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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mayfair Civic Association Meeting and Candidates Night Monday March 16, 2015 7PM

What:  Mayfair Civic Association Meeting and Candidates Night
When: Monday March 16, 2015
Time:  7PM
Where: Mayfair Community Center - 2990 St. Vincent St. Philadelphia, PA 19149

Our January meeting was cancelled due to the Rec Center being unavailable because of the threatened snow storm.    Full agenda will be updated - however our March meeting is traditionally our candidate night - If you are running this year City or State Wide and would like to participate - please email mayfaircivicassociation@yahoo.com to get on the agenda.  Each Candidate is given a strict two minutes.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Tonight's Mayfair Civic Meeting Cancelled

We have been informed by the City of Philadelphia that all non essential services will be closed at 2pm today and that includes the Rec Center Staff thereby closing the Mayfair Community Center.  In lieu of such, tonight's meeting of the Mayfair Civic Association is cancelled.  Please check back as to when the Zoning portions will be rescheduled.  We look to see you at our next regularly scheduled meeting at our Candidates Night on March 16, 2015.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mayfair Civic Association Meeting (Monday January 26, 2015 7PM @ Mayfair Community Center)

Mayfair Civic Association Meeting
Monday January 26th 2014 - 7pm - Mayfair Community Center
Agenda
 
  • Pledge of Allegiance - (Please silence all cell phones)
  • Officers Present
President - Donny Smith 
Vice President - Kevin Leonard
Secretary - Michael Serverson 
Treasurer / Clean Up / Membership Chair - Jim Ortlieb
Sgt. at Arms - John Jenkins
Asst. Sgt. at Arms - Joe Conboy 
Legal Counsel / CDC / Zoning Chair - Joe DeFelice
Asst. Zoning Chair - Dan Collins 
Mayfair Business Assoc. - Lisa Greco
Mayfair Memorial Playground Co. Chairs - Dana Lambie, Mia Hylan, & Melinda Mulvenna
  • Treasurer's Report
 
Announcements / Updates
  • Membership - (Must reside within Civic boundaries) - $10 per year / $40 - 5 year / $100 - Lifetime - Applications available at the rear or online at MayfairCivicAssociation.com
  • Mayfair Community Development Corporation Update - Business Improvement District
  • Mayfair Overlay Update - Rezoning
  • Mayfair Business Association Update - Fiddlers Green - Steve's Bug Off Butterfly Exhibit
  • Mayfair Town Watch Update + Dog Walker Watch Program
  • Mayfair Memorial Playground Update - Easter Egg Hunt Saturday March 21st (rain date 22nd)
  • Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest - Winners - 7411 Brous - 7816 Lexington - 3513 Shelmire - Thanks to Mayfair Business Association for prize donations!
  • Knights Foundation Grant - Celebration Statue
  • Shamrock Shuttle
Zoning
1.  Thomas Citro - 2901 Cottman ave. - To convert from a single family home to a duplex. 

Voting
 
Current Members of the Mayfair Civic Association have the following three (3) voting options
 
1.     Opposed – Denying the applicant from getting zoning approval
 
2.     Not Opposed with Provisos – Granting permission for the applicant to gain zoning approval with Provisos (Detailed below which may be added to if necessary)
 
3.     Not Opposed – Granting the applicant zoning permission with No Provisos

Provisos
 
Business / Commercial Provisos
1.       Join and maintain Membership within the Mayfair Business Association
2.       The outside of your establishment must be kept clean, maintained, graffiti free, and swept at all times
3.       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
4.       Add and maintain an outdoor trashcan
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
 
 
Presentations


1.  Spencer Marte - PGW Energy Sense Program

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 - Thank you!
Facebook - "Like" us on Facebook to stay current - Mayfair Civic Association

Next Meeting - Monday March 16 th - 7pm - Mayfair Community Center



                                                                                          Fin

Minutes from November Mayfair Civic Association Meeting (Pending Approval)

Meeting opened by President Donny Smith with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:05 PM

Introduction of Officers – Donny Smith
President - Donny Smith
Vice President - Kevin Leonard
Secretary - Mike Serverson
Treasurer/Chair - Clean up Comm/Chair - Membership - Jim Ortlieb
Sgt. at Arms - John Jenkins
Legal Counsel/Zoning Chair/Mayfair CDC Rep - Joe DeFelice
Asst Legal Counsel - Mike Williams
Asst Sgt at Arms - Joe Conboy
Mayfair Bus. Assoc. Rep - Lisa Greco
Mayfair Townwatch Rep - Anna Stacey
Playground Comm Co-Chair - Melinda Mulvenna
Playground Comm Co-Chair - Dana Lambie

Treasurer’s Report – Jim Ortlieb
·         Account Balance as of November 2014 = $18,295.26
·         Current Balance - $17,754.58

Membership Update – Donny Smith
·         Renewals available for 2015 in the back of the meeting room - $10.00 for annual dues (January to December) $40.00 for 5 year / $100.00 Lifetime

Overlay on Frankford Ave – Donny Smith
·         Current restriction on Dollar Stores, Nail and Beauty Salons, etc. has expired.
·         Councilman Henon and MCA looking to Renew the Overlay

CDC Update – Joseph DeFelice
·         Successfully completed the Octoberfest and Stuben Day Parade Projects.
·         Farmers Market completed for 2014.
·         Mayfair Christmas Village and Tree Lighting scheduled for December 7.
·         Conservatorship Update
o    Property on 3400 Ryan Avenue is the second property to be rehabbed.
o    Architect and Agent are local business members.
o    Listing scheduled for February 2015 
·         Business Improvement District - Frankford Avenue
o    Meetings continue with local business owners
o    Steering Committee formed.

Mayfair Business Association (MBA) Update – Donny Smith/Lisa Greco
·         No Report

Town Watch Update – Milt Martelack
·         Dog Walkers Watch
o    Email being established for sign-up and communication.
o    Training – 1hr on observing criminal activity
·         Facebook page is being terminated and will be launched under a different title.

Playground Committee – Mia Hylan
·         Spooktacular on October 25, 2014 raised approximately $2500.00 for use in the Playground.
·         New fundraiser is a partnership with Modell’s Sporting Goods.
o    5% of total sales will be donated to the Playground between Black Friday and Christmas.
2014 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest – Donny Smith
·         Approximately forty (40) entries to the contest.
·         Google Map is made of all nomination locations.
·         Three contest winners
o    2800 Fanshaw
o    3345 Glenview
o    3251 Friendship

2014 Thanksgiving Day Parade – Donny Smith
·         Thirty-eighth Annual – Fifth parade coordinated by the MCA.
·         Scheduled for November 23, 2014 with 100 different applicants string band, fire engines, etc.
·         Performance area moved closer to Knorr St. to ease interruptions in the parade flow.

2014 Christmas Decoration Contest – Donny Smith
·         Create a display at your house
·         Nominations accepted via email (MayfairCivicAssociation@yahoo,com) or Mayfair Civic Association Facebook Page
·         Google Map is made of all nomination locations.
·         12 Judges begin the review on December 12, 2014.
·         Prizes Awarded on December 21, 2014.

Live Nativity – Donny Smith
·         Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Lambie Funeral Home
·         Time is 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Moment of Silence for Scott Cummings – Joe DeFelice
·         Scott recently passed away in Florida
·         Scott was President of the MCA from 2001 to 2008.
·         All donations in Scott’s memory will; be to MCA

