Wednesday, April 18, 2018

News on the Road Work on the Spillway

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April 18, 2018
Periodic Lane Closure on Bob Anthony Parkway

Repaving of the upper road of Bob Anthony Parkway, also known as Spillway Road west bound across the Barnett Reservoir Dam, is scheduled to begin Monday, April 23, 2018, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District has announced.

The project, made possible by federal transportation grants administered through the Mississippi Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, is expected to last approximately six weeks, weather permitting.

While lane closures will be necessary each weekday, no closures will take place during the morning commute hours of 7 to 9 a.m.

Drivers should plan ahead, expect delays, and remain vigilant. Please slow down, and respect the workers in the area.

For the latest information and pictures on this issue, and other activities at Barnett Reservoir, please check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PRVWSD.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

PRVWSD Committee Meeting Agendas

The PRVWSD Committees will meet Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Reservoir Community Center at 2230 Spillway Road (next to the Reservoir Fire Station).  The committees will meet at this location to encourage the community to attend the Shoreline Committee meeting schedule at 4:00 p.m., in which the proposed regulations regarding parking of boats, RVs, and trailers will be presented for approval.

Building Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m.
Parks Policy Committee will meet at 3:00 p.m.
Shoreline Committee will meet at 4:00 p.m.

The regular monthly board meeting will be held at the main office board room on April 19th at 9:30am, the call letter is attached.

The Agendas for the respective committee meetings are below the jump:

Reservoir Foundation Boat Show is Coming

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13 April 2018

Reservoir Foundation Boat Show April 28-29
All types of watercraft on display at Rankin County Landing

The Barnett Reservoir Foundation will sponsor its 5th annual Boat Show April 28-29 at the Rankin County Landing on the east end of the dam at The Rez.

Show hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission fee, and the public is invited to view the latest models of watercraft all in one place with a great view of Barnett Reservoir.

“This is a great way for prospective boat buyers to view and compare the latest in watercraft, at a single location,” said Dale Shepherd, President of the Barnett Reservoir Foundation and boat show coordinator. “It’s also pretty great that it all comes with views of the lake where a lot of those boats will be used.”

Participating dealers include:

RJ’s Outboards: Bennington pontoons; G-3, War Eagle and Skeeter fishing boats; plus Yamaha engines.

Smith Marine: Crest pontoons; Tige’ ski boats; Hurricane deck boats; plus Suzuki engines.

Sunset Marina: SeaRay pleasure boats; Lowe pontoon and fishing boats; BassCat fishing boats; and Mercury motors.

Main Harbor Store/SeaTow: boat rentals and supplies; on-water emergency
assistance.

Proceeds from the boat show benefit the Barnett Reservoir Foundation, a non-profit support group for the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District and the Barnett Reservoir business and residential community. Part of the revenue will be used to fund the 2018 Independence Celebration and Firework Show on June 30, and help with the long-term goal of building a playground at Lakeshore Park for youth with disabilities. For more information on the event and the Foundation, visit its website at www.barnettreservoirfoundation.org.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Meeting Regarding Parking of Boats, RV's and Trailers on PRVWSD Property

Email from the PRVWSD:
The Shoreline Development Committee will review and discuss regulation changes proposed to address the parking of boats, RVs and trailers within residential subdivisions during its meeting on Monday, April 16th at 4:00 p.m. at the Reservoir Community Center (2230 Spillway Road, Brandon MS 39047).  The committee meeting is open to the public and the committee will hear comments about the proposed regulations.
 The proposed regulation changes have been developed by the sub-committee tasked with reviewing current regulations and with consideration of the comments, complaints and suggestions submitted by the public.
 If you are unable to attend the meeting on the 16th, you are encouraged to review the attached regulations, and submit any comments you may have to comments@therez.ms for consideration by the committee.

Those proposed changes are below:

Explanation for Lack of Posts

To my readers, I apologize for the sporadic (and at times non-existent) posts.  I am running for Chancery Judge of Rankin County this year (Judge Grant is retiring) and simply haven't found the time to keep up with the blog.  With a family, campaign, full time law practice, and part time prosecuting duties with the City of Pearl, some things fall by the wayside.

I don't plan to give up on the Rez News Blog, I just need to figure out how to do it more efficiently.  Stick with me!