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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Mayfair Civic Association Meeting Minutes


Mayfair Civic Association Meeting
Monday, September 17, 2012
7pm
Mayfair Community Center

Board Members Present
Joseph DeFelice, Mike Williams, Pete McDermott, Kevin Leonard, Mike Serverson, Donny Smith, Lisa Greco, Mia Hylan, John Jenkins, Melinda Mulvenna, Suzann St. Marie, James Ortlieb

Board Members Absent
Anna Stacey, Dana Lambie

Proceedings
Meeting called to order at 7:02 pm by President Joe DeFelice.
Prior to continuing with the meeting, President Joe DeFelice asked attendees to participate in a moment of silence to honor Ed Kelly, who recently passed away and had been an integral part of building the stage that the Pennypack Concert series is held on.
Membership and By-Laws Update
Review of by-laws changes from previous meetings requires that voting members be paid members of the civic association. If interested in membership, attendees were asked to see Sergeant at Arms, Donny Smith or Assistant Sergeant at Arms, John Jenkins to obtain an application and pay for membership. Applications can also be obtained at the Mayfair Civic Association website at mayfaircivicassociation.com.
Treasurer's Report
Treasurer Kevin Leonard reports that the current balance is $4114.85.
Previous Balance as of 5/15/12: $3833.69
Deposits:  $1186.39
Withdrawals:  $900.00

Konrad Plaque Dedication
The MBA and MCA co-sponsored the dedication of the plaque honoring fallen firefighter, Joseph Konrad. This dedication will be held this Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Engine 25 at Boudinot St & Hart Lane in Kensington starting at 11am. All are welcome to attend.

501c4 Update
Lisa Greco and Vice-President Mike Williams are working on obtaining board insurance and completing the 501c4 paperwork.

Methadone Clinic Update
The Healing Way is still going forward with the oral arguments hearing scheduled for  11/05/12. Currently, via donations, $3000 has been raised for the neighbors defense fund to help offset ongoing legal costs incurred by the case. The Mayfair Civic Association will arrange for buses to bring neighbors down to the hearing.

Local neighborhood civic associations were notified that Northeast Treatment Centers is exploring the opening of another methadone clinic potentially attached to Sweet Lucy's on State Road.

Stueben Day Parade Update
The Stueben Day Parade honoring German heritage will be held Saturday, 10/22/12 starting at noon. The parade route will be from Solly Ave.  to the intersection of Cottman and Frankford Starting at10:30am the day of the parade there will be no parking on Frankford Ave.

Zoning
Updated Zoning
3510-12 Cottman Avenue.
Applicant, Shawn Kilkenney of Casper's Bar at 3510-12 is seeking to renew a permit to continue using a jukebox. The Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections had cited the bar for unknowingly letting the permit expire. Mr. Kilkenney presented letters of support from Father Judge, St. Matthew's CYO, and Jack Costello's Boxing Club. Mr. Kilkenney is seeking to renew a permit to continue using the jukebox and allow acoustic music and dancing. A review of the bar's Liquor Control Board file was pulled and there have been no violations and no underage drinking citations. The applicant was asked to join the Mayfair Business Association within 3 months, implement a consistent litter and refuse removal plan from the front of their store, and continued compliance with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
Not Opposed With Provisos.

New Zoning

7635 E. Roosevelt Blvd. (Northeast corner of Revere St.)
Zoning Consultant Tom Citro was presenting for applicant,_____________. The applicant wishes to convert the ground floor of a single family home into an apartment. The ground floor was  zoned as a dentist office from 1963 to 2006 before becoming a real estate office.

This type of zoning is not allowed in this district. The newly renovated space is 621 square feet and would rent for about $850 a month. The single-family dwelling is also for rent. Neighbors in opposition to this conversion were present and stated that the applicant has already made the renovations prior to zoning approval and had placed a "For Rent" sign in the window of the property. Mr. Citro states that the applicant has since removed the sign. On the client's behalf, Mr. Citro asked neighbors if they would consider a temporary proviso or variance which can be revisited in 5 years if needed to see if the applicant has complied by the provisos.
Opposed.

