Brandon block parties now require neighborhood, council approval

By: 
Jill Meier, Journal editor
Brandon City Council OK’d a change to the application process for block party requests at their July 3 meeting. Under past practice, residents filled out an application, which was then approved or denied by city personnel.
“We added a requirement last year about all of the neighbors that would be affected by the closure … to sign off on the agreement,” Read explained. “At this time, the staff wants to see all of these applications come before the city council.”
Wakefield supported the change based on a recent block party request that turned sour when one homeowner refused to sign off.
“Based on the effort the staff had to put into this this summer on one of these, I 100 percent concur these should be brought before the city council. I think there was discussion made that if somebody requested this, they would put a sign in their yard (followed by a) hearing at a city council meeting. Pull some of the heat off the city staff,” Wakefield encouraged.
Read confirmed an application received June 29 had signatures from the affected property owners, therefore, that block party was approved by staff.

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