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West Torresdale Morrell Civic Association (WTMCA) meeting minutes from May 10, 2018 *Special Guests:Councilman B. O’Neill and Staff, Al Schmidt – City Commissioner of Voting, Pastor Phil of the Gospel Light Baptist Church – formerly known as the Whitehall Baptist Church on Avalon St., Al Leppert – Civilian Police Academy Rep, 9675 Academy Rd Property Proposal Team-Owner: G. Wills and Lawyer: V. Anastasio, Jon Cole – NE Times Newspaper *Old Business Summary Reminder: May 19,2018 10:00am – 4:00pm 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. Sponsored by the Phila. Police Major Crimes – Automobile Squad. -9811 Berea St (New house Construction) -No update -Arch / Legion Street Project -No update – refer to WTCA minutes “20170622” for issues. -3201 Morrell Ave (Way of Life Recovery)-No update -Unattractive black privacy netting on the Union League’s property along Grant Ave-No update since last communication from the Union League as stated in minutes of 12/Jan/17. -North Point Development’s plan for an indoor storage facility located at the property adjacent to the CVS on Academy road. No update WTCA President (Ken Law) requested that two “X boxes” be painted on Avalon St at the intersection with Academy Rd. No update. *New Business summary -City Commissioner Al Schmidt briefly talked about the role that the Voting Commission has regarding voter registration, voting process and certifying the results. Commissioner Schmidt stated that the NE Section of Philadelphia is now in the 2nd Congressional district. He explained that PA is a “Closed Primary State”. In order to vote for a person campaigning in a primary election such as the one taking place on May 15,2018 you must be registered to either the Democratic or the Republican Party. If you are not a registered member of either party, you may vote on the questions or proposals listed at the bottom of the ballot. -Al Leppert, representing the Civilian Police Academy presented an overview of organization: The CPA is an interactive opportunity to learn what municipal policing is all about. CPA consists of 13 nightly sessions held weekly (12 classes with Graduation being the 13th class) on Wednesday nights from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Police Training Facility located at 2838 Woodhaven Rd. 19154. Contact: Sgt. James Pauley at 215.934.4147 Next class (#50) begins Sept. 5,2018 –applications due by Aug 7,2018. -Pastor Phil gave a brief introduction of himself and his parish as well as the purpose of the new fencing surrounding the church’s parking lot. Pastor Phil then held a brief Q&A session which allowed a few neighbors to voice their issues and concerns pertaining to the new fence. The Q&A session with Pastor Phil ended amicably. -9675 Academy Rd – Business plan and construction proposal presented by the lawyer (Vern Anastasio) representing the property owner, Gary Wills.Property requires a Zoning Variance This will be a new business, having no off-street parking and is to be a “Charcuterie” – selling prepared meat and cheese products along with wine. Upper floors will be used for the consumption of prepared foods and the drinking of wine. There will be no “commercial” kitchen on site.Concerns included parking, noise, truck deliveries, trash, trash removal, congestion and business hours (open 7 days a week) Proposed facility is to be 54’ tall (3 floors) with rooftop deck, currently awaiting Airport hazardous zone requirements. Since the proposed facility is adjacent to but not in the airport flight zone a more detailed review may have to be conducted by the Phila. Airport Authority. This review may cause a redesign by the property owner. In lieu of this possible review the property owner agreed to a postponement of next week’s Zoning Board meeting. Will advise as to next Zoning Board meeting. *Meeting summary (30/Apr/18) with PNE Airport manager, John Brewer: Attendees: John Brewer – Airport Manager and Tom Kilfeather – Executive Board member of the WTMCA Last Citizens Advisory meeting was held in 2009. New Hangar Construction along Norcam Rd is being done by CHUBB Insurance group for their use. Planned renovation for runway 6–24 (Grant Ave to Comly Rd) will take place over 4 yrs. Runway is 7000’ long and renovation will be 2000’/year during the construction season (April thru October). All flights during April and October will use runway 15–33 (parallel with Grant ave) which means increased air traffic over the neighborhood. A beginning date for the renovation is currently unknown. -Noise Abatement Manager at PNE:Clint Morrow: 215.937.6879 Call Mr. Morrow if you have issues regarding noise from aircraft and helicopters. Recommend mentioning the date, time of incident and type of aircraft. -Paved stair or ramp access to the jogging/biking path at President St. - Mr. Brewer stated that he would mention the request to his supervisor and the funding for the improvement may not be available. *Morrell Park TOWN WATCH will hold a meeting on May 24, 2018 in the basement of Christ the King Church. *Future WTMCA meeting at the 8th District beginning @ 6:30 will be held on Sept 20,2018. There may be an additional meeting prior to Sept 20, 2018 pertaining to the property at 9675 Academy Rd. Please stay tuned.
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Public Relations Unit Philadelphia Streets Department, Streets Department AGENCY Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Sponsored By the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division Opportunity for Residents to Earn Philacycle Points WHO: Streets Department’s Sanitation Division WHAT: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event WHEN: Saturday, April 28 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. WHERE: Streets Department’s Training Center at State Road and Ashburner Street
New York Connection Feat. Umar Raheem on Saxophone Torresdale Branch Library!
The entire Free Library of Philadelphia system will be closed on Wednesday 4.18.18 and our library, the Torresdale branch, will re-open on Thursday 4.19 at 2pm. If you need to renew material during this time, please visit our website, www.freelibrary.org and log into your account with your library card/pin #'s. Our drop box will also be open during this time. Thank you!
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Torresdale Library Join other adults who are interested in reading and discussing popular books. Enjoy some friendly conversation and light refreshments! For further information, please contact Mike at 215-685-0494. Sponsored by Friends of Torresdale Library
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EveryBlock collects 20 types of news in Philadelphia — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 11780-11799 Joseph Kelly Ter.