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by Brandon Wenerd on April 12, 2013

Via The Badger Hearld

In an effort to end the Mifflin Street Block Party for the foreseeable future, the city of Madison will no longer permit or sanction this year’s event on May 4, police told residents at a neighborhood meeting Wednesday.

Madison Police Department will step up the strict enforcement of city ordinances started at last year’s event in an effort to end to the block party altogether, according to Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4. Police will particularly focus on violations of city alcohol, trespassing and disruptive behavior ordinances, he said.

In addition to further increasing enforcement and police presence, Larry Warman, chairperson of the Mifflin West Neighborhood Association said MPD is employing a zero-tolerance approach to house parties on Mifflin Street.

Illegal house parties will be cited for any and all ordinance violations police find on the property, according to an MPD statement. This includes allowing underage drinking at the party and dispensing alcohol in a way that resembles a bar, the statement said. Police will also disperse any parties where they observe dangerous levels of overcrowding, the statement said.

 

Let's be honest: This is probably a way more effective way to cancel a massive campus-wide party than making a Youtube video:

Scenes from last year:

 

The offical memo from the city of Madison:

 

RIP, Mifflin Street Block Party:

Brandon Wenerd

About Brandon Wenerd...

Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's senior editor, guru of @brotips, and director of strategic partnerships. He joined BroBible in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Penn State. When he’s not writing, Brandon enjoys fishing, Phish, Philly sports, Dewey Beach, supporting live music, hot sauce, and beer. E-mail him with post ideas and news tips: brandon@brobible.com.

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