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New neighborhood ordinance proposed in Eau Claire


Eau Claire (WQOW)- The Eau Claire City Council hasn't revisited its public good order since 1953, but recent complaints from two neighborhoods are changing that. 

Officials said if the ordinance is approved, motor buses or hired drivers will not be allowed to drop off more than 10 passengers at a time along a single block between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. 

Eau Claire Deputy Chief of the Patrol Division Chad Hoyord said recent late night commotion in the historic Randall Park and Third Ward neighborhoods is prompting a change city-wide.

Hoyord said the ordinance is aimed to keep neighborhoods quiet. 

"We felt that by limiting the number of people that get dropped off at specific locations, (this) would disperse some of that problem and had different locations where people could be dropped off if the main reason is that they are going to be walking around in large groups," said Hoyord.

Another change to the public good order includes yards and lawns.

Officials said residents will now be required to clean up their yards, and put back inside furniture, after parties. Changes to the ordinance will be discussed at Tuesday's city council meeting. 

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