East English Village
East English Village represents the area bounded by the west side of Cadieux, the west side of Outer Drive/Whittier, the south side of Harper, and the north side of Mack. EEV was formed as a voluntary group "in order that its citizens are able to make a more direct impact in the community... as well as be provided the opportunity to become aware of issues and events... in the community..." (Taken from the EEV Constitution preamble dated 2/7/97.)
In the spirit of keeping that intent alive and well, The East English Village Association Board promotes the following Community Standards and Practices. We believe it is important that East English Village maintain unity not only through our boundaries, but also by a common community interest.
East English Village Association encourages and promotes the following standards as a way of maintaining safety, security, harmony, beauty and serenity in our community. Most of these standards can be found in the Detroit City Code of Ordinances. We also strongly believe that by practicing theses standards, our neighborhood will continue to be a desirable place to live and raise a family, and will protect the investment all of us have made in our homes.
1. Help keep the neighborhood neat and tidy by cutting lawns and shrubs on a regular basis. Add decorative landscape when needed. Please rake leaves and clippings when needed and be sure to keep the curb free of debris so water can run into the storm drains. Refer to the City of Detroit Property Maintenance Code, Ord. No. 18-03, § 1 07-09-03
2.Please update or refurbish the exterior of your home and garage when needed. Paint or replace siding, roof, walkways, gutters, steps and fence areas as well as garage doors. Refer to the City of Detroit Property Maintenance Code, Ord. No. 18-03, § 1 07-09-03
3.Please be aware of the destruction of Ash trees due to the Ash Borer infestation in Lower Michigan. We will continue to lose Ash trees on the boulevard areas. Please consider any tree trimming or removal very carefully. Trees on City property cannot be removed without city approval.
1.We encourage you to meet your neighbors, attend association meetings, and have block parties. Participate in your neighborhood!
2.Avoid leaving unattended items, toys, tools, bikes, etc. in your front yard for long periods of time.
3. If your dog barks excessively, do not leave it outside for long periods of time.
(Sec 6-1-5(a), Ord. No. 04-04, § 1, 01-30-04: “Any animal which … unreasonably disturbs or annoys the quiet, comfort, and repose of persons in the vicinity by loud, frequent, habitual, or repeated barking, howling, or yelping … may be declared a public nuisance and subject to capture and abatement by the Animal Control Division or by the Police Department…”)
4. When walking your dog, please pick up after it.
(Sec 6-1-5(c), Ord. No. 04-04, § 1, 01-30-04: “Where any animal has defecated upon any building, lawn, plant, shrub, tree, or any other public or private property, other than the property of the owner, and the owner of the animal upon notice immediately and properly removes all feces deposited by such animal and disposes of same in a sanitary manner…”)
5. During periods of heavy snow, please do not leave cars parked out on the street. This is because the snow plowing company which the association contracts cannot plow these areas.
6. Do not park your vehicle in a manner that interrupts garbage pickup for yourself or your neighbors.
7. Please be conscious of music volume and other noise when having parties at your house. (Sec. 36-1-1(a), Ord. No. 8-01, § 1, 7-25-01, Ord. No. 24-04, § 1, 7-14-04: “It is unlawful for any person to unreasonably disturb the public peace and quiet, or to unreasonably disturb or annoy the quiet, comfort and repose of persons in the vicinity by shouting or whistling, by loud, boisterous, or vulgar conduct, or by the playing of a compact disc player, musical instrument, phonograph, radio, tape player, television, videotape machine, or any other device, equipment, or instrument that amplifies, produces, or reproduces sound, in any public or private place.”)
8.Car stereos should be played at a low to moderate level so you do not disturb residents when you drive through the neighborhood. (Sec. 36-1-1(b), Ord. No. 8-01, § 1, 7-25-01, Ord. No. 24-04, § 1, 7-14-04“It is unlawful to operate or play a compact disc player, musical instrument, radio, tape player, or any other device, equipment, or instrument that amplifies, produces, or reproduces sound from any parked or moving motor vehicle in such manner as to be plainly audible at a distance greater than 10 feet from the motor vehicle.”)
9. Please ensure that car and house alarms are operating properly to avoid false alarms.
10. Please avoid parking your car in front of your neighbor’s house for long periods of time.
11. Do your best to resolve disputes and issues with your neighbors in a peaceful and respectful manner.