17
Aug 11

Reminder: UVNA August Meeting Thursday 8/18 6:30pm

The next meeting of the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association is Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at St. Helen’s School, 2347 W. Augusta Blvd., 6:30 pm. All residents – homeowners as well as renters- are welcome to attend.


22
Jul 11

Meeting Notes: July 21st, 2011 UVNA Meeting

We had our first meeting in our new location at St. Helen’s School cafeteria this week. Thanks to Principal Marianne Johnson for offering their space for our monthly meetings!

Paul from the 32nd Ward office also joined us for this meeting

  • Recap of our meeting with the 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waugespack last week
     

    • 1st Ward Aldermanic Aide Rudi DeJesus attended to represent the 1st Ward at that meeting
    • Topic for discussion was the progress on the installation of a stoplight at Chicago & Hoyne (near Dominick’s)
    • History
      • Studies were done as far back as 2009 with recommendations to install a light
      • Intersection sits in both Wards so Aldermen would have to agree to split the total
      • Cost to install: about $325k
    • Status
      • Per Alderman Waugespack the 32nd ward has committed menu funds to this project as part of the 2011 budget
      • Since CDOT is only working on 2009 menu items, not sure when it will be done
      • The stoplights are also in the CDOT queue, but there is no way to tell where it’s at in the queue
    • Suggestions to help move it along
      • The 32nd Ward Alderman will be meeting to the new CDOT Comissioner (Gabe Klein) about prioritizing this project in the CDOT queue
      • The two wards have agreed to split the cost using menu funds
      • Contact the state rep for our area and see if there some funds available there (like were used fore the recent sideway re-paving project)
      • Related issue to the Stoplight
        • How do we get accident information for that intersection? Paul from the 32nd Ward office said his office would look into the FOIA queue for that
  • Landmark Enforcement Update
    • We need to get an updated report of landmark violations
    • Who should be notified?
      • You can notify the UVNA (info@unva.org or president@uvna.org)
      • Notify the aldermans’s office
      • First step is to get out the building inspector
      • They’ll inspect (and will do so more quickly if it is a landmark’s issue)
      • A stopwork order will be issued if warranted
      • Then the landmarks commission will be brought in
    • We will create a form on the UVNA website to report and track landmark violations
  • Other neighborhood code-enforcement updates
    • Reviewed issues of pavers in the parkway at Leavitt & Iowa
      • 32nd ward is following up
    • Review issue of illegal curb cuts at 952 N. Hoyne St
      • They have no driveway permit
      • They have been cited(?)
      • 32nd ward will follow-up
  • Longstanding issue of the lack 0f recycle bins in our area was brought up
    • Since both the previous and current mayor want to privatize this service,  it is basically on hold
  • Update on restriping bike lanes on Augusta and Damen
    • The 32 Ward (of which Ukrainian Village is only a part) allocated 30k last year and 40k this year. Can’t say where/when the lanes will be restriped within the ward. The projects are divided into Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 projects
  • One resident asked if there were any traffic-calming proposals (street lights or medians) for the Hoyne & Division intersection
    • The 32nd ward office replied that they can make an inquiry to CDOT who will reply with what may or may not be warranted at the intersection

NEIGHBORHOOD ALERT: As discussed in last month’s meeting, there have been some daytime burglaries in our area.  Some neighbors have reported seeing a gray Honda Pilot parked around the area, perhaps casing the buildings.

  • Pleas keep an eye out and remember to always call 911 if you see something suspicious
  • We post a feed from everyblock.com to our website in the Community Resources section that lists out all the recent criminal activity in Ukrainian Village in the last few days.  You can also go to their site and sign up from email updates as well.

18
May 11

REMINDER UVNA Meeting This Thursday – Elections & A Property Plan Review

Topics for this month’s meeting:

  • Our annual elections
  • Review of the plan to build a residential structure on the lot at 2018 W. Walton

Date/Time:   6:30pm this Thursday, May 19th, at the Hoyne Wesleyan Church (corner of Iowa & Leavitt)
Location : Hoyne Avenue Wesleyan Church at the corner of Iowa & Hoyne.

You must be a member in good standing (i.e. have your 2011 dues paid up) in order to vote.

  • Dues can be paid in cash, check, or money order
  • Make a check or money order payable to the UVNA (send to Harriet Siller, UVNA Vice President, 2225 W. Iowa Street, Chicago IL  60622
  • Individual – $10
  • Family – $20
  • Senior – $5
  • Student- $5
  • Institutional ( any registered not-for-profit civic, social, educational or religious organization) – $10

13
Apr 11

UVNA Officer Elections in May – Have You Renewed Your Membership?

Join the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association (UVNA) today.
Volunteers are always welcome!  UVNA members are eligible to vote and serve on the board.  They also receive the newsletter and other special announcements via email.

Attention all Ukrainian Village tenants and property owners:
  • We will conduct our annual elections at the May 2011 General Meeting on Thursday May 19th at 6:30pm.
  • You must be a member in good standing (i.e. have your 2011 dues paid one month before the election) in order to vote
  • Dues can be paid in person at the April Meeting on Thursday the 14th, or mailed to the UVNA at the following address:
    • Dues can be paid in cash, check, or money order
    • Make a check or money order payable to the UVNA
    • if mailing, send to : Harriet Siller, UVNA Vice President, 2225 W. Iowa Street, Chicago IL  60622
  • Dues amounts are as follows:
    • Individual – $10
    • Family – $20
    • Senior – $5
    • Student- $5
    • Institutional ( any registered not-for-profit civic, social, educational or religious organization) – $10

 


16
Mar 11

REMINDER: UVNA General Assembly Meeting Thursday March 17th, 2011

This is just a reminder that we will be having a general assembly meeting Thursday March 17th, 2011, at  6:30 PM at the Hoyne Ave. church on the corner of Hoyne and Iowa streets.  All neighborhood residents are welcome to attend, both homeowners and renters.  Please join us as we will be discussing our upcoming election and various local issues, and we should have representatives from both wards.

Pleas also note that we have two petitions circling.  One is for a local recycling drop off option since we do not have blue bins.  The other is for the city to provide us an installation date of the stop light at the intersection of Chicago and Hoyne as it is approaching two years since CDOT along with the 32nd ward agreed to a stop light and one has not been installed yet.  If you have not signed them please do when you have the chance.  We will have petitions available at the meeting.  If you would like a copy to circulate please email me and I will send one out to you.  We should have the petitions up on our website shortly as well.

Thank you, and we hope to see all of you on Thursday.