Mayfair is a vibrant Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood, home to a variety of stores, pubs and restaurants and the proud host of community events all year long. The Civic Association consists of volunteer citizens focused on the betterment of their Community.
Our General meetings are held the 3rd Monday of March, May, September and November and the 4th Monday of January at 7PM at the Mayfair Community Center, St. Vincent St. and Battersby St.
Bob Kelly of Fox29 got wind of the Mayfair Civic Association's 2017 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest, and he just called me and told me that he LOVES our Contest, and he wants to come out and shoot his TV show "A Very Kelly Christmas" LIVE tomorrow night (Thursday 12/21) starting 5pm at 7411 Brous Avenue!
He wants to go all out to promote Mayfair and show not just one of the winning homes Brous avenue, but also pics of several of the other nominees as well!
How cool is that?!?!
Come on out to 7411 Brous Avenuetomorrow night (Thursday night), bring the kids, and be on TV to show the world how Mayfair celebrates Christmas LIVE on Fox29 starting at 5pm!
Tonight starting at 7:30pm, a team will be arriving at each WINNING home and business, and they will be presenting each one with prizes generously donated by Mayfair Business Association Members, and their OFFICIAL Lawn Sign indicating that they are indeed - '2017 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Winners'!
The Mayfair Civic Association's 2017 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest has been a huge success!
We had over 200 homes nominated this year, and well over 2000 page views (and growing) on our 2017 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Google Map (updated to show the WINNERS)!
The judging for this contest was absolutely brutal because so many of our nominees went all out this year to bring the Spirit of Christmas to Mayfair!
Each and every one of them did an amazing job of decorating their homes and businesses and on behalf of the Mayfair Civic Association we would like to Thank You for participating!
A Very Very special Thank You to the Mayfair Business Association Members who have donated the prizes for this years contest!
Sharon Owens State Farm
Mike Perzel Insurance Agency
Bellalisa Hair Studio
Grey Lodge Pub
Insectarium and Butterfly Pavillion
World of Animals - Mayfair
These and the rest of the Mayfair Business Association Members believe in our neighborhood, and want to see our community continue to thrive, and succeed. Please show them your support!
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 to make it work. NONE of this would have been possible without the home and business owners going all out this year and doing an amazing job of decorating their homes and businesses for Christmas, without the nominations from our homeowners and neighbors, without our Mayfair Business Association donating the prizes, and without the Mayfair Civic Association organizing the event and putting it all together.
Working 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!
The deadline to enter the 2017 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest has passed, and starting TONIGHT some of our Judges will begin cruising around Mayfair and scoring the entries in the now famous Deer Meadows bus.
In case you missed it, here is a story that Vittoria Woodhill did on our Contest when she went out with the Judges and scored the entries herself a year or so ago.
Tis the Season Mayfair - It's time once again for the Mayfair Civic Association's "Mayfair Christmas 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 Christmas Decoration Contest Winner" lawn signs (beautifully created by Aztec 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
How it works:
Starting on Thanksgiving Day, you can nominate your home or business, or a neighbor's home or business that you feel best captures the Spirit of Christmas. Feel free to nominate as many as you wish - The more the merrier!
Nominations will be added to our "2017 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Google Map" so that you can grab the kids, some hot chocolate, and take a tour of Mayfair to see the beautiful 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 MayfairCivicAssociation.com website.
As a courtesy to our surrounding neighbors who live outside of the Mayfair Civic Association borders 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.
In keeping with the Twelve Days of Christmas theme, each entry will be scored by our Judges on a 1-12 scale with a 1 being the equivalent of a window cling, and a 12 being the equivalent of a Clark Griswold full blown Christmas extravaganza!
Dress up the outside of your home with all things Christmas, and throughout the week of December 13th - 19th, our Judges will be cruising around looking for the Best Decorated homes and businesses in Mayfair!
On Wednesday December 20th, our Contest winners will be announced, and prizes generously donated by our Mayfair Business Association Members will be delivered that evening to the 6 homes and 3 businesses in Mayfair that best capture the Spirit of Christmas!
1. All entries must reside within the Mayfair Civic Association boundaries (found on MayfairCivicAssociation.com)
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 number and street name. Also, please indicate if your nomination is a Single, Twin, Corner, Row, or Business
4. Since the Judges have several homes to score, all entries MUST remain lit until 11pm.
5. The deadline to submit a nomination for the contest is at 12:00 noon on Wednesday December 13th
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 Christmas 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!
Mayfair Civic Association Meeting Monday November 20th, 2017 - 7pm - Mayfair Community Center
Pledge of Allegiance - (Please silence all cell phones)
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, &
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!
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)
·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
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)
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
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
·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