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East Lake View Neighbors Meeting – March 5, 2019

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

46th Ward Update – Lexi of Alderman James Cappleman’s staff

  • She announced she was available for any questions.

44th Ward Update – _________________ Staff to Alderman Tom Tunney

  • Announced that Clark Street between Addison and Irving Park would be partially closed for construction. See the 44th Ward website for updates.

Chicago Cubs Update – Mike Lofrano

  • Wrigley Field construction being finalized and will be done before opening day April 8th.

Treasurer’s Report – Aileen Tien

  • Aileen reported that ELVN has a balance on hand of $___________.

 

President Michael Zink

  • Mike mentioned in the crime update that suspicious persons are posing as city workers or utility workers as they attempt to gain access to residences.
  • New/Old Business
    • Mike stated that the election of Board Members will occur at the next meeting on March 5th. Voting members must have paid their dues in advance to be eligible to vote.
    • __________
    • ____________
    • ____________
    • ______________

Adjournment

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 3/5/2018 ELVN Meeting

EAST LAKEVIEW NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATION
GENERAL/COMMUNITY MEETING
TUESDAY, MARCH 5 AT 7:00 P.M.
19TH DISTRICT POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
850 W. ADDISON ST. Call to order

  1. Call to order
  2. Board of Directors Election
  3. 46th Ward Update
  4. 44th Ward Update
  5. Cubs Update
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Crime Update
    A. Bicycle Shop Burglaries Surged
  8. New Business/Old Business
    A. Blue Lot Update
    B. City of Chicago Annual Wrigley Field meeting: March 21, 2019 at 6:30 at the 19th District Station
    C. Liz Houtz-Feral Cat Program
    D. Condominium Seminar March 30, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the 19th District Station-Chester Kropidlowski
    E. Next meeting is April 9, 2019
  9. Adjournment
  10. Closed Board Session

East Lake View Neighbors Meeting Minutes – February 12, 2019

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

46th Ward Update – Lexi of Alderman James Cappleman’s staff

  • She announced she was available for any questions.

44th Ward Update – Bennett Lawson, Chief of Staff to Alderman Tom Tunney

  • Announced that Clark Street between Buckingham and Roscoe would be closed for construction. See the 44th Ward website for updates.
  • Blue Lot Update – See update in conjunction with Cubs update.

Chicago Cubs Update – Mike Lofrano

  • Blue Lot update_ The Cubs and the City entered into an interim 3-year agreement. The Cubs will install landscaping and enable alley access to neighboring garages. There is a hearing scheduled this coming Friday at the Zoning Board of Appeals to get final approval to solidify the agreement.

Kelly Park – Brandon Cunningham

  • Hired Mr. Chris Gent, Landscape Architect with Urban Landscape Collaborative, to assist with design concept elements for the park. Mr. Gent gave a presentation of the key design concepts presently under review and consideration. Planning a meeting in the near future for public input.

Treasurer’s Report – Aileen Tien

  • Aileen reported that ELVN has a balance on hand of $39,309.80.
  • She noted that as of this date approximately 90% of the charitable donations made at the end of 2018 have been cashed.
  • Ideas being solicited for potential donor sources.

President Michael Zink

  • Mike mentioned in the crime update that suspicious persons are posing as city workers or utility workers as they attempt to gain access to residences.
  • New/Old Business
    • Mike lauded the new agreement on the Blue Lot and thanked Alderman Tunney, the Cubs organization and the community for coming together to forge this agreement.
    • The election of Board Members will occur at the next meeting on March 5th. Voting members must have paid their dues in advance to be eligible to vote.
    • Sculptures – Terri is still working on candidates. Erik Santiago of the North Halsted Business Alliance indicated they are looking into funding a sculpture at the revised intersection triangle of Broadway and Halsted.
    • Chester Kropidlowski mentioned that the office of Sara Feigenholtz is planning for a seminar for condominium owners to be held on a Saturday morning in March.
    • Marty Malone mentioned that Friday is the deadline for the on time filing of Senior Exemptions to Cook County Assessor’s office.
    • Pride Fest – Scheduled for June 21-22. The North Halsted Business Alliance is proposing relocating the north main stage to the intersection of Grace and Halsted intersection with hours of operation from 1:00 p.m. to 9:55 p.m. Discussions ensued with concerns there also are Cubs games scheduled that weekend and congestion of traffic would be adversely affected by this change, and alternatives are expected to be discussed well before the event.

Adjournment

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

Minutes respectfully submitted by Mark N. Lundgren, Secretary.

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”

Adjournment

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

EAST LAKEVIEW NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATION
GENERAL/COMMUNITY MEETING
TUESDAY, NOV 13 AT 7:00 P.M.
19TH DISTRICT POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
850 W. ADDISON ST.

