Friday, October 9, 2009

6th Ward October Monthly Meeting

We, at the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council, were in attendance at the October, 2009 Monthly Meeting held at St. Dorothy's Church, 450 East 78Th Street, last night, in which several community topics dealing with the impending winter season in Chicago and the tales of trials and tribulations with Peoples Energy were detailed. A representative urged all residents to now take advantage of CEDA programs including weatherization and LIHEAP by calling 1-800-571-2332 ASAP! The property known as 7801 South Cottage Grove was discussed with the interested party of the Nation of Islam with Ron Garner as architech seeking a needed $3.5 million in rehab funding to rejuvenate the building. The matter of the new library construction for the Whitney Young branch at 7901 South King Drive was raised including the issue of toxic contamination of part of the chosen parcel, forcing the design to be a parking lot with a 2-story structure. Finally, various candidates for judicial posts of the several sub-circuits and seats on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago, were presented with their appeals to the residents for support and signature petitions to be placed on the ballot for the upcoming Democratic primary in February, 2010.

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