Block party aims to connect UWEC students to Randall Park neighbors

Eau Claire (WQOW) — Student and community leaders came together Thursday, in hopes of strengthening their relationship.

The UW-Eau Claire Student Senate and the Randall Park Neighborhood Association are hosting a block party, as the ‘Public Good Order’ ordinance comes to a close. The idea behind this event is to use something fun, like a block party, to strengthen the bond between the student community and residents.

You may recall, earlier this year, Randall Park and 3rd Ward residents wanted to prohibit drop-offs of more than 10 people on a single block, between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. to reduce nuisances.

Organizers said this event is important after those discussion because students felt they needed to better connect with their neighbors.

“I want students to realize they’re living in a neighborhood, a historic neighborhood, but then also for homeowners here to be able to talk to students and be candid with them about any issues they have,” said Branden Yates, student body president for the UWEC Student Senate.

Yates also told News 18 the ‘Public Good Order’ ordinance has been refocused as the ‘Excessive Public Intoxication’ ordinance, which is aimed at deterring people from being loudly and publicly drunk and disturbing the peace. Yates said he hopes this ordinance creates safer neighborhoods for students and residents.

 

Samantha Wensel

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