East Village Association Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

6:30 PM November 12th, 2007, Happy Village Tavern
Submitted by John Sekowski

Board Members in attendance:8
Non-board members:2


  1. Walgreens Division and Ashland – The first Ward Alderman is seeking to extend the “Pedestrian Street” designation from its current border at the Post )ffice to Ashland. This designation includes restrictions such as storefront windows and no curb cuts.


  2. East Village Association Board of Directors Meeting MinutesScott Rappe sent a letter to the Planning and Development of the Chicago Building Department summarizing the Walgreen’s presentation and the concerns of the neighborhood residents. Perhaps the most impacting issue that will get their attention is that this development is not in accordance with the Near NW Side Master Plan that the Planning and Development of the Chicago issued in 2002.


  3. John Sekowski will attempt to prepare a history of the former Pizza Hut site from city directories and building
    permit records.


  4. Rich Anselmo will try to get quotes from the Planning and Development Committee in lieu of contacting Blair Kamin.


  5. SW corner of Chicago and Ashland, permit is posted for an ATM vestibule.


  6. Holiday Party is Dec. 4th. Mary Szpur and Grace Rappe will be responsible for getting the food. EVA has enough funds to pay for the main course, such as pizza. There is adequate funds in the account to cover the
    costs. Members will be asked to bring a side dish.


  7. This is a newsletter hardcopy month. John will print the labels and get a print count for Brian Roman. Julie will pick up, fold, and mail.

  8. We have a new member – Jeff Ellis.


  9. In January, the speaker will be a representative from the Cook County Commissioners Office. It may be Earlean Collins representing Mr. Stroger.


  10. Elections of Officers will be in March 2008. The president intends to fill the ballot for officers beforehand.


  11. New Board Member – Rich Anselmo. We are looking forward to his participation this year, and hopefully will be an officer (P, VP, T, or S) next year.


  12. Meeting Adjourned approximately 7:30.