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November 5th, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Call to Order

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

Directors Roll Call

Present

  • Mike Zink, President
  • Aileen Tien, Treasurer
  • John Fitterer, Secretary
  • Jim Spencer
  • Patrick Carlson
  • Maggie Koehler
  • Brian Murphy
  • Terie Kata
  • Marty Wallace

44th Ward Update – Bennet Lawson for Alderman Tom Tunney

  • Wrapping up infrastructure projects:
    • Paving 3600 block of Wilton
    • Clark street paving will complete in December
    • Smart lighting installations will be complete by end of November City of Chicago budget meetings are in progress with all areas looking for reductions
  • Charitable items:
    • 19 th District Chicago Police Dept Coat Drive under way
    • Canned Goods Drive at Lakeview Pantry through Nov 22 nd
    • Night Ministry Supply Drive for Adult size gloves, underwear, hats
      • Bring donations to 44 th Ward Office
  • Reminder to call 311 or use 311 app for street or alley lights out
  • Question from audience on concerns for parking, police and fire services with additional high-rises going up in ELV
    • Answer that the infrastructure plans takes into account increased population

Cubs Update – Heather Way-Kitzes

  • Christmas Tree lighting will take place on Gallagher Way near Banks statue on December 2
  • Gallagher Way will also conduct a Menorah lighting
  • Gallagher Way Kristkindlmarket will kick off on November 22
  • The ice rink will be up and running prior to Kristkindlmarket
  • Only construction in offseason will be on the Audi Club

Cubs/Tunney Item – Heather Way-Kitzes, Bennett Lawson

  • The City ordinance governing Gallagher Way expires at the end of 2019
  • A new version will be put into effect to start 2020
    • Will give better clarification on public events
    • Liquor sales end: 10pm Fr–Sa, 9pm Su–Th (previous was 11pm)
    • Day game closure: 3 hrs after game Fr-Su, 1 hr after game Mo-Th (previous 1 hr after)
    • Liquor available in Gallagher Way, in addition to beer, wine (previous only beer, wine)
    • Negotiating for non-ticketed fans to be able to enter, but not approved at this point
    • Large crowd events limited to 5 concerts and 7 other (previous 5 concerts and 12 other)

Treasurers Report – Aileen Tien

  • Checking/Savings totals $46.3k, an increase of $12k since early September
    • Main Revenue items: $20.6k increase from Oktoberfest
    • Main Debit items: $2.5k Kelly Park, $2.5k Chgo Park Distr, $3k Legacy Project
  • Ideas for deserving groups in need of donations can be sent to Friends@EastLakeView.Org

Crime Update – Mike Zink

  • No Trespassing Signs need to be posted in common areas of apartments or large condo complexes if loitering is an issue. This allows police to remediate the issue.
  • A Prescription Take Back Event will allow residents to dispose of expired drugs on Nov 9th with drop-off at Office of State Rep Sara Feigenholtz

New/Old Business

  • Under consideration to double size of ELVN boundaries with south boundary moving from Addison to Belmont – will be voted on by ELVN Board
  • Marty Malone is resigning his board position to pursue public office; the executive committee plus one will determine his replacement after regular meeting ends
  • Oktoberfest increased its Net Revenues to $20.4k, which is over a $1k increase from last year. Some sponsor donations are still pending which could bring in another $1k.
  • The Legacy Project Gala was a success. ELVN Board had reps in attendance.
  • Redefine the Drive – The City is addressing 50+ formal comments from community mtgs
  • Green Team is in a holding pattern until the spring season
  • The ELVN Holiday Party will take place on 12/3 at Murphy’s Bleachers at 7pm. The $15 entry fee covers ELVN dues for 2020 and food & drink at the event.

Adjournment at 7:50pm

October 1st, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Call to Order

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

Directors Roll Call

Present

  • Mike Zink, President
  • John Fitterer, Secretary
  • Tom Rothschild
  • Jim Spencer
  • Maggie Koehler
  • Brandon Cunningham
  • Terie Kata

Rep Mike Quigley – 5th District

  • 5th District has a population of 750k+ ad stretches from Hinsdale to Uptiown
  • Major initiative in district has been the McCook Reservoir which prevents sewage backing into Lake Michigan during big rains
  • Involved in Intelligence Panel investigating the Ukraine dealings and potential impeachment of President Trump
  • Most US citizens want an impeachment investigation
  • Never has a president been so at-odds with the Us Intelligence community
  • Election only one year away and votes matter; 2016 presidential election determined by 78k votes in 3 states
  • Timeline of US-Mexico-Canada agreement is ongoing but fluid
  • Never has there been a time that representatives need to be aspirational, but practical
  • And all elected officials should walk in the oppositions shoes and find middle ground

