Burholme Civic Association votes against duplex, nail salon proposals

Members of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association voted against two zoning proposals at their June 9 meeting.

The group opposed legalization of a duplex at 519 Tyson Ave.

In a much more contentious discussion, the group also opposed a proposed nail salon at 1254 Cottman Ave., site of a former accounting and insurance office.

Neighbors expressed concerns about parking and ventilation. They also questioned why the wrong date was put on a flier about the meeting. and suggested that the immediate neighbors were not alerted about the meeting.

“I’ve never been treated this way. It’s getting a little ridiculous,” said Kenneth Young, attorney for the applicants.

One woman claimed that some of the petitions in favor of the proposal were faulty.

“No one forged this petition, Miss,” Young said.

In other news:

• Mara’s Hair Salon had a grand opening at 1218 Cottman Ave. The shop is open Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Men’s and children’s haircuts are $6. Women’s cuts are $12. Senior citizens get a 10-percent discount.

• Jean Gavin circulated a petition to City Councilman Brian O’Neill to install sidewalks along the 7700 block of Oxford Ave. Gavin claimed that neighbors were promised sidewalks more than 65 years ago when trolley tracks were removed.

• The Burholme Business Association will hold its annual community day on Sunday, Sept. 18, along the 7300 block of Rising Sun Ave.

• The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association will meet again on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, at Cottman and Lawndale avenues. ••