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Reflecting on 2017

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This past month EEV saw new sidewalks being installed all around the Village – not to worry, we've been assured the crews are coming back in the spring to continue the much needed work. Thanks to the Mayor and DPW for adding us to the schedule.

Holiday reminders - lights & packages

Lights on if you're not home during the season, vehicles should not have packages out in the open, trash cans should always be put away and "please, please, please" if Santa brings you new electronics – boxes should be cut up and reserved for recycling. No need to show what Santa was nice enough to bring you!

Seasonal reminders:

  • With the winter months here, please check on your neighbors;
  • Remember that pets must be cared for at all times outside;
  • Please keep that shovel handy to take care of the snow;
  • If you are walking your dog, don't forget to take a bag along to take care of business along your walk through your beautiful neighborhood. No one likes surprises when the snow melts;
  • Please remember to contribute to the seasonal maintenance fund. The cost is only $35.00 per household address and will go a long way in clearing our streets when the snowfalls begin.

Get ready for the holiday decorating contest on Dec. 18!

Our annual holiday home decorating contest will be held the week of December 18. The committee will select five homes with the best outdoor decorating. Winners will be announced in the January newsletter.

Join us at the Holiday Party on Dec. 10

Please join us at our Annual EEV Holiday Party for EEV residents on Sunday, December 10, 5:00–8:00 PM at St. Clare. We will do our best to accommodate but RSVP reservation secures a spot. Contact Misty Carpus at events@eastenglishvillage. org or (313) 377- 8915. See flyer for registration and more details about the event. We hope many can join for this year-end, funfilled event!

Last yard waste pickup date for this year is Dec. 7

EEVA continues to work closely with the City of Detroit's Building, Safety, Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED) as well as Detroit Public Works (DPW) to help clean up and maintain our properties including rental properties. There is only one more yard waste pickup date this year - December 7th 2017. Please advise your neighbors and landscapers of the date and this last opportunity for the entire village. Clearing property is the responsibility of the legal dweller of an address. Leaves and other landscaping material must be placed in paper bags for pickup and not placed in plastic or the courville containers.

DPW live Christmas tree pickup runs generally the first two weeks of the New Year. These are the latest dates available to us from DPW.

Results of Board member elections

Our election of Board Members was held at our November General Meeting. We are proud to announce that almost all of the 2017 Board came back to volunteer for another year of planning, hard work and chairing committees. We also welcomed several new members to continue our ongoing mission of making EEV a "Neighborhood of Choice".

The complete 2018 Board member listing and contact information will be included in the January newsletter. Please remember we are neighbors and need your help and support each day – we are in this together as a team. Thanks to our many volunteer players!

Highlights of upcoming January meeting

Our January General meeting will have several important speakers – Commander Ewing and Captain Gardner will recap 2017 Fifth Precinct activities for us. We will review the upcoming Wayne County Tax Foreclosure Prevention workshop dates and the Special Assessment District (SAD) initiative.

Thanks to all residents, & have a wonderful holiday season!

I would like to thank all of our residents for another year of positive participation and caring about quality of life issues in this unique part of the city we call home. I hope your holiday season is filled with peace, good will and harmony and that all of you have a chance to truly enjoy the heartfelt season at hand.

As we close out the year we extend well wishes to our many partners that help maintain our village - Mayor Duggan and his inspirational team, DPD, DFD, DBSEED, DPW and each of you!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Joyous Kwanzaa greetings ~

Bill Barlage,
President, East English Village Association


Taken from the latest newsletter