a TREE!?Many of you returned our sign-up flyer to express interest in receiving a free street tree. With the first round of plantings completed some of you have already received your tree. (Huzzah!) Others will be included in the next round of plantings that will take place this fall. We appreciate your contribution to “greening” the neighborhood and hope you enjoy your tree.

Since proper care is crucial to the health of your new (or long-standing!) tree, below is a link to a flyer courtesy of EPX, with information provided by Fairmount Park, Philadelphia’s Park System, to assist you with that responsibility. Also remember, for the safety of your neighbors and the cleanliness of our neighborhood, please keep the tree leaves swept off of the sidewalk and streets – just as you would other litter.

EPX Tree Care Flyer 072007

If you are interested in learning more about caring for your tree, or have other questions about the tree plantings, e-mail us at contact@epcrossing.org

At least two residents have expressed concerns about 1726 S. 13th Street (13th and Castle Avenue). It appears that what is being constructed may not be a single-family dwelling. I called L & I today and was told that I had to call another number and file a complaint, which I did. After the complaint is filed, the inspector assigned to that property has 10 business days to go out to the property and see if the construction is in accordance with the plans and permits. I was not able to get any clear answers about what would be done if what was being done was in violation of the permits/plans. I will try to find out, and I will keep you updated.

Theresa Simmonds
Planning & Zoning Committee Chair

Make your summer fashion statement and show your civic pride with these BEAUTIFUL new EPX T-shirts. These beige shirts look great and are made of 100 % pre-shrunk cotton. Showing our association’s logo on the front and full name on the back in a classic burgundy script. They are available in medium, large, extra large and 2XL sizes. Priced at $12.00 for 2XL all other sizes are $10.00 and they make a perfect gift. So when cleaning and greening, town watch walking or just attending a zoning or other EPX meeting let everyone know who you are by wearing your East Passyunk Crossing Tee.

Available at the June 18th “Clean and Green” meeting, the June 27th Zoning and Planning meeting or just stop by 1908 S. Jessup Street and pick one up. We have a total of 48 and it is first come first served, one to a customer.

NOTICE: There will be no zoning meetings until we resume in September 07. Our sincere apologies for the late notice and oversight with this posting.

June’s Zoning Committee meeting will be on Wednesday, June 27th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The meeting will be held at the St. Agnes Continuing Care Center (Broad and McKean) in the Neumann Room. Ask the receptionist for directions.

Questions or want to get involved? Email us at zoning at epcrossing dot org!!

NOTICE: There will be no zoning meetings until we resume in September 07. Our sincere apologies for the late notice and oversight with this posting.

June’s Zoning Committee meeting will be on Wednesday, June 27th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The meeting will be held at the St. Agnes Continuing Care Center (Broad and McKean) in the Neumann Room. Ask the receptionist for directions.

Questions or want to get involved? Email us at zoning at epcrossing dot org!!

There is a Community meeting next Wednesday, 6/13 which includes the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 17th Districts. It has been called due to the recent crime in the neighborhood.

What I would like to suggest is to postpone our Public Safety meeting next Tuesday and go to the Community Meeting on Wednesday, 6/13 to show our support from the 4th District. There also may be new suggestions as to what all may do to help. Continue reading