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PPD say College Hill clean up efforts effective

Grace period for nuisances, littering ended last week

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The Pullman Police Department said they made morning calls to ensure students were cleaning up their trash after parties.

The Pullman Police Department said they made morning calls to ensure students were cleaning up their trash after parties.

LUKE HOLLISTER | Daily Evergreen File

LUKE HOLLISTER | Daily Evergreen File

The Pullman Police Department said they made morning calls to ensure students were cleaning up their trash after parties.

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

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Officials said College Hill residences have made efforts to clean up their community since the deadline.

Pullman police informed residents in the area that after Sept. 11 officers would begin issuing tickets for nuisances due to trash from parties. More than a week after the deadline, the Pullman Police Department has seen improvements.

“We have been getting fairly decent cooperation from residents when we ask them to clean up,” Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said.
The focus on cleanliness came after the College Hill community identified it as a priority.

Additional trash cans on Colorado Street helped with the disposal of trash, Tennant said. Members of the community asked the Pullman PD to take a stricter approach on the issue after continual problems, The Daily Evergreen reported in August.

“Well I think it’s a priority to us to meet the needs of the community,” Tennant said, “and College Hill is a part of our community.”

Other groups are also making efforts regarding cleanliness and nuisance issues in the area, including ASWSU and the College Hill Association. ASWSU announced their “College Hill Matters” initiative as part of the larger “Cougs Care” program in an Aug. 17 Facebook post. The post stated that “a key area of improvement identified within this initiative is the cleanliness and appearance of College Hill.”

While cleanliness is the main issue in the initiative, Tennant said that regulations will be strictly enforced, including traffic issues, outdoor urination and disorderly conduct, among others.

Tennant said the department has dealt with less issues of nuisance since the deadline, although they have still handed out tickets for trash the morning after parties.

“We have gone after briefing and went out in the early morning hours telling people to clean up their party trash,” Tennant said.

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IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

Ian Smay is a senior journalism & media production major, with an emphasis in broadcast news, from Dayton, Washington. He is also minoring in criminal...

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