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West Torresdale Morrell Civic Association (WTMCA) meeting minutes from March 22, 2018 -Officer Rosati stated that on March 28, 2018 there will be an Easter Celebration at the 8th District beginning @ 6pm: This event is FREE and will include: Easter egg hunt, Easter Bunny will be there and a Movie will follow the egg hunt. -Officer Rosati stated that on May 19, 2018 that there will be a FREE VIN ETCHING EVENT at the Philadelphia Mills (Franklin Mills) taking place in the “Yellow” parking area. Your VIN (Vehicle ID number) will be etched onto your windshield and windows. Estimated time for etching 10-15 minutes. Hours: 10:00 – 4:00 Sponsored by the Phila. Police Major Crimes – Automobile Squad. Etched VIN numbers on auto parts lessens the value for those parts if car is stolen and torn down for spare parts. There may be another VIN Etching Event in September – Officer Rosati will update us -Old Business summary 9811 Berea St (New house Construction) Lawyer representing the property owner was contacted by Ken Law (President) regarding the fallen/knocked down fence on the proposed build site and fence was up-righted within a few days. Lawyer advised Ken that the property owner is in process of obtaining permits to build a home without any zoning variance. -Arch / Legion Street Project update. No update – refer to WTCA minutes “06/22/2017” for issues. -Contact information for the NE Regional Airport was supplied by Councilman O’Neill’s office – Civic association will contact the Airport managers with the objective of becoming a member of Airport’s Neighborhood Advisory Council (or similar). -New Business summary WTMCA President (Ken Law) raised a motion to contribute $50.00 to this year’s Police Officer of the Year being sponsored by the 8th District. The money will be for an advertisement in a booklet that will be supplied at the event. Motion passed. -WTMCA President (Ken Law) informed the meeting that the required forms to expand/re-name our Civic Association have been submitted. -Morrell Park TOWN WATCH will hold a meeting on April 19, 2018 in the basement of Christ the King Church. -9675 Academy Rd update Correction to 01/24/2018 minutes: Proposed new Business to be a Winery and Fresh food business not a Beer Distributor as last reported.Since the lot is zoned as residential, the property owner’s request to build and open a business was rejected by the City – appeals may be in process. -North Point Development gave a presentation of their proposed business plan for constructing a Storage Facility on the property that formally held the Produce Market and Mini Farm on Academy Rd directly north of the CVS building.North Point Development – Sara Jo Wergin was the Lead for a 3- person team.Summary: 3 story Indoor Facility – Hrs. to be 6am – 10pm -access via security ID system that only operates between 6am-10pm Loading and unloading takes place indoors – no parking lot storage for RV’s or boats / trucks 800- unit Facility – Unit sizes from 5’x 5’ to 10’ x 30’ North Point will be the owner/operator of the facility -Q&A’s Current zoning is residential, so North Point must initiate the Variance request process before anything happens Facility will have estimated quantity 30 security cameras on site Outside lighting will be of the downward type only highlighting the facility and immediate area North Point will attempt to keep the existing tree line along the northernmost property line Once granted a Zoning Variance the construction timeline is 6-9 months Next WTMCA meeting at the 8th District beginning @ 6:30pm will be held on May 10, 2018
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Great Free event, this Wednesday!
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All Free Library agencies will be closed on Wednesday, March 21st due to the inclement weather. Please call your local library on Thursday, March 22 for hours that day before coming over. Thank you, and please be safe.
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All Free Library of Philadelphia locations will be closed tomorrow due to inclement weather. If you need to renew items, please do so by visiting our website, www.freelibrary.org and signing in with your library card/pin #'s. Thank you and stay safe!
We will have a delayed opening tomorrow, along with all Far Northeast Neighborhood Libraries (Holmesburg, Foxchase, Katherine Drexel, Bustleton, Welsh Road). We will be open from 2-6 pm. Our drop box will be open for any items you need to return. If you need to renew items, please visit our website, freelibrary.org and sign-in with your library card/pins #'s. Thank you for your patience!
Did anyone lose a Free Library lanyard, with a flash drive and key in the Winchester Park area? Please share!
Classroom fundraiser John Hancock Elementary School