Greenwood considers putting brakes on boat, RV storage rules: Residents' complaints about measures lead city council to re-evaluate before taking final action

Residents complained that Greenwood went too far with proposed rules about where they can park their boats or campers, and the city is considering backing off the regulations.

Boat owners and recreational vehicle enthusiasts objected to some of the rules, and the Greenwood City Council approved changes that would let people park an RV, boat or trailer in front of their home, as long as it’s in a driveway or on a concrete pad.

Council members plan to discuss the proposed changes at their next meeting in two weeks, when the proposal comes up for final approval.

Greenwood has been considering barring residents from parking boats, trailers, campers and recreational vehicles in front of their houses for more than two days. The restrictions are aimed at improving the city’s appearance and boosting property values.

Residents also have complained about having to look out the window and have their view blocked by large boats or RVs, council member Linda Gibson said.

Homeowners associations could continue to impose stricter rules if they chose, council member Brent Corey said. The proposed rules, however, would apply to everyone in the city, including residents who live in older neighborhoods without homeowner associations.


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