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City of Eau Claire may soon have a new tax deductible donation fund

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - A new fundraising effort that would benefit Eau Claire's waterways will be discussed at Monday night's city council meeting.

The Eau Claire Public Spirit Fund is a way for the city to encourage community members to make donations toward specific city projects.  For example, a handicapped accessible fishing dock near Lakeshore Elementary or improvements to local parks. To encourage giving, the donations would be tax deductible.

"We're starting with the Waterways Plan, with smaller projects that can be completed, that are concrete, that are doable, that create excitement. As the Spirit Fund grows, projects will incorporate maybe other public infrastructure that people are interested in," said Kerry Kincaid, Eau Claire City Council President.

The city council will discuss the idea tonight, and could vote on the project tomorrow. If it's approved, the city says it will kick off the fundraising effort with a $500 donation.

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