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

East Lake View Neighbors Meeting – October 9, 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
    • Patrick Nagle, Vice President
    • Mark Lundgren, Secretary
    • Aileen Tien, Treasurer
    • Patrick Carlson
    • Brandon Cunningham
    • Maggie Koehler
    • Marty Malone
    • John Fitterer
    • Beth Murphy
    • Jean O’Neil
    • Tom Rothschild
    • Jim Spencer
    • Marty Wallace
    • Kit Welch
  • Absent – None

46th Ward Update – Alderman James Cappleman

  • Gill Park construction completed and will be reopened last week.
  • Recycling at 46th Ward Office: Electronics on 10/27; Paper on 11/16.
  • 3660 N. Lake Shore Drive Proposed Development – Owners are proposing an estimated $100 million development to the east of the New York building which would conform to existing zoning in form of a planned development. He believes the two buildings will be 25 stories each and will provide 10% set aside for low income housing. Since no zoning change is required, the proposal will go before the plan commission and then to the New York Condominium Association owners and then by surrounding residents prior to review by ELVN and the 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee.
  • Waveland Park improvements – Recreation Drive is being repaved from Addison Street to Irving Park Road.
  • The lakefront trail separation and paving project is nearing completion.
  • Refine the Drive, Planning project – A meeting with CDOT planners and engineers has been arranged by the Alderman’s office to focus attention on the interchanges at Wilson and Montrose. The meeting will be held at Truman College on October 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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

  • There will be a partnering program with Lake View Pantry in October seeking donations of pet foods for needy residents who need food for their pets.
  • The 383 program parking permits were reviewed for 3700 block of Clifton.
  • Streetscape and lighting projects are commencing on 3700 blocks of North Wilton and North Sheffield. The 3800 block of Wilton will commence next year.
  • Regarding 19th District Police staffing, as of 10/4, is at 379 officers on duty. A level of 400 is the goal. Continue to send letters to the Mayor and Police Superintendent, copying Alderman Tunney, insisting that staffing levels meet their commitments.
  • The 19th District will be one of a few select Districts getting a new modular camera and phone technologies.
  • Street lighting improvements are being installed: 3600 block of Wilton; 3700 block of Sheffield, Waveland to Grace; 3700 block of Kenmore, Waveland to Grace.
  • A senior health fair will be held at Advocate Hospital, 836 Wellington, Rm. 19-179, on November 1st.

Chicago Cubs Update – Heather Way-Kitzes

  • Wrigley Field construction renovations are in their final phase this off-season. Work zones along Sheffield and Waveland are already mobilized.
  • Gallagher Way will be hosting a Pumpkin Party on 10/27. Due to exterior construction, there will be no Kris Kringle Market this year, but there will be a reduced size Winter Wonderland from November 25th to January 27th.
  • Discussion ensued about the problems of volume from concerts, littering, congestion and ways to continue to reduce the rat population around Wrigley Field.

Treasurer’s Report – Aileen Tien

  • Aileen reported that ELVN has a balance on hand of $44,313.
  • A final tally of donations and expenditures for Oktoberfest is not yet completed.

President Michael Zink

  • Area neighbors are asked to be cautious of characters going door-to-door posing as employees of a utility company.
  • Neighbors also should be on lookout for thieves stripping vehicles of catalytic converters.

New/Old Business

  • Blue Lot on Waveland – Discussions are reportedly getting close to completion and hope to get a resolution by early in 2019.
  • Chicago Marathon – Chester Kropidlowski and Mark Lundgren reported on the planning and execution for the new routing that ran north of Addison on Lake Shore Drive to west on West Sheridan to south on Broadway. Even with much advance notice there still were vehicles that had to be towed on West Sheridan. The set up and clean up all proceeded very smoothly and the neighbors seemed to really enjoy the opportunity to cheer the runners along the new routing.
  • Proposed Zoning Change, 3839 North Clark Street – Mangin Builders, Inc. is seeking a zoning change for new construction that would produce a 15,159 sq. ft., 4-story 9-unit residential apartment building with 11 parking spots on a 5,053sq. ft. lot. The current zoning is B3-2 and developer is seeking B2-3. Developer already has acquired rights to an adjacent alley way and the north face of the building will replace a crumbling wall of the cemetery.
  • The Lake View Citizens Council (LVCC) is having its next meeting at the 19th District Police Station on October 11th.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m. and the Board went into closed session.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Mark N. Lundgren, Secretary.

Agenda for 10/9/18 ELVN meeting

EAST LAKEVIEW NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATION
GENERAL/COMMUNITY MEETING
TUESDAY, OCT 9 AT 7:00 P.M.
19TH DISTRICT POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
850 W. ADDISON ST.

