Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Chestnut Hill Community Association will discuss a subdivision as well as parking lot lighting.
The Chestnut Hill Community Association Development Review Committee will consider several items at Monday's meeting. A subdivision at 179 Hillcrest Ave. is on the agenda as well as parking lot lighting review. Below is the complete agenda for the Development Review Committee: The Development Review Committee meets on Monday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m., at the Chestnut Hill Hospital, Main Level Conference Room, 8835 Germantown Avenue
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Chestnut Hill Community Association will consider new events, like a Soapbox Derby, to increase membership.
Last month, the Chestnut Hill Community Association passed a balanced budget for 2013, but in order to do that, it had to take $23,000 from the Chestnut Hill Local’s profits to cover the association’s deficit as a whole. When the budget measure passed, the Association promised the Local that it would work on new fundraising plans to return the money used to balance the budget. At last Thursday’s Community Association meeting, the board started preliminary discussions about what new fundraising measures could be taken. “We as a board need to come up with fundraising that will cover the $23,000,” said association president Brien Tilley. “We need to act now, not six months from now.” Several board members made suggestions about events the …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Herbiary will no longer teach classes starting in June.
Herbiary operator Andrew Celwyn told the Chestnut Hill Community Association Board on Thursday night that he would not continue to seek a zoning variance for his business located at 133 East Mermaid Lane. Celwyn added that classes will no longer be taught at that location starting in June. Neighbors on either side of the property strongly objected to the property’s use as a classroom. The Chestnut Hill Board voted unanimously to reject a zoning variance that would allow the business to continue operating, but president Brien Tilley said that the board would be willing to work with the residents to find an acceptable use. “It was not our intention to be contentious,” Tilley said. “And we are sorry to hear that this is the course of action …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The store located on 133 East Mermaid Lane will once again seek a use variance from the Chestnut Hill Community Association.
The Chestnut Hill Community Association will once again hear a use variance plea from the Herbiary located at 133 East Mermaid Lane. The board previously shot down a variance that would allow Herbiary to continue teaching classes in a garage on the property in February, but the group will appear before the board on Thursday hoping to get a variance to continue teaching their classes. Besides the Herbiary plea, the board is also scheduled to update the public on its strategic plan, brief on fundraising and membership initiatives and hear officer reports. The Chestnut Hill Community Association meets Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill Library.
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Chestnut Hill Community Association will discuss changes to its tax status on Thursday.
The Chestnut Hill Community Association will discuss the possibility of seeking tax-emempt status and becoming a 501-C3 on Thursday. The Community Association faced a budget deficit of $23,000 this year even though they had funds available to cover that deficit in the Chestnut Hill Community Fund. Because the Community Fund is a tax-exempt organization it could not be used to fund the operations of the Community Association, which is not a tax-exempt body. Several members of the community association suggested becoming a 501-C3 in order to avoid budget problems like the one faced this year in the future. Below is the complete schedule for the Chestnut Hill Community Association's meetings next week. CHCA Membership Committee Meeting When/…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Chestnut Hill Community Association will discuss its 2013-14 budget at next week's board meeting.
The Chestnut Hill Community Association Board of Directors will will meet next week to discuss several items including a use variance for The Bone Appetite and Willow Grove Avenue bridge design update. The board will also discuss the budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, and approval of judges for the 2013 election. The following is a complete rundown of the CHCA schedule for the next few weeks: ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Thurs., March 21 and Wed., March 27 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. CHCA Fund Drive Committee Meeting Town Hall, 8434 Germantown Avenue Agenda: Interviews with grant applicants Fri., March 22 5:00 p.m. Revised Deadline for CHCA Board Nominations and drawing to determine order of names on the CHCA Board election ballot (open to …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Chestnut Hill Community Association will be hosting a basketball tournament for kids in honor of March Madness.
In the spirit of March Madness, the Chestnut Hill Community Association will be hosting a three-on-three ‘Hoops Madness’ tournament at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on March 23. The tournament for kids ages 6-18 will include a three-on-three tournament as well as a three-point and foul shooting contests. “I think it could be a good long-term event for us,” said association president Brien Tilley. “We’ve contacted all the schools in the area and all the sports associations.” Tilley added, “We should get a good turnout. It should be fun.” Tilley also said that the association has not had a hard time finding sponsors for the event. He said that several local businesses are on board including the Chestnut Hill Hospital, Cosimo’s Pizza, …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Chestnut Hill Community Association's Development Review Committee says no to the herbal store on Tuesday.
The Chestnut Hill Community Association's Development Review Committee voted against a variance that would allow Herbiary to continue teaching classes in a garage located at 133 East Mermaid Lane, the Chestnut Hill Local reports. According to the Chestnut Hill Local, residents neighboring the property objected to the classes because they saw it as a business operating in a residential neighborhood. To read the complete story on the Chestnut Hill Local please click on the link: here.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Board of Directors will hold a discussion around budgets at its meeting on Thursday.
The Chestnut Hill Community Association will hold its Board of Directors meeting on Feb. 28, starting at 7:30 p.m. Here are a few agenda highlights: The board will discuss usage variance and zoning rulings for a property located at 133 East Mermaid Lane. The borad will also make preliminary consideration of the community association and local budgets for the fiscal year ending in March 2014. Below is the rest of the complete agenda for the Board of Directors meeting as well as other a schedule of upcoming community association events: CHCA Agenda ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Sat., Feb. 23 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CHCA Blood Drive Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Field House, 8000 Cherokee Street To schedule an appointment, call …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Chestnut Hill Community Association has laid out a step-by-step plan for a business to open in Chestnut Hill.
If a business is planning to open in Chestnut Hill, and the owner needs permits or variances, the Chestnut Hill Community Association (CHCA) has laid out the step-by-step plan to gain approval from its committees. A recent diagram put out by the association runs through the process, and the committees a business owner has to go through: