PhillyNow Calendar: civic events, Sept. 23-27

pwcalendarThis week finds the civics calendar back in full swing, starting with the City Council’s meeting on Friday, where a litany of Public Hearings will be held, most notable of which addresses the times one may put out trash on the sidewalk. Like a good Toyota, this stuff may not be sexy, but that doesn’t mean it won’t prove essential to your daily life. (Sorry, Toyota.)

Editor’s note: This week’s civics calendar put together by Max Ufberg.

Monday, September 23

Town Hall about New Health Care Law: Find out how the Affordable Care Act will affect you. State Representative Jordan Harris will be on-hand to answer any questions.
7pm. Marian Anderson Recreation Center. 744 S. 17th.

Take Back Your Neighborhood: Aimed at uniting Northeast Philly residents to take on an array of local issues.
7pm. Max Myers Rec Center. 1601 Hellerman St.

Tuesday, September 24

Queens Village General Meeting: This meeting will be a special forum of the Actual Value Initiative, and attendees will learn how to file an Appeal, and if so, how to marshal the evidence necessary to get a hearing.
7pm. Settlement Music School. 416 Queen St.

ESL Class:
The Center for Literacy hosts this free, ongoing multi-level class in North East Philly.
6pm. Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Corporation. 900 E. Howell St

Fishtown Community Meeting: A zoning meeting for members of Fishtown community.
7pm. 241 East Thompson St.

Wednesday, September 25


School Fair:
This fair in Logan Square offers parents a chance to explore the different schools in the area.
5pm. Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St.

Tax Committee Meeting Special:
Providing one-on-one help this evening for Queen Village residents who need help filing their property tax appeals with the BRT.
7:30pm. Weccacoe Playground Building. 400 Catherine St.

2300 South Street Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting: 2300 South Street, which appeared before the SOSNA Zoning Committee in July and August, will be heard by the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment.
2pm. 1515 Arch St.

Thursday, September 26

Canine Separation Anxiety: Queen Village resident Patricia Bentz, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant from K-9 Training and Behavior Therapy, to talk about separation anxiety.
7:30pm. barKadelphia. 614 S. 3rd Street

Morrell Park Civic Association Meeting
7:30pm. Christ the King Church. 3252 Chesterfield Rd

FNA Beautification: Help make Fishtown cleaner.
7pm. Fishtown Recreation Center. 1202 E Montgomery Ave

PSA 1 Community Meeting:
The community meeting for Police Service 1 takes place on the fourth Thursday of every month.
6:30pm. SOSNA Office. 1901 Christian St.

General Meeting: Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association hosts this general meeting. The agenda varies.
7pm. Community Center. 700 N. 3rd.

Friday, September 27

Queen Village General Meeting: This meeting will be a special forum of the Actual Value Initiative, and attendees will learn how to file an Appeal, and if so, how to marshal the evidence necessary to get a hearing.
7pm. Settlement Music School. 416 Queen St.

Literacy Class: The Center for Literacy hosts this free, ongoing multi-level class in North East Philly.
10am. Northeast Older Adult Center. 8101 Bustleton Ave

Fishtown Community Meeting: A zoning meeting for members of Fishtown community.
7pm. 241 East Thompson St.

Committee on Streets and Services:
The Committee on Streets and Services of the Council of the City of Philadelphia will hold a Public Hearing over the following items:

- An Ordinance amending Chapter 10-700 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Refuse and Littering,” by amending Section 10-726, entitled “Disposal of Curbside Refuse, Rubbish, Garbage and Recyclable Materials,” by providing for allowable times during which certain persons may set out refuse for City collection and amending Section 10-701, by adding definitions, all under certain terms and conditions.

- An Ordinance authorizing
Shinta Shah, owner and operator of the newsstand located on the southwest corner of 17th and Chestnut Streets, to construct, use and maintain conduits in and under the southwest corner of 17th and Chestnut Streets for the purpose of supplying electrical service and telephone service to the newsstand, under certain terms and conditions.

- An Ordinance amending Chapter 9-400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Carriers,” by further providing with respect to Multi-Seat Pedalcycles, all under certain terms and conditions.

- An Ordinance amending Chapter 12-2800 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled
“Administrative Adjudication of Parking Violations,” by revising fees for failure to answer a notice of violation and setting forth additional fees for mailing expenses associated with notice attempting to collect unpaid parking violations, all under certain terms and conditions.

- An Ordinance amending Chapter 12-2400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Towing and Immobilizing of Parked or Abandoned Vehicles,” by requiring that the owner or any person on behalf of the owner seeking the release of a vehicle that has been immobilized or impounded pay, or post a bond for, all outstanding parking violations for all vehicles registered to such owner; all under certain terms and conditions.

- An Ordinance establishing a no bus parking regulation on the 400 block of 66th Avenue, both sides.

- An Ordinance establishing a no truck parking regulation on Cheltenham Avenue, between East Mount Pleasant Avenue and Vernon Road, south side.

- An Ordinance establishing a no bus parking regulation on the 6600 block of Lawrence Street, both sides.

-  An Ordinance amending Section 9-204 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Sidewalk Vendors in Center City,” in order to expand the previously designated vendor location on the east side of 5th Street between Commerce Street and Market Street by permitting vending on the east side of 5th Street between Arch Street and Market Street.

1pm. City Hall, Room 400. John F Kennedy Blvd.

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