46th Ward Update – Alderman James Cappleman

  • Very inspired and supportive of Rep Quigley and his ability to negotiate to a win-win solution
  • 600 block of West Grace got speed bumps installed
  • Speed feedback signs going up in front of Greeley School & Grace-Pine Grove intersection
  • After discussion at last ELVN mtg the police record of Garfield Beverage was looked at and it is clean
  • Flu shots are available at Ward Office on October 7th
  • Through the end of October, City Stickers can be purchased with no late fee
  • If you have an up-to-date City Sticker as of November 15th, you will be eligible to have any outstanding City Sticker tickets forgiven
  • 19th Distr Policing Strategy looking for input from community at 10/8 Buena Park Library

44th Ward Update – Abigail

  • The threshold was raised from 75% to 85% for condo-to-rental deconversion deals in Chicago. The Illinois Condominium Property Act now requires 85 percent of a condo association to say yes to a deal to sell every unit in bulk.

Cubs Update – Heather Way-Kitzes

  • The Cubs and Wrigley are gearing up for winter activities – skating rink, Christkindlmarket
  • Only construction in offseason will be on the Audi Club
  • Another Wrigley Field concert announced for 2020 (Pearl Jam)

Green Team Update – Heather Way-Kitzes, Brandon Cunningham

  • The Neighborhood Grounds Crew had their last clean-up in September with very good community participation; the Grounds Keeper of the year award was given to the Franz family with an on-field recognition ceremony
  • Working to have mural implemented on side of Wrigleyville North Bar building at Sheffield and Byron

Treasurer’s Report – Mike Zinc

  • Over $41k in ELVN bank account
  • Initial indication is that 2019 Oktoberfest made more than 2018, but tally still under way

New/Old Business

  • Marty Malone is resigning his board position to pursue public office; the executive committee plus one will determine his replacement
  • The Belmont Harbor neighborhood group would like to join with ELVN
  • Positive feedback from ELVN Board; decision should be made within 2 months
  • Treasure Island location looking to be re-zoned for large footprint rental building

August 6th, 2019 ELVN Meeting Minutes

Call to Order

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

Directors Roll Call

Present:

  • Mike Zink, President

  • Patrick Nagle, Vice President

  • Aileen Tien, Treasurer

  • Tom Rothschild

  • Marty Malone

  • Jim Spencer

  • Maggie Koehler

  • Brandon Cunningham

  • Kit Welch

  • Terie Kata

46th Ward Update – Alderman James Cappleman

  • Gay Pride Parade/OEMC recap meeting was held on 7/25/19. Audience members suggested that crosswalk signs be larger and more prominent, have more tow trucks on hand, and better training for parade marshalls in the future.

  • Define the Drive will be holding two (2) open meetings in the neighborhood in August. The first meeting is August 12, 2019 at Temple Sholom. The second meeting is August 13, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. For more information please refer to the Alderman’s website.

  • City Club Development is planning a new building directly east and in front of the New York Condominium Building at 3660 N. Lake Shore Drive. The developer is meeting with New York Condo owners regarding the plans, however, the Alderman reports that the proposed building is within the current zoning for the site. They will have to go through the Planned Development process with the City.

  • There is a demolition permit on the building immediately west of Byron’s Hot Dogs on Irving Park Road. The Alderman indicated that he does not know what is planned for this site.

Cubs Update

  • MLB and the Cubs have posted the post season game schedule on the Cubs.com website.

  • There is a concert on Gallagher Way on Friday night. Go to Cubs.com for more information

  • The Camry lot will be closed to the public until August 19, 2019 for repairs and resurfacing.

  • The neighborhood Clean Up will be meeting on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Wilton and Waveland Avenues to pick up garbage in the neighborhood. All are welcome to pitch in.

Treasurer’s Report

  • Aileen Tien reported that we have approximately $36,000.00 in the bank. Recent expenditures were $1,000.00 for rental fee of the Oak Leaves Arch in Kelly Park and $472.00 for a mailbox rental at the UPS Store.

  • Aileen suggested that we conduct a survey and seek input from the community regarding what worthy causes and organizations to donate some of our funds to.

