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Mid-summer greetings!

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that can be used at no charge – simply contact us at code@eastenglishvillage.org to reserve.

All residents invited to join our August Garage Sale!

Our Annual EEVA Garage Sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. It’s a great way to clean out and start anew with regard to decorating or making room in the garage and basement for all the things you want to keep but have little room for. Please contact Kathy Roddie (residential@eastenglishvillage.org) to register or if you can lend a hand for the garage sale this year. All participating homes must be registered and a small advertising fee paid for by Friday, August 11, in order to be included in the sale. If you would like to donate items to the EEV Garage Sale Fund Raiser, please contact Kathy or your street rep for further details.

Find out how to apply for 0% home fix-up loans

Our guest speaker for the July 12 meeting will be covering Zero Percent Home Improvement Loans and how to apply. Again, this is another "Pot Luck" event so bring one of your favorite dishes to share.

woman demonstrates garden composting to a group
EEV residents Latisha Johnson (r.), Stephen Thornhill and Maureen Dritsan (second from l.) attended the Urban Land Institute's formal presentation on June 15 for development in EEV, Morningside & Cornerstone neighborhoods.

On August 2nd the Country will be pulling together to celebrate National Night Out for Law Enforcement – please check out the information on our web site and at the July general meeting for additional details – putting your porch light on is a start!

Comments & complaints

Speaking of basic standards… We have received countless comments or complaints on simple issues but very notable things in EEV of late – issues of concern that your neighborhood needs your help to address . . . Window treatments - hanging sheets, broken blinds, etc. appearing in windows of our beautiful homes has a negative impact. Temporary window blinds come in many colors and are a mere few dollars per window at Home Depot or Lowes. Holding front lawn parties are also becoming an issue on a few blocks. We all have the luxury of having a backyard - your neighbors are asking they be used for the parties, BBQ’s and other activities.

Pet issues are also on the rise. If you own pets, please be responsible for their care and well being. Be sure they are licensed AND take a minute to register them on the Nextdoor Pet Registry. Photos can even be posted and, in the event of a missing or lost animal, this information can be critical and timely to reuniting pet with owner.

The City of Detroit continues to review EEV with regard to code enforcement. Be aware that tickets are continuing to be a real thing particularly in cases where individuals have been previously warned. Please be respectful of where you call home and follow all of the city codes.

Big thanks to the EEV Garden Club – the community marker sign flower beds are beautiful, once again, for the season. Please have a safe and happy 4th of July holiday!

Best regards,

Bill Barlage,
President, East English Village Association


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