6301 Frankford Ave—Strauss Auto
Applicant Strauss Auto, represented by _____ and attorney Brett Feldman. Signage STS Tire and Auto. The building is zoned C-7 commercial which only allows for one sign per building. Advanced Auto, which shares a building with STS, already has a sign so the sign for STS was not allowed. Currently there is a temporary banner in place for advertising. STS is seeking approval for an internally illuminated sign on the front of the building and signs over the car bays to advertise their business location. STS was asked to join the Mayfair Business Association as a proviso, along with ______.
Not opposed with provisos.

7416 Frankford AveSW corner of Vista St.
Applicant Steve Mangan of Healthy Concepts Gym is seeking permission to open up a gym at the site which is 3000 square foot (6000 if the basement is included) with a lease length of 3 years. Mr. Mangan currently operates Healthy Concepts Gym in Hatboro (http://www.healthyconceptsgym.com). He is looking to open and operate a regular membership gym with the hours of operation from 6am to 11pm. Mr. Mangan is willing to possibly open 24 hours if needed to accommodate the varying schedules of police and firemen.. Amenities will include free weights and cardiovascular machines and membership will be $25 per month, there will be no contracts and no additional fees, open to all, and will be discounted for police and fire. Parking will be street parking and all staff available to gym members will be trained and have degrees or certifications in relevant fields. Mr. Mangan may possibly have water and protein bars for sale for gym members. Mr. Mangan may include children's membership starting at age 12 for sports teams and trainin. Mr. Mangan was asked to consider joining the MBA and to pledge to clean the external of the property as provios.
Not opposed with provisos

Mayfair Farmers Market/Fall Festival Update
The first Fall Festival is scheduled for this Sunday 9/23/12 at the intersection of Frankford Ave and Ryan Ave. Ryan Ave will be closed to vehicular traffic from 9am to 2pm. Farm fresh produce, baked goods, artisan bread, local honey, homemade pasta sauces, flowers, a beer garden sponsored by The Grey Lodge Pub, fresh bagels and organic bath and body products, and a representative from the Philly Mobile Food Association will be attending. Live music from 10-2 featuring the Father Judge Jazz Band, Mike Benner, Tricia Paffen and will provided and there will be face painting for the kids.
The second Fall Festival will be scheduled for Sunday, 10/14/12 from 9am to 2pm.
These are soft launches for full time farmers market for spring of 2013.

Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade Update
"Neighborhood Unity" is the theme of this year's parade to be held on 11/18/12 starting at noon (Rain date of 11/25/12). The parade route will be from Rhawn Street to Knorr Street. The Presidents of the 3 civic associations, Joe DeFelice (Mayfair), Mary Benussi (Tacony) and Rich Frizell (Holmesburg) are the Grand Marshals. There will be a stage set up at Frankford and Cottman and the participants in the parade are encouraged to perform in this area. Homemade floats can be made and entered by neighbors for prizes. For more information contact Lisa at info@thanksgivingparade.org or at 215-624-6660.
Vacant residential lot between Ryan Ave and Cottman Ave (3500 block) Update
The MCA is working with local attorney to parcel off the property to sell to neighbors. Extreme Towing will be towing unregistered cars off of the property.
Mayfair Dog Park Update
The committee met with Barry Bressler, Chief of Staff for Philly Parks and Recreation, who states that Parks and Rec is willing and interested in including a dog park somewhere in the neighborhood but the location is yet to be determined. Money for fencing and long term maintenance needs to be raised (approx. $10,000). A Beef and Beer event is being explored for the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving at a local hall with raffles, gift baskets, etc.
Mayfair Clean-up Committee Update
A volunteer team of neighbors led by Jim Ortlieb and Anna Stacey cleaned up both sides of Frankford Ave for approximately 30 blocks. They also recently held clean-ups assisted by CLIP at the Mayfair Playground at Mayfair Elementary and Mayfair Memorial Playground at Lincoln High School. The committee also removed the planter boxes from out front of Family Dollar on Frankford Ave which were being used as trash cans and ashtrays.
The next planned clean-up is Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10am at the Frankford/Cottman triangle prior to the second Mayfair Fall Festival. Fliers were handed out at the meeting and attendees were encouraged to get involved via Facebook at the "Mayfair Clean-up" page and click on "Events".
 Mayfair Town Watch Update
 A new board was elected in August. The new president is Anna Stacey, VP Joe Conboy, Secretary Stephanie Kramer, Treasurer Mia Hylan, Communications Director John Jenkins, Logistics Coordinator, Rob Pasco,  Community Relations and Recruitment Coordinator, Donna Conboy, Member Coordinator, Danny Mills. Former president, Milt Martelack, who is currently dealing with health issues was named an honorary founding member.
The group is still looking for volunteers to become regular patrol members. More information can be found on Facebook under "Mayfair Town Watch".
There is a Captain's Town Hall Meeting scheduled for 9/25/12 at 7pm. All members of the community are encouraged to attend to voice concerns in the neighborhood to 15th police district captain, Frank Bachmeyer.

