Greenwood Ordinance Would Ban Parking RVs, Boats In Driveway

Greenwood city council members say large vehicles parked in front of homes might reduce property values.

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If residents violate the ordinance they would be fined $50.

A proposed Greenwood ordinance could ban the parking of RVs, campers and boats in residents’ front driveways. City Council members worry the vehicles are reducing property values.

The city ordinance would restrict the size of a vehicle that can be parked in the front of a home.  It also requires residents to upkeep the vehicles parked in their driveway.  If residents violate the ordinance, they would be forced to pay a fine of at least $50.

Greenwood City Councilman Thom Hord says having large vehicles such as RVs and boats in front of people’s homes can lower property values.

“They can act not only as eye sores but they also are things that can prohibit firefighters from doing their job properly if an RV is parked out by their house or parked out in front of their house,” Hord says.

The city council has revised the ordinance several times because of complaints about its language.  It is scheduled to take a final vote November 19.

  • Jaded Democrat

    And this is the party of smaller government and getting out of people’s lives? Telling you what to do with your own property and claiming it is for the good of your neighbor’s property values? Why? Are the government officials wanting to ensure that their tax base is sufficient for their future spending plans? I don’t need a dictionary to define HYPOCRISY!

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