May 11, 2021 Agenda

ELVN will hold its next Monthly Meeting on Zoom on May 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Please note the time). If you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to Michael Zink at mizink9@hotmail.com for details. The Agenda is below. I hope to see you then. 

—Michael 

  • Call to order
  • Reports-Elected Officials
  • 46th Ward Update
  • 44th Ward Update
  • Cubs Update 
    • Neighborhood Grounds Crew Event
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Crime Update
    • Carjackings-Be aware entering and exiting your car
  • New Business/Old Business
    • Lincoln Park Zoo Rat/Public Health Study-Jacqueline Buckley 
    • Next meeting is June 22, 2021 via Zoom
  • Adjournment

SBA Webinar for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

From Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer:

I will be co-hosting an SBA Webinar for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund with Robert Steiner, the District Director for the Illinois District U.S. Small Business Administration. Please send this registration link out to your local businesses,  also please see flyer for upcoming webinars. 

Friday, April 30th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Register now

We are fielding questions for the webinar.. Are there any questions that your chamber has or frequently asked by restaurants regarding SBA loans?

Please reach out to Bridget at Distict10@cookcountyil.gov or 312-603-4210 for any questions.

April 13, 2021 Agenda

ELVN will hold its next Monthly Meeting on Zoom on April 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Please note the time). If you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to Michael Zink at mizink9@hotmail.com for details. The Agenda is below. I hope to see you then.

  1. Call to order
  2. Reports-Elected Officials
  3. 46th Ward Update
  4. 44th Ward Update
  5. Cubs Update
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Crime Update
    a. Carjackings-Be aware entering and exiting your car
  8. New Business/Old Business 
    1. 3636 N. Lake Shore Drive Project; Zoning
    2. Landmark Districting Process-Ward Miller of Preservation Chicago
    3. Next meeting is May 11, 2021 via Zoom
  9. Adjournment

Community Alert

On March 21st, 2021, at approximately 3:45am, a 29-year-old female was walking westbound in the 1000 block of School, when an unknown offender grabbed her from behind, stated he had a gun, and forced her into an alley. The offender then sexually assoulted the woman. The offender then fled eastbound on foot.

Offender’s description:

Male, Black, late 20’s to early 30’s years of age. Approx 5′ 10”, 175 lbs, wearing a black nylon covering his head. No further description at the time.

What you can do:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Pay special attention to suspicious people loitering in the area and report them to the police.
  • If confronted by an offender, remain calm.
  • Remember any unique descriptive characteristics of offenders (Scars, limp, acne, teeth etc.)
  • Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to police.
  • Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender.
  • Walk in pairs.

If you have any information, contact the Bureau of Detectives — Area Three: (312) 744-8261

Wrigley Field Community Meeting

The annual Wrigley Field Community Meeting will be virtual this year and it is taking place next Thursday, March 25th, from 6-7:30pm. Staff from the Alderman’s Office, the Cubs, and the 19th District Police will be at the meeting to provide updates and answer community questions. The Cubs have already provided updates online about their cleaning and social distancing rules for the stadium. Register for the meeting.

March 16, 2021 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President Mike Zink at 6:00 p.m, over Zoom.

Directors Roll Call

  • Mike Zink, President
  • Patrick Nagle, Vice President
  • Brian Murphy, Secretary
  • Terie Kata
  • Gregory Ratcliff
  • Heather Way Kitzes
  • Jean O’Neill
  • Patrick Carlson
  • Kit Welch
  • Tim Lindsey
  • Brandon Cunningham

12th District Representative Margaret Croke

  • Contact (773) 348-8974
  • AIDS Garden grant money is coming through.
  • COVID vaccines for CPS teachers will be administered at Wiess Hospital March 24th
  • BIG Grants may be coming back for businesses in need.
  • May be a good idea to get an IRS pin number if you have been the victim of identity theft with unemployment benefits.

Questions:

What is the state holdup in cannabis laws? Cannabis expansion is getting stalled by the black caucus because of equity issues and this is also causing problems with zoning.

Bridget Gainer

Commissioner Bridget Gainer’s office contact: district10@cookcountyil.gov and (312) 603-4210

5th Congressional District Update – Yoni Pizer

  • Offices are open for phone and Email
  • American Rescue Plan will send $1,400 to people making less than 75k per year
  • ACA has reopened
  • HR1 For the People Act is strengthening voting rights
  • Restoring the post office is a top priority.

Questions:

Where will the 2 trillion dollars to pay for the American Rescue Plan? Hoping to reestablish past tax rates to pay for bill. Spending in time of need will more than pay for itself in the future.

46th Ward Update –Alderman James Cappleman

  • Sewer collapse repairs continue should be completed by March 22
  • North Sheridan & Dakin Traffic Study – No stop sign, but bump out curbs would be appropriate.