Mayfair Memorial Playground (at Lincoln High School) Update
There will be a first birthday celebration and Halloween Spooktacular at MMP, Saturday, 10/27/12 from noon to 2pm. The cost is $2 per child. Kids under 10 will be able to decorate a mini-pumpkin and play Halloween themed games. Attendees of all ages are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes and go trick-or-treating at tables set up by businesses, organizations and politicians. All proceeds will go towards new fencing and equipment at the playground.

Mayfair Christmas Tree Lighting
The tree lighting is scheduled for December 2, 2012 with the location to be determined.
Mayfair CDC update
The CDC continues to explore a Business Improvement District (BID) for Holmesburg/Mayfair to spur business development.
The CDC is also exploring a Greening Grant of $30,000 from the city for cleaning graffiti off the poles and cleaning up the business corridor.
BPT grant business can push it's business privelage tax ? Clarify this for me...I have no idea what that means!
CDC is working with a conservatorship of a house at Sheffield and Frankford, take the property, and  clean it up. The CDC would be granted temporary custody of the property, do work and improvements, and try to collect the amount spent from owner. If not, the property would be put on the open market.
CDC was granted several city Activities Grant totaling $4000;  $1000 will go towards the Mayfair May Fair and $3000 will go towards the Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run.
Open Discussion
  • Neighbors raised concerns regarding the vacant Wawa building at Tyson and Brous Ave. They were informed that the owners appeared at a previous zoning meeting and  it will be a laundromat that is in the process of opening. The weeds and maintenance of the property needs to be addressed with the owner.

  • Lisa Deeley, representative from Councilman Bobby Henon's office informed neighbors that a new constituent office is open at 6730 Torresdale Avenue.

  • There is a Senior Fair scheduled for the Mayfair Community Center for Thursday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Mayfair Community Center at 2990 St. Vincent St. There will be health screenings, raffles, a light lunch and information from local businesses and government agencies. Voter ID registrations will also be available from Kevin Boyle's office

  • Jim Ortlieb of the Mayfair Clean-up Committee asked if  trash cans can be installed and picked up by the city of Philadelphia around the 2 ½ miles "Lincoln Loop". there are very few there currently.

  • Joe Lynch and Rich Vito, of the County Board of Elections, brought a voting machine for attendees to try out. Applications for alternative and absentee ballots and written explanations about the state’s new voter identification law were also available.
  • Oct. 9 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. Voters must present a photo ID card at polling places. You can use a passport, senior facility id with picture, or a driver's license that hasn't been expired for more than a year.

  • The next MCA meeting will be scheduled for Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7pm at the Mayfair Community Center.

  • Secretary and Zoning Committee Chair, Pete McDermott stated that on 8/22/12 the Philadelphia Planning Commission changed the zoning code to give neighborhood organizations more power over what goes into their business districts. The code was expanded the code and classifications for zoning were changed. Civic groups will now have to decide on a new overlay for Frankford Ave. The MCA will be working with the neighborhood for feedback either via Facebook and email about which stores and which uses will be allowed (i.e. cash for gold, medical, retail, etc.)

Meeting adjourned at 8:19pm.

Meeting minutes submitted by Communications Secretary Mia Hylan on 9/28/12.

Friday, September 28, 2012

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Methadone Clinic Update - Oral Argument Date Moved

Case Description

 Case ID: 120401046
 Case Caption: THW GROUP LLC VS ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT ETAL
 Filing Date: Tuesday , April 10th, 2012
 Court: AGENCY APPEAL
 Location: City Hall
 Jury: NON JURY
 Case Type: ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
 Status: LISTED FOR ORAL ARGUMENTS

Related Cases

No related cases were found. 


Case Event Schedule

EventDate/TimeRoomLocationJudge
PROJECTED ORAL ARGUMENT03-DEC-2012
09:00 AM
City HallCourtroom 426, City HallFOX, IDEE C


Case motions 

No case motions were found. 


