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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Semi-Annual Meeting: Thursday, April 21
March 28, 2016 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

This is the big one! The Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association is holding its semi-annual neighborhood-wide meeting on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30pm at Spirit Lutheran church (1310 Main St., basement). This will give the neighborhood the opportunity to review and discuss the events from this past year as well as plan for the future. Come out and meet your neighbors. After all, refreshments will be served.

Date and Time: Thursday, April 21, 6:30pm
Place: Spirit Lutheran church • 1310 Main St. •
Eau Claire, WI (basement)

AGENDA

6:15 to 6:30pm – Start of snacks served by Church members; and a chance to visit with tonight’s presenters and our neighbors.

6:30 to 8pm – Meeting time.

1. Welcome and thanks to Spirit Lutheran for it’s on-going help and snacks.
2. Information about a potential “group solar energy buy” to lower the cost of installation in our Neighborhood. Presented by Steve Terwilliger who needs to leave to present to another group.
3. Introduction of our Neighborhood Police Officers.
4. Introduction of other guests.
5. Introduction of Steering Committee Members.
6. Treasurer’s Report and Secretary’s report.
7. Discussion and vote on By-laws. Quorum needed. Neighbors will be asked to approve a number of proposed changes to our neighborhood association’s by-laws. Please download and review the proposed changes (PDF). If approved, our complete set of new by-laws would look like this: Download PDF
8. Presentation by Leah Ness, City Transportation Engineer, about Margaret Street concern and street work planned for our Neighborhood this year.
9. Update on TP campaign for increased access to restrooms at Boyd Park
10. Elections of new Steering Committee members to replace two Neighbors who have moved. These will be 1- year positions.
11. Brief Announcements regarding: Status of Skate Park Concept for Boyd Park;  Neighborhood Clean-up on Saturday, April 23rd;  Prairie work for the summer;  Photo Contest Details.
12. Any Other Discussions.
13. Thank you for coming.

8pm – We will show local filmmaker Joe Mauer’s half-hour documentary Prairie Enthusiasts.

Margaret Street Improvements: Survey Results and More
March 17, 2016 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

Thank you to all 167 neighbors who responded to our Margaret Street survey! Here is a summary of the results:
• 72% support reducing the speed limit to either 25 or 20 miles per hour.
• 61% …

Update on Fundraising for Boyd Park Bathroom Upgrade
March 17, 2016 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

We currently need $2,300 to meet our half of the $8,050 matching grant from the City of Eau Claire. With over 1,800 households in the neighborhood, it would take less then a $1.50 from each …

Spring Constellation Seen From Eastside Hill
March 17, 2016 – 4:23 pm | No Comment
Spring Constellation Seen From Eastside Hill

With the heralding of Spring comes a new constellation, here in the Northern Hemisphere. It is known as “The Kite” because of the form that the linked stars make. (Quite a feat to capture its …

Info About Home Buyer Grants Available in Eau Claire…
March 17, 2016 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

There are several new Home Buyer Grants available this home buying season. Bank Mutual has a Down Payment Assistance Grant of $6,000. The city of Eau Claire and the County both are offering home buyer …

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
March 17, 2016 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

My name is Ernie Reppe, and I live on Hoover Ave. I’m working to bring a screening of the film Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things to the Oakwood Mall theater on May 24, 2016, and …