Berwyn District Civic Association

Thursday, May 16, 2013

1. Agenda Item 1. Officers Present. Officers present were President Kevin Young, 1st Vice President Harry Pitt, Recording Secretary Liesl Koch, Treasurer Lori Young, Board of Director Michele Garnes, and Berwyn News Editor Elizabeth Kuligowski.

2. Agenda Item 2. Treasurer’s Report. There is no financial report this month – it will be presented at next month’s meeting.

3. Agenda Item 3. Minutes from Last Meeting. A motion to accept the minutes from the April

2013 meeting into the record was made, seconded, and passed.

4. Agenda Item 4. New Business. President Young thanked Richard Morrison for chairing the nominating committee for BDCA’s board of directors. We’re still waiting to hear back from a couple of candidates, but otherwise the slate of candidates is pretty well complete. Anyone

may nominate anyone for any position during the June meeting. At the June meeting, votes will be by a show of hands if there is only one candidate for a particular position; if more than one, we will vote by ballot.
Kevin sent a letter on behalf of BDCA to President Loh at the University about concurrent jurisdiction (of the University and City police). Concurrent jurisdiction is now operative in five areas within College Park, but not in Berwyn. We would like it to include Berwyn. President Loh has not yet responded to the letter BDCA President Young sent 8 or 9 weeks ago. President Young has had some discussions about this with Senator Rosapepe. The City has proposed that our three full‐time contract officers receive training to identify Student Code of Conduct violations so that they can testify on campus.
The 21st delegation will come to the June meeting to give a report of last year’s legislative session.
A motion was made and seconded to nominate Jerry Anzulovic for the Jack Perry Award for Community Service. The motion passed by a show of hands. President Young will ask Corresponding Secretary Timothy Triplett to write the nomination.

5. Agenda Item 5. City Councilman Report. Councilman Bob Catlin reported that he had attended a presentation on urban renewal in the Lakeland Community.

Denny’s is expecting to open for business, possibly by this August, in the building on Route
1 previously occupied by the Varsity Grill.
Although City taxes will go up slightly this year, County taxes are going down.
The City has been working with Mr. Jenkins’ attorney about parking issues etc. at the
Berwyn town center.

6. Agenda Item 6. Other Business. Concerns were raised about the parking near the Village Pump and the reduced visibility as a result of the parked cars. There are enough traffic concerns in our neighborhood that it might warrant appointing a committee to study it.

Concerns were raised about the amount of trash on 48th Avenue thrown out of cars by people who don’t live in the neighborhood.
No one knows why the bells in Fealy Hall no longer ring for mass, but their loss is felt because it made our neighborhood special.

7. Agenda Item 7. Mayor’s Report. Mayor Fellows reported that he had attended the

presentation on urban renewal in Lakeland; a lot of things had been promised and not delivered
when the transformation occurred.
The City has now passed a budget.
The Cafritz property plan is continuing to work its way through the system.
Next month is Berwyn’s big annual meeting. We can take nominations from the floor for Board members. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:15pm.

Meeting Attendees (from sign‐up sheet):

Bob Catlin Andrew Fellows Lily Fountain Michele Garnes
Harvey Himmelfarb Marge Himmelfarb Doug Hunter
Liesl Koch
Elizabeth Kuligowski Richard Morrison Harry Pitt
Kevin Young
Liesl Koch, Recording Secretary, BDCA