Friday, March 15, 2013

Overlay Approved By 4-1 Vote

The part concerning inspections and inspection fees was removed from the provisions and will be reconsidered on a county-wide basis at a later date.  Other items were tweaked or removed altogether, i.e., open garages, noise levels, but overall, the meat of the Overlay was passed.  Morrison was the sole dissenting vote.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

OUTSTANDING ! ! ! ! !

Anonymous said...

The county needs someone to step up in district #1

Anonymous said...

Do you know when changes will be made and implementation will happen?

Anonymous said...

You will find the ordinance on the Rankin County home page. It is the draft copy dated 3/7/2013.

Anonymous said...

That has the changes from yesterday?

Anonymous said...

The 3/7/2013 draft is what was approved. The changes were to the draft dated 1/15/2013. The major thing was the removal of the utility inspection requirement and the noise and trash-can parts.

Anonymous said...

So you are saying we got an incomplete sign ordinance with a little don't park on the sidewalk or in your yard thrown in?
Outstanding!

Anonymous said...

What we got is a very complete sign ordinance. We also got a very complete parking ordinance. The parking ordinance covers four things:
1 parking on the grass
2 parking in the street of subdivisions
3 Parking of commercial vehicles in a subdivision.
4 parking of an ATV in view from the street

Also improvements to the nuisance
property ordinance which applies county wide.

Citations for parking will start in the next week or so.

Anonymous said...

Didn't see anything in the Overlay pertaining to "nuissance property."
Sign ordinance is, in fact, incomplete. Doesn't address current non-conforming uses or multi-business signage.
Complete parking ordinance? Well, I guess when all the Barnett Bends are excluded you consider that "complete." Gotcha

Anonymous said...

The overlay passed because of a compromise which required the PRV board to provide enforcement on property at the Rez and the County Board provides enforcement in the rest of the overlay district. PRV residents pay the same ad valorem tax as the other district residents but are not receiving equal service from the county. Enforcement at the Rez is paid for by our lease rents. Enforcement in other areas of the district is funded by ad valorem taxes (which we also pay).

Anonymous said...

Just heartsick. I was so ecstatic that it had passed until I read it. No protection for the majority of people held hostage by the few who want to park rv trailers, campers, and motor homes in their drive way. No wonder we have so many rentals in the neighborhood. Who wants to buy a home in a campground?

Anonymous said...

How does this tie in with House Bill 1584?

Anonymous said...

It ties in because the house bill gives Rankin County some control over district 2 and when you read what they will enforce under "parking" you will find the relationship.

Anonymous said...

Line 329 - 332 of HB 1584 imply that the patrol will be able to run radar. Looks like it's about time to me.

Anonymous said...

I do not see RADAR anywhere. They are referring to policing the PRV area.

Anonymous said...

So, when HB 1584 says that the patrol may exercise "any other powers that may be exercised by state, municipal, or other police officer in this state" and 63-3-519 says radar may be used "By municipal law enforcement officers within a municipality having a population of two thousand (2,000) or more upon the public streets of the municipality" you feel that the use of radar is excluded somehow?

Anonymous said...

1:36-
Leaseholders do receive same LE as county (RCSD). That's who responds to all law enforcement calls in prv area. We pay more than non leaseholders , true, for rez patrol who simply enforced parks and major thoroughfares like Spillway Rd, Nortshore Pkwy- and that entire dept. needs to be eliminated.
But you will see RCSD at most all traffic accidents, patrolling parks, etc.
Call 911 and RCSD responds. Call Rez Patrol for most anything residential and the man in the tower at the Spillway will simply tell you phone RCSD. Go by the Rez Patrol building by old Rapids and there is a good chance door will be locked.
Just ask your local RCSDeputy next time you pass by one in the Rez area and ask his opinion of the Rez Patrol or how often he responds to a call vs. the patrol

Anonymous said...

Questions- who is responsible for enforcing this? will they respond to private citizens' complaints or go about canvassing for the offenses?
Who does one contact if they ever spot an offense? What is the penalty if nothing is corrected?

Anonymous said...

So all of this is moot since the governor betrayed us with his veto?

Anonymous said...

Not so fast. The RCD is still a fact.
The issue is will the PRV be in the district? It appears that the district map will be altered removing all of the PRV. The ordinances will be applied to the remaining part of the RCD by the county and the PRV will write its own rules as to parking. The parking violation will be cited by the RSO and the fines are to start at $141 per violation.

Anonymous said...

I know I'm confused. So we have an overlay district that the Prv doesn't control. Then who controls it since ALL the supervisors signed a letter to the Governor that said enforcement would be a burden on the county and asked him to veto it? If Rankin County won't enforce it and the Prv won't enforce it, who will?

Anonymous said...

OK here we go - HB1584 says that all citations issued by the PRV police which are processed through the Rankin County courts and jails fines which is about 2400 a year and amounting to about $120,000+ a year and now kept by Rankin County would be split with 98% going to the PRV and the county keeping 2% to cover the cost of handling. Has nothing to do with the RCD which was authorized by HB515 and created by Rankin County which was declared on March 15, 2013 contingent on a inter local agreement between the PRV and Rankin Co, because the PRV was included in the RCD. We now have the PRV board saying that the Rankin Co board kept them from getting the money and they want sign the agreement. So Rankin County is going to redraw the map excluding the PRV and still have the RCD. Bottom line is it's all about the money both are fighting over. And we get to watch our property values go down.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! So, hb1584 was the one that was vetoed and now defunct but hb 515 stands. However, Rankin County is going to re-draw the district to exclude the Prv and ALL leaseholders??? So the bottom line is as you say the property values go down,and we have no enforcement of anything because they are fighting over who get the money from the fines. I'll have to look up what hb 515 says and what do you mean by the RCD (Rankin County?)

Anonymous said...

RCD is the Reservoir Community District.

Anonymous said...

1:37,

Are you telling me the county and the PRV are fighting over $120k? That's insane.

Here's a suggestion PRV: cut the Rez Patrol out of the budget. They don't do anything anyway that Wildlife Fisheries and Parks can't do.

Problem solved.

Anonymous said...

The PRV and RC have now signed an inter local agreement and are in the process of setting fines and fees.

Anonymous said...

They are setting fines and fees to reinforce what? I thought what was "enforceable" was vetoed by the Governor. So what are they setting fines and fees for?

Anonymous said...

The ordinance that created the district has a parking ordinance which will be enforced by issuing citations to go along with the traffic violations that they presently issue. There will be a nuance property ordinance and an inspection ordinance for utilities on property changing from one occupant to another which will result in a fee. The only thing the Governor vetoed was the bill that would allow the PRV to act as if it was a municipality and give it 98% of the traffic fines.