Case Parties

Seq #AssocExpn DateTypeName
1  ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANTWHALEN, SEAN P
Address:KLEHR HARRISON
1835 MARKET STREET
PHILADELPHIA PA 19103
(215)569-2700
 Aliases:none
 
214 APPELLEEZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
Address:MSB 1401 JFK BLVD
PHILADELPHIA PA 19103
 Aliases:none
 
3  APPELLEECITY OF PHILADELPHIA
Address:C/O LAW DEPARTMENT
1515 ARCH ST, 15TH FLOOR
PHILADELPHIA PA 19102-1595
 Aliases:none
 
41 APPELLANTTHW GROUP LLC
Address:741 NORFOLK LANE
FEASTERVILLE PA 19053
 Aliases:none
 
5  TEAM LEADERFOX, IDEE C
Address:656 City Hall
PHILADELPHIA PA 19107
(215)686-4222
 Aliases:none
 
6  INTERVENORHENON, BOBBY
Address:4521 AUBREY AVE.
PHILA PA 19114
(267)909-0644
 Aliases:none
 
7  APPELLANT - PLAINTIFF - MCTANCREDI, DAWN M
Address:399 MARKET STREET
SUITE 200
PHILADELPHIA PA 19106
(215)629-1600
 Aliases:none
 
87 INTERVENORPARRIS, DOMENICK
Address:4558 SHELMIRE AVENUE
PHILADELPHIA PA 19136
 Aliases:none
 
97 INTERVENORCASEY, MELISSA
Address:7913 FRANKFORD AVENUE
PHILADELPHIA PA 19136
 Aliases:none
 
107 INTERVENORVAUGHN, PATTI
Address:3614 DECATUR STREET
PHILADELPHIA PA 19136
 Aliases:none
 
117 INTERVENORPRETE, LORI
Address:3616 DECATUR STREET
PHILADELPHIA PA 19136
 Aliases:none
 
127 INTERVENORLEWIS, LINDA
Address:7327 FRANKFORD AVENUE
PHILADELPHIA PA 19136
 Aliases:none
 
137 APPELLANT - PLAINTIFF - MCMCFILLIN, PHILLIP A
Address:144 CARPENTER STREET
PHILADELPHIA PA 19147
(215)627-0700
 Aliases:none
 
14  ATTORNEY FOR APPELLEESULETA, SHARON L
Address:214 MARTROY LANE
WALLINGFORD PA 19086
(610)357-9687
 Aliases:none


Docket Entries

Filing Date/TimeDocket TypeFiling PartyDisposition AmountApproval/
Entry Date
10-APR-2012
10:56 AM
ACTIVE CASE  10-APR-2012
11:03 AM
Docket Entry:E-Filing Number: 1204014378
 
10-APR-2012
10:56 AM
COMMENCEMENT BY APPEALWHALEN, SEAN P 10-APR-2012
11:03 AM
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Final Cover
Docket Entry:none.
 
10-APR-2012
10:56 AM
NOTICE OF STATUTORY APPEALWHALEN, SEAN P 10-APR-2012
11:03 AM
Documents:
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2012-4-10 THW Group Appeal - as filed.pdf
Docket Entry:APPEALS FROM THE ADJUDICATION OF THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT ON MARCH 13, 2012
 
10-APR-2012
10:56 AM
CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER ISSUEDWHALEN, SEAN P 10-APR-2012
11:03 AM
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CM Zoning Board
Docket Entry:none.
 
16-APR-2012
09:23 AM
WAITING/ISSUE SCHEDULING ORDER  16-APR-2012
09:23 AM
Docket Entry:none.
 
10-MAY-2012
02:07 PM
PRAECIPE TO INTERVENEHENON, BOBBY 10-MAY-2012
12:00 AM
Documents:
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PRINV_6.pdf
Docket Entry:PRAECIPE TO INTERVENE FILED.
 
10-MAY-2012
03:18 PM
PRAECIPE TO INTERVENETANCREDI, DAWN M 10-MAY-2012
03:33 PM
Documents:
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Praecipe-to-Intervene.pdf
Docket Entry:PRAECIPE TO INTERVENE FILED. (FILED ON BEHALF OF LINDA LEWIS, LORI PRETE, PATTI VAUGHN, MELISSA CASEY AND DOMENICK PARRIS) (FILED ON BEHALF OF LINDA LEWIS, LORI PRETE, PATTI VAUGHN, MELISSA CASEY AND DOMENICK PARRIS) ENTRY OF APPEARANCE OF DAWN M. TANCREDI AND PHILLIP AM MCFILLIN FILED ON BEHALF INTERVENORS DOMENICK PARRIS, MELISSA CASEY, PATTI VAUGHN, LORI PRETE AND LINDA LEWIS.
 
