Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Community Spotlight: Don't Miss These Meetings (UPDATED)

One of the main goals for Pennsporter is to provide you with the information necessary to get involved in neighborhood activities and hopefully meet some of your neighbors in the process. 

Last week, we profiled the amazing work by concerned Pennsporter Mark Berman at Manton Street Park and Community Garden. This week's "Community Spotlight" offers your the chance to attend some meetings that not only shape the neighborhood but Philadelphia as well.

Here's the run down:

Pennsport Civic Association General Membership Meeting:
The November General Membership meeting will be help this Wednesday, November 13th, starting at 7pm. It will be held, as always, in the hall at the EOM located at 138 Moore Street.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the October meeting was postponed -- a bummer because the fine folks from the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) were going to speak on the latest developments on the Delaware Waterfront, specifically Washington Avenue Green, Pier 68, and the Tasker Street Connector.

Turns out that they will be in attendance on Wednesday as well. If you have any interest in learning more about the development on the Delaware Waterfront, I highly recommend attending the meeting -- the DRWC has provided great information at past meetings and usually do a great Q&A session.

Also, there will be more information on the Alley Clean Up, which takes places on November 16 (more on that later).

UPDATE from Pennsport Civic: 
Good Afternoon, at this evening's general membership meeting at EOM, 138 Moore Street, we will be distributing the supplies for the Alley clean-up.  The brooms and shovels are on loan to us
from the City and do have to be returned, but you can sign one out tonight.  If you and your neighbors want to get together and clean your alley we are attaching a list of trash pick-up
sites.  The trash will be collected Saturday afternoon. 
If you do not have enough participation from your neighbors, please make sure that your alley is un-locked and the clean-up will begin at the southern point of Pennsport, Front & Snyder and work north.  We do not expect to get all of Pennsport done in one day so this will be on-going.   A future date will be scheduled to complete this project. 

Central Delaware Advocacy Group (CDAG) November Board Meeting:
This is a special "one-off" meeting that has made its way to Pennsport. CDAG rotates the location of their meetings and this one will take place in the Parson's Building (the lone building within the park, enter on playground side) at Dickinson Square Park this Thursday, November 14 from 6pm to around 730pm.

Topics to be discussed include an update on City Council Legislation changing Waterfront overlays as well as the DRWC's Penn's Landing design plan. Nominations for 2014 CDAG Officer positions will also take place.

Click here for more information on CDAG.

Via MyPhillyAlive

Second Street Parade Safety Meeting:
As we all know, Pennsport is the epicenter of the Mummer's and throws a New Year's Party unlike any other. Admittedly, the celebration had "gotten out of hand" and a more organized effort was needed in order to make the area more secure (and thus enjoyable) for visitors and residents alike.

Do you like that idea? Well, you can help out to make it happen again this year. The Second Street Parade Safety meeting will be held on Monday, November 18th at 7:30pm at the Mummer's Museum on Second Street and Washington Avenue.

According to the memo, the meeting "will include a quick review of last year's execution and an outline of the game plan for the 2014 Second Street Parade." Councilman Mark Squilla will be in attendance as well as Mummer's and Philadelphia Police leadership and, of course, concerned neighbors of 2nd Street (cough cough YOU cough).

Please contact Ed Kirlin at 267-234-1401 with any questions.


Did we miss your group's meeting? Drop us an email, pennsporter@gmail.com, and we'll make sure it gets on the list. Please provide as much information as possible.