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Thursday, November 09, 2017


Mayfair Civic Association Meeting
Monday November 20th, 2017 - 7pm - Mayfair Community Center
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:  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
·       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: Luka Lakuriqi – MCDC Christmas Village and Tree Lighting taking place at Ryan & Frankford on Sunday Dec. 3rd at 2pm
·       Mayfair Business Improvement District Update: Please welcome our NEW MBID Executive Director - 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 - Recycling (Clothing, Paper, Batteries, Printer Cartridges etc.) at Lincoln H.S. on Sat. Dec. 16th at Ryan ave starting at 9am
·       PDAC Update: Joe Valecci – PSA3 Meeting Tues. Nov. 28th, 7pm, Holmesburg Rec. 4500 Rhawn “LIKE” 15th_PDAC on Facebook for updates
·       Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest:  Begins on Thanksgiving Day!
Prizes donated by Mayfair Business Association Members for the Top 3 Best Decorated Homes and Businesses will be delivered on Wednesday night December 20th.
Visit Mayfair Civic Association website and Facebook page for updates including the Mayfair Christmas Decoration Map, and to nominate a home of business. Feel free to nominate as many as you wish – The more the merrier! Good Luck!
Presentations
2825-35 Cottman Avenue (Teamsters building) – To discuss future plans for the building
Zoning in Mayfair
(called in the order that they were received)
1. 2954 Magee Avenue - Residential
Applicant : Man Yim Cheng
Application # : 790374
ZBA Hearing Date : 1/10/18
Application for: Outdoor storage of pigeons (Animal Services) on the same lot with an existing single family dwelling in an existing structure.
Notes: The proposed use – Animal Services – Is prohibited in this zoning district
2.  3200 Cottman Ave. – Business / Commercial
Applicant : Chinyere Duru
Application # : 808050
     ZBA Hearing Date : 11/29/17   
Application for: The erection of one (1) accessory wall sign to the proposed salon / barber shop (Personal Service), boutique store (Retail Sale of Wearing Apparels and Accessories), retail sale of beauty supplies (Consumer Goods) on the 1st floor with a single family dwelling above in an existing structure (Multiple Uses)
Notes:
·      The proposed use – Personal Service – Is prohibited in this zoning district
·      The proposed use – Retail Sale of Wearing Apparels and Accessories – Is prohibited in this zoning district
·      The proposed use – Retail Sales of Consumer Goods – Is prohibited in this zoning district
·      The proposed use – Multiple Uses on Main Lot – Is prohibited in this zoning district
·      The proposed wall sign is above the bottom of the second floor window sill and is prohibited in this zoning district
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.       If located outside of BID boundaries, 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.       Participation in the Safe Cam Program
6.       Snow removal to be done within 6 hours of the storm, and during business hours
7.       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
8.       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 bumped back a week in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday and will be held on January 22nd, 2018 at 7pm. Check Facebook or Website for notices of possible Special Zoning Meetings
Best Wishes for a Joyous Holiday Season, and a Very Happy New Year!
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!"

Thursday, October 26, 2017





Here they are folks - The WINNERS of the 2017 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest!

The TOP 3 (in alphabetical order) in the Singles / Corners / Twins Category, the WINNERS are:

• 2800 Fanshawe
• 2951 Tyson
• 3157 Wellington

The TOP 3 (in alphabetical order) in the Rowhome Category, the WINNERS are: 

• 6722 Revere
• 3513 Shelmire
• 3142 St. Vincent

Congratulations to all of our entries - It was CLOSE!!

Tonight starting at 8:00, a team will be arriving at each of the winning homes and we will be presenting them with some awesome prizes, and their Official Lawn Sign's indicating that they are indeed - '2017 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest Winners'!

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

They are:

• Aztec Signs
• Bellalisa Hair Studio
• Cottman Beverages
• Dunphy Ford
• Infinity
• Insectarium & Butterfly Pavillion
• The Grey Lodge Pub
• The Perzel Agency
• Sharon Owens State Farm
• Torresdale Flower Shop

These sponsors have been extremely generous with their prizes for this contest - Please show them you appreciation, and your support!
This is our 5th year of hosting this contest and needless to say, it has been a huge success! We had just shy of 40 homes nominated this year, and well over 1300 views (and growing) on our Decoration Contest Map (found here: https://drive.google.com/open…)

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. None of this would have been possible without the homeowners going all out and doing an amazing job of decorating their homes, without the nominations from our homeowners and neighbors, without our judges scoring each entry, without our Mayfair Business Association donating the prizes, 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!
Thank you all!

Up next - The '2017 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest' ... Start planning now - Nominations begin on December 1st!

It's gonna be AWESOME, and it's another GREAT event happening right here in Mayfair!

Monday, October 23, 2017


The Judges Scores are in, and here they are - The Top 10 Best Scoring Homes in the 2017 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest!

They are (in no alphabetical order):
7711 Brocklehurst 
2800 Fanshawe
8024 Lexington
3107 Magee 
6722 Revere
6724 Revere
3513 Shelmire
3142 St. Vincent 
3144 St. Vincent 
2951 Tyson 
3157 Wellington 

That's actually (due to a tie) our Top 11 Best Scoring Homes!

Our WINNERS will be announced on Wednesday (10/25), and prizes donated by some VERY generous Mayfair Business Association Members along with some really cool lawn signs will be delivered that night!
Congratulations!!

Check out the updated map with the Top 10 now being represented as GHOSTS!


Grab the family and check em out for yourselves - It's FUN, and it's another GREAT event happening right here in Mayfair!
 
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"

Sunday, October 15, 2017



Check out the really cool lawn signs that Aztec Signs created for us this year for the 2017 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest!

Want to win one along with other prizes?

Simply email your nomination to MayfairCivicAsociation@yahoo.com

Better hurry, because the DEADline is this coming Monday at 6pm (10/16)

Good Luck!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Here it is gang - The much anticipated and long awaited Google Map showing where all of the current nominations are for the Mayfair Civic Association's "2017 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest"!


The map will be updated as new nominations come in, so be sure to check back daily!


Nominations for the Contest will be CLOSED on Monday October 16th at 6pm and judging will begin shortly thereafter, so be sure to get your entries in before then! You may nominate yourself, a business, or a neighbor that you feel really captures the spirit of Halloween.

You can email your nominations to MayfairCivicAssociation@yahoo.com, or visit Mayfair Civic Association on Facebook and place your entry there.


Good luck to all!