August 6, 2019 ELVN Agenda

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  1. Call to order
  2. 46th Ward Update
  3. 44th Ward Update
  4. Cubs Update
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Crime Update
    1. Prowler/Attempted Burglary—1000 block of Byron and Dakin
  7. New Business / Old Business
    1. Adam Silverstein-proposed Garfield’s Beverage at 3932 N. Broadway
    2. Representative from Mayor Lightfoot’s office
    3. Oktoberfest-September 29, 2019, 3:00 at Murphy’s Bleachers
    4. Redefine the Drive Meetings:
      1. North of Belmont: August 12, 2019, 6:30–8:00pm, Temple Shalom, 3480 N. Lake Shore Drive
      2. South of Belmont: August 13, 2019, 6:00–8:00pm, St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2900 N. Lake Shore Drive
    5. Future ELVN Open House Events
    6. Green Team Committee—John Fitterer
    7. Next meeting is September 3, 2019 at the 19th District Police Station
  8. Adjournment
  9. Closed Session

May 7, 2019 ELVN Meeting Minutes

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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

May 7 ELVN Agenda

ELVN Agenda

  • Call to order
  • Board of Directors Election Results
  • 46th Ward Update
  • 44th Ward Update
  • Cubs Update
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Crime Update
  • New Business/Old Business
    A. Pints for the Park-Fundraiser for Kelly Park: May 31, 2019, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Murphy’s Bleachers, 3655 N. Sheffield

B. Condominium Seminar-June 1, 2019, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 19th District Police Station

C. ELVN Open House Event

D. Next meeting is June 4, 2019 at the 19th District Police Station

      8. Adjournment

      9. Closed Session

2019 Board of Directors’ Election Candidate Biographies

Please review the candidate biographies before the election on Tuesday, April 9.


(i) = incumbant


Patrick Carlson (i)
My name is Patrick Carlson.  I am an attorney who has lived in East Lakeview for nearly 20 years, and have been a homeowner here for 15.  In this time, I have seen dramatic changes and improvements to the neighborhood, but there are still may changes facing the neighborhood.  I have been privileged to serve on the ELVN Board for the past 4 years, and would like to continue for another term.  ELVN provides all members of the neighborhood a forum to raise their concerns, to participate in discussions about changes happening, and to have access to the community leaders who make decisions affecting us every day.  I have been honored to service in this capacity, and would like to continue doing so.

Terie Kata
My name is Terie Kata.  I have been active as a board member of ELVN since 1991, serving as Chair for five years, Treasurer for twelve years and past chair of ELVN’s annual Oktoberfest fundraiser for 12 years.  I have been an active resident and property owner of the Lakeview community for 25 years. I also have been a participating member of LVCC for the past 25 years, serving on many committees as well as planning and coordinating numerous LVCC fundraising events.

Chester Kropidlowski
He has lived in East Lake View since 1991 and has been involved with ELVN in various roles for over twenty years. In 1998, he retired from the City of Chicago after 32 years with the Chicago Department of Transportation as a City traffic engineer.  His duties included dealing with Lake View traffic and parking issues and managing the night baseball Neighborhood Protection Program. Since retirement, Chester has worked as a traffic engineering consultant including consulting for both the City and the Cubs regarding the Wrigley Field program. Chester was Chair of the Transportation Committee for the 44th Ward Master Plan and was active in the development of the 46th Ward Master Plan. He is now Chair of the Lake View Citizens Council Transportation Committee and represents Lake View on the Task Force study to redesign North Lake Shore Drive. Chester and his significant other, Lenore frequently enjoy the many restaurant and entertainment opportunities available in Lake View.

Brian Murphy
I am Brian Murphy and I have lived, worked, and owned property in East Lakeview for most of my life.  Upon marrying my wife Jaime, we moved back into the same apartment that I grew up on Sheffield Avenue.  In the following years, my two sons were born in the same home.  I have worked in my families business at Murphy’s Bleachers and since have managed Mrs. Murphy & Sons restaurant as well as worked in property management.  For the past five years, I have served as the principle organizer for ELVN’s Oktoberfest.  During that time, Oktoberfest has raised well over $100,000 for local area charities and schools.  Throughout my life, I have watched my East Lakeview neighborhood evolve into the thriving community that it is today.  I look forward to continuing to take an active role in helping this neighborhood reach its full potential. 

Jean O’Neil (i)
I am a founding member of ELVN and I have been a property owner in East Lake View since 1971. I  remember the neighborhood’s past struggles with slumlords, gangs and graffiti.  I spearheaded efforts to bring a new Greeley School to the neighborhood and supported beautification of Gill Park. I even remember when the Chicago Bears played at Wrigley Field!  To this day, I continue to support the beautification and safety of the neighborhood.

Aileen Tien (i)
Aileen Tien has lived in East Lakeview for over a decade, beginning in her summer internships during law school at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.  Aileen currently works for a software company in downtown Chicago that produces applications assisting law firms, corporations, and government entities with managing litigation matters.  She has served on the ELVN board since 2015 and works to ensure that area residents’ concerns are addressed. 

Marty Wallace (i)
I have lived in East Lakeview for the past 40 years. I am currently an ELVN Board Member for the last few years. My wife Diane and I enjoy our walks around the neighbor, lake front, and Wrigley Field.
During our Oktoberfest Diane and I are at Murphy’s working on setting up the Silent Auction area.
I also work hard in bringing new and exciting items for the auction. I am a Real Estate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Service for the last 30 years. I am looking forward in serving ELVN as a Board Member for the next two years.

Heather Way-Kitzes
She is the Manager, Government and Neighborhood Relations with the Chicago Cubs, a position she has held since 2015. Prior to her time with the Cubs, she served as the Executive Director of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. Living and working in Lakeview for nearly two decades has given her the opportunity to work with many community based organizations and serve on many local and regional boards. Her favorite thing about Lakeview is the people and their passion for their community; a passion she shares. A native Chicagoan, Heather studied journalism and art history at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is married with two kids and a small poodle.

Michael Zink (i)
I have lived in East Lake View for more than 7 years and have served as ELVN president since 2018.  I am an attorney at Starr, Bejgiert, Zink and Rowells, a civil litigation firm.  During my professional career, I have been elected and appointed to leadership roles in legal and community organizations throughout Chicago, including the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Archdiocese, and the Advocates Society of Polish-American Attorneys.

Brandon Cunningham
I have lived on in East Lake View on Dakin for the last 5 years.  During that time, I have been an active member of his community, a registered CPS substitute teacher, and a volunteer at my 6 and 8 year-old daughters’ schools.  I support the conservancy site in Montrose Harbor documenting Purple Martins populations during the summer.  In addition, I am the president of the Kelly Park Advisory Council.  In my spare time, I go to my job as an airline captain.

Tom Rothschild
I have called East Lakeview home for 21 of the 23 years that I have lived in Chicago.  Currently the Treasurer of my condominium association, I have been active on the board of every building in which I have lived.  My work with the condominium board has led me to form relationships with the local Aldermens’ offices.  I am also an avid dog lover as many of you know from seeing me in the neighborhood on strolls with Roz.

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.