Below are the minutes from our meetings including highlights and guest speakers, hover over the month and click. Contact the Secretary if you find discrepancies.
September - Neighborhood Home Preservation Loan program, Zoning Committee update, 156 W. Schoolhouse Lane update, Boys and Girls Club update, Mifflin Cope/Waring House zoning variance issues
August - No meeting
July - No meeting
June - Water department projects in PK, Zoning committee report, Property issue, David Oh’s representative reports
May - No meeting, Howell Park clean-up
April - Agenda
March - RCO vote for 156 W. School House Lane development, unanimous “no” for this plan.
February - RCO presentations for 5321 Wayne Ave. and 156 W. School House. Save the date, Spring Fair 4/27
January - Oscar Beisert on Historic Preservation in Germantown, Christian Matozzo on Bass’s bill to end tax abatement
December - Friends of Howell Park, Secretary position open, problem properties
November - No meeting, voting day
October - Problem properties
September - Discussed RCO boundaries, should PKNA expand borders, role of neighborhood organization
August - No meeting
July - Presentation re zoning change for 142 w. Penn, changing PKNA boundaries
June - see Agenda
May - No meeting. Ken Weinstein presented his proposal for apartments at Cunningham Piano for that building
April - No meeting, neighborhood clean up
March - News on GBGC, illegal signs round up - chance to make money for PKNA
February - Jerry Payes from Vector Security, Jacques Sapriel and Lawrence James about using gardens to create community
January - Police officers discussed importance of cameras, Victor's Tavern is STILL OPEN, IGA being blocked by one neighbor from selling beer and wine.
December - Agenda
October - sign petition to close Victor's Tavern, help research on Boys and Girls Club
September - updates on happenings in PK
August - discussion about the Boys and Girls Club
July - meeting cancelled due to summer
June - David Rose from the Germantown Special Services District
May - Hailey Stern from the Water Department: plans for Germantown, Peter Winslow from 350 Phila: Septa's plans for electric generation and pollution
April - Sorry, no minutes taken
March - meeting cancelled due to "snow"
February - Discussion around the Germantown Boys and Girls Club
January - Guest Vicky Riley from the Dept. of Revenue on saving money on real estate taxes. Updates on historic designations.
January - Summary of 2015, on deck for 2016
February - Headmaster Ed Marshall from Greene Street Friends School presented plans for new gym/auditorium on Armat
March - Zoning variance for 100 W. Chelten, storefront church approved narrowly. Oscar Beisert on historic certification of Germantown Avenue properties
April - no meeting, Philly Clean Up Day observed
May - Ingrid Shepard from One Less Foundation, helping children and adults pursue education and careers.
- Zachary Powers from 350 Philadelphia describing Septa's plan for a new energy source that they oppose as it adds to pollution
June - Rolled out the revised By-Laws
(no meetings in July and August)
September - We learned of the passing of our Chair Julie Baranauskas. Sue Patterson is acting Chair.
October - Zoning exemption applied for 5521 Wayne Ave. The Dibors presented their proposal for new construction.
November - The Dibors returned and promised to present their elevations before beginning construction.
December - Ed Marshall presented plans for new building on Armat.
January - 2014 summary, plans for 2015
February - Flyer for Pot Luck, our February special meeting, but it snowed that night
March - Dr. Ed Marshall, headmaster of Greene Street Friends School, presents plans for expansion
May - Andrew Jones from Food and Water Watch: Philadelphia as an Energy Hub
June - Presentation by Lisabeth and Joseph Marziello of the Germantown Boys and Girls Club
July - Tieshka Smith discussed new project "Racism is a Sickness"
August - RCO zoning 18 W. Penn
September - RCO zoning 107 W. School House
October - Patrick Grossi from the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia
November - no meeting
December - thank yous to some of our very helpful members!