PRESIDENT’S CORNER • Jeff Kirschner
Please join us at our February meeting on the 2nd. Although we did not meet in January, much has been happening and our Board has been busy.
A number of Board members met with a group of architecture students from UC’s DAAP program who are participating in a course/contest to preset design concepts for a home that would be suitable for construction in the Garden District within the flood plain. In addition, a well attended meeting was held on Jan 28 to formally kick-off our efforts to develop a community land use plan for the Garden District.
While we are proactively focusing on the Garden District, there are a number of other projects being planned for – or proposed for – the East End. These include interest in potentially relocating the Showboat Majestic to a land-based site in the East End. Leaders of this effort are scheduled to be at our meeting on Monday.
We‘ll be talking about the bike trail at the meeting also! Hope to see you on Monday!
Laurie Keleher (sec), Jeff Stewart (treas), Michael Bolan (VP), Tad Schroeder (NSP rep). Re-elected president Jeff Kirschner is not pictured.
Jackie Weist, moving to City Liaison position, swears in our new officers on December 1.
December 1 Minutes – Laurie Keleher
Financial Report – Jeff StewartCommunity Reports:
Police – Officer Germaine Love
LeBlond – Alayne Kazin
Riverview East Academy – Charlene MyersCommittee Reports:
Garden – Joe Corcoran
Development – Melisse May
Community Relations – Jane Sites
City Liaison – Jackie Weist
NSP – Tad SchroederOld Business:
Health Center UpdateNew Business:
Showboat Majestic Relocation
Monthly litter pick-up – Barb Rider
Litter along the roadways of the East End is a persistent problem. Sometimes random residents will spend a few hours picking up beverage cans, fast food bags, etc. from Riverside, Collins, etc. But there’s a more effective – and fun – idea for keeping the East End looking good!On 2nd Saturdays each month at 10:00 in the LeBlond parking lot, volunteers will meet to choose areas of East End roadways to clean-up. Plastic bags will be provided; bringing gloves is recommended. Work as long as you wish, with whomever you want! “Second Saturday Sweeps” will begin this month – on Feb. 14! Yes, Valentine’s Day! Could there be a better way to show your love for the East End?! See you at LeBlond on Sat, 2/14 at 10:00! — Barb Rider
Meet & Greet – Feb 17
Come join your EEAC neighbors and enjoy Mardi Gras on Tues, Feb 17 at Swampwater Grill, 3742 Kellogg Ave! — Jane Sites
East End Sewer Work
MSD is revamping the sewer mains in the Garden District. The project includes removal of the Pump Station surrounded by chain link fence in the front yard of the school. In the past, sewer overflows frequently spilled over from Humbolt and Lower Delta into the Ohio River. Known as Combined Sewer Overflows, CSO’s are a major source of pollution to our river.
In our area, during wet weather conditions, rain water gets infiltrates into the sewers and overwhelms the capacity of the pipes as well as the treatment plant, causing raw sewage spills into the Ohio River. Cincinnati is under court order to stop violating EPA regulations under the Clean Water Act.
Although huge, multi-million dollar dirt-moving projects like this are part of the solution, green practices like rain barrels and improved drainage practices also minimize the sewer overflows by holding back rain water during peak flows. The rain barrels also lower the use of expensive and energy-consuming tap water to irrigate gardens during dry weather.
The East End Garden District is on the forefront of using best green practices as an example of how to make our lovely river even more beautiful and healthy. — Michael Bolan
February Calendar of Events
Feb 2 7PM: East End Area Council meeting at LeBlond RecPlex
Feb 14 10AM: Second Saturday Sweep (litter pick-up). Meet at LeBlond RecPlex
Feb 17 6PM: Meet & Greet at Swampwater Grill