Don't forget to join us this coming Wednesday the 24th for our next General Membership Meeting!
This month our featured speaking will be Nic Esposito, the Zero Waste and Litter Director for the City of Philadelphia. After serving Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) for 4 years as the PowerCorpsPHL Project Manager and then PPR's Sustainability Manager, he was brought on by the Managing Director's Office to take on this challenge of creating a coordinated public and private sector plan to address Philadelphia's litter problem while setting Philadelphia on a path to Zero Waste by 2035. He will be discussing the overall goals of the Zero Waste and Litter Action Plan as well as engaging with FNA Membership on specific strategies to stop litter in Fishtown.
Also featuring our monthly business spotlight Tarta 18.64, a local Venezuelan restaurant located at 1204 North Front Street
We will also have Committee Breakout Sessions from the Beautification, Zoning, & Safety/Planning. Drop in on a breakout session for more information about what's on the slate for 2018 and details about how to get involved.
Hope to see you there!
Are you interested in serving your community? The Fishtown Neighbors Association is an all volunteer Registered Community Organization & 501c3 non-profit serving the Fishtown Community. This public Board and Committee(s) are entirely made up of neighborhood residents who desire to improve their community through civic engagement.
The Fishtown Neighbors Association is pleased to announce that we have placed the appropriate insurance policies and are resuming operations serving the Fishtown community!
Here is a quick look back at what we have been working on in 2017:
Zoning Committee Statistics
The Zoning Committee has been very busy in 2017; below are some statistics on projects held so far this year. All Zoning Meetings take place at the Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E Montgomery Ave. All residents and business owners in Fishtown are eligible to vote.
Projects are supported or opposed based on democratic vote of community members in the room. Votes by Committee members are NOT weighted, and are counted with all others.
Beautification Committee Update
Amazing progress in 2017! Here are some current & ongoing projects:
Safety & Planning Committee
Fishtown is a safer place to walk in 2017 thanks to the Committee! Here are some highlights from projects over the last year:
We hosted our September meeting on location under the El, with help from Lt. Tim Catto of SEPTA Police.
We hear a number of crime and safety concerns via email and on social media about, and invited SEPTA Police to join us to discuss how we can work together on improvements.
Lt. Catto was incredibly helpful and informative. He addressed concerns about Berks Station, walked with our group to Girard Station, and back, and gave some context about how patrols work. Here are a few takeaways for everyone in the neighborhood:
Issues under the El
Things we’re working on
How and when to contact SEPTA Police
Our next Safety Committee meeting (and final meeting of 2017) will be Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6:30pm at Fishtown Rec, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave. Email firstname.lastname@example.org any time for information, questions and concerns.