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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Appreciative to all who assist EEV to continue as a "Community of Choice" in the city! New state Representative Tenisha Yancey covered district topics. DPD Commissioner Willie Bell asked for positive thoughts and prayers for the tough times our 5th Precinct and all DPD officers and their families are experiencing, particularly with the recent tragic loss of Officer Glenn Doss Jr., Officer Darren Maurice Weathers and Officer Donald O. Kimbrough. In just two months, Detroit lost these three dedicated police officers. EEV residents are very thankful for the outstanding support and response that we receive from the 5th Precinct and the sacrifices that these outstanding officers and their families make each day. EEV provided thank you game day snacks to the officers for the Super Bowl weekend.

Some important dates to put on your calendar for 2018:

  • Detroit Partnership Day (our EEV Spring Cleanup) will take place on Saturday, April 7. We will, once again, have the support of volunteer students from the University of Michigan. We need volunteers from every block to help in this endeavor. If you can spare even an hour or two, please contact Kathy Roddie at residential@ eastenglishvillage.org to volunteer. There will also be a sign-up sheet at our March General Meeting.
  • Our Landscaping Contest judging will take place in July and
  • Our Annual EEV Garage Sale will be held in August. This way visitors to our neighborhood will be able to take notice of the homes that have been recognized this year.

Would you like to help with our website?

We are continuing to seek individuals willing to help update and refine our website. Please contact Nancy Brigham at webmaster@ eastenglishvillage.org to volunteer.

Facebook, Nextdoor & the newsetter

Facebook, Nextdoor and our monthly newsletter provide information about trash and recycling pickup days. January’s newsletter contained a calendar insert for the GFL (Green for Life) 2018 pickup schedule.

Many thanks to Sue Bourgeois for, once again, designing this helpful tool. Also a big thank you to Susie Lawrence (EEV Facebook) and Lil Cortes (Nextdoor) for faithfully posting these important reminders each week.

Tickets are being issued for trash containers on the street prior to 6 p.m. the day before pickup and after 6 p.m. the day of pickup. Please be aware AND remind your neighbors.

We need all residents to support our snow plowing

We covered the seasonal maintenance program at the general meeting. Please help support our programs that make us a community of choice. Snow plowing costs start at $5,000 per plow – we have 72 blocks and intersections - and we plow curb to curb. We currently have just enough to do one plow at 4 to 6 inches. It is vital that more residents contribute so we don't face another critical situation as we experienced a few weeks ago. Please support this service by clipping and mailing the payment form on the back page of this newsletter or paying by PayPal at eastenglishvillage.org. Many thanks to all who have paid to date.

We continue to sell our EEV marker plaques. Please see your Street Rep at the general meeting for additional details and the article in this newsletter.

Review committee to consider Special Assessment District

Vital information is being gathered about the Special Assessment District program. A review committee for the Special Assessment District is currently being formed. This committee will review the overall program to present to the residents for consideration later this year. If you are interested in working on this committee, please contact Kathy Roddie, Residential Chairperson at residential@ eastenglishvillage.org.

Tune in to Mayor Duggan's State of the City address March 6.

Mayor Duggan's State of the City is scheduled for March 6. EEV has established a great working relationship with the Mayor's office and City Council and will continue to work closely with them toward improving our little piece of the "D". We will keep you updated on more positive future developments. Hope to see many of you at the March 14 General Meeting at 7 p.m. potluck with meeting to follow.

Best regards,

Bill Barlage,
President, East English Village Association



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