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.
From an email to Captain Bachmayer 15th district sent by Mike Mawson at the West Frankford Town Watch:
ONCE AGAIN THE NIGHT CLUB AT 4651 FRANKFORD AVE HAS REOPENED AND HAS NO PERMITS AND THEY WERE A NUMBER OF UNDER AGE PEOPLE STANDING AROUND THE FRONT DOOR. I ALSO RECEIVED A CALL FROM ONE OF THE NEIGHBORS IN THE HIGH RISE SENIOR CITIZEN APT. BEHIND THERE, SAYING THAT THEY COULD HEAR THE LOUD MUSIC COMING FROM THAT LOCATION. I TOLD THEM TO CALL 911 AND REPORT IT. WE ALSO CALLED 911 TO REPORT IT. BOTH OF THESE CALLS WERE MADE AROUND 2:15 -2:30 AM AND THERE WAS ALSO CALL FOR A PERSON WITH A GUN AT THAT SAME LOCATION. I WAS TOLD THAT THERE WAS A CEASE ORDER PLACED ON THAT CLUB FROM THE D.A.’S OFFICE BECAUSE I DO REMEMBER THAT THE POLICE AND THE DA’S OFFICE RAIDED IT ABOUT 4 OR 5 WEEKS AGO ON A SATURDAY NIGHT.
When Mike gets excited, it is rarely a false alarm. It’s on the upper floors of this building.
Things are getting out of hand down there.
Phil Pappas, left, and Mike Mawson, of West Frankford Town Watch, outside the Thriftway at Frankford Avenue and Pratt Street around 2 a.m. Sat. July 10.
NEast Philly demonstrates again what a real hyper local news outfit should be about as it rides along with the the West Frankford Town Watch. Friend of Frankford Chris Wink was out with Phil Pappas and Mike Mawson as they patrolled the surrounds of Frankford on July 10th. The profile shows their dedication while noting how other neighborhood town watches have their memberships eb and flow over the years. Great work guys.
To contact the West Frankford Town Watch:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 267-628-7712
By mail: 4724 Darrah Street, 19124
photo: Erie Ave and Kensington Ave via davidwilson1949’s flickr photostream
The folks at the West Frankford Town Watch could use a hand. Read below.