Zoning Committee – Joe DeFelice
·         Alonzo Coates – 2000 McKinley Street
o    Mr. Coates seeking a zoning variance to convert a pre-existing garage located behind a triplex into a commercial food prep kitchen.
o    Mr. Coates has two properties in the neighborhood and has been involved in the area for thirteen years.  Current tenant spoke in favor of the project.
o    Potential employment opportunity for one (1) full-time and two (2) part-time.
o    Kitchen area will be used by licensed caterers for food prep.
o    Architect presented the plans for the garage.
o    Discussion Centered on the following topics:
§  Rodent Issues
§  Trash Bins and Pickup
§  Hours of Operation
o    Membership Vote
§  Opposed – 1
§  Not Opposed with Provisos – 20
§  Not Opposed – 0

·         Thomas Citro – 2901 Cottman Avenue
o    Seeking to convert from a single home to a duplex
o    Item was continued due to no fliers being distributed to neighbors announcing the issue with the MCA



Presentations –
·         Kevin Boyle
o    Introduced the new Pastor from St. Matthew, Fr. Slobgin
o    Methadone Clinic
§  No complaints to his office since opening.
§  Low volume of patients being treated due to no public funding
o    Harrisburg Update
§  Discussed the new political landscape in Pennsylvania
·         New Governor – Tom Wolf, Democrat
·         House & Senate now Republican controlled
§  Plan is to get work done for Mayfair despite potential gridlock
o    Took a question regarding fire department “Brown-outs
§  Rep. Boyle has spoken to Mayor Nutter and will continue to work with local officials on this issue.

·         John DiGiulio – Philadelphia Water Department Public Affairs
Email:  John.DiGiulio@phila.gov
o    Capital Improvement Project – Replacement of Water Mains
§  Most water mains and infrastructure average 100 years old.
§  Contractor – Seravalli Construction Company
§  Project Boundaries
·         Harbison Ave from Magee Ave to Hellerman St.
·         Revere St. from Magee Ave to Unruh Ave
·         Farnsworth Ave from Robbins St to Levick St
·         Revere St from Levick St to Devereaux Ave
·         Robbins St from Revere St to Mershon St
·         Cardiff St from Robbins St to Devereaux Ave

Open Discussion -
·         DeSimone Auto Dealer Garage is open with activity after dark – referred to Lisa Deeley from City Councilman Henon.

Meeting Sign-in Sheet Totals
·         32 people signed-in (48 in attendance)

Adjourned – 8:45 PM


Next Mayfair Civic Association Meeting-Monday, January 26, 2015-7:00 PM.–Mayfair Community Ctr.  




Submitted By:


Michael J. Serverson
Secretary – Mayfair Civic Association



Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas Mayfair ... Here they are!

Merry Christmas Mayfair ... Here they are!The winners for the 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest are (in no particular order) ....7411 Brous 7816 Lexington3513 Shelmire We don't do a 1st 2nd and 3rd here in Mayfair ... All three are equal winnersCongratulations!!!Tomorrow (Saturday) starting at 7pm a team will be arriving at each winners home and will be presenting them with prizes, and their Official Lawn Sign's indicating that they are indeed - 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Winners!The 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest has been a huge success! We had over 60 homes nominated this year, and well over 1300 page views (and growing) on our Google Map!2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration ContestThe 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 on behalf of the Mayfair Civic Association we would like to Thank You all for participating!A Very Very special Thank You to our Mayfair Business Association and it's Members who have donated the prizes for this years contests!They are:Aztec SignsMayfair Shop n BagGrey Lodge PubSharon Owens - State FarmInkwell 215Mike Fitzpatrick - Keller WilliamsMike Perzel Insurance AgencyBellalisa Hair StudioTorresdale FlowersThey have been extremely generous with their prizes for this contest! These MBA Members and the rest of the Mayfair Business Association believe in our neighborhood and would like to see our community continue to thrive, and to 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 homeowners doing an amazing job of decorating their homes, without nominations from our homeowners and neighbors, without our Mayfair Business Association donating the prizes and creating the map, and without the Mayfair Civic Association organizing the event and putting it all together. Working together 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 SmithMayfair Civic AssociationPresident

Merry Christmas Mayfair ... Here they are!

The winners for the 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest are (in no particular order) ....

7411 Brous 
7816 Lexington
3513 Shelmire 

We don't do a 1st 2nd and 3rd here in Mayfair ... All three are equal winners

Congratulations!!!

Tomorrow (Saturday) starting at 7pm a team will be arriving at each winners home and will be presenting them with prizes, and their Official Lawn Sign's indicating that they are indeed - 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Winners!

The 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest has been a huge success! We had over 60 homes nominated this year, and well over 1300 page views (and growing) on our Google Map! 

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 on behalf of the Mayfair Civic Association we would like to Thank You all for participating! 

A Very Very special Thank You to our Mayfair Business Association and it's Members who have donated the prizes for this years contests!

They are:
Aztec Signs
Mayfair Shop n Bag
Grey Lodge Pub
Sharon Owens - State Farm
Inkwell 215
Mike Fitzpatrick - Keller Williams
Mike Perzel Insurance Agency
Bellalisa Hair Studio
Torresdale Flowers

They have been extremely generous with their prizes for this contest! 

These MBA Members and the rest of the Mayfair Business Association believe in our neighborhood and would like to see our community continue to thrive, and to 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 homeowners doing an amazing job of decorating their homes, without nominations from our homeowners and neighbors, without our Mayfair Business Association donating the prizes and creating the map, and without the Mayfair Civic Association organizing the event and putting it all together. 

Working together 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 - 
A Great Place to Visit - An Awesome Place to Live!"

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Decorating Contest

Ho ho ho!!

The competition is FIERCE in the 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest! So far we've had 60 entries in the contest this year, and driving around Mayfair it looks as though there easily could have been many many more. Our neighbors have outdone themselves this year!
  
On Friday December 19th we will announce the winners, and on Saturday evening members of the Mayfair Civic Association and the Mayfair Business Association will be delivering prizes donated by Business Association Members to the 3 best decorated houses in Mayfair.

If your home has been nominated for the contest, please remember to keep your decorations lit until at least 11pm as our judges will begin scoring the entries tonight. Also, please make sure that your address is easily visible from the street or your home could be overlooked.

Here is a link to the 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Google Map that was created and maintained by the Mayfair Business Association:

 
The Mayfair Community Development Center has taken the time to list the homes in a driving order (below), so grab the map, grab the list, and take your family on a tour of Mayfair and enjoy 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest for yourselves!

Have FUN!

Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"

7911 Farnsworth -
7823 Farnsworth -
7825 Farnsworth -
7812 Farnsworth -
 
7904 Brous -
8106 Brous -
 
7821 Lister -
 
7803 Brocklehurst -
 
7816 Lexington -
7820 Lexington -
 
3433 Chippendale -
3439 Chippendale -
 
3501 Sheffield -
 
3527 Oakmont -
 
3331 Shelmire -
3513 Shelmire -
 
3522 Tudor -
 
3402 Vista -
 
7411 Brous -
7425 Brous -
 
2926 Guilford -
 
3344 Wellington -
3342 Wellinton -
3340 Wellington -
3337 Wellington -
3335 Wellington -
 
3201 Friendship -
3242 Friendship -
3257 Friendship -
 
3054 Princeton -
3111 Princeton-
3302 Princeton -
3306 Princeton -
3315 Princeton -
3316 Princeton -
3325 Princeton -
3338 Princeton -
3334 Princeton -
3336 Princeton -
 
3349 Brighton -
3347 Brighton -
3343 Brighton -
3214 Brighton -
 
3239 Longshore -
 
3115 Glenview -
 
3200 Knorr -
3029 Knorr -
2916 Knorr -
 
3137 Unruh -
3139 Unruh -
 
2834 Fanshawe
2843 Fanshawe -
3020 Fanshawe -
3112 Fanshawe -
2800 Fanshawe -
 
3122 Gillham -
3124 Gillham -
2922 Gillham -
 
3115 Robbins -
 
2846 Devereaux