September Board of Directors Meeting
Heart of Lincoln Square Neighbors Association
7:00PM at Nick’s Pizza
Board Members Present:
Not in Attendance:
Previous Meeting Recap
October Meeting Discussion
Policy, Planning & Advocacy Update
LSRCC Master Plan Meeting
Paige Worthy, Board Member, called the meeting to order at 7:12pm
August Meeting Recap
Consensus among board members that the outreach was not as successful as desired.
May consider having a “summer break” in 2019.
Neighborhood schools page will be added to the website with local school info.
October 18th Meeting “State of the Neighborhood Address”
This meeting will be an opportunity for the community to meet currently elected officials.
There are five confirmed speakers:
19th District Police Commander Marc Buslik
20th District Police Commander Sean Loughran
Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey
State Representative Ann Williams
47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar
Yet to respond:
40th Ward Alderman Pat O’Connor
Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer
Senator Heather Steans
Senator John Cullerton
Senator Dick Burbin
Senator Tammy Duckworth
Theme for meeting:
what is happening that affects Lincoln Square residents, and;
how can residents be engaged in the political process on a local, state or federal level.
The speakers can pick one or touch on each the themes
Speakers will have 5 minutes to talk followed by 5 minutes for questions
Questions must be submitted in advance.
Sulzer (followed by a post meeting meet-up)
December 4th Holiday Party
Location: Nick’s Pizza & Pub
Sponsored bar package with ticket sales
Toy drive or canned food drive
Waiting to hear back from Ross Outten about the event partnership
Restructuring our neighborhood boundary rules
Consider keeping current boundaries for our scope of work and influence but opening them for anyone who wants to be a member.
September 20th Policy, Planning & Advocacy Meeting
Location: Nick’s Pizza & Pub
Develop HOLS mission statement regarding zoning and development
Mission statement to be approved by Board
Approved statement will be submitted to aldermanic candidates with a request to commit or provide alternate viewpoints.
Mission statement to be submitted to Board by December 14th
Seeking Board approval of mission statement by January 4th
Identify planning/development principles
Identify key zoning/development issues of concern
Discuss role of Alderman
Examin mission statements of other community groups
LSRCC Master Plan Meetings
Adam Kingsley attended first meeting on 9/12
There will be 5-7 total planning sessions
Send Adam’s report to members
$875 in the bank.
Paige implemented new accounting software on the website via Wave Checkouts
10 people attended the meeting
Made a list of qualities to evaluate projects against.
Considering a high-profile project to get started
Western Brown Line – 311 requests to remove dead trees, re-set tree grates, plant flowers by trees
Paint planters under Brown Line and fill with shade-appropriate plantings
Corner Gardens: Lincoln/Leland & Giddings/Oakley
Project Target: Spring 2019
Considering Kickstarter campaigns
Dykes with Drills is interested in building Little Free Pantry or Little Free Library
Meeting adjourned at 8:35pm
Emily Ransom, Secretary