10-MAY-2012
04:31 PM
SCHEDULING ORDER ISSUED  10-MAY-2012
04:31 PM
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SASOI_8.pdf
Docket Entry:It is hereby ORDERED as follows: 1. Record: The Agency listed above is ORDERED to file its record with the Office of the Prothonotary, 2nd Filing Unit, Room 278, City Hall by 06-AUG-2012 or risk sanctions. 2. Motions for Extraordinary Relief: From the dates set forth below in this Order should be electronically filed with Motions Court not later than 04-SEP-2012 any request for continuance should also be filed as a Motion for Extraordinary Relief. 3. Briefs: Appellant's brief is due by 04-SEP-2012. Appellee's brief is due by 01-OCT-2012. Briefs can be electronically filed or manually filed with the Office of Civil Administration, Room 296, City Hall, and served upon all opponents. 4. Oral Argument: On the legal merits of this appeal will take place on 05-NOV-2012. Notice of the scheduled date, time and location will be sent to all interested parties at least 15 days prior the the scheduled event. Questions concerning this Order and its contents shall be referred to Melissa Graham, Program Coordinator, in writing via facsimile at 215-686-8397. IDEE FOX, J. 10-MAY-2012 NOTICE GIVEN UNDER RULE 236
 
10-MAY-2012
04:31 PM
LISTED FOR ORAL ARGUMENTS  10-MAY-2012
04:31 PM
Docket Entry:none.
 
10-MAY-2012
04:31 PM
NOTICE GIVEN UNDER RULE 236  11-MAY-2012
09:30 AM
Docket Entry:NOTICE GIVEN ON 11-MAY-2012 OF SCHEDULING ORDER ISSUED ENTERED ON 10-MAY-2012.
 
08-AUG-2012
10:45 AM
CERTIFIED RECORD RECEIVEDSULETA, SHARON L 08-AUG-2012
10:54 AM
Documents:
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ZBAFindingsTHWFrankfordAve.pdf
Docket Entry:CERTIFIED RECORD WITH FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW FILED. (FILED ON BEHALF OF ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT) ENTRY OF APPEARANCE FILED ON BEHALF OF ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT.
 
22-AUG-2012
11:44 AM
PRAECIPE-SUBSTITUTE/ATTACHSULETA, SHARON L 22-AUG-2012
11:46 AM
Documents:
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FrankfordAvePraecipe.pdf
FrankfordAve1.pdf
FrankfordAve2.pdf
FrankfordAve3.pdf
FrankfordAve4.pdf
FrankfordAve5.pdf
FrankfordAve6.pdf
FrankfordAve7.pdf
FrankfordAve8.pdf
FrankfordAve9.pdf
FrankfordAve10.pdf
FrankfordAve12.pdf
FrankfordAve13.pdf
FrankfordAve14.pdf
FrankfordAve15.pdf
FrankfordAve16.pdf
FrankfordAve17.pdf
FrankfordAve18.pdf
Frankford Ave11.pdf
Docket Entry:PRAECIPE TO SUBSTITUTE/ATTACH FILED. (FILED ON BEHALF OF ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT)
 
04-SEP-2012
01:43 PM
MOT-FOR EXTRAORDINARY RELIEFWHALEN, SEAN P 04-SEP-2012
02:44 PM
Documents:
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Mot for Extraordinary Relief.pdf
Motion CoverSheet Form
Docket Entry:13-12090213 RESPONSE DATE 09/14/2012. (FILED ON BEHALF OF THW GROUP LLC)
 
18-SEP-2012
01:08 PM
MOTION ASSIGNED  18-SEP-2012
01:08 PM
Docket Entry:13-12090213 MOT-FOR EXTRAORDINARY RELIEF ASSIGNED TO JUDGE: FOX, IDEE C. ON DATE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
 
