Welcome to the February-March 2009 J.P.A.C. Newsletter,
Volume 16, No. 2-3

Published monthly by Jackson Park Advisory Council, a recognized Advisory Council to the Chicago Park District

Editor Gary Ossewaarde

With gratitude for siting in www.hydepark.org- hpkcc@aol.com, administrator George W. Rumsey


Page 1 (Frontpage) is not available scanned at this time. Highlights:

Monday, March 9, 2009, 7:30 pm at the fieldhouse- next council meeting.
Agenda: Adjustments, Minutes, Guests (invited Chicago 2016, Osaka Foundation
Discussion of proposed bylaw revisions-- vote may be taken
Park and Program reports
Nature Committee
Other reports, old and new business, adjournment

Officers: Ross Petersen, President; Fran Vandervoort, Vice President; Gary Ossewaarde, Secretary; Dwight Powell, Treasurer

Contacts : Ross Petersen, 1508 N. Spaulding, Chicago, IL 60651, 773 486-0505
Gary Ossewaarde, 5528 S. Hyde Park Blvd., 606, Chicago, IL 6-637, 773 947-9541, garyossewaarde@yahoo.com

Purpose: to provide a forum for organized and unorganized users of Jackson Park; to advise and to make recommendations to the Chicago Park District on park imporvements and programs & to encourage long-range planning.


Jackson Park Advisory Council January 12, 2000 meeting minutes

The meeting was convened by Ross Petersen, a quorum being present.

Minutes: There being no objections, the minutes of the December minutes were approved as presented.

ACE sports training facility
Responses to council written questions submitted in December were distributed. Concerns, considerations and questions were discussed carefully and at length. Petersen introduced, Fran Vandervoort seconded a resolution, passed unanimously after discussion: JPAC would welcome the program as part of the park district’s programming facility (but not as a non CPD, free-standing structure), and asked ACE to join JPAC in seeking a new or expanded Park District field house to include the facility. Final wording was assigned to the Vice President and Secretary.

Museum of Science and Industry West Lot Renovation
Upon discussion followed by motion of Petersen seconded by Vandervoort, JPAC resolved its support in principal of the project, including the force-main, providing installation of the proposed pollution monitoring device(s) and assuming minimal discharge of water into Columbia Basin.

Election of Officers
The floor was opened to nominations. With only one nomination for each office, the following were elected unanimously: President: Ross Petersen, Vice President: Frances S. Vandervoort, Secretary: Gary Ossewaarde, Treasurer: Dwight E. Powell. Continuing as spokespersons: Geneva Calloway, Vernita Jones, and Louise McCurry.

Financial report- submitted by Dwight Powell and accepted. JPAC contributors were, are thanked.

Park and Program
Park Supervisory William Tillis thanked JPAC for contribution to the Christmas party. New motion detectors are installed. The three essay contests for high school kids were confirmed for 4 pm January 15 and February 15 and 28. Judges and participants are encouraged (773 256-0903). About 60 kids are expected, to be grouped by age. Separately, members asked inquiry into why staff seems much larger at similarly-sized Washington Park field house.
Frederick Douglass Monument

Barry Rapoport distributed the draft program for the May 15 public dedication. Members were impressed. The program will be at noon south of the Bowling Green.
Other business

Members were said studying, with Friends of the Parks, CPD proposed Code changes on commitment to equitable distribution of resources and facilities. [Ed: The matter was resolved to the satisfaction of all parties.]

Rosalind Moore of the 5th Ward Office urged attendance at 5th Ward Olympic Task Force update meeting, Thursday February 26, 6:30 pm at field house, 6401 S. Stony Island. Confirmation recommended- 773 324-5555.

Final draft of JPAC bylaws revisions is in progress and will be introduced at the next meeting.

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned. Next meeting: March 9, 2009, 7:30 pm, field house.

Respectfully submitted, Gary M. Ossewaarde