Board meeting: Jan. 9, 2019


HOLS Board Meeting

Date: 1/9/19

Time: 7pm

Location: Tattler Post 973

Board Members Present:

  • Raminder Chadha

  • Julia Brown

  • Dillon Goodson

  • Adam Kingsley

  • Emily Ransom

  • Allen Schild

  • Emily Stone

  • Paige Worthy

Not in Attendance:

  • Emily Friend


  1. Previous Meeting Recap

  2. October Meeting Discussion

  3. Holiday Party

  4. Boundary Restructuring

  5. Policy, Planning & Advocacy Update

  6. LSRCC Master Plan Meeting

  7. Treasurer's Report

  8. Beautification Update

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.

Proposed venues:

  • Sulzer (followed by a post meeting meet-up)

  • Dank Haus

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

Meeting Agenda:

  • 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

Treasurer’s Report

$875 in the bank.

  • Paige implemented new accounting software on the website via Wave Checkouts

Beautification Update

  • 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