20-SEP-2012
01:04 PM
ORDER ENTERED/236 NOTICE GIVENFOX, IDEE C 20-SEP-2012
01:04 PM
Documents:
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ORDER_15.pdf
Docket Entry:13-12090213 IT IS HEREBY ORDER AS FOLLOWS: DEADLINE FOR APPELLANT'S BRIEF IS 10/4/12; DEADLINE FOR APPELLEE'S BRIEF IS 11/1/12; ORAL ARGUMENT ANYTIME AFTER 12/5/12. ...BY THE COURT: FOX, J. 9/18/12
 
20-SEP-2012
01:04 PM
NOTICE GIVEN UNDER RULE 236  20-SEP-2012
03:46 PM
Docket Entry:NOTICE GIVEN ON 20-SEP-2012 OF ORDER ENTERED/236 NOTICE GIVEN ENTERED ON 20-SEP-2012.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Neastphilly.com: Hundreds attend Mayfair Farmers Market Preview


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Set to launch next April, the Mayfair Farmers Market held a preview day Sunday to showcase what’s to come. Photo/Jessica Lopez
The 3500 block of Ryan Avenue in Mayfair was transformed into a small street fair Sunday a preview of the Mayfair Farmers Market, due to open next spring.
Children waited patiently to get their face painted while adults stopped by the Grey Lodge Pub table to pick up a beer mimosa.  Lil Dan’s food truck and White Dragon Philly stayed busy during the lunch hour as people picked through produce from Grateful Acre Farms and Stern Farms.
Organizers estimated a total of 400 people the five-hour preview.  READ MORE HERE

Northeast Times: Mayfair Civic supports bar's jukebox permit


The Mayfair Civic Association last week supported zoning requests from a bar, a tire store and proposed gym while rejecting a bid by a property owner looking to legalize a two-bedroom apartment.
The group joined some heavy hitters — Father Judge High School, St. Matthew CYO and Jack Costello Boxing Club — in backing Casper’s Place, 3510-12 Cottman Ave., which is seeking to renew a permit to continue using a jukebox. The city Department of Licenses and Inspections had cited the bar for unknowingly letting the permit expire.
The association approved a request by STS Tire & Auto Center to erect signs at its location at 6301 Frankford Ave. (at Robbins Avenue). STS, which replaced the bankrupt R&S Strauss in May, presently has just a cloth banner.
Steve Mangin, owner of Healthy Concepts in Hatboro, won approval to open a gym at 7416 Frankford Ave. (at Vista Street). The space is a little more than 3,000 square feet. The gym will be open seven days a week for anyone age 12 and older. The cost would be $25 per month.
Zoning consultant Tom Citro failed to win approval for the owner of a property at 7635 E. Roosevelt Blvd. (at Revere Street).
There is housing on the top floor, and the owner is looking to add a residence on the ground floor. The newly renovated space is 621 square feet and would rent for about $850 a month. It was a dentist office from 1963 to 2006 before becoming a real estate office.
A handful of people supported Citro, but an overwhelming majority opposed new living space. MORE HERE

Friday, September 21, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Lots of Stuff in Mayfair this Weekend - Farmers Market and Steuben Parade


A Small Taste of the Mayfair Fall Festival and Farmers' Market Preview


 OK, here's my plan for the Mayfair Fall Festival and Farmers' Market preview being held this Sunday, 9/23/12 from 9am to 2pm.  I've pretty much planned on not eating after midnight tonight so I can stuff my face with all the goodies that will be available on Sunday. I will also be stocking up on as much as I can to hold me over til the next festival on 10/14/12.

Here's a preview of what's coming! Tune in tomorrow for more information on our vendors!.....More here 


Mayfair Fall Festival set for this weekend

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Republic Bank and the Mayfair Community Development Corporation are co-sponsoring the Mayfair Fall Festival and Farmers Market Preview this Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the 3500 block of Ryan Ave., near the intersection of Frankford and Cottman avenues.
The day will feature farm fresh produce, honey and beeswax candles, organic soaps and body products, homemade pasta sauce, flowers, fresh bagels, gourmet dog treats, baked goods and craft beers.
Vendors include Stern Farms, Wild Flour Bakery, Mill Creek Apiary, Philly Dog Biscuit Company, 5 Sisters Pasta Sauces, Stan’s Health Foods, Mayfair Shop N Bag, Grey Lodge Pub, Torresdale Flowers and Philly Mobile Food Association’s specialty food trucks.
Activities will include face painting, water ice and the live music of the Father Judge Jazz Band, Mike Brenner and Tricia Paffen and Nick Giannetti.  More Here


German-American Steuben Parade is set for Saturday

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The 42nd annual German-American Steuben Parade will take place this Saturday beginning at noon.
The route will travel along Frankford Avenue, from Rhawn Street to St. Vincent Street.
The grand marshal will be U.S. Army Col. Sam Hayes, commander of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Horsham Air Guard Station. More Here

Monday, September 17, 2012

Farmers Market This Sunday


MAYFAIR CIVIC MEETING TONIGHT!!