Questions:

Is it possible to use a federal arts grant for 10k to be used on an art project under the Irving underpass? Yes, will look into it further, and am all for it.

44th Ward Update – Neighborhood Liaison Calvin Cottrell

  • Contact Info – calvin.cottrell@cityofchicago.org or at (773) 525-6034
  • Look for information on ward website and get on the ward email list: https://www.44thward.org/
  • 3440 N Broadway passed zoning, but still needs to pass final step for a use variance.
  • Former Treasure Island grocery store site is pushing traffic down Cornelia. Aldermans office will monitor.

Questions:

Will Broadway pedestrian space on street be available again this year? Yes, on the weekends. Would also like to expand to close more streets for pedestrians.

Cubs Update – Heather Way Kitzes

  • April 1st 1:20 Opening Day.
  • Cubs schedule is currently unchanged and is expected to go forward as scheduled
  • neighbors@cubs.com
  • Fans back at 20% for start of season
  • Safety measures in place: timed entries, touchless entry, no cash, Gallagher Way will not be open, designated bathrooms,
  • Cubs neighborhood advisory meeting is Thursday at 6pm on zoom.
  • Hoping to open mass vaccination site in Cubs building, may open as early as March 25th
  • No Remote parking will be available at the beginning of the season.

New/Old Business:

Brandon Cunningham:

  • Green team is looking for recruits.
  • Seminary shared street is moving forward.
  • Kelly Park Earth Day event April 24th
  • It’s Your Park Day at Kelly Park will be in May.
  • Construction plans are next step in Kelly Park renovation.

Sculpture requests are in, top 5 choices have been selected. Please send in location suggestions.

Lakeshore Drive Task force meets on Thursday.

Oktoberfest Update: Patrick Nagle

  • Oktoberfest 2021 is 369 days away

Crime Update – Mike Zink

  • Be vigilant when getting in and out of your car, carjacking’s are on the rise in the neighborhood

36636 Lakeshore Drive Development- Jack George

  • New York building issues have been resolved
  • Still some sticking points with the building to the north but a compromise appears to be eminent.
  • ELVN Board will vote on approval when issues are resolved with all neighboring buildings.
  • For info on this project go to: http://james46.wpengine.com/infrastructure/development/

ELVN Board Election

  • Motion to seat slate of candidates by Mike Zink
  • Seconded by Gregory Ratcliff
  • Slate of Candidates was approved by acclimation

Sculptures

Dear neighbors,

Each year East Lake View Neighbors sponsors a sculpture through the Chicago Sculpture Exhibit to place within ELVN boundaries for one year. The attached document contains ELVN’s sculpture options for the coming year. Please send your top 5 selections by e-mail to Terie Kata at tlk289@yahoo.com by Sunday March 14. Please also indicate a proposed location for the artwork in the area south of Addison to Belmont and east of Broadway to the lakefront.

Thank you for your input!

The North Lake Shore Drive Project Team

Thank you to all who participated in the North Lake Shore Drive Phase I Study Public Input Opportunity which took place during the fall of 2020. Due to ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Public Meeting (#4) was conducted virtually through the interactive website NLSDinput.org. The meeting was a great success as the project team received over 900 comments and 3,200 public survey responses!

Over the last few months, the project team has reviewed and analyzed your comments and survey responses to assist in refining the proposed designs. To learn more about the Public Input Opportunity and next steps for the project, please check out our Winter 2021 Newsletter!

All meeting materials, along with comprehensive survey responses, are available on the project website under the Public Input Opportunity tab. For a comprehensive view of the comments received, please visit NLSDinput.org and explore comments on the ideas wall and interactive map.

We welcome feedback at any time during the project process through the online comment portal or the project email info@northlakeshoredrive.org. We look forward to continuing to work with you to Redefine the Drive!

Sincerely,
The North Lake Shore Drive Project Team

March 16, 2021 Agenda

ELVN will hold its Annual Meeting on Zoom on March 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Please note the time). If you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to Michael Zink at mizink9@hotmail.com for details. The Agenda is below. I hope to see you then.

—Michael

  1. Call to order
  2. Board of Directors Election; Introduction of Candidates
  3. Brief Reports-Elected Officials
  4. 46th Ward Update
  5. 44th Ward Update
  6. Cubs Update
  7. Treasurer’s Report
  8. Crime Update
    1. Carjackings-Be aware entering and exiting your car
  1. New Business/Old Business 
    1. 3636 N. Lake Shore Drive Project; Zoning
    2. Brandon Cunningham-Seminary Shared Street Project/Kelly Park update/ELVN Green Team
    3. Next meeting is April 13, 2021 via Zoom
  2. Adjournment