I am writing you regarding the “BLOCK PARTY” event that is being held Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. During the event Bloomsburg Police will again focus on safety and Zero Tolerance enforcement of state laws and town ordinances.
The town is interested in your safety, the safety of your guests and residents alike. Over the past several years, Block Party has grown exponentially and so have the problems associated with this event. Dangerous activities associated with excessive consumption of alcohol, property damage, fights, assaults, underage alcohol consumption, public drunkenness and DUI are just some of the many violations.
In the interest of safety, be responsible, take pride in the community and remember your neighbors and residents who live here year-round. ALSO, please remind your guests and fellow students of the town’s local ordinances:
• Open Containers of alcohol are strictly prohibited in public areas
• Excessive Noise is Prohibited
• Loitering – Blocking of Sidewalks – Streets is Prohibited
• A permit is required for Outdoor Social Gatherings where Alcohol is present and more than 150 people are present. Fines and fees may exceed $600.00 per resident for such gatherings without a permit. Must be approved 30 days prior to event.
• Underage Alcohol Possession, Consumption, Transportation or Purchase – you must be 21 years of age to drink, no exceptions
• Scattering Rubbish – if you deposit a cup or container on the ground, fines and fees may exceed $300, plus you are fingerprinted
• DUI – don’t drink and drive
If you having a gathering with less than 150 people, do so responsibly and please clean up as soon as possible following the event.
Remember, Police will follow “Zero Tolerance” to all violations during this event. The Town of Bloomsburg in no way endorses the Block Party event and will have a large Police presence of both uniformed and plain cloths Police Officers. If you are arrested, police notify Bloomsburg University and your parents of all arrests.
If you have any questions, please contact the Bloomsburg Police Department.
Roger F. Van Loan
Chief of Police