New/Old Business

  • Adam Silverstein, with Garfield Beverage Warehouse returned to ELVN at Alderman Cappleman’s request to address some concerns that members of the community have raised since our last meeting. We wrote letter of support for Garfield to move into a long vacant retail space next to Windy City Gyros on Broadway. A few residents have expressed concern about another retail liquor store moving into the area. They expressed their belief that the neighborhood is saturated with liquor stores and would like to see some other kind of retail use occupy the space. Aileen Tien said that she spoke with her neighbors in her building and noted that they were supportive of a liquor store in that space. Aileen noted that the space has been vacant for a very long time and it is time that it was occupied.

Oktoberfest

  • Patrick Nagle stated that Oktoberfest is September 29, 2019 at Murphy’s. Tickets are $30.00, in advance.

Open House/Happy Hour

  • ELVN will be hosting an Open House/ Happy Hour at F. O’Mahonys, 3701 N. Broadway on August 27, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Green Team

  • The Green Team is working on having a mural installed on the south facing wall of Wrigleyville North Bar.

  • There is now some outdoor furniture in place in the small, fenced- in park at Racine and Clark Streets. It was suggested that ELVN may donate funds to complete landscaping improvements to this park.

Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Update

  • Maureen Martino reports that a few residents within the boundaries of the now defunct belmont Harbor Neighbors Association are exploring re-forming the Associastion.

  • Lakeview Festival of the Arts will be held on September 13 and 14, 2019. This will be the 15th anniversary of the Fesstival and anyone who wishes to volunteer for the show should contact Maureen.

Adjournment

May 7, 2019 ELVN Meeting Minutes

Download these minutes (pdf)

Board In-attendance:

  • Patrick Carlson
  • Brandon Cunningham
  • Terie Kata
  • Brian Murphy
  • Jean O’Neill
  • Tom Rothschild
  • Jim Spencer
  • Aileen Tien
  • Kit Welch
  • Michael Zink

Board Absent:

  • Maggie Koehler
  • Marty Malone
  • Patrick Nagle
  • Marty Wallace

Agenda

Board of Directors Election Results (Elected)

2 Year Term

  • Patrick Carlson
  • Terie Kata
  • Brian Murphy
  • Jean O’Neil
  • Aileen Tien
  • Marty Wallace
  • Michael Zink

1 Year Term

  • Brandon Cunningham
  • Tom Rothschild

Officers

  • President – Michael Zink
  • Vice-President – Patrick Nagle
  • Treasurer – Aileen Tien
  • Secretary – John Fitterer

44th Ward Update (Chris Jessup for Alderman Tom Tunney)

  • Congratulate to 19th District Police Comdr Marc Buslik on his retirement after 39 years of service. He has led the 19th District since his assignment in November 2016.
  • The Commander’s celebration will be on Monday, May 13th, in the Community Room of the 19th District Police Station, 850 W. Addison, from 6:00-8:00 pm. Refreshments & dessert will be served. Please RSVP to 19th Distr Community Policing Office at 312-744-0064 by Thu, May 9th.
  • Supt Eddie Johnson promoted Lieutenant Chris Papaioannou to Comdr of the 19th District. He has 19 years with CPD and previously led the Recruit Training Section of the Education and Training Division and has held several supervisory positions within patrol, gun and tactical teams. We look forward to welcoming Commander Papaioannou.
  • Police District Staffing as of May 6 th is at 379 versus goal of 400. Any interest in court advocacy training? Any interest in having a designated CAPS/Court Advocacy board member in community organizations?
  • The window to appeal assessments in Lake View Township is open April 30 – May 30. Staff from Commr Gainer’s office will be on hand to assist appealing 2019 assessments in the 44th Ward on Friday, May 17 th . For best chance to successfully appeal, consider bringing recent photographs of your home. Please note new rules this year:
    • The Commissioner’s office cannot appeal condos in buildings with more than 6 units.
    • For condo buildings with 6 units or less, they can only work with HOA president, treasurer or secretary.
  • If you are unable to attend, Commissioner Gainer’s office can appeal over the phone! Please call (312) 603-4210 during normal business hours to get started.
  • Redefine the Drive: Two community meetings with CDOT to be scheduled in June. Dates TBD.
  • Alderman Tunney has allocated Aldermanic Infrastructure funding for the following projects:
    • Residential Street Resurfacing of the 3700 block of Sheffield (Waveland to Grace)
    • Residential Street Resurfacing of the 900 block of Waveland (Fremont to Sheffield)
    • Residential Street Resurfacing may potentially happen in 2019 depending on a survey and cost analysis for the 3600 block of Wilton (Addison to Waveland)
    • Residential Street Lighting Upgrade of the 3700 block of Wilton (Waveland to Grace)
    • 44th Ward newsletters (past and present) are located online.
    • 46th Ward Update (Alderman James Cappleman)

