Frankford Civic Association Meeting

It was almost surreal to hear, once again, a call for a moment of silence at the Frankford Civic Association meeting on Thursday night.  At December’s meeting, Frances Clay had asked for that moment in honor of Thelma Young, long time member.  This month, Brian Wisniewski asked for that moment of silence in honor of Frances who passed away before Christmas.

Alice Henry read a thank you card to the Civic for the remembrance at her memorial service and then the meeting commenced with new business exactly as Frances would expect.

The election for officers was conducted with the following results:
President – Brian Wisniewski
Vice President –  Alice Henry
Secretary –  Rose Zimmermann
Treasurer –  Tim Wisniewski
Zoning – Pete Specos
at large – Al Rose
at large – Al Mitchell
at large – Margie Rivera
at large – Steve McClintock

Jason Dawkins

Several issues of problem properties were raised by Mike Mawson of West Frankford Town Watch.  The Civic will look into those issues.

Roselyn Gonzalez attended on behalf of the club the “Third Floor” at 4651 Frankford Avenue.  She has been in contact with Councilwoman Sanchez office recently(Jason Dawkins) in attempt to work through the process of finding out what has to be done with the city to become legal. You can see the coverage and video by the NEastPhilly.com here.

The club has been operating unlicensed for several months with some problems as previously reported here.  The intention is to resolve the problems and become a members only club.  They will be going before the zoning board to complete that process at some point in the future.  The Civic will then have some input in the process.

Roselyn Gonzalez

The next Frankford Civic  meeting is scheduled for February 3rd at 7PM at Aria Health, 2nd floor conference room.

  • Lorraine

    Re: The Club operating on the 3rd floor at 4651 Frankford Ave. Did anyone at the meeting bring up the issue of how the noise from the club is disturbing to the people who live behind this property?

  • Gil

    Yes there was extensive discussion about the noise and crowds. You might see some on the video. They say the intend to solve the problem. Not sure how that will work out. One thing was she said they are going to sound proof the room.

  • Lorraine

    I don’t have a problem with Frankford Avenue offering some night life as long as it doesn’t disturb the residents in the area.

    I was walking the Avenue yesterday and couldn’t help but notice the amount of trash all over the sidewalks. I walked from Harrison St to Orthodox St. I thought the avenue was being swept???

  • Tim Wisniewski

    The sweepers were out the first week of January due to personnel issues. They return tomorrow (Saturday).

  • amre

    ran into Pete this morning at Home Depot… the Third Floor was operating last night

  • Lorraine

    Ms. Gonzalez stated that the after hours club was for bar owners from the Frankford/Kensington area. The advertising I saw looked like an after hours club for Latinos.

    Can we, the people of Frankford, not fall for those who come into our neighborhood with promises of food drives, helping seniors, and providing services for recovering addicts. I’m wary of people who want to operate their business in Frankford and claim their motivation is altruistic. If the club was open last night then Ms. Gonzalez is not to be trusted and I don’t care if she has the support of Councilwoman Sanchez.