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