Thursday, August 31, 2017

PRVWSD Looks to Open Season on Tree Rats

The PRVWSD is looking at allowing squirrel hunting in that fertile hunting ground below the Spillway.  The goal is to appeal to youth.  Below are the proposed regulations.

 Spillway Squirrel Season Proposals
Weekends in February and the May 15-June 1 Season

1. Spillway squirrel hunts are to be youth oriented. At least one child aged 15 and under must be a part of the party and must remain under direct supervision of a licensed (or exempt) adult, 21 years or older. Adults can carry firearm and shoot squirrels. State license requirements apply. Children under 15 must carry proof of satisfactorily completing an approved hunter safety course. 
2. Weekends only during February season. Legal shooting hours are from noon to 30 minutes after sunset on Friday, and 30 minutes prior to sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset on Saturdays and Sunday. Spring season is open daily May 15-June 1.
3. Still hunting only; no dogs allowed. 
4. Limits are the same as state regulations: Eight (8) per person per day in February and four (4) per person per day in May. 
5. Shotguns only, No. 4 size shot or smaller; no rifles. 
6. All members of the hunting party must wear a fluorescent hunter orange vest, minimum of 500 square inches, while in the woods. No exceptions. 
7. Hunting parties must check in before each hunt and must check out after each hunt, and return the information card upon check out. The check station is at the Reservoir Shop near the deer weighing station. Information will include names of each hunter, side of river chosen (Madison or Rankin), harvest results and any other questions included. During hunt, the information card must remain on the dashboard of the vehicle while in the designated area. If a party leaves the hunting area for lunch, they must check out and check back in prior to hunting in the afternoon.
 8. Any small game legal during the February season (rabbit, raccoon, opossum, bobcat) may be harvested using state limits; however, only squirrel may be harvested during spring season (May 15-June 1). 
9. Parking is only allowed in described areas as follows. On Madison County side, parking is allowed in the spillway area and the Mule Jail Trail parking area. In Rankin County, parking is allowed in the soccer field area behind the Reservoir Shop, in the parking lot at the reservoir shop and at the spillway parking lot.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Do Something With Your Life

Smokin' on the Rez Press Release

25 August 2017
Smokin’ on The Rez BBQ and Music Festival
Features the KrackerJacks and KC barbecue
5th annual event Sept. 16 at Old Trace Park at Barnett Reservoir

One of Mississippi’s all-time favorite party bands and a different barbecue sanctioning organization headline the 5th annual Smokin’ on The Rez BBQ and Music Festival Sept. 16 at Old Trace Park at Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Birds of the Dam Exhibit

Keep the Rez Beautiful is helping to host this exhibit, so you know it will be good.

Rooster Ravages Hidden Hills

Residents cower in fear as a wild rooster roams the mean streets of Hidden Hills Subdivision.  One brave soul managed to take this photo right after the fowl suplexed a garbage can.  No one presently claims ownership.  If you know the owner, let him or her know before Foghorn Leghorn becomes supper.

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)