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Central Roxborough Civic Association Meeting Minutes
February 2, 2017

Zoning: 228 Monastery Ave

Project has been put on hold temporarily by the owner. No presentation at this meeting.

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Presentation

Located at the intersection of Port Royal and Haggy’s Mill Roads the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education has 304 acres of forest and two streams. This member supported organization provides free programs for school children both at the center and in the schools.

It has a variety of programs for the public including: After school, preschool, weekend programs, nature hikes, an environmental art program, and native plant sale. The Center also supports a wildlife clinic on the site. Volunteer opportunities are available. For more information call 215-482-7300 or visit www.schuylkillcenter.org.

North Light Community Center

Founded in 1936, North Light Community Center located at 175 Green Lane is a multi-service agency providing services and programs for the community including the neighborhoods of Manayunk, Roxborough, Wissahickon and surrounding areas.

Programs include: after school, for ages 5-12, state certified/Keystone Stars year-round childcare, college and career preparation for teens, Women in Medicine, Youth Leadership Council, community classes and a computer lab. Additionally North Light has an emergency assistance program that includes a Community Food Cupboard. The facility is available for one time or ongoing rentals. Volunteer opportunities are available. For information call 215-483-4800 or visit www.northlightcommunitycenter.org.

From the office of Councilman Curtis Jones

Josh Cohen, representing Councilman Jones announced the Block Captain Boot Camp to be held on Saturday March 18, 2017, at Saint Joseph’s University from 10 a.m-4 p.m. Featured workshops include: Block Captain 101, Emergency Preparedness, Public Safety, Livable Communities, What the State Can Do For You. RSVP to charlita.davis@phila.gov. Transportation will be provided.

5th District Police Update

Officer Chris Jones reported that Residential Burglaries were down 80% from the same time last year, Thefts from Autos were about the same compared to last year, Auto Thefts are down 43%, one Homicide-the first in eight years. Remember to lock you car and home doors.

The Philadelphia Police Department is now recruiting. They have waived the college requirement; now, high school diploma equivalent is required. See https://joinphillypd.com

Lieutenant Jennifer Palumbo is the PSA 2 contact. Phone 267-240-8375 or email ppd.05_psa2@phila.gov to report any non emergency community related issues including abandoned cars, problems on the block. Any emergency call 911.

CRCA Treasurer's Report

The 2016 CRCA Financial Report was presented by Neil Macdonell, Treasurer.
Total Expenditures $5,670.80
Legal fees, 451 Green Lane $3,483.80
Crosstown Coalition Dues 100.00
RDC-Folksong Society 200.00
P.O. Box 86.00
Insurance 1,450.00
Storm water charge 351.00

Total Income $3,631.21
Interest $86.21
Garden Plot Collections 585.00
Dues 1,030.00
Contributions for Legal 1,930.00

Other Business

A Petition was given to Josh Cohen concerning Magdalena Street speeding. It was signed by 100% of the residents of the street.

Meeting adjourned.

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