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Confluence Council meets for first time

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - Monday was the first meeting for the group charged with overseeing the proposed performing arts center in downtown Eau Claire.

We were there as the new Confluence Council met, but the group could spend most of its time behind closed doors.

The Confluence Council is made up of representatives from the arts, university, city, Visit Eau Claire and the community.

The group will work to create a governance structure, in other words, how the community arts center should be run, including a budget.

Since the Confluence Council would function as its own organization it may not be required to abide by open meetings laws.

“That's really up to the council,” said member Ben Richgruber. “A lot of what we're going to be doing is nuts and bolts and it's going to be really drilling down. So we want to make sure we're really in a situation that's conducive to making sure that we get the work done. Obviously everything we do will be made public, we want to share it with everyone, that's why we were appointed to make these decisions and we'll certainly get that work out. Whether that happens with people watching is to be determined."

The next Confluence Council meeting is set for May 21st.

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