1. Call to order
2. 46th Ward Update
3. 44th Ward Update
4. Cubs Update
5. Treasurer’s Report
6. Crime Update
A. Door-to-door solicitors claiming to be from Comcast-likely scanning to burglarize
B. Dark Cadillac Escalade believed to be involved in catalytic converter thefts
7. New Business/Old Business
A. Blue Lot Update
B. Obstructions/caution tape at Clifton & Grace after 9/30 game
C. Zone 383 parking follow-up
D. Chicago Marathon route partially through East Lakeview—down west Sheridan
between local LSD and Broadway; any issues?
E. Bob Mangan-Mangan Builders, Inc. proposed zoning change at 3839 N. Clark
F. Next meeting is November 13, 2018, including a 311 presentation
8. Adjournment
9. Closed Session

East Lake View Neighbors Meeting – September 4, 2018

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by President Michael Zink at 7:05 p.m.

Directors Roll Call

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

46th Ward Update – Alderman James Cappleman

  • Gill Park construction nearing completion and will be opened in a couple weeks.
  • Recycling at 46th Ward Office: Electronics on 10/27; Paper on 11/16.
  • 3660 N. Lake Shore Drive Proposed Development – Owners are proposing an estimated $100 million development to the east of the New York building which would conform to existing zoning in form of a planned development. He believes the two buildings will be 25 stories each and will provide 10% set aside for low income housing. Since no zoning change is required, the proposal will go before the plan commission and then to the New York Condominium Association owners and then by surrounding residents prior to review by ELVN and the 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee.

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

  • The 383 program parking permits were reviewed for 3700 block of Clifton.
  • Streetscape and lighting projects are commencing on 3700 blocks of North Wilton and North Sheffield. The 3800 block of Wilton will commence next year.
  • Regarding 19th District Police staffing, as of 8/31, is at 381 officers on duty. A level of 400 is the goal. Continue to send letters to the Mayor and Police Superintendent, copying Alderman Tunney, insisting that staffing levels meet their commitments.
  • Blue Lot discussions continue between the community and the Cubs.
  • Addison/Clark Development – Apartment leases will be opening up in October, and 50% of the commercial leases have been awarded.
  • The Ward calendar is out and viewable on website.
  • Flu shots at no cost will be available at 19th District Station on 9/20.
  • Recycling Day shredding will be held at Ward office on 9/22.

Chicago Cubs Update – Heather Way-Kitzes

  • Two Wrigley concerts will be held this weekend.
  • Gallagher Way events are winding down.
  • Discussion ensued about the problems of littering and long general admission lines from the Pearl Jam concert. Heather reported that City imposes penalty fees for late closings of concerts and funds go the General Revenue of the City.

Treasurer’s Report – Aileen Tien

  • Aileen reported that ELVN has a balance on hand of $29,662.33.

East Lake View Chamber of Commerce – Maureen Martino

  • She reminded attendees of the Lake View Festival of the Arts taking place at Belmont and Broadway this weekend.
  • A new wall mural has been installed on the south wall of the Lake View Pantry building where the prior building was recently demolished.
  • There will be another Chamber gathering at Vines on Clark on 9/20, 6-8 p.m.

President Michael Zink

  • Oktoberfest – East Lake View Neighbors Association’s primary fund raiser will take place on September 23rd at Murphy’s Bleachers. Final advance tickets are still available and finalization of donations are underway.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m. and the Board went into closed session.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Mark N. Lundgren, Secretary.

Join us at our 20th Annual Oktoberfest on Sept 23!

 

20th Annual Oktoberfest
$30.00 ticket price

Purchase tickets from any one of ELVN’s board members (full list here) or visit Murphy’s Bleachers to pick up tickets at the bar!

**$35.00 ticket price at the door!**

Ticket includes all food and beverages:
Oktoberfest Beer, Wine, and Sodas
Pig Roast, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Vegetables & Brats, German Potato Salad & Dessert

PREMIERE SILENT AUCTION

Great auction items in a number of price ranges, Past items include: Sports, Concert & Theater tickets, rooftop baseball game passes, autographed sports memorabilia, spa services, museum tours, boat cruise, restaurant & pet care gift certificates, jewelry, & many other items!

Previous Sponsors include: Murphy’s Bleachers, St. Joseph Hospital, The Dougout Sports Bar & Grill, Ticket Window, Testa Produce, Sysco, Patch Landscaping, Wrigley Rooftop Association, Roundy’s Supermarkets, 3639 Wrigley Rooftop, Chicago Beverage, HK Foods, Skokie Valley Beverage, Penske Truck Rentals – Wrigleyville, Four Corners Tavern Group, Chicago Roof Deck & Garden, Wells Street Popcorn, Beyond The Ivy, John Barleycorn, Carissima Salon, Frame Factory, Central Lakeview Merchants Assoc., Skybox on Sheffield, Louis Glunz Beer, Trader Todd’s, Old Chicago Inn, Wrigley Rooftops, North Halsted Business Alliance, Central Federal Savings, Brixen Ivy, Sutcliffe Pharmacy, Wrigleyville Rooftops, Chicago Cubs, River North Sales & Svc., Gold Coast Tickets, El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill, Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, and many more Chicago businesses.