Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rankin Supervisors Vote On Overlay District

The Rankin County Board of Supervisors agreed to take the next step in their consideration of an Overlay District for areas around the Reservoir.

Dr. Homer Burns, President of The Federation of Reservoir Homeowners, addressed the board and explained that an Overlay District would provide the county with a means to address problems in densely populated areas around the reservoir and not impact rural areas.

Other area residents, including representatives from Fox Bay and Castlewoods Homeowner Associations, also spoke in support of the proposal.

The four supervisors present at the meeting (Supervisor Greg Wilcox was absent) gave unanimous approval to the following motion:

Motion: That The Federation of Reservoir Home Owners Association be requested to proceed with further investigation and study relative to the creation of an Overlay District.

The Federation can now move forward with defining a boundary and studying ordinances for the proposed district - all of which would have to be presented to and approved by the Rankin County Supervisors. 

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District adopted a similar measure, the details of their approval along with a link to draft copy of the Overlay District map can be seen HERE.

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17 comments:

ED-C said...

Time to move to a rural area outside the district before the subdivisions around mine try to take over mine and control my yard, my homes appearance, when my garage door can be open, how many cars can park in my driveway, etc. Oh wait, we already have covenants on our neighborhood, but someone let our home owners association fall apart so no one enforces anything anymore... oh well...

Anonymous said...

This is great news. Glad to hear a large subdivision is getting behind it, esp one that already has enforced covenants. Thanks to Mr. Burns for working on it, and thanks TRN for keeping us updated.

Anonymous said...

ED-C Sorry to hear that you are moving - enjoy Robin Hood.

You might have covenants in your neighborhood, but it up to you to get them enforced not the HOA. How many of your neighbors have you sued?

Anonymous said...

I suggest a burn ban as one of the ordinances.

Anonymous said...

Outstanding. We may be able to save our neighborhood.

Hate to c ED-C go. But we need for the folks who don't care about their neighbors to move.

Anonymous said...

Someone want to explain who is the Federation of Reservoir Homeowners?

Anonymous said...

It is what it says it is. A group of homeowners and subdivision home owner organizations from both Madison and Rankin county.

Anonymous said...

@10:39 If you really want to know you should contact Dr. Burns and let him explain it to you.

Anonymous said...

Madison?

Anonymous said...

Yes, there are subdivisions on the Reservoir in Madison County that are members of the Federation. But you will notice from the map they are not included in the overlay district.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone say clusterf@#$ ?

Anonymous said...

@10:47 - Not unless they've been drinking or smoking funny cigarettes.

Anonymous said...

Makes one wonder 5:40AM what you are smoking.

Anonymous said...

So does Madison have input into what happens in Rankin County and the Overlay district?

The Rez News said...

Areas on the Madison County side of The Rez would not have any input into the creation of the OD since the proposed OD is entirely within Rankin County.

Anonymous said...

Here is why we don't need more government. Private industry can take care of the needs of neighborhoods that take care of themselves.

Homeland Neighborhood Management

Yes it costs money. It is called HOA dues. I'm curious, what dues are paid in the communities that are pushing the OD.

Reunion, Avalon and other communities use HNM services. More on getting to go online in 2012.

So, why would Rankin Co. want to promote another layer?

Answer: they don't.

Anonymous said...

@ 11:21 The overlay district is being considered because there are neighborhoods that are not taking care of themselves and dragging down property values on the ones that are.

How hard is that to understand?

If HOAs worked, the overlay district would not be needed. What is it about that simple statement that you can't grasp?

Homeowners in the neighborhoods that have strong covenant enforcement support the overlay district to protect their property values.

All responsible homeowners should make the effort to understand the overlay district and why it is being proposed before posting garbage on the Internet about it.