I note with regret the passing of the Frankford Special Services District. The legislation that created the FSSD had a sunset provision which meant that it had to be renewed by City Council to continue beyond the end of 2011 and that did not happen.
Tim Wisniewski, the FSSD Executive Director, has moved on the a position in the Philadelphia Managing Director’s office. The folks who worked on the street for the FSSD have, we hope, found other employment. Their loss will be the most visible since they did contribute significantly toward a cleaner and safer business corridor.
The loss of the FSSD now puts a greater burden on the Frankford CDC which is the only entity left standing working toward the improvement of the Frankford business district.
There is a meeting scheduled for January 19th at 6PM by the CDC to discuss their 2011 accomplishments and 2012 plans. This is a public meeting where you are invited to hear from them and share your ideas with the CDC staff. It will be held in the second floor conference room at Aria Health. Don’t be left out of the process, come to the meeting.
The print edition of the Frankford Gazette is a partnership between the Gazette on line, the Frankford CDC and the Frankford Special Services District.
The print edition has been in low circulation mode for the last few months due to equipment problems at the CDC. The Frankford CDC has been raising funds for a new printer which would solve the problem. When Chris Gulledge, Treasurer of the Secret Society Vehicle Club heard about it, he immediately committed to making a donation.
Last Thursday, at the EPIC Stakeholders meeting, he presented a check o Tracy O’Drain of the CDC. That check will move them another step closer to that new printer.
The Frankford Special Services District will host its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 8.30am in St. Mark’s Church (Griscom St. Entrance). Meetings are open to the public and all are invited. Topics of discussion will include:
Update on Safety Ambassadors, Detail Team, Sidewalk Sweepers
The Frankford Special Services District has a recent vacancy on its Board of Directors, and is accepting applications for the next 30 days. Please note the attached flyer, which is being distributed to every business on the Corridor. Those interested in applying can do so using one of the following methods: