How and when community organizations find out about local zoning issues, and how much they find out is changing.
City Councilman Bobby Henon has pledged to cover the cost of the initial phase of the community’s appeal seeking to bar a methadone clinic from opening on the Frankford Avenue commercial corridor, asking that they “send me a bill.”
Opponents of a planned methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street are planning a last-ditch effort to prevent the business from opening.
Cigs, drugs and locked-up buildings were the concerns residents brought to last week’s Police Service Area 1 meeting at Aria Health’s Frankford campus.
Contractors who submit permit applications to the Department of Licenses and Inspections will have to submit “tax clearance” forms and show they have insurance. Contractors also must show they have insurance coverage for general liability, workers compensation and automobile liability.
Authorities are cracking down on a few properties that have become neighborhood nuisances, said Pete Specos, the Frankford Civic Association’s president.
A Bustleton home that in July was found filled with vermin, trash and animal waste as well as several dead cats likely will be torn down.
The circumstances of the death of a 22-year-old Port Richmond man last year are under investigation by the Philadelphia Fire Department. His family says the tragedy is the result of negligent paramedics.
By Mikala Jamison