A good crowd once again attend the Frankford Civic Association tonight. The meeting ran a bit over an hour and fifteen minutes.
- In addition to the concerned residents of Frankford, some representatives of Frankford drug services were present. A good deal of discussion was spent on the issue of the perception of the Frankford Civic as unfriendly to these types of businesses. It seems fair to say that the folks who attended the meeting from the drug services arena are likely to be the best of the lot and expressed a desire to see the undesirable elements weeded out. That position seems to line up nicely with the goals of the Frankford Civic and most other folks.
- Zoning issues were updated and the Civic is dealing with them promptly as they come up for approval.
- Officer katz of the 15th District was at the meeting to listen to citizen complaints and dealt with several with advice on how they should be handled.
- Complaints from several residents of Salem Street about the clients at the Wedge building on Frankford Avenue centered on loitering by clients waiting for a van to pick them up for the return trip to wherever they live. They clearly do not live in Frankford. This is what residents were afraid would happen and now it has happened. What will our representatives do to straighten this out. They gave them the green light to move in here and set up shop. No opposition. When the same thing was about to happen in Bustleton, red light. What a surprise.
- 1522 and 24 Church Street have been purchased and the new owner plans to open a recovery house 120 feet from the door to St. Joachim church and 250 feet from the Northwood Academy Charter school. Why does that sound like such a bad idea. Because drug dealers like to go where the business is so they will also be on the church and school doorsteps. Call your councilperson. Express your restrained but vehement opposition. See if we can make this go away permanently. 215-686-3448, 3449.