... They're Awesome!

Merry Christmas Mayfair!

Tuesday, December 03, 2019






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 "2019 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 MayfairCivicAssociation@yahoo.com

Nominations will be added to our "2019 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 MayfairCivicAssociation.com 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 18th - 22nd, our Judges will be cruising around looking for the Best Decorated homes and businesses in Mayfair!

On Monday December 23rd, 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 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 12am (midnight) on Tuesday December 17th

PROPS

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 http://www.mayfaircivicassociation.com/p/membership.html

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

Good Luck!


Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
A Great Place to Visit - An Awesome Place to Live!"

Friday, November 22, 2019

Philadelphia Water Department Presentation Update

For those of you who were unable to attend the Mayfair Civic Association (MCA) meeting on Monday night, we had a detailed presentation from the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) explaining the construction projects currently happening along Crispin St., and to give us updates as to what is coming to Mayfair with respect to water management.


If you recall, about a year ago the PWD came before the MCA to introduce us to their "Green City, Clean Waters" project, and at the time it was presumed that the project was merely going to entail bumpouts and tree trenches along Rowland Avenue, however the project has expanded.






The bottom photo shows the entire project that the PWD has planned for our area, and the top photo is the focus primarily on Mayfair. There is a public meeting scheduled to take place on December 11th from 6PM to 8PM at the Philadelphia Ghana Church, 7501 Frankford Ave, regarding the Oakmont Street project.



The Mayfair Civic Association has obtained a copy of the PWD presentation that was shared during our meeting, and if anyone would like a copy, please email us at MayfairCivicAssociation@yahoo.com


After our meeting, I was asked several followup questions by community members to which I followed up with the PWD. Below are the Q and A's.  If anyone has additional questions, please feel free to email us, or follow up with the PWD directly at 215.683.3506


Q: Is some sort of median definitely coming to Oakmont street, or is that still up for discussion?  Will this include all three blocks (3300-3500)?
A: The Oakmont St. project will be discussed at the meeting on 12/11 and as presented, there are alternatives for this project to either do a subsurface trench in the street (returning the street to its current condition) or a green median, with or without trees. This project would include all three blocks (3300-3500 Oakmont). We’ll be collecting feedback from residents on the three blocks to see what they prefer. I’ve attached the meeting flyer for your reference and I hope you can attend the meeting.


Q:  Is the Water Department going to maintain all of the trees in the tree trenches and other locations?
A: PWD will maintain trees in the tree trenches, as well as all of our green infrastructure. Once a project is built we offer a Soak it Up Adoption grant to support community groups and help with routine things like trash pickup and light weeding.


Q: Is the Water Department going to accept all responsibility for any damage that may be done as a result of placing trees in trenches and elsewhere (buckling sidewalks / damage to homes / damage to vehicles / damage to pipes / etc)?
A: If there is an impact on a property resulting from PWD’s work, the Water Department will accept responsibility. Furthermore, residents have the ability to file a claim with the City. If needed, the process is as simple as contacting the PWD call center at 215-685-6300 and conducting the claim investigation process with the representative over the phone. Hopefully, this won’t be necessary, but I want to make sure you have the information, if needed.


Q:  Can a homeowner "opt out" of having a tree trench or tree placed in front of their homes?
A: The other projects on the map outside of the Rowland Ave. and Crispin St. projects are still in design so we can evaluate those locations if a resident is concerned about a project (like a tree trench) in front of their property. PWD is required to build green infrastructure projects across the city, but most of the other projects in the Mayfair Civic boundaries are tree trenches, so if a residents is opposed to a tree I’m happy to discuss the matter further with them and work with our engineers to see if we can change the design accordingly.


Q:  Can the bumpouts currently planned for Crispin be moved to Rowland?
A: The projects on Rowland Ave. and Crispin St. are already in construction so there can’t be any changes made to this time.  We evaluated Rowland Ave. and the current projects are where we could manage stormwater, the other blocks it was not feasible. The Rowland Ave. and Crispin St. projects will continue construction as scheduled, but if there are any issues with construction don’t hesitate to contact me or the PWD inspector on site to address concerns.


Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"