EVA summer picnic in park

Board meeting minutes for June 13, 2011
Submitted by Dana Palmer

Board Members: Greg Nagel, Neal McKnight, KK Goh, Dana Palmer, Tom Tomek, Stephen Rynkiewicz and Scott Rappe
Non-board Members: Rich Anselmo
Commenced: 6:38 p.m.
East Village picnic

The new EVA logo is now being used. Tom Tomek will start researching how much new East Village neighborhood signs will cost and get a better idea of how many signs would be needed. Greg Nagel will inquire with the alderman's office about how to get the signs hung through out the neighborhood. To help fund these new signs, EVA will host a raffle at the Aug. 1 picnic.

Neal McKnight will ask if Commercial Park can be used for this year's picnic so that it is more child friendly. Tom Tomek will work on designing flyers and signs to be posted to inform the neighborhood about the picnic and the raffle taking place. Greg Nagel will work on obtaining prizes for the raffle. Neal McKnight will request donations of pizza from Roots and ice cream from Black Dog. Neal McKnight will also find out if a movie could be played on the outdoor screen for the event.

New developments

According to Greg Nagel, Miller Lumber has two interested parties in its property. Both of these parties have been said to want all 5 parcels of the property for development of a higher-end restaurant.

There was a rumor that Aldi may be going in to the old post office site on Division and Marshfield but it is not true.

Ald. Proco Joe Moreno informed Greg Nagel and members of EVA that a new development will be going into the old Pizza Hut site. According to Scott Rappe, the first floor with be retail with a bank in the rear but no drive through. A CTA kiosk, Zip car spot, electric plug in, artwork and a community room on the roof are other features of this new development. Scott Rappe and Neal McKnight will request paperwork about the design of the building to get a better idea of what the building will look like.

Scott Rappe reported that the new plans for St. Boniface church will be keeping about 98% of the current facade and the building will be used for senior low-income housing.

Farmers market

A farmers market will be taking place on the Polish Triangle starting June 29. It will include 10 vendors and will be in the early evening hours. Stephen Rynkiewicz will help promote this event through the EVA website and sending out an email blast to our members.


The board discussed better options for distributing the monthly newsletter to members. It has been decided to open an Constant Contact account for smoother distribution of email blasts and newsletter links.

Dog poo bag dispensers

Dispensers originally picked out are a bit too expensive and would not allow for an adequate amount to be purchased. Dana Palmer will research more options.

Adjourned: 7:56 p.m.
Tom Tomek business card
Anselmo @properties business card,
Ask Nagel business card.

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