Mayfair Coummunity Center
2990 St. Vincent St.
7PM - TONIGHT

AGENDA
Membership Update

By Law Update

Treasurer's Report

Zoning
- 6301 Frankford Ave
- Casper's Bar
- Gym at the old Giggles Gifts Site
- 7635 E. Roosevelt Blvd - Convert to Duplex

Konrad Plaque Dedication

Methadone Clinic Update

Stueben Day Parade Update

St. John's Luthern Church

Mayfair Farmers Market/Fall Festival

Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade Update

Vacant residential lot between Ryan Ave and Cottman Ave (3500 block)--update

Mayfair Clean-up Committee Update

Mayfair Town Watch Update

Mayfair Memorial Playground (at Lincoln High School) Update
Halloween Spooktacular at MMP--Oct. 27
Mayfair Dog Park Update
Mayfair CDC Update

Mayfair Christmas Tree Lighting

Open Discussion

8PM VOTING MACHINE DEMONSTRATION

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Mayfair Clean Up at Mayfair Memorial Playground and Mayfair School Playground THIS SATURDAY



Saturday 9.8.12
8:30AM

Volunteers needed for a good cleaning of both:
1.Mayfair Memorial Playground on Rowland Avenue by Lincoln 2.Mayfair School Playground on Princeton Ave.

It would be great to get enough people to clean the entire block Princeton, Hawthorne, St. Vincent and Brous.

Let's make both sparkle and shine. WE CAN DO THIS PEOPLE!!

We'll meet at the Mayfair School Playground and get instructions. Some will stay and some volunteers will go to the Mayfair Memorial Playground on Rowland.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

ZONING: 6716/6718 Frankford Ave Not Opposed with Provisos

***TEXT OF LETTER***
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Ms. Lynette Brown-Sow
Chairperson
Zoning Board of Adjustment
Municipal Services Building
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Re: Appeal for Use Variance at 6716 and 6718 Frankford Avenue (between Unruh and Knorr Streets)
Cal. No.: 18445 Appl. No.: 412158 Date & Time: Tuesday, September 4th, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
Owner: Kenneth Artur Applicant: Neil Rosenberg Attorney: John Sabatina, Esquire

Dear Ms. Brown-Sow:
Please accept this letter on behalf of the Mayfair Civic Association (“MCA”) which represents the neighbors of the Mayfair Community. In reviewing the received documentation, the Applicant/Owner proposes:
“Take-Out Restaurant with Seating on the First (1st) Floor in the Same Building with an Existing Two (2) Family Dwelling above each.”

This Proposed Location falls less than One (1) Block from Frankford Avenue which has an Overlay - § 14-1619, Tacony/Mayfair Special District Controls (known customarily as “the Overlay”) which states:
(3) Prohibited Uses. For all commercially zoned properties with frontage on Frankford Avenue between Harbison Avenue and Solly Avenue, as well as all commercially zoned properties with frontage on Cottman Avenue between Leon Street and Erdrick Street, and notwithstanding any other Chapter of this Title, the following uses shall be prohibited:
(a) Barber and/or beauty shops;
(b) Bars, pubs and taverns;
(c) Consignment shops;
(d) Employment agencies;
(e) Restaurants;
(f) Retail Sales of beauty products and/or wigs;

We have No Opposition to this Use Variance Application, with the Following Provisos:
1. The Applicant joins the Mayfair Business Association, within three (3) months of opening.
2. Prepare and Maintain a Litter and Trash Removal Plan.
3. We review the Use Application in One Year (1 yr.) to ensure Applicant/Owner is honoring the Provisos.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the numbers below.

Very Truly Yours,
Joseph J. DeFelice, Esq.        Peter J. McDermott
President                               Secretary/Zoning Chairperson
(215) 292-3926

cc: Suzanne St. Marie, Mayfair Community Development Corporation
Lisa Deeley, Councilman Bobby Henon