Frankford Civic Meeting for October

There were no zoning issues to discuss at the Frankford Civic Association meeting on October 2nd but the meeting went on with a discussion of the serious issues confronting Frankford.

  • The issue of the proposed fried chicken store at Oxford and Griscom is still an issue with local residents fearing that it will become a hangout for drug dealers when it is open all night.
  • Why are businesses located so close to residences permitted to be open for 24 hours a day.  The issue is that they are located in a commercial zone and it is legal in that zoning classification.
  • Captain McCloskey has said that he will veto any plans to turn the old Wind and Spirits store on Oxford near Griscom in to a club.
  • The 30 new police officers that were assigned to the 15th district were not rookies right out of the academy but experienced officers from other districts in the city.  The rookies were sent to other districts.   This is better for Frankford given the problems we face.  New police cars were not supplies however.  The vehicles that came into the district were used at best and some have already broken down.
  • The crowds outside of the Suboxone clinic on the 4600 block of Frankford Avenue continue to be a problem.
  • Attendance at the PSA and civic meetings has been up lately but not as great as it is when a problem becomes a public issue.  More residents are needed at those meetings.
  • Why is it that a bar can close and become a package store and yet sell drinks as if it was a bar.  Does the liquor control board know about that place near Leandros Pizza on Frankford Avenue?  Besides the alcohol you get any drug you want on the sidewalk outside.

The next Frankford Civic meeting will be on November 6th and December 4th.  The next PSA meetings will be on November 20th and December 18th.