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Saturday, January 13, 2018



 
Mayfair Civic Association Meeting
Monday January 22nd, 2018 - 7pm - Mayfair Community Center
 
 
Agenda
 
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:  Jim Ortlieb
Sgt. at Arms / Clean Up Chair:  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:  Jim Ortlieb
 
·       American Flag Project : Jim Ortlieb – Some of our 100+ American flags along Rowland avenue 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. Thank you!
 
·       Membership:  Jim Ortlieb
 
•  $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 2018!
 
·       Mayfair Community Development Corporation Update:  “LIKE” Mayfair Community Development Corporation on Facebook for updates.
 
·       Mayfair Business Improvement District Update: Marc Collazzo
“LIKE” Mayfair Business Improvement District on Facebook for daily updates from Marc including everything that’s happening on, and around Frankford avenue!
 
·       Mayfair Memorial Playground Update: “LIKE” Mayfair Memorial Playground on Facebook for updates.
 
·       Friends of Pennypack Park Update: Nance Kerns – “LIKE” Friends of Pennypck Park on Facebook for updates.
 
·       PDAC Update: Joe Valecci – President - “LIKE” 15th_PDAC on Facebook for updates. PSA 3 Meeting Tuesday January 23rd – 7pm – 4500 Rhawn st.
 
·       Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest: Over 200 nominations this year - Congratulations to our winners!
• In the Business Category: Torresdale Flower Shop, Berkshire Hathaway, Grey Lodge Pub
• In the Rowhome Category: 3319 Chippendale, 3439 Chippendale, 3513 Shelmire
• In the Singles / Corners & Twins Category: 7930 Lister, 7816 Lexington, and 7411 Brous where Bob Kelly of Fox 29 did his Live TV shoot “A Very Kelly Christmas”!
 
 
Presentations
 
1. Philadelphia Water Department: Rebecca Fagan – To discuss the up and coming water main replacement project scheduled for:
  • Ryan Ave: Roosevelt Blvd to Lexington Ave
  • Brous Ave: Ryan Ave to Loney St
  • Lister St: Ryan Ave to Loney St
  • Fairfield St: Loney St to Rhawn St
  • Calvert St: Loney St to Rhawn St
  • Revere St: Loney St to Rhawn St
2. Philadelphia Water Department : Hailey Stern – To discuss up and coming Green City Clean Waters project on Rowland Avenue near Lincoln H.S. including Bump-Outs, Stormwater Tree Trenches, Stormwater Planters, and Subsurface Trenches scheduled for this year.
 
 
3. Ed Konchar and Tony Natalini of ESK Financial : To discuss possibly converting a static billboard spanning 4 businesses at 7153-61 Frankford ave. to an illuminated digital LED billboard
 
 
 
Zoning in Mayfair
(called in the order that they were received)
 
 
1. 2138 McKinley st. - Residential
Applicant : Nieves Delgado
Application # : 804952
ZBA Hearing Date : 2/14/18
 
Application for: To Legalize the rear sun deck with stairs from the ground level to the deck as part of an existing structure.
Notes: The proposed use – Rear sun deck with stairs from the ground level to the deck – Is prohibited in this zoning district
 
2.  3262 Teesdale st. – Business / Commercial
Applicant : Zun Xin Lin
Application # : 808829
     ZBA Hearing Date : 2/14/17     
 
Application for: A Real Estate Office (Business / Professional Office) in basement with an existing two family dwelling above in existing structure creates a condition of multiple uses on a lot
Notes:
·      The proposed use – Business/ Professional office – Is prohibited in this zoning district
·      The proposed use – Multiple uses on a lot – Is prohibited in this zoning district
 
 
3.  2905 Robbins st. – Business / Commercial
Applicant : Shanay Delshine Malisa Harper
Application # : 832170
     ZBA Hearing Date : 2/14/18     
 
Application for: A family day care with twelve (12) children within an existing single-family dwelling
 
 
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 GRANTEDzoning 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.       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
 
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" 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 March 19th, 2018 at 7pm. Check Civic Facebook page and or Civic Website for notices of possible Special Zoning Meetings
 
 
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!"

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Yo Mayfair - Check it out!

Bob Kelly of Fox29 got wind of the Mayfair Civic Association's 2017 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest, and he just called me and told me that he LOVES our Contest, and he wants to come out and shoot his TV show "A Very Kelly Christmas" LIVE tomorrow night (Thursday 12/21) starting 5pm at 7411 Brous Avenue!

He wants to go all out to promote Mayfair and show not just one of the winning homes Brous avenue, but also pics of several of the other nominees as well!

How cool is that?!?!

Come on out to 7411 Brous Avenue tomorrow night (Thursday night), bring the kids, and be on TV to show the world how Mayfair celebrates Christmas LIVE on Fox29 starting at 5pm!
 
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"
Ho Ho Ho Mayfair - Here we GO!

The WINNERS of the Mayfair Civic Association's 2017 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contestare ...

In the Business Category (in no particular order)

• Torresdale Flower Shop at 7332 Frankford Avenue
• Grey Lodge Pub at 6235 Frankford Avenue
• Berkshire Hathaway at 7341 Frankford Avenue


In the Singles / Corners & Twins Category (in no particular order)

• 7816 Lexington Avenue
• 7930 Lister Avenue


In the Rowhome Category (in no particular order)

• 3513 Shelmire Avenue
• 3319 Chippendale Street


Congratulations!!!

Tonight starting at 7:30pm, a team will be arriving at each WINNING home and business, and they will be presenting each one with prizes generously donated by Mayfair Business Association Members, and their OFFICIAL Lawn Sign indicating that they are indeed - '2017 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Winners'!


The Mayfair Civic Association's 2017 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest has been a huge success!

We had over 200 homes nominated this year, and well over 2000 page views (and growing) on our 2017 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Google Map (updated to show the WINNERS)!


The judging for this contest was absolutely brutal because so many of our nominees went all out this year to bring the Spirit of Christmas to Mayfair!

Each and every one of them did an amazing job of decorating their homes and businesses and on behalf of the Mayfair Civic Association we would like to Thank You for participating!

A Very Very special Thank You to the Mayfair Business Association Members who have donated the prizes for this years contest!

They are:

Aztec Signs
Cottman Beverages
Sharon Owens State Farm
Mike Perzel Insurance Agency
Bellalisa Hair Studio
Torresdale Flowers
Deer Meadows
Grey Lodge Pub
Insectarium and Butterfly Pavillion
World of Animals - Mayfair


These and the rest of the Mayfair Business Association Members believe in our neighborhood, and want to see our community continue to thrive, and succeed. Please show them your support!

It is important to remember that this contest has been a success because we came together as a community, and each and every one of us has participated in one way or another to make it work. NONE of this would have been possible without the home and business owners going all out this year and doing an amazing job of decorating their homes and businesses for Christmas, without the nominations from our homeowners and neighbors, without our Mayfair Business Association donating the prizes, and without the Mayfair Civic Association organizing the event and putting it all together.

Working as a community, we can continue to shine a positive light on our neighborhood, and we can continue to show that Mayfair is indeed - A Great Place to Visit, and an Awesome Place to Live!

Merry Christmas Mayfair!
 
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"