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Start Your Bidding: WICA Spring Fling Online Yard Sale is Live!

Some of the many fantastic items available on the WICA Spring Fling Yard Sale.

The WICA Spring Fling Online Yard Sale is live! Dozens of items are available for you to bid on. Donated by your neighbors, items include:

• Handcrafteed wooden bowls
• Artistic prints
• Vintage plates and other items
• Picture frames
• Handwoven wall tapestries, and more!

The WICA Spring Fling Online Yard Sale is hosted through Bid Beacon. Once you create an account, you can place bids on items, track progress, and receive updates. The auction ends on Saturday, April 24th.

We are still accepting donations. Send a picture, description, dimensions, and suggested starting bid to lisa@wissahickon.us or greg@wissahickon.us. We will upload your item to the auction and if it sells, we’ll arrange a no contact, socially-distant pick up.

All proceeds for the yard sale will go directly to the WICA legal action fund.

Philly Spring Cleanup – LaNoce Park

It takes a team to make it clean! The annual Philly Spring Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 10th 9am-2pm. Volunteer registration is now open at PhillySpringCleanup.com. Get your family, friends, and neighbors to join us at LaNoce Park as we prep the park for the spring season.

Once you create an account as a volunteer on the Philly Spring Cleanup website:
• Click “Volunteer for a Project”
• Select “Roxborough” neighborhood
• Click “Sign Me Up” for 5119 Rochelle Ave (LaNoce Park)

Items Needed: WICA Spring Fling Online Yard Sale

Starting your spring cleaning early? Donate unwanted household items to WICA’s Spring Fling Online Yard Sale. From air conditioners and bicycles, to pet supplies and house plants, we are accepting any donated pieces that are in good condition. Auction will be held March 24 – April 24, 2021. The auction is hosted through Bid Beacon where you can browse and bid on items and track progress and updates.

All donations welcome, but items of particular interest include:
• Arts and crafts supplies, artworks, prints, or other handmade items
• House plants, antique or vintage pieces, household or decorative items
• Air conditioners and fans
• Bicycles, kayaks, outdoor furniture, outdoor storage boxes, play equipment, kiddie pools, pet supplies

Send a picture, description, dimensions, and suggested starting bid to lisa@wissahickon.us or greg@wissahickon.us. We will upload your item to the auction and if it sells, we’ll arrange a no contact, socially-distant pick up.

All proceeds for the yard sale will go directly to the WICA legal action fund.

March General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, March 10th at 7pm. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. The meeting will be held via Zoom, a free online application available on your computer or smartphone. All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.

Wissahickon Trail Updates

The guardrail along the Wissahickon Trail near the 100 steps has been repaired! At our February General Membership meeting, neighbors discussed their growing concern in regards to the missing guardrail that had been damaged due to a major storm.

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249 Rochelle Ave: Voting Results

Neighbors attended a public RCO Zoom Meeting hosted by WICA on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in regards to 249 Rochelle Avenue. The application is for:

The creation of one (1) accessory parking space access from the front street for an existing single-family household living.

Vote Results

Do you support the creation of one accessory parking space access from the front street?

Near Neighbors
(250 feet + Same Block)
All Meeting Attendees
(including Near Neighbors)
Support 7 11
Oppose 13 39
Abstain 0 0
Total 20 50

A summary of these results will be sent to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) in advance of the ZBA Hearing scheduled for 2:00pm, March 24, 2021.

The mission of this process is to ensure that community members have a chance to learn about and give feedback on nearby developments that affect them. WICA appreciates you taking the time to participate and have your voice heard.

February General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, February 10th at 7pm. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. The meeting will be held via Zoom, a free online application available on your computer or smartphone. All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.

5103 Rochelle Ave: Voting Results

23 neighbors attended a Public Zoom Meeting hosted by WICA on Monday, January 25, 2021 in regards to 5103 Rochelle Avenue. The application is for the use of:

1. The first floor as a business and professional office.

SUPPORT19
OPPOSE2
ABSTAIN1

2. The variance to allow four (4) residential dwelling units, one more than the three (3) allowed by right.

SUPPORT20
OPPOSE2
ABSTAIN0

A summary of these results will be sent to the Zoning Board of Adjustments (ZBA) in the form of a letter. The ZBA Hearing is scheduled for 9:30am, April 14, 2021.

The mission of this process is to ensure that community members have a chance to learn about and give feedback on nearby developments that affect them. WICA appreciates you taking the time to participate and have your voices heard.

249 Rochelle Ave: Public Zoom Meeting

The application is for the creation of one accessory parking space access from the front street for an existing single-family household living.

The city-mandated public meeting, hosted by WICA, will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7pm. All neighbors are invited to attend. An official vote will be taken and a summary of the results sent to the Zoning Board. Proof of residency within WICA’s boundaries is required to vote.

License and Inspection Notice of Refusal ››

Notice from Zoning Applicants to RCO and Neighbors ››

249 Rochelle Site Plan ››

5103 Rochelle: Public Zoom Meeting

The application is for 1. use of the first floor for the first 33 feet and basement as a business and professional office and 2. a variance to allow four residential dwelling units rather than the three units allowed byright based on lot area. No addition is proposed.

The City-mandated public meeting, hosted by WICA, will be held January 25, 2021 at 7pm via Zoom. All neighbors are invited to attend. An official vote will be taken and a summary of the results sent to the Zoning Board. Proof of residency within WICA’s boundaries is required to vote.

Visual aid, courtesy property owner