Monday, November 26, 2018

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, the Mayfair Civic Association will be giving away prizes and the coveted "2018 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 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 "2018 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 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 from December 16th - 19th, our Judges will be cruising around looking for the Best Decorated homes and businesses in Mayfair!
On Thursday 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!
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 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 midnight on Saturday December 15th
This contest is a team effort, and without the hard work of the Mayfair Civic Association, the Mayfair Business Association, 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!
To join the Mayfair Civic Association, please visit
To join the Mayfair Business Association, please visit
Good Luck!

Friday, November 09, 2018

Mayfair Civic Association Meeting
Monday November 19th, 2018 • 7pm • Mayfair Community Center
As a sign of respect to your neighbors, we kindly ask you to please refrain from conversing among yourselves during our meeting. If you feel as though you need to hold a private conversation, please step into the lobby area before doing so.
Thank you!
  • 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:  Christina Loughrin
Sgt. at Arms / Website:  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: Christina Loughrin
·       American Flag Project : Soon, our flags will be coming down and stored for the winter season. Having flown for three years now, some of our 100+ American flags will need to be retired, and will need to be replaced before next season. Please donate here, or visit our website to make a donation via Paypal to keep these flags flying in 2019. Thank you!
·       Membership:
•  $10 per year  •  $40 for 5 years  •  $100 Lifetime
Applications available at the rear or online at
(Must reside within Civic boundaries)
Please renew now for 2019!
·       Friends of Pennypack Park Update: Nance Kerns – “LIKE” Friends of Pennypack Park on Facebook for updates.
·       Mayfair Business Improvement District & MCDC Updates: Marc Collazzo
“LIKE” Mayfair Business Improvement District and Mayfair Community Development Corporation on Facebook for daily updates.
·       Mayfair Memorial Playground Update: “LIKE” Mayfair Memorial Playground on Facebook for updates.
·       PDAC Update: Joe Valecci (President) - “LIKE” 15th_PDAC on Facebook for updates.
·       Pennypack Music Festival: “LIKE” Pennypack Music Festival on Facebook for updates. If you would like to become a 2019 PPMF Sponsor, please email Thank you!
·       Mayfair Christmas Village & Tree Lighting : Sunday December 2nd from 2pm to 6pm
Vendors, live music, Toys for Tots drop off center (new and unwrapped toys), SANTA, and more!
Our Philadelphia Police Explorers will light the tree at dusk!
·       Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest : Nominate homes and businesses that you think best capture the Spirit of Christmas on our Mayfair Civic Association Facebook page, or via email.
Details and updates on our Mayfair Civic Association Facebook page.
Prizes donated by our Mayfair Business Association Members will be awarded to the three best-decorated row-homes, the three best-decorated singles/corners and twins, and the three best decorated businesses in Mayfair.
This contest has been duplicated by other neighborhoods, and has been featured by more than one news station. The competition is FIERCE for this one - Good luck!
·       Mayfair Tee Shirts : Small to XL are $12 each / 2 for $20 • 2X tees are $15 each / 2 for $25
Any combo that includes a 2X tee is 2 for $25 (example: 1 small + 1 2X)
Available at Bellalisa Hair Studio – 3530 Cottman Ave, 19149
The make GREAT Christmas gifts!
Zoning in Mayfair
(called in the order that they were received)
1. 3406 Tudor st. - Residential
Applicant : Mae M. Kubek
Application # : 905611
Appeal # : 35085
ZBA Hearing Date : 12/12/18 • 9:30 AM • Zoning Board of Adjustment 1515 Arch st, 18th floor
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 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)
Residential Provisos 
1.  The outside of your establishment must be kept clean, maintained, graffiti free, and swept at all times
2.     Snow removal to be done within 6 hours of the storm
3.     Contact information (Name - Phone Number - Email) to be provided to the Mayfair Civic Association for the owner, as well as property manager
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" Mayfair Civic Association on Facebook to stay current on all things happening in Mayfair!
·      Next Meeting : Since the Community Center will be closed on January 21st to observe Dr. Martin Luther’s birthday, our next regularly Civic Meeting will be held on Monday January 28th 2019 at 7pm. Check Civic Facebook page and or Civic Website for notices of possible Special Zoning Meetings before then.
Please fold your chairs and place them along the wall before you leave
Thank You!
Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas!
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"