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  • MNC - Tree Tenders
    their neighborhood Created in June of 1993 Tree Tenders train community groups to care for and plant trees in their neighborhoods The 12 hour training covers simple tree physiology urban stresses on trees basic pruning and tree pit care and tree identification There are close to 1 000 Tree Tender graduates from over 85 neighborhoods in Philadelphia Individuals can become Tree Tenders by attending the a training session The session consists of three evening meetings and a Saturday morning picnic Pizza and soft drinks are supplied by PHS and everyone has a good time Manayunk Tree Tenders have planted over 50 trees in the area We cannot continue our good work without volunteers 2003 ELM TREE PLANTING Saturday September 13 2003 Elm Trees staged their comeback in Manayunk Introduced in the US in 1930 Dutch Elm Disease spread through North America killing the majority of elm trees With a grant from the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Manayunk Tree Tenders brought three American Liberty Elms to Pretzel Park These trees have been selected and bred for natural disease resistance by the Elm Research Institute They were supplied by the Johnny Elmseed project of the Peace Valley Nature Center in Doylestown

    Original URL path: http://www.manayunkcouncil.org/Pretzel/TreeTenders.html (2016-04-26)
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  • MNC Transit
    with a consistent route Effective marketing will result in a very productive route Residents of Silverwood near Fountain oppose the bus on Silverwood Their complaints include noise and increased traffic congestion During three morning hours November 25 2002 on Sliverwood St near Fountain 200 vehicles were counted 5 were SEPTA buses Nine vehicles registered over 90 db on a sound meter 4 cars 2 trucks and 2 buses Twenty one vehicles registered from 80 db to 89 db 11 cars 8 trucks and 2 buses SEPTA s 30 foot buses are too loud This is true whether the bus runs up a hill or on a level street We raised this concern with SEPTA several times in the past The solution is to fix the buses not move the bus to another street or cut the route Like many streets in Manayunk Silverwood between Fountain and Leverington is a two way street with one lane of traffic Cars park on both sides of the street The only chances to pass are the gaps provided by cross streets and open parking spaces This is true for all vehicles not just SEPTA buses There are standoffs between vehicles but they are not limited to the bus Most of these incidents are between cars and are quickly resolved SEPTA buses are less than 4 of the total traffic on Silverwood Street and are part of the congestion solution not part of the problem Making buses part of shell game based on the most complaints is not a valid transit policy The proposed changes are clearly designed by and for accountants Operating Ratios Vehicle Hours and Passenger Counts are tools to evaluate a route but they are only part of the picture Of the 80 city buses only three cost less to run than

    Original URL path: http://www.manayunkcouncil.org/traffic/transit.html (2016-04-26)
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  • MNC - Parking
    ll just keep complaining Residential Permit Parking FAQ Philadelphia Parking Authority Frequently Asked Questions MNC s First Attempt at Permit Parking 2001 No Parking is Permited The Meeting and The Vote 2001 Permit Parking Brochure 2001 Permit Parking Flyer 2001

    Original URL path: http://www.manayunkcouncil.org/traffic/Parking.htm (2016-04-26)
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  • MNC Traffic
    Manayunk Neighborhood Council TRAFFIC MNC HOME

    Original URL path: http://www.manayunkcouncil.org/traffic/Traffic.htm (2016-04-26)
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  • Sanitation Violations
    or Cleaning 9 604 7 a iv Dumpster Ledger Not Maintained or Incomplete 9 604 8 d Dumpster Not at Licensed Location Blocking Drive 10 105 Violator Lets Dog Defecate on Others Property 10 110 Feeding Pigeons on City Sidewalks and Public Places 10 400 B Refuse Collection which Creates Noise in Residential Sites is Prohibited Between 9 PM and 7 AM Without Prior Written Permission 10 608 Public Urination

    Original URL path: http://www.manayunkcouncil.org/sanitation-codes.html (2016-04-26)
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  • Venice Island Map
    Click for Large Map 330k Back to Venice Island Page

    Original URL path: http://www.manayunkcouncil.org/VeniceIsland/venice-map.html (2016-04-26)
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  • MNC Stella Ling's Park
    Venice Island gave us the knowledge that this project was illegal We know no permits were filed in such a short time and that the property is in the floodway A variance to the city s floodway ordinance is required to place fill in the floodway The property was a low point on the island by which run off from the canal flowed into the river Councilman Nutter s office was called and Arlene from his Ridge Avenue office offered assistance She immediately called Marty Soffer City Planning Commission and the Deputy Chief of the Department of Licenses Inspection L I The Deputy Chief sent an inspector out Jane Glenn also called L I It took a couple of days to get through to the correct party They reviewed the case but no notices have been posted Jane also contacted the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection PA DEP Our concerns were assigned to the Soil Waterway Management Program and we are awaiting their report The Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers have also been notified Stella Ling has since moved to San Francisco City ordinances are not being enforced We contacted many public officials and agencies and still the fill remains Photos Stella Ling s Design Plan for Venice Island Park Stella s Overview from 1998 Site view Mill wall Wall creek Bridge view of site Overview from February 1998 Stella Ling Annotated USGS Arial Photo March 1992 June 2000 view from across the canal After clearing February 2002 view from across the canal New fill February 2002 view Green Lane Bridge February 2002 closeup of the fill After view of site September 29 2004 washout at Green Lane Bridge September 29 2004 washout close up September 29 2004 the water is the winner Details

    Original URL path: http://www.manayunkcouncil.org/VeniceIsland/stella-ling/index.html (2016-04-26)
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  • Manayunk Neighborhood Council
    2001 Manayunk Neighborhood Council filed a lawsuit against the oppositon group with six counts including conspiracy interference with a contract libel slander fraud and misappropriation of name announcements on MNC letterhead On May 23 2001 Manayunk Neighborhood Council filed for a preliminary injunction against the opposition group asking the courts to stop the them from interfering with our election stop representing themselves as officers of MNC stop interfering with the business and legal relationships of MNC stop using MNC letterhead stop interfering with ongoing litigation VI appeal and to stop trying to pass themselves off as represnting Manayunk On June 8 2001 Roxborough Law Office representing the opposition group filed a counterclaim to our lawsuit On October 18 2001 the judge finally ruled on the injunction She did so by setting up guidelines for a new election On November 7 2001 registration for the MNC election was held 400 people registered About 260 people were pre qualified MNC members and those opposition memebers who voted in the illegal May election for a total of about 660 eligible voters On November 14 2001 MNC elections were held 474 people voted 337 people voted for the Jane Glenn slate 85 people voted

    Original URL path: http://www.manayunkcouncil.org/hostile/hostile.html (2016-04-26)
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