Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rez Overlay District

Over 100 people gathered at Northwest Rankin Middle School Tuesday night to discuss a proposed overlay district on the Rankin County side of the Reservoir. 

Homer Burns, President of the Federation of Reservoir Homeowners, called the meeting and moderated a discussion that defined an overlay district and described how it could be used to help deal with nuisance property and improve property values.

The overlay district was described as an area with a defined boundary where special ordinances could be applied.  Such a district and any applicable ordinances would have to be created by the Rankin County Board of Supervisors.  

Many subdivisions in the area do not have homeowner associations and feel the overlay district could be a tool to deal with situations like unsightly property and parking on streets.

Representatives from Rankin County, The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, and Rep. Mark Baker and Republican Senate nominee Josh Harkins participated in the discussion.

After the meeting a quick poll was taken to see if there was any objection to moving forward with the project, there was none. 

The group agreed to assemble a small work team to draw up a proposed overlay district map and present it to a future meeting of the group.

Stay tuned, we will keep you up to date on when the next meeting will be held. 

The Rez News
Ross Barnett Reservoir 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic news. Thanks for keeping up posted.