UVNA Meeting Notes, Thursday October 17th, 2013

Thursday October 17th, 2013 – 6:30pm – St. Helen School Cafeteria

Officers and UVNA Board Members in attendance:

  • Treasurer: Harriet Siller
  • Secretary: Samantha Arnold
  • Board Members: George Matwyshyn


941-943 Hoyne -Permit Review 

The UVNA Building/Permit Review Committee is following up with the developer

Redevelopment Project – St. John’s Church on Hoyne

A letter was sent to the Alderman, and the developer re-iterating the organization’s stance on the project ( see notes from the August UVNA meeting),  that were also communicated in  a meeting with the Alderman and his staff at City Hall.  No word back yet from the Alderman’s office.

2014 Planning

The November UVNA Meeting will be a planning meeting for 2014.  Bring your ideas and suggestions for what sorts of speakers you’d like to see at meetings next year, what events you would like to see UVNA support or create,  social event ideas, and more!

December Social Meeting

We’re going to make the December UVNA meeting (12/19) a social event . Mark your calendars and bring any thoughts on a neighborhood location to next month’s meeting.

How to get a bike rack installed near a business

If you would like to see a bike rack installed near an business or area that you feel lacks bike racks, or you are a business that would like a city-installed bike rack near your business, you can request the installation of a bike rack via this online form on the City of Chicago’s website.  The same page also has a link to report abandoned bikes too.

CAPS  Update

Recent news and notes from CAPS  have been focused around the big upswing in graffiti in our area, as well as the large # of thefts over the last two months.  Vandalized cars and stolen bikes top the thefts list, and the graffiti is all over our area with Western between Chicago and North avenue being hit hard, as well as Augusta between Damen and Ashland.  Report any graffiti to 311, your alderman’s office, or use this online form on the City of Chicago’s website.  Come to the December 3rd CAPS meeting for beat 1212.  It’s an opportunity for police and community residents to exchange information about what’s going on in our neighborhood.

West Town SSA Reconstitution Meetings

The West Town Special Service Area (SSA29) is in the process of reconstituting and redefining its map for future services. The SSA Expansion Advisory Committee determined a PRELIMINARY MAP for future West Town SSA boundaries and services.

Proposed Future West Town SSA Corridors:

  • Chicago Avenue from Western to Halsted
  • Ashland Avenue from Chicago to Division
  • Milwaukee Avenue from Erie to Division
  • Damen Avenue from Chicago to Huron
  • Ogden Avenue from the Kennedy Expressway to Fry

Upcoming Community Meetings

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
11 am – 1 pm
@Chicago Dramatists
1105 W. Chicago Ave

Monday, November 18, 2013
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
@Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
2320 W. Chicago Ave

The SSA Commission is currently creating a large colorful informational brochure that will be mailed directly to all of the property owners / taxpayers and registered voters located in the proposed future West Town SSA. The colorful mailer will announce the community meetings and contain more detailed information on the West Town SSA.




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