Do you live in a Sears & Roebuck kit home?
April 9, 2010 – 3:51 am | 7 Comments

“My family grew up on the Easthill and I have always loved the structure of homes I rode by on my bike and went trick or treating to on Halloween. But it wasn’t until I was helping my ‘then future husband” purchase a home that I noticed how similar many of the Easthill homes look. In fact, you could say some looked exactly the same? So I went sleuthing…”

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July 17 Steering Committee Meeting Minutes
July 31, 2014 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

On the evening of Thursday, July 17th, 2014, the Eastside Hill Steering Committee met at the Boyd Park pavilion.

Members in attendance were:
Mark Wesenberg
Laura Miller
Shannon Paulus
Jason Anhorn
Jamie & William Kampf
Lynn Gautsche
Mark Ruddy
Sara Thielen
Sally Broker

Members absent were:
Mike Paulus
Joe Thielen

Public Comments
Chris Johnson, owner of Passion Board Shop and founder of the Eau Claire Skaters Association was our guest.  Chris, Gabe Brummert and Kyle Gostomski are working together on a plan for multiple skate parks, easily accessible from the bike trails across Eau Claire.  EC Parks and Rec director, Phil Fieber encouraged the group to visit with neighborhood associations in areas concerning space for skate park locations.  Chris hoped that perhaps Boyd Park might have enough space available to accommodate a skate park without losing any of the activities that already take place there, i.e. winter ice rink.  After considerable discussion of the idea, it was agreed that the topic be addressed at the semi-annual meeting in September.  ECSA was also encouraged to have a table and info at the picnic too.

Guest Gina Keenan – Along with the reconstruction set to begin on Brackett Ave., the city is reviewing the Comprehensive Plan.  This is an opportunity for the neighborhood to have a voice in making the street more pedestrian and people friendly.  As business come and go from those locations, it’s also a chance to change the ‘flavor’ of that corridor for the future.

It was moved (Mark R) and seconded (Mark W) and unanimously decided that William will be our representative to the City Comprehensive Plan Committee.

Committee Business
It was moved (Mark W) and seconded (Shannon) that the Minutes of the 6/19/14 Steering Committee minutes be approved. The vote was unanimous.

Shannon got the post office box renewal handled.  She reported that we currently have $237.33 in our checking account, and $107.47 in cash.  The $83 renewal fee for the association’s post office box leaves us with a balance of $261.80.

It was moved (Lynn) and seconded (Mark W) that the Treasurer’s Report we accept the report.  The vote was unanimous.

Old Business

Neighborhood Picnic
Mark W has given the completed donation form to Tim Laubach.  Mega meets regularly to make determinations about donations, and we are waiting to hear back from them.  Mark R. will call Sherry at Mega to follow up.

Picnic schedule is as follows:
11:00 -3:00 – committee participation (two shifts)
11:00 – 1:15
1:15 – 3:00
Serving noon – 2:00

Shannon will contact the Balloon Man to see if he wishes to twist for tips.  We will have a planning/details meeting on August 6th, at 6:30 PM at Boyd Park.

Miscellany
There was discussion concerning whether or not to approach the folks near ‘Memorial’ neighborhood and inviting them to become part of the Eastside Hill association.  What boundaries make sense?  Is the west side part of Putnam Hills?  What are the Flynn boundaries?  How would we extend the invitation?

Gina let us know that the intersection paintings designed by the Flynn 5th graders are in the works.  She will keep us posted.  She also proposed a Kubb Derby exclusive to East Hill residents

Sara mentioned that Todd Chwala had spoken to the Genealogical Society about rehabing the chapel in Forest Hill.  It is in need of a power source.

Thanks to Roger & Mark for the great job they did building the garden stand! We will proceed with again locking the bulletin Board.  Prairie Garden clean-up.  (See LT article)  7/27/14 Our Savior’s & First Lutheran are helping with the clean up and a lunch.

These minutes reflect the conversation that was our meeting.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.  The next meeting will be August 6th; 6:30 PM at Boyd Park.

Respectfully submitted,
Lynn Gautsche

Annual Neighborhood Picnic » August 17
July 28, 2014 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Annual Neighborhood Picnic » August 17

OK, people, this is coming up fast, so grab your giant (red) permanent markers and circle the date on your calendars about six hundred times! The big neighborhood picnic …

For a Greener Hill: Hummingbird Feeder
July 15, 2014 – 1:22 pm | No Comment
For a Greener Hill: Hummingbird Feeder

by Jessica Miller (Emery Street) | This column provides tips on reducing waste while saving money.
My daughter and I made a hummingbird feeder out of an old bottle. We loosely followed the model here. …

May 22 Steering Committee Meeting Minutes
May 27, 2014 – 1:09 pm | No Comment
May 22 Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

On the evening of Thursday, May 22nd, 2014, the Eastside Hill Steering Committee met at Our Saviors Lutheran Church.
Members in attendance were:
Laura Miller
Mike & Shannon Paulus
Jamie Kampf
Lynn Gautsche
Mark Ruddy
Members absent were:
Mark Wesenberg
Jason Anhorn
Sara & Joe …

Neighborhood church looking to be a good neighbor
May 12, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comment
Neighborhood church looking to be a good neighbor

Our Saviors Lutheran Church (on Main Street) has embarked on the process of re-defining their mission, asking, “What is our role in being a good neighbor?” The congregation wants to expand their spiritual and service …

June 8: Free Flower and Veggie Seeds
May 12, 2014 – 1:27 pm | One Comment
June 8: Free Flower and Veggie Seeds

Sunday, June 8, from 10am-noon, Our Savior Lutheran Church will give free seeds and a cup of coffee while you select your seeds. Check out their offering in the parking lot of the Church. With …