Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SOSNA News Letter

Philly Bike Share and Upcoming SOSNA Events!

Friends and Neighbors,
Let's bring Philly Bike Share to South of South! The City of Philadelphia needs resident input to determine 60 locations for the Bike Share Program, which launches in the spring of 2015! Please vote for locations in our neighborhood, as well as locations that work for YOU! For more information visit Philadelphia's bike share website.
If you would like to apply for a street tree PHS and your local Tree Tenders Group are currently accepting applications! Contact the SOSNA office to get an application and visit the Southwest Center City Tree Planters Facebook page to stay abreast of greening efforts in the area!
Our friends at FoCA (Friends of Chester Arthur) are having a general meeting  today, Tuesday, September 23 at 7PM, at Chester A. Arthur School on 20th and Catharine. This is a great opportunity to find out about the school and some exciting new academic initiatives, as well as what you can do to the support Chester Arthur this year. This year FoCA is the beneficiary of the Southwest Center City 5K! The run will take place on Saturday October 25th at 9am.  SWCC 5K is looking for runners/walkers/rollers, as well as sponsors and volunteers.  For more information, check out their website.
This Thursday SOSNA will be hosting a Town Watch Orientation. The training will cover the purpose of the Town Watch and various ways that residents can participate to make our community safer and a better place to live. The South of South Town Watch is currently seeking new members (and dogs are welcome to accompany members on walking patrols)!
Remember the SOSNA Board of Director Elections are taking place on Wednesday, October 8th at 7PM at Shiloh Baptist Church. Please register to vote in advance.

The SOSNA Safety Committee and the South of South Town Watch have coordinated to organize training opportunities for our neighborhood.
SOSNA needs members to elect up to 5 new members of the SOSNA Board of DirectorsNominations were accepted at the September 10, 2014 General Membership Meeting.

Join the City of Philadelphia and Schuylkill River Development Corporation as they dedicate and officially open the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk!
Speakers will include:
Mayor Michael Nutter
Deputy Mayor for Transportation & Utilities, Rina Cutler
SRDC Chairman, Gerard Sweeney
Following the ceremony, participate in the inaugural promenade along the boardwalk.
Did you not get the Homestead Exemption last year to help reduce your property taxes? You can apply again this year by December 1, 2014 to get as much as $400 taken off your real estate tax bill.  IF YOU RECEIVED THE EXEMPTION LAST YEAR YOU DO NOT NEED TO RE-APPLY.  As of tax year 2015, 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.

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