City revises RV, trailer appeal process

Greenwood is allowing more exceptions to its rules on where residents can park their recreational vehicles, trailers and boats.

When Greenwood first adopted rules in 2013 about where recreational vehicles, trailers and boats can be parked, the city also set up a process to allow homeowners to appeal and get a waiver from the rules. But the city didn’t specify what circumstances should qualify a property owner for a waiver.

Now, the Greenwood Board of Public Works and Safety, which oversees the appeals process, can consider factors such as the appearance of the vehicle or trailer, how close it is to nearby homes and how vehicles are stored on the property.

The changes are intended to give the city more leeway to grant waivers, and direction for when waivers are appropriate.

The Greenwood City Council voted 8-0 in favor of the new appeal rules. Council member David Lekse was absent.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.