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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

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, or visit Mayfair Civic Association on Facebook and place your entry there.

Good luck to all!

Thursday, October 05, 2017

It's that time of year again ... It's time for the Mayfair Civic Association's "2017 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest"!
Working in conjunction with the Mayfair Business Association and the Mayfair Business Improvement District, the Mayfair Civic Association will be giving away prizes and the coveted "2017 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest Winner" lawn signs to the Best Decorated Homes and Businesses in Mayfair!
Prizes will be awarded in the following Three (3) Categories:
Category 1 - Top 3 Best Decorated Corners, Singles or Twin Homes in Mayfair
Category 2 - Top 3 Best Decorated Rowhomes in Mayfair
Category 3 - Top 3 Best Decorated Businesses in Mayfair
This Contest is open to all residents and businesses of Mayfair who either currently are, or hopefully will become Mayfair Civic Association Members in the future.
How it works:
• Starting on October 1st you can nominate your home, or a neighbor's home that you feel best captures the spirit of Halloween. 
• Nominations can be submitted via Facebook on the Mayfair Civic Association Facebook page, or you can email the nomination to
• Nominations will be added to our "2017 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest Google Map" so that everyone can take a tour of Mayfair and see the eerie entries for themselves. The Map will be posted shortly after the entries begin to come in, and it will updated daily on Facebook as well as the website.
• As a courtesy to our surrounding neighbors who live outside of the Mayfair Civic Association boarders and are ineligible to win the contest, we will be more than happy to include your home on the Contest Map so that visitors to Mayfair can stop by and enjoy your decorations as well!
• Scare up the outside of your house with all things Halloween, and throughout the week of October 16th - 22nd, our judges will be cruising around looking for the Scariest / Spookiest / Best Decorated homes and businesses in Mayfair!
• Prizes will be awarded to the 6 homes in Mayfair (and 3 businesses) that best capture the Spirit of Halloween!
• On Wednesday October 25th, our Contest winners will be announced, and prizes generously donated by our Mayfair Business Association Members along with the "2017 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest Winner" lawn signs beautifully created by Aztec Signs will be delivered that evening.
The Rules
1. All entries must reside within the Mayfair Civic Association boundaries (found on
2. All addresses and displays must be clearly visible from the street! (If your address isn't easily visible from the street, your home may be overlooked by our judges)
3. All nominations must include an address including the street name. Also, please indicate if your nomination is a Single, Twin, Corner, Row, or Business
4. All entries MUST leave their decorations lit until 11pm
5. The DEADLINE to submit a nomination for the contest is Monday October 16th at 6:00pm
This contest is a team effort, and without the hard work of the Mayfair Civic Association, the Mayfair Business Association, the Mayfair Business Improvement District, and our neighbors in Mayfair who go all out during the Halloween season, it would not be possible ... PROPS to you all!
Together we can ensure that Mayfair continues to be a great place to visit, and an awesome place to live!
To join the Mayfair Civic Association, please visit
To join the Mayfair Business Association, please visit

Friday, September 08, 2017

Mayfair Civic Association Meeting
Monday September 18th, 2017 - 7pm - Mayfair Community Center
  • 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 - (Must reside within Civic boundaries) - $10 per year / $40 - 5 year / $100 - Lifetime
Applications available at the rear or online at – Please renew now for 2018!
·       Mayfair Community Development Corporation Update: Luka Lakuriqi
·       Mayfair Business Improvement District: Sam Siegel – Accepting applications for new Executive Director
·       Mayfair Memorial Playground Update: Halloween Spooktacular – Tentatively scheduled for Saturday October 28th11am-1pm, $3.00 per child. Children come dressed in costumes and participate in pumpkin picking, “Trunk or Treat”, and other fun games. Proceeds towards the final pieces of equipment and maintenance of the playground. Visit “Mayfair Memorial Playground” on Facebook for updates.
·       Friends of Pennypack Park: Nance Kerns - Recycling (Clothing, Paper, Batteries, Printer Cartridges etc.) at Lincoln H.S. on Ryan ave starting at 9amon 10/21, 11/18, 12/16
·       PDAC Update:  Joe Valecci 

·       MCA Legal Council Announcement: Joe DeFelice has resigned effective June 19th 2017
·       Mayfair Civic American Flag Project: Flags are scheduled to come down for winter storage shortly after Veterans Day (tentatively scheduled for November 18th or 18th). We could use volunteers! See Jim Ortlieb if you are interested in helping … It’s a fun way to work together as a community!
·       Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest: Beginning October 1st
Prizes for the Top 3 Best Decorated Homes and Businesses will be delivered on Wednesday night October 25th. Prizes for the Best Decorated Homes in Mayfair have been donated by Mayfair Business Association Members. Nominations and updates will begin on October 1st. Visit Mayfair Civic Association Facebook page for updates or to nominate a home of business. Good Luck!
·       Mayfair / Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade: Sunday November 19th beginning at Noon. Currently seeking participants (HS bands, Dance groups, etc), and volunteers.
1.    Chris Sawyer of Philly Blotter: To discuss a new app to better track crime in Mayfair including FREE coupon for Android and Apple
Zoning in Mayfair
(called in the order that they were received)
None at this time

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 (
·      Facebook - "Like" us on Facebook (Mayfair Civic Association) to stay current on all things happening in Mayfair!
·      Next Meeting – Unless required to hold a Special Zoning Meeting, the Civic does not meet during the summer months. Our next regularly Civic Meeting will be held on November 20th, 2017 at 7pmCheck Facebook or Website for notices of possible Special Zoning Meetings
Please fold your chairs and place them along the wall before you leave
Thank You!
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mayfair Civic Association  - Zoning Meeting
Monday July 31st 2017 – 7:00PM - Mayfair Community Center
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Officers Present
  • Membership - (Must reside within Civic boundaries) - $10 per year / $40 - 5 year / $100 - Lifetime – Applications available at the rear or online at
This is a special meeting being held strictly to address zoning in Mayfair

1.  7439-41 Frankford ave - Commercial
Applicant : Maqsood Ahmed (tenant)
Application # : 789729
ZBA Hearing Date : 8/2/17 • 2pm • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st. 18th floor
Application for: Health Clinic and Social Services (Group Medical, Dental, and Health Practitioner) in the basement (Unit #2) in the same building with all other uses as previously approved in an existing structure
Notes: The proposed use – Group Medical, Dental, and Health Practitioner – Is prohibited in the Northeast Overlay district
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 beDENIED 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 GRANTED zoning 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)
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
Wrap Up - If anyone would like to get more involved with the Mayfair Civic Association, we could use volunteers! Please see any of the officers present, or send us an email – - Thank you!
Facebook - "Like" us on Facebook to stay current - Mayfair Civic Association

Next Meeting - Monday September 18th - 7PM - Mayfair Community Center

Please fold your chair and place it along the wall before you leave
Thank you!