Tuesday, September 17, 2013

2013-2014 Mayfair Civic Association Officers

At last night's meeting, President Joe DeFelice officially stepped down from his role as President and appointed Donny Smith to fill remainder of the term.  Upon this act, President Smith appointed the following officers for the upcoming two years with elections to take place in November 2015:

President - Donny Smith
Vice President - Kevin Leonard
Secretary - Mia Hylan
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 Secretary - Mike Serverson
Mayfair Bus. Assoc. Rep - Lisa Greco
Mayfair Townwatch Rep - Anna Stacey
Playground Comm Co-Chair - Melinda Mulvenna
Playground Comm Co-Chair - Dana Lambie

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Playground Spooktacular - Looking for $50 Sponsors

The Friends of Mayfair Memorial Playground are seeking sponsors for the 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular and Grand Re-Opening - such sponsor would donate $50 and would be able to give candy out to each child and literature about their business to each parent and their names would appear on any and all promotional items. Please contact mayfairmemorialplayground@yahoo.com for more information. https://www.facebook.com/events/723877097638248/

Monday, September 09, 2013

Methadone Clinic Update - New Law Firm

Dawn Tancredi, our attorney for the Methadone Clinic dispute, has moved on from Mattioni, Ltd and is now a Partner with  Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell and Hippel, which will now lead us in fighting this ongoing legal battle to preserve our neighborhood.    Checks should be made payable to Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell and Hippel, One Penn Center, 19th Floor, 1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103-1895.  We are asking each household to donate $10.  If you would like to aid in this effort, please email mayfaircivicassociation@yahoo.com or contact Holmesburg Civic Association at holmesburgcivic@gmail.com. 


Wednesday, September 04, 2013

September Meeting and Agenda Monday September 16, 2013 7PM Updated

When:            Monday September 16, 2013
Where:           Mayfair Community Center (2990 St. Vincent St.)
Time:             7PM

 -  Call to Order
-      Pledge of Allegiance
-      State Representative John Taylor
-      State Senator Christine Tartaglione
-   City Commissioner Al Schmidt
-   Sabra Townsend - Nextdoor.com
-      Membership Update
-      Treasurer's Report
-      Zoning - Permit to Legalize Psychic at Frankford and Princeton
-      Zoning – Permit to allow a triplex on 3200 block of Guilford St
-      Methadone Clinic Update
-      Mayfair Farmers' Market 2013 Update
-      Mayfair CDC Update
-      Mayfair Memorial Playground (at Lincoln High School) Update
-      Mayfair Town Watch Update
-      Mayfair Clean-up Committee Update
-      Presentation of new Overlay, by Citizen Planner Pete McDermott, for businesses that front on 
Frankford Avenue between Rhawn St and Harbison Avenue as well as Cottman Avenue between Charles and Leon Sts.
-      Installation of New Officers.

Open Discussion


Zoning - 3423 Cottman Avenue

Wednesday August 28, 2013
Ms. Julia Chapman
Zoning Board of Adjustment
Municipal Services Building
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19102

Re:          Appeal for Use Variance at 3423 Cottman Avenue
Date:       Wed. September 11, 2013
Owner:   Jason Karian and Ray Rizzo d/b/a RFR Properties, LLC

Dear Ms. Chapman
                Please accept this letter on behalf of the Mayfair Civic Association (“MCA”) which represents the neighbors of the Mayfair Community as a letter of Non-Opposition, Re: the above, with the following provisos: 

1.     Owner enter into a maintenance agreement with the RCO re the upkeep of the property;
2.     Repair the section of the driveway in the rear of the home to the line abutting the grass knoll; and
3.        Agree to screen all prospective tenants. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the number below.  
                                                                                                Very Truly Yours,
                                                                                                Joe De Felice sig      
                                                                                                Joseph J. DeFelice, Esq.                      
                                                                                                President                                                                                                                                                                                 (215) 292-3926

cc: Stella M. Tsai, Applicant/Attorney
      Lisa Deeley, Councilman Bobby Henon

      Mike Scotese, Mayfair Business Association