The Holme Circle Civic Association last Wednesday unanimously approved a plan by a resident of the 8200 block of Albion St. to enclose his 12-foot-wide patio and to build a deck onto his house.
Among several zoning variances required for the project, the new enclosure will come within two feet of a rear property line. The applicant, Tim Sullivan, claimed that he had spoken to his neighbors, none of whom opposed the plan.
• A longtime board member of the civic group, Joe Razler, has resigned from the board. Razler is a founding member of the organization and served a couple of years as its acting president. The group filled several board vacancies last fall through elections. Razler was out of town during the meeting, according to the sitting president, Elsie Stevens.
• Stevens said that volunteers plan to repair recent vandalism to the Crispin Cemetery. Stevens and other volunteers cleaned up the decades-old neighborhood landmark several months ago. They removed trash and planted trees, shrubs and flowers.
But early this month, someone broke into the site through a fence and uprooted about 10 shrubs. Lowe’s donated replacement shrubs, which the group will plant, Stevens said.
• Stevens reported that a private real estate company has entered into an agreement to buy the former Northeast Community Center at 2840 Holme Ave. The deal is pending an inspection by the proposed buyer, Sant Properties. Stevens said she spoke with a Sant representative, who indicated the company would like to rent out the site for a fitness center, daycare center or similar use.
• The inaugural Holme Circle Community Day will be on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Immaculate Mary Home, 2990 Holme Ave. The event will feature a car show ($10 per car to register) and a pig roast ($10 all you can eat). There will be blood pressure screenings, kids’ craft workshops and a live DJ. Co-sponsors include St. Jerome’s Parish, Winchester Park Civic Association, Nationwide Chris Born Agency, Home Depot, Nazareth Hospital and Holme Avenue businesses. ••
Reporter William Kenny can be reached at 215-354-3031 or firstname.lastname@example.org