Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Important News re the Reservoir Community District

Below is an email sent from Homer Burns, President of the Federation of Reservoir Homeowners, addressed to all area homeowners, and concerning the Reservoir Community District:

Dear Reservoir Homeowners,

As you know, the FRH (Federation of Reservoir Homeowners) has been holding meetings and gathering input from all as we seek to establish an Overlay (the Reservoir Community District-RCD) to protect our property values and our quality of life.

The Rankin County Board of Supervisors will hold a work session to discuss the Reservoir Community District on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at 9 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room in Brandon.  Address: 211 E Government St, Brandon, MS 39042.

The items to be discussed are the same topics we have talked about many times.  They include the following:

  • Maintaining our property values as property owners (good neighbor practices);
  • Parking on narrow, crowded streets in platted sub-divisions;
  • Regulating rental and/or lease properties.

For a full account of the work session topics, click on the 2 attachments to this email.  Some of the items are already covered under our Property Maintenance Code for Rankin County, and others are part of what we are proposing.

We are near the end of the long, tedious process of establishing/implementing our own Overlay district at the Reservoir; its future will be decided soon.  I am reminded of the late Jim McDowell and our last conversation a few days before his passing.  Jim said, “don’t stop now, get it done, y’all can do it.”

Please attend, and help us “get it done.”  See you on Thurs, Nov. 29 at 9 a.m.

Homer Burns
President, FRH

Here are links to the attachments included in Homer's email/letter.  Attachment One.    Attachment Two.  

Some of you may not be familiar with the Federation of Reservoir Homeoners (not to be confused with the Reservoir Leaseholder's Association).  More information on the Federation can be found here.  The previous post contained Homer's email address (  I doubt he would mind if you contacted him for additional information.  This is a project where the input of all is sought.  

An earlier post on the proposed Overlay District (aka Reservoir Community District) can be found here.  There is a website for it here.


Anonymous said...

The International Property Maintenance Code, which leaseholders are already obligated to conform to, has some provisions that may not meet with everyone's view of how things should be done. Here are a few:
-Your home can be entered at any reasonable time for inspection
-Exterior doors cannot have inside key locks
-You cannot overhaul or paint your vehicle inside your own garage, nor can you store it
-The address number must be 4" high (something almost no house meets)
-No chipping or flaking paint is allowed INSIDE or outside
-Gutters must be kept clean

Some of the above is minor, but I'll bet every home is in violation of something...

Anonymous said...

What a mess. Overzealous neighbors controlling what others do... So much for American Freedoms and the American Dream. This group is going to make Mayor Queen Mary in Madison look inviting!!

Anonymous said...

Someone ask Homer how much he pays in Reservoir PRV leasehold fees?