Berwyn District Civic Association Meeting
June 20, 2019
Meeting came to order at 7:38 p.m. Meeting held in Fealy Hall. BDCA Board Members in attendance: Chad Stern, Jim Nealis, Tim Triplett, Lily Fountain, Karyn Keating-Volke, Nick Brennan, Christy Dollymore, Ron Cameau (added later that evening). Other attendees included PJ Brennan, Richard Winston, Kevin Young, Liesl Koch, Mr. White, Chris Gordon, and Patrick Wojahn.
Treasurer Chad Stern reported $1,509 in the BDCA account on May 31. A vote was held and all candidates for office were approved: President Bob Catlin (who was welcomed back after recuperating from his accident), Vice Presidents: Tim Triplett, Nick Brennan, Directors: Christy Dollymore, Lily Fountain, Treasurer: Chad Stern, Recording Secretary: Jim Nealis, Corresponding Secretary: Karyn Keating-Volke. The Neighborhood Watch position was vacant, but later in the evening Ron Cameau offered to serve and was approved.
Our local COPS Officer Nunez spoke. From January May there were four thefts from autos, one stolen vehicle, and sadly, one murder on the Trolley Trail the suspect is still at large but is not believed to be a threat to the community. Mr. Nunez said some people leave car doors unlocked so thieves will not break car windows, which are expensive to replace. He said this is a bad idea, and Karyn Keating-Volke stated glass insurance for cars is not expensive. Mr. Nunez urged folks to place items in car trunks or take them inside. He also said Ring and Arlo both make good cameras you can install to watch your property. Keep a list of serial numbers for items such as cameras, cell phones, laptops, etc.
Mayor Wojahn spoke about the
One attendee questioned the safety situation along the Trolley Trail poor lighting, some overgrown areas. Another asked about the Cruz apartment building near Branchville Fire House is there provision for a proper turning radius for fire trucks? Is the developer still required to meet specific conditions that were mandatory years ago when the development was proposed? Who is monitoring these things? Meanwhile, Gilbane Co. is expected to soon file site plans for their new apartments elsewhere in the city.
Councilman Brennan said the speed
warning sign recently erected on
Meeting adjourned at 9:06 p.m.
Notes compiled by Jim Nealis