Thursday, July 31, 2014

SOSNA News Letter

Tonight at the Triangles: Councilman Johnson Giving Away Free Blue Recycling Bins, 6-8 PM

Dear neighbors:
Every Thursday this summer we've been hosting a food truck and live music at the Triangles (23rd and South Street).  Joining tonight's festivities from 6-8 PM will be Councilman Kenyatta Johnson as he gives away over 100 free blue recycling bins.  Pick one up for yourself or your neighbor.  Details here. Tonight's music is provided by Mazel Tov Cocktail and food is from Samosa Deb!
We're back at the Triangles on Tuesday August 5th for Light Up the Night BBQ - a celebration of National Night Out! Details here.
Lastly, the SOSNA office will be closed for much of August (Aug 4-25) as we transition to a new Programs Coordinator, Abby Rambo.  Abby will be coming on board August 25th! Until then, though the office will be closed during the day, regular committee meetings will be occuring as listed on the SOSNA Events Calendar. Stop by after the 25th and welcome Abby to the neighborhood!
The SOSNA Safety Committee is thrilled to announce the fourth annual Light Up the Night event
on Tuesday, August 5th.
From CHOP . . .
Dear Neighbor,
Planning is underway for site preparation and demolition of 700 Schuylkill Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104.
We are committed to keeping our neighbors fully informed throughout this process. To that end, the following actions
will be taking place:
  • A team of 6-10 individuals from Brandenburg Contractors will be on-site for the first phase of demolition activities.
  • The contractors will park only on the worksite.
  • Contractor structures will be built and placed on the property (i.e. decontamination trailer, similar to shipping container).
  • Construction equipment on-site will consist of: man lifts to access building perimeter, bobcats, and a potential crane
    for short-term [0.5-1 day] loading of equipment on the roof, etc.
  • Contractors will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment and ventilators to protect themselves from debris.
  • Most abatement is non-friable material. All abatement will be done in accordance with municipal, state, and federal law.
  • Worksite hours of operation will be in accordance with local municipal ordinances: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on
    weekdays, and 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on weekends.
Did you not get the Homestead Exemption last year to help reduce your property taxes? You can
apply again this year by September 13, 2014
to get as much as $400 taken off your real estate
properties with the 10-year tax abatement can no longer receive this exemption.
You can apply online. You can apply over the phone (the fastest way) by calling 215-686-9200. Or pick up a paper
application at the SOSNA office, 1901 Christian Street.
SOSNA will be soliciting nominations from neighbors for candidates for the SOSNA Board of Directors. Nominations
will be accepted at the September 10, 2014 General Membership Meeting
. Details about the elections procedure
and serving on the Board are below. The Elections will take place Wednesday October 8th!
The SOSNA office will be closed starting August 4 and will re-open on August 25.  All Committee meetings will
occur as scheduled, unless otherwise noted. Please check for an up-to-date listing of our
monthly meetings.
If you need immediate assistance, contact Councilman Kenyatta Johnson's office at 215-686-3412. Or email
SOSNA here and we'll get back to you at our earliest convenience. All voicemails left at the SOSNA office will be
returned after August 25th. 
We apologize for this inconvenience. Have a great summer!

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