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.  

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