Mayfair Civic Association
Tuesday January 31, 2012
John Perzel Community Center
2990 St. Vincent St.
Present: Joseph DeFelice, Mike Williams, Peter McDermott, Mike Serverson, Donny Smith Kevin Leonard, Suzann St. Marie, Lisa Greco, Mia Hylan, Milt Martelack, Anna Stacey, Melinda Mulvenna, John Jenkins
Absent: Dana Lambie
Meeting called to order at 7:10 pm by President, Joseph DeFelice.
New meeting time
Joe DeFelice proposed a new meeting time of the first Monday of every month instead of the last Tuesday of every month. Seconded by board member. No objections from the board.
Suzann St. Marie has resigned as Treasurer. Joe DeFelice proposed making Kevin Leonard, the current Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, interim Treasurer.
John Jenkins will be the new Assistant Sergeant at Arms.
Mia Hylan will be the Recording Secretary.
Seconded by a board member. No objections from the board.
Joe DeFelice proposed an amendment to the bylaws that general voting members of the Mayfair Civic Association must be a member in good standing and had to have attended 3 previous meetings prior to being allowed to vote on election/board members. Seconded by a board member. No other objections from the board. Bylaws will be amended.
Joe DeFelice proposed the usage of a robo-call several days prior to all MCA meetings to inform neighbors of the meeting time and topics. A donation of $50 made payable to Annie Havey is recommended for the use of the machine. Seconded by a board member. No other objections from the board.
Not available at this time.
MCA, in conjunction with Tacony and Holmesburg Civic Associations have been working on a proposal and letter regarding the upcoming Erin Express and Shamrock Shuttle. Joe DeFelice will be presenting a letter this week to the bar owners and participating business of the Shamrock Shuttles and Erin Express to address issues such as quality of life impact on the surrounding neighborhood, security, public urination, and sanitation.
2nd annual Friends of Mayfair Memorial Playground Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from noon til 2pm.
Fundraising continues to raise money for the installation of an 8 foot fence and additional pieces of playground equipment.
Fallen Heroes Run
Will be held this year on Saturday, May 19, 2012 honoring firefighter Joseph Konrad. Registration can be done online or runners can register starting at 7:30am. The run starts at 8:30am.
Frankford Ave Revitalization
The possibility of creating a dog park and a Farmer's Market are being discussed. Suzann St. Marie of the CDC is also exploring the possibility of having local artists display their work in vacant storefronts on Frankford Ave.
Lots behind 3400 Ryan/Cottman Ave
Attorney Jimmy Roybal is working on bills of sale for the lots. Lots will be offered to homeowners directly adjacent to the lots for $1.
St. Hubert's--A letter from the MCA and MBA were sent to Archbishop Chaput in opposition of the closing.
Proposed bars opening til 3 am--residents are encouraged to contact their councilperson to share their opinion of this proposal.
The annual MCA Candidates Meeting is scheduled for March
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Recording Secretary Mia Hylan.