McKnight slated for March 5 vote

Elections set for EVA officers
Stephen Rynkiewicz, Neal McKnight and Tom Tomek have been looking for candidates to stand for election March 5. Currently, McKnight is running for EVA president, Peter Locke for vice president, KK Goh for treasurer and the position for secretary is still open. McKnight will e-mail candidates and request a bio for the EVA newsletter.

March 5 membership meeting
Greg Nagel has asked Rachael Switall to introduce StudentsXpress as the business minute.

Tom Tomek will request for the police commander and CAPS' Molly Murray to be the main speakers to discuss crime issues. McKnight is going to write a letter regarding current crime concerns in East Village and the surrounding area and will ask other neighborhood groups to sign off.

Nagel will take the EVA Facebook posts and e-blasts and duplicate them onto the Ukrainian Village watch, Bosworth page and Marshfield e-mail chain to gather more involvement and collaboration. Nagel will also send out an invite to those groups to attend the membership meeting. Dana Palmer will also personally invite some members of those groups.

For all those who have EVA meeting reminder signs, please affix them to your fences as a more permanent solution.

East Village street signs
Chicago Event Graphics will hang signs for abut $20 per sign and has brackets, Tomek reported. However, the city Bureau of Electricity has to sign off on the installation because the signs will be hanging on electric poles. McKnight will make a final attempt to speak with Ald. Proco Joe Moreno about this issue.

Chicago Avenue streetscape
Scott Rappe will draft a thank-you letter to Moreno for his support of the Pedestrian Street designation. McKnight will draft a letter to the alderman as well, requesting a meeting on several issues including sign installation, Washington Mutual building zoning (1555 W. Division St.), the Inner Town Pub petition for an outdoor area (1935 W. Thomas St.), and transition issues for the new alderman.

Inner Town Pub
Rappe will ask that if the owner comes to Moreno requesting an outdoor area that the alderman send the owner to EVA for review of his plans.

Bag dispensers
Dana Palmer ordered 12 bag dispensers that will be placed throughout East Village to help combat dog poo nuissance. Once they arrive Palmer and EVA will decide where they should be placed.

Board meeting minutes submitted by Dana Palmer: Meeting commenced 6:37 pm, adjourned 7:48 pm Feb. 13 at Leona's Restaurant, 936 W Augusta Blvd. Attendance: Nagel, McKnight, Goh, Palmer, Rappe, Rynkiewicz, Tomek; non-board members Rich Anselmo and Peter Locke. Next membership meeting 7pm March 5 at Happy Village, 1059 W. Wolcott St.

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