East Village Association Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

6:30 PM September 10th, 2007, Happy Village Tavern

Pulaski Park neighbors voiced their concern to us about the loitering in Polish Triangle Plaza, asking what we thought about removing the benches temporarily as a deterrent. The board agreed that that was not the best solution; however we will write a letter showing our concern.

Mary Spur will write a letter to the Mayor’s office showing our concern for the recent shootings in the area. It was discussed that EVA will be a “conduit” to encourage people to attend CAPS meetings.

Greg Nagel reported his discussion with the Alderman of the issue of the recent paved over tree pit on Division Street. It was discussed that even though the new tenant had met the landscape requirements, paving over the pit was not respectful to the nature of the streetscape. The owners of the restaurant will possibly come to the next general membership meeting to share their intents with the space.

Mary will write a thank you note to Happy Village Tavern for the use of their garden for the BBQ.

A new restaurant is proposed at 1721 West Division. More news to follow.
No update on the Social Committee (Guy Bragg was not present).

The next printed newsletter (to be mailed to all members) will be December 2007, then March 2008, then June 2008, then September 2008.