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Noteables: Boyd Park Bathroom Locks, Safety Issues, and a Gratitude Challenge

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Notes from Eastside Hill Steering Committee President Mark Ruddy …

The Steering Committee of the Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association (EHNA) has two big initiatives going that we want your participation in. First, one of our new Steering Committee members, Chad Rowekamp, has helped us start a campaign to retrofit the locks on the Boyd Park shelter that would allow the restrooms to be open the majority of the time for Park users. We will be applying for an Eau Claire Neighborhood Matching Fund Program that would cover half the cost; the other half the Neighborhood would provide through contributions by individuals and business, sweat equity, and discounted services.  Retrofitting such a lock system into a block building is costly. However, we know restrooms are a basic amenity for our quality park in our quality Neighborhood. A fundraising campaign will be announced shortly.

And, another quality and safety issue we have launched: At our November 19th Steering Committee meeting our Committee member, Jason Duba, and Neighbor Eric Anderson led us in a dialogue with Leah Ness of the City Engineers Office to add safety features, including a possible 25 mph speed limit request for Margaret Street, to make those intersection safer for vulnerable groups and pedestrians. Committee members will provide more information on our website soon and your input is sought.

Traditionally the Steering Committee does not meet in December; our next meeting is the third Thursday of January, the 21st. It will be at Spirit Lutheran Church (aka Our Saviors), 6:30 PM. All are always welcomed to attend.

And, as long as a communication is going—I welcome Neighbors to join me on a 21- Day Gratitude Challenge that starts November 24th. Join Neighbors around the world to discover the power of Gratitude. This is an initiative of KindSpring who believes that “small acts change the world”. There is no hidden agenda; it is advertisement free.

They are home to quotes such as this: It is not happy folks who are thankful but thankful people who are happy.

To join go to 21-Day Gratitude Challenge | KindSpring.org and sign up. Below where you sign up you will find more information and other “positive news” offerings such as Karmatube, a weekly,  few-minute offering that includes the power of video images.

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