Chipper Program – Sign up and confirm address

As many of you know, EENA had applied for a grant to fund the chipper program again this year and it was granted. On June 1st the chipper will be stopping around the East End and gathering up approved branches.  Please see post below to find out what is approved and what is not.

If you have signed up please check the chipper link to make sure we have your correct address down.  Sign up will continue until May 27 or until the 60 spots are full, whichever comes first.

Happy Spring Cleaning


************************Monday, June 1, 2015 the EENA chipper project will return!*************

To participate you need to sign up.  The deadline is May 27.

IMG00307-20120901-1428Our contractor will be able to handle some 60 stops, depending how large the piles.

Sign up today to be one of the sixty participants!
What to put out for the chipper:  Brush and tree branches only.
What NOT TO put out for the chipper:  No stumps, no grass (for those who mow some of the reserve lands next to their homes).  Last year there was a stop or two with a lot of tall, dry grass that slowed the process because it cannot be run through the chipper.
Bring the material to the curb. No piles in the alley.  The chipper and trucks won’t go there.
EENA needs your name, street address, telephone number and email.  We accepted initial sign ups at the annual meeting on a sheet of paper and then will add to that through the website and on Facebook.
To participate you must sign up by sending an email to our website email address or you can do it on our Facebook page.  Our contractor will then know where to find the slash piles to run through the chipper and haul away.

EENA will show a list of the addresses on the website as the list builds (but not names, emails or phones for privacy purposes, but we need that information to stay in touch with you if there are changes to the plan).


Participate in Chipper 2015!

Our special webpage is up listing those who have signed up for the June 1, 2015 EENA Chipper project.  See it at and follow the instructions to sign up if you are interested.


City Council’s St Luke’s Master Plan Workshop w Q&A Session Info

This was received by the City of Boise.  Please take a look at the schedule below and participate if you so desire.  EENA board hopes that you will go and speak up for which ever side you support; this is your neighborhood and you do have a voice.

********************************FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   ********************       

THURSDAY MAY 14, 2015             

Contact: Mike Journee

384-4402 /


A second City Council workshop to gather information and perspective on a proposed update to St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center Campus Master Plan is scheduled for the council’s regular 6 p.m. meeting on May 19.

 A previous workshop session was held on April 14, during which St. Luke’s described its process for arriving at the current proposed master plan update, including an alternatives analysis. Tuesday’s workshop will delve into details of the plan, including distribution of uses, zoning, parking, circulation, historic resources, design and similar topics.

The workshop format provides an opportunity for council members and the public to understand March 30 revisions to St. Luke’s original application, which was recommended for denial on Feb. 9 by the Boise City Planning and Zoning Commission. Council members want to ensure consideration of the St. Luke’s application includes the most up-to-date information about the potential project plans.

Representatives of the East End Neighborhood Association, the Downtown Boise Association, the Downtown Neighborhood Association and the North End Neighborhood Association will be included as full participants at the workshop table. Each of those representatives has full privileges to ask questions and provide commentary in the discussion.

In an effort to include as many perspectives as possible in the discussion of the proposal, Tuesday’s session will also include designated 30-minute blocks of time for audience members to pose questions of the applicant, city staff or council members about the proposal.

Residents interested in participating the Q&A sessions have two options for submitting questions prior to and during Tuesday’s meeting:

Email questions to by 5 p.m., Monday May 18 with the subject line: St. Luke’s Question

Writing questions on note cards provided at the meeting

 City staff members will collect and sort all questions by topic and relevancy, and eliminate duplicates or topics that will be addressed at later sessions or hearings. The questions will be read aloud at the meeting and the appropriate participants will respond.

 While the workshop will include Q&A opportunities and be part of the council’s regular open, public meeting, public testimony on the application will not be taken. Opportunities for public comment and testimony will be provided at public hearings to be held at a future date. For those unable to attend, Tuesday’s meeting will be streamed online at

Council members will not make a determination on the application during Tuesday’s workshop. Plans for continued public discussion of the application, including opportunities for public comment, will be discussed at the end of Tuesday’s meeting.

Here’s an overview of Tuesday’s proposed workshop agenda:

 Meeting called to order – 6 p.m.

 Review and summary of the April 14 workshop and description of the goals and procedures for Tuesday’s session – 5 minutes

 Table Participants Q&A – A brief opportunity for any participants at the table to ask questions of staff, the applicant or other table members – 10 minutes

 First Resident Q&A Session – Submitted resident questions related to the proposal’s review process and alternatives analysis, presented by St. Luke’s at the April 14 meeting, will be answered by appropriate team members.

 Break – 10 minutes

 Proposed Master Plan Overview – St. Luke’s team describes the various elements of their proposed master plan update, including distribution of uses, zoning, parking, circulation, historic resources, design and similar topics; followed by council and table participant questions and discussion – 1 hour

 Break – 10 minutes

Transportation Mitigation – St. Luke’s team describes the various proposed mitigation measures related to traffic and bicycle/pedestrian facilities; followed by council and table participant questions and discussion – 1.5 hours

 Second Resident Q&A Session – Submitted resident questions related to transportation mitigation and other master plan elements will be answered by appropriate team members. – 30 minutes

 Next steps – Council members discuss needed next steps for proposed revision of St. Luke’s master plan.

 Adjournment – 10 p.m.


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