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East Lake View Neighbors Meeting – November 13, 2018

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by President Michael Zink at 7:00 p.m.

Directors Roll Call

  • Present
    • Michael Zink, President
    • Mark Lundgren, Secretary
    • Aileen Tien, Treasurer
    • Patrick Carlson
    • Brandon Cunningham
    • Maggie Koehler
    • Beth Murphy
    • Jean O’Neil
    • Tom Rothschild
    • Jim Spencer
    • Marty Wallace
    • Kit Welch
  • Absent –
    • John Fitterer
    • Marty Malone
    • Patrick Nagle, Vice President

46th Ward Update – Alderman James Cappleman

  • He announced that election turnout was high in the 46th Ward in the recent election
  • Weiss Hospital will be conducting a health fair on December 7th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering flu shots and City Key Card.
  • There is a new APP that enables individuals to rent out their own cars . As one individual is doing so with at least 38 cars, the legislature is looking to impose limitations.
  • Regarding street and lighting improvements:
    • Grace St. – Lighting working
    • Alta Vista – Lighting to be less bright
    • Seminary & Grace – New utility poles for phones
    • 3741 N. Halsted to be reopened in 2019
  • Dakin – Industrial Parking signs (from prior land use) to be addressed.
  • New 311 system – to be operational by 12/3/18.
  • New Residential Bldg. on W. Irving Park Rd. just west of Sheridan – Potential purchaser has discovered structural defects in the vacant building.

44th Ward Update – Alderman Tunney & Chris Jessup of his office.

  • Blue Lot Update – Hopefully expects a short-term agreement covering about 3 years.
  • Infrastructure Improvements – Lighting, ADA compliance and utility work expected along areas of Wilton and Grace.

Chicago Cubs Update – Heather Way-Kitzes

  • Wrigley Field construction renovations are in their final phase this off-season. Expect upper deck construction from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Ice Rink to be open after Thanksgiving.

Kelly Park – Brandon Cunningham

  • Hired Mr. Chris Gent, Landscape Architect with Urban Landscape Collaborative, to assist with design concept elements for the park. Planning a meeting in December with Aldermen of the 44th and 46th Wards and the Chicago Park District, and then to be followed by a meeting in January 2019 for public input.

Treasurer’s Report – Aileen Tien

  • Aileen reported that ELVN has a balance on hand of $50,914.
  • Ideas being solicited for potential donor sources.
  • A final tally of donations and expenditures for Oktoberfest is not yet completed.

President Michael Zink

  • Mike introduced Mr. Dave Schwab, a representative to present the new 311 system and 311 APP.
    • The new APP can now be downloaded
    • The 311 Website has had a complete makeover
    • The new system will have greater ease of reporting issues and tracking their resolution.
    • Go to “CHI311”


The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m. and the Board went into closed session.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Mark N. Lundgren, Secretary.

AGENDA for 11/13/2018 ELVN Meeting

TUESDAY, NOV 13 AT 7:00 P.M.

1. Call to order
A. Appointed Board members: Tom Rothschild and Brandon Cunningham
2. 46th Ward Update
3. 44th Ward Update
4. Cubs Update
5. Treasurer’s Report
6. Crime Update
A. Thefts-unlocked windows/doors
B. Car break-ins-keep fob far enough away from parked car
7. New Business/Old Business
A. Blue Lot Update
B. Kelly Park-Brandon Cunningham
C. Chicago Sculpture Exhibit-Vote coming soon
D. “What’s the 311” presentation-William Everett Group
E. Next meeting is Annual Holiday Party, December 4, 2018 at Murphy’s Bleachers
i. Pay your 2019 annual dues at the Holiday Party!
8. Adjournment
9. Closed Session