      • Alderman Cappleman has officially won the last aldermanic election.
      • A new website can show where and when street sweeping is occurring around your neighborhood.
      • The 311 App is available to request city services such as graffiti removal, pothole complaints, rodent baiting, street light repair, garbage cart maintenance and more. The app also lets you track the progress of your request and give the city immediate feedback.
      • Smart street lighting will be installed in the 46th ward through August

      Cubs Update (Heather Way Kitzes)

      • There are two concerts scheduled for Gallagher Way:
        • Ludacris on June 1st
        • Billy Currington on Aug 9th
      • The Cubs will pave Waveland
      • On May 18 the volunteer Neighborhood Grounds Crew group will conduct a litter pickup. In addition to neighborhood volunteers, the Cubs and Hefty will end support and helpers. The group will meet at 9:30am at Murphy’s Wilton & Waveland parking lot. Volunteer via email.

      Treasurers Report (Aileen Tien)

      • Total available funds are $38,102 after an additional $220 in membership dues were collected

      Green Team (Brandon Cunningham)

      • Pints for the Park (for Kelly Park) will be held at Murphy’s Bleachers on Fri, May 31 at 7:00pm. The $40 admission fee covers all food and drinks, and entry into a raffle. The event will include a silent auction and review of the draft plans for Kelly Park.
      • A building sized mural is being considered for the south face of a building at 3716 N Sheffield. ELVN is co-sponsoring the work.

      Condo Seminar scheduled Sat, June 1 st from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the 850 W Addison Police Station

      ELVN Open House (Brandon Cunningham)

      • The ELVN Open House is a way for East Lake View Neighbors to promote and communicate information about the organization
      • The first open house will be held at PR Rustica Italian Bistro from 5:00-6:00pm on either Thu, May 30th or Thu June 13th.

      Maddon’s Post Restaurant (Zubin Kammula, Ben Galatz)

      • Joe Maddon’s restaurant opening on Tue, May 14
      • Located at 1119 W. Waveland (SE corner of Clark & Waveland)
      • Italian, Polish and American cuisine
      • Chef Tony Mantuano (James Beard award-winning chef) is partnering with Maddon
      • Restaurant’s second floor includes the Flamingo Room, a private bar and event space
      • Other Report Outs

        • Estelle from the Gill Park and Buena Vista Parks Advisory Council reported on work to improve and level the back grass area of Gill Park to make it useable for T-ball and other sports
          • It’s Your Park Day will be held from 9:00am – 2:00pm on June 1st
        • Next Meeting Date

          • Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7:00pm at the 19 th District Police Station (850 W. Addison)

          Closed Board Meeting

          • Oktoberfest Review (Patrick Nagle via phone)
            • Review volunteer sign-up for event
            • Will continue to have wine-pull and beer stein sale
            • Band, food, and drinks are being handled by Murphy’s Bleachers
            • Posters and flyers will be printed
            • Continue to pursue sponsors, and assignment of merchants for solicitation will be sent out
          • Need to begin putting together a 3-person panel to determine candidate for the 2019 ELV Neighbor of the Year (Jim Spencer)
            • Beth Murphy was 2018 ELV Neighbor of the Year
          • Motion Proposed by Aileen Tien:
            • Due to time constraints on our volunteer web-masters the ELVN Board should hire a new web-master for website updates and other online needs at a rate of $75/hour
            • Motion seconded and approved

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.

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.

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.

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.

East Lake View Neighbors Meeting – August 7, 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
    • Aileen Tien, Treasurer
    • John Fitterer
    • Maggie Koehler
    • Mark Lundgren, Acting Secretary
    • Marty Malone
    • Jean O’Neil
    • Jim Spencer
    • Marty Wallace
  • Absent
    • Patrick Carlson
    • Beth Murphy
    • Patrick Nagle, Vice President
    • Kit Welch

46th Ward Update – Alderman James Cappleman

  • Recommended interested residents see his newsletter and subscribe to it online.
  • Lake Front Trail – Construction of the separation has commenced
  • Chicago’s 911 System – The system is changing to be tailored to its users who may opt for a specific language and other preferences. Go to the website for more details: www.smart911.com
  • Lakeview Pantry Pet Food Donations – A drive to collect and fund pet food for families in need will commence on September 15th at Camp Wiggles, 3647 N. Halsted.
  • 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. Since no zoning change is required, the proposal will go before the plan commission prior to review by ELVN and the 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee, and then reviewed by surrounding residents. The residents at 3660 Lake Shore Drive will be first to receive a presentation on August 14th, after which Alderman Cappleman will place the plans on his website.
  • The building at 1052 West Byron is in Housing Court.

