Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dove Hunt in Pelahatchie

Hunting season is nigh upon us.  The Rankin County GOP is hosting a dove hunt near Pelahatchie if you are still looking for a place to knock the dust off your 12-gauge.  Below are pictures of the corn field where it will take place.  The corn has been harvested and our scout tells us the doves are plentiful.

[Pics of the field below the jump]

Friday, August 18, 2017

Pinelands Neighborhood Garage Sale

I passed a sign on Hugh Ward stating the Pinelands Neighborhood Garage sale is this weekend.  My understanding of the Pinelands Neighborhood is it includes Turtle Ridge, Deer Park and Gardens of Manship.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rumor Repository

Flowood and the Rankin side of the Rez continues to grow.  I'll try to roundup all the rumors of things coming to our area:

I've heard that a casual, seafood dining establishment is coming to Rankin Landing, or somewhere nearby, possibly Shaggy's.

Marriott TownePlace is coming to Dogwood Festival.

Grant's Kitchen is relocating behind Lowe's.

Ashley Home Store is under construction behind Shipley Donuts.

I can confirm that's a gas station going up at Jack's Crossing on Old Fannin Road.

That's another gas station going up on the American Fireworks lot on Old Fannin Road.

That's a Chicken Salad Chick going up next to Whataburger.

Look for a medical clinic (or other healthcare facility) to go where Flowood Crossfit is on Lakeland Drive.

Heard anything else?  Leave it in the comments.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bridgepointe Cracks Down on Street Parking

An email from Bridgepointe HOA sent August 14, 2017:

Dear Neighbors, 
Parking in the street is prohibited by our covenants and also by the PRV as well as Rankin County. It is simply not allowed. The Reservoir patrol will be enforcing the no parking in the street rule . Each violation is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.00, and is considered a misdemeanor. Please notify the board if you have an isolated, non-reoccurring gathering or party and need to park along the street for your event. Enforcement should begin this afternoon so this is official notice to all residents. 

I don't live in Bridgepointe, and have no bone to pick with them.  I use them as an example since the problem of vehicles parked in the street is not isolated to Bridgepointe.  Restrictions on street parking were one of the few restrictions that survived the cutting floor of the Reservoir Community District. Section 2607.02 of the Overlay District prohibits parking of any vehicle on a public street within a platted subdivision, with the exception of isolated, non-recurring gatherings, parties or visitors.   

The prohibition on parking on a public street is also contained in the Rules and Regulations of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District.  Rule 1.2(e) of Part 203 sure enough states that each violation of that rule constitutes a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to $1,000 fine.  

Section 12.05 of the Bridgepointe Subdivision Covenants provide that the Board of Directors of the Bridgepointe HOA can promulgate rules and regulations restricting the parking of vehicles on a road within the subdivision.  I do not know if the Board of Directors of Bridgepointe HOA have ever properly promulgated rules and regulations prohibiting parking on the street.  If so, that constitutes three layers of regulation.  

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Marriott Hotel Coming to Flowood

Curious as to what is being constructed between BancorpSouth and Outback Steak House on East Metro?  Wonder no more.  Marriott TownePlace Suites is coming.  Here is the website for the one at Colony Park in Ridgeland.

From the website:

TownePlace Suites by Marriott® is an extended-stay hotel where you can balance work and life as you like, with the comfort, flexibility and affordability you require. Relax and feel at home with a fully equipped kitchen and high-speed Internet access.

Key Amenities

  • Extended stay
  • Business center
  • Fitness center
  • Free breakfast
  • Free high speed Internet
  • High-speed Internet
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • Pet friendly
  • Parking
  • Meeting event space

About TownePlace Suites

More residential community than hotel, TownePlace Suites is designed for those travelers on the road for weeks at a time. A friendly spirit, helpful services and thoughtful amenities make TownePlace Suites the right choice for your lengthy stays. Go ahead, rearrange the furniture, bring your favorite recliner, or your beloved dog. Make TownePlace Suites your home.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Flowood Police Department on Twitter

School starts tomorrow for many.  If you use the Twitter, a good follow is the Flowood Police Department.  They will sometimes have good info on accidents, closed roads, etc.  Today, they reminded us to watch for student activity crossing guards on the roads.  They also remind us of Nathan's Law, which requires vehicles to come to a complete stop within 10 feet of a school bus that is loading/unloading children.  

Rankin County Sheriff's Department is not on Twitter, though District Attorney Michael Guest is.

Ridgeland Police Department has a Twitter account they don't use.
Madison City Police probably Tweets more than them all.

