The next UVNA meeting will be at Columbus Elementary School (1003 N Leavitt St), starting at 7:30pm. This meeting is starting a little later so that we can include Alderman Hopkins, who will join us to discuss neighborhood ideas for Chicago revenue and the upcoming budget. Be sure to prepare with your best questions. Columbus has a parking lot to the west to accommodate those coming from different parts of the 2nd Ward. If you would like to submit questions for the Alderman, email Steve at email@example.com. For the most recent 2nd Ward newsletter, please click here
News from Alderman Hopkins office on some new street resurfacing.
“We have our first list of streets to be resurfaced for the 2nd Ward, all of these projects will happen between the end of September and the middle of October. These are just the first streets to be scheduled, we have more orders in Spring 2016. If you’d like to make sure we review your street for resurfacing, email us at Ward02@cityofchicago.org”
The City can do a few things, including:
Placing restrictors—known as “Rain Blockers”—in CB’s all over town. These plastic devices slow down the flow of water from the street. It goes into the sewer only as the sewer is able to handle it. The streets are turned into temporary reservoirs (for 3-4 hours), and it gradually drains. If the restrictors are missing, your sewer will surcharge and push water into your basement.
For more information, visit http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/water/supp_info/basement_floodingpartnership.html
The NBC series “Chicago PD” filming in Ukrainian Village. Crews will be at work this Friday between 10am and late evening for filming on the 2100 block of Walton. Special effects will be in use as they will be filming a scene with a car on fire. Fire officials will be on the scene as well. Parking restrictions will include sections of 2100 Augusta and 1000 Leavitt, in addition to the 2100 block of Walton.
Come and join your neighbors today on the 2100 block of Walton for a huge family friendly block party. A bouncy house and basketball hoop are set up in the street. Summer in the neighborhood is a beautiful thing.