44th Ward Update – Chris Jessup of Alderman Tunney’s Office

  • Streetscape and lighting projects are commencing on 3700 blocks of North Wilton, Sheffield, and Kenmore.
  • The 3800 block of Wilton will commence next year.
  • Regarding 19th District Police staffing, continue to send letters to the Mayor and Police Superintendent, copying Alderman Tunney, insisting that staffing levels meet their commitments.
  • A recent encampment of homeless people was disbanded. Recommend contacting Alderman Tunney if it appears again or elsewhere.
  • The County Courts at Belmont and Western is now officially closed. The Alderman never received a response from either Judge Evans or President Pretwinkle on his pleas to retain the operations.

Chicago Cubs Update – Heather Way-Kitzes

  • Heather announced that she has resigned from the ELVN Board, as she has registered to run for the 47th Ward Aldermanic seat.
  • The first set of Wrigley concerts has now completed.
  • Cubs organization is preparing for post-season games.

Treasurer’s Report – Aileen Tien

  • Aileen reported that ELVN has had no income or expenses since the previous report.
  • She has submitted the required report to the State of Illinois Attorney General’s office for retention of ELVN’s status as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Community Concerns – President Michael Zink

  • Crime
    • There has been a sizeable uptick in door-to-door solicitors claiming to represent electric suppliers, and neighbors are encouraged to be cautious.
    • Thieves are preying upon unaware motorists in the area by reaching into open car windows to steal phones, purses and other valuables, sometimes there is an accomplice distracting the driver to enable the theft. Motorists are encouraged to be alert, keeping doors locked and windows up in congested areas.
    • Beware of ATM skimmers being deployed by thieves in the area.
    • Continue to press City leaders for the increase of staffing levels in the 19th District
  • New Business/Old Business
    • Mike announced the resignations of Justin Krienlander and Heather Way-Kitzes, both of whom are running for Alderman.
    • Oktoberfest, September 23rd, at Murphy’ – Tickets are now available. Pricing for individual tickets is at $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
    • Pride Parade – Event carried out with few issues, mostly occurring after hours.
    • “Blue Lot” update – The discussions are still ongoing.
    • Gill Park – Chester Kropidlowski reported that there is no actual formal “Gill Park Advisory Council.” He is working with Alderman Cappleman’s office on this matter. Such organization would be important regarding grants that ELVN and other organizations may make in the future.
    • ELVN Family Day – Mike announced the need for a committee to work on planning this proposed event to be held next spring or summer.
    • Zone 383 Parking Passes – Members passionately discussed concerns that many neighbors are seeing parkers with these placards who are definitely not residents and are likely vendors working Cubs games displaying these permits. Mike Lefrano (Cubs) spoke up to state that the Cubs organization does not provide these to their employees. A lively discussion ensued, and concerns were raised as to the monthly purchases of up to 45 such passes by a business being possible each 30-day period.
    • Green Team – John Fitterer reported on the team’s activities cleaning East Lake View. John proposed, and the membership accepted, the Green Team as a standing committee within ELVN, which John will serve as Chair. Their leadership and scope of activities include neighborhood cleanliness, liaison to parks, sculpture & artwork, and community gardens.
    • Med Mar Medical Cannabis Dispensary – John Sullivan of the organization provided members with an update on the two-year-old operation located at 3812 N. Clark Street. It serves 700 patients, 80% of whom walk to the dispensary. There are 8 employees on staff, and the vast majority walk to work. The hours of operation are M-S 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. He mentioned that their exterior security cameras have helped solve a couple of street crimes (unrelated to the dispensary).
    • November Meeting – Mike stated the meeting previously scheduled for November 6th will have to be rescheduled, likely to the following week, because that is the date of the mid-term Congressional elections.
    • East Lakeview Chamber of Commerce – Maureen Martino reported there were a total of 247 calls to 911 in the area during June, mostly near the Belmont Red Line Station. The Chamber is preparing for the Art Show, September 8-9, 2018. There will be a preparation gathering on August 30th at Casey Moran’s. More information is available at WrigleyvilleChicago.org.
    • Cars2Go – The car sharing services experiment has launched.
    • Illegal Clothing Collection Boxes – Another one recently popped up at Irving Park Road and Seminary. These should be reported to the appropriate Alderman for removal.

Adjournment

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

Minutes respectfully submitted by Mark N. Lundgren, Acting Secretary.