Other Twitter accounts of interest:

PRVWSD (unused)

Monday, July 31, 2017

Recycle Compactor on Spillway Road is Closed

Just posted by Keep the Rez Beautiful:

ALERT! The Recycle Compactor at the fire station on Spillway Rd is CLOSED until further notice. It is Out of Order and leaking fluid. Waste Management has been notified. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY RECYCLABLES IN FRONT OF THE GATE!! You can also take your Recyclables to the RECYCLE BIN ON NORTHSHORE PARKWAY! It is behind Fire Station #3, go around back and behind the fence, it is in the corner! Fire Station #3 is between Windward Oaks and Countryside Estates Subdivisions. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Help These Kids Out!

The Flowood Parks and Recreation Department is looking for donations of backpacks and school supplies for their Back to School Health Fair.  Contact Susan for more information at 601-992-4440

Garnet and Gold Night

Saturday, July 22, 2017

DivorceCare at St. Mark's UMC

From St. Mark's UMC:

St. Mark's United Methodist Church at 400 Grants Ferry Road in Brandon is offering two classes to the community coming up soon. DivorceCare is a 13-week class offering hope to those dealing with the pain of separation and divorce. Each week, participants will watch a video dealing with topics such as anger, depression, forgiveness, and loneliness; then divide up into small groups for discussion. DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) is a special group to help children heal from the hurt caused by the separation and divorce of their parents. At our weekly DC4K group, kids ages 5-12 make friends with other kids who understand what it feels like when parents get divorced.

There will be a special orientation meeting for DC4K on Sun 8/13 from 4:00-6:00, and then DivorceCare and DC4K will start on Sunday 8/20 from 4:00-6:00. There is a one-time fee of $20 for each group (partial scholarships are available). For more information about DivorceCare, contact Merriam Smilley at 601-452-0861 or merriamsmilley2201@comcast.net. For more information about DC4K, contact Betsy Schetter at Betsy.Schetter@millsaps.edu.

If you know you would like to register for DivorceCare, click here.If you know you would like to register your child(ren) for DC4K, click here.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wildlife Extravaganza

Always a favorite event for me, the Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza, is a couple of weeks away. Serving as the Mississippi Wildlife Federation's primary fundraiser, the Extravaganza kicks off Friday, August 4, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart.

This year, Jim Shockey headlines

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

RCSD School Supply List

Much to your child's chagrin, school year 2017-18 is peeking around the corner.  Here is a link to the Rankin County School District School Supply List.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Rez Articles in Rankin County News

This week's Rankin County News has the following items of interest to Reservoir residents:

 - Supervisor Daniel Cross, District 2, was appointed President of the Rankin County Board of Supervisors.

 - Rankin murder suspect pleads guilty to charges in Kansas.  Alex Bridges Deaton, whose nationwide murder romp began in Rankin County, pleaded guilty guilty to one count of attempted murder and one count of aggravated robbery in Kansas.

 - There is a nice spread of photos from the Millcreek July 4 Parade.

  - NWR Cougar football camp nears.  July 24-26, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at NWR Cougar Stadium. Registration is $80, and includes food, drink and a tshirt.  Registration is open for grades K-7.

 - Revamped Refuge Golf Course in the works.  The Refuge Golf Course will be closed for 18 months for redesigning and refurbishing.  A number 9 hole that ends at the clubhouse, perhaps?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

PRVWSD Board of Directors Minutes for May 2017

Below are the minutes from the PRVWSD Board of Director minutes for May, 2017.  Highlights include:

  - New software for the Rez Police Department.
  - The plan of action for relieving the spillway landings of litter is outlined: "it will be peer pressure from other fishermen that will keep the litter in check. Those that do not want to see the area closed will help with policing the other users and remind them to dispose of their litter properly so that all do not suffer from the actions of a few."
  - Approval for a dog park at Lakeshore Park obtained: "The . . . group has already collected the funds necessary to begin the development of the park . . . ."
  - Look for lighting improvements at Timberlake Campground.
  - Discussion of short term vacation rentals initiated, but tabled for further discussion.
  - Neel Schaffer Engineering awarded the engineering services contract for the badly needed overlay of the upper spillway road.
  - Bobby Cleveland's contract was approved for fiscal year 2018.  While I'm sure the contract was provided at the meeting, the online copy of the minutes did not have it attached.
  - A late addition to the agenda was approval of an interlocal agreement with West Rankin Utility Authority for sewage service for an 118 acre development on the Northshore (not on PRVWSD land). The agreement was approved, but not without dissension.
  - Finally, there is a need for master electrician services.  The job will be bid.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Parks Policy and Executive Committees Agendas

Monday, July 17, 2017 3:00 p.m.

1. Approval of minutes of June 12, 2017 meeting.

2. Discussion of Down River Cleanup efforts.

3. Consideration and approval of final change order and project closeout for the Timberlake Paving Project.

Monday, July 17, 2017 4:00 p.m.

1. Discussion of future of Main Office Building.