The Zoning Committee will be hearing presentations re 2 variance applications:
130 E. Phil Ellena — creation of 2 open-air off-street parking spaces
230 E. Phil Ellena — erection of attached bldg. for use as a parking structure.
The meeting is at 7:30 in the MAUSA conference room.
As the primary RCO (Registered Community Organization) for the neighborhood EMAN plays an important role in Zoning and Land Use issues in our community, helping to regulate development and allow neighbors a channel through which to express their positions.
When a new development is proposed, or a property owner wants to make a physical change to a property that is not in compliance with the Zoning Code, a variance must be obtained from the ZBA (Zoning Board of Adjustment). Near neighbors need a voice in these proposals, and the variance applicant contacts EMAN to set up a required public community meeting, at which neighbors can get more information about the proposed changes, have an open discussion and vote whether to support the project or not.
EMAN facilitates these meetings, and sends a written report to the ZBA, stating the vote of the near neighbors and the reasons for their decision. These reports are considered by the ZBA when they decide whether to grant a variance.
EMAN Community Zoning meetings are generally held on the third Monday evening of the month unless there are no variance requests to consider. See our website for meeting dates, times and locations.
The EMAN Membership Committee’s charge is to increase the membership base of the organization through outreach efforts which increase the visibility of the organization.
MT. AIRY DAY COMMITTEE
Chair: Janet Amato
Mt. Airy Day, a community festival, takes place annually on the first Saturday in May. The committee is alternately chaired by East and West Mt. Airy Neighbors. The committee is responsible for all preparation required for the production of this event, including marketing, promotion and organization.
SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
This new committee will work on planning our annual fundraiser/dance party, & other events proposed/approved by the Board.
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
Chair: Brandon Ritter
This committee seeks to raise awareness of environmental issues and present/support “green” efforts such as Christmas Tree recycling, responsible recycling/disposal of electronics, etc., in both the residential & commercial populations of East Mt. Airy.