NMCA Newsletter (11/08)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2009
THURSDAY, DEC. 11, 2008
BOBBY PEARSE COMMUNITY CENTER

You will soon be receiving your fall/winter hard copy newsletter and it will include a ballot for the election of officers for the upcoming year. While all present officers are willing and may serve for another year, new candidates are welcome and may be nominated from the floor and added as write-in’s. All nominees must be present. The requirements for any officer are that they must reside within the community, be a member in good standing for at least a year and be willing to serve. Ballots may also be mailed in. We will also be voting on out of ordinary expenditures. Brief reports by relevant officers and committee chairs will also be presented. Please note: we still do not have a chairperson for the social committee and would be delighted with a volunteer. Anyone interested or willing to bring light refreshments would also be appreciated!

2008 HISTORIC HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: YULETIDE OF YESTERYEAR
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008, 10:00AM UNTIL 8:00PM

Featuring Five Homes on Greenville’s Historic Earle and James Streets

For more information:
www.ceehda.com
242-9636 or 235-0673

Tickets and brochures for the home tour are available at the following locations:
. The Bohemian Cafe
. HeadQuarters Day Spa & Salon
. Buncombe Antiques Mall
. La Maison d’Antiques
. Commerce Club
. Mast General Store
. Country Boy’s
. Savvy
. Cricket’s Boutique
. Three Generations Boutique
. Dahlia
. Twigs West End
. Dixie Messer Mirror & Glass

The home tour is sponsored by the Colonel Elias Earle Historic District Association (CEEHDA)

DRAFT FUTURE LAND USE MAP TO BE PRESENTED AT PUBLIC MEETING

Contact: Jennifer Rigby
Development Planner
(864) 467-4552

Public invited to view and comment on map as part of Plan-it Greenville initiative

(Greenville SC) Plan-it Greenville staff will host a public meeting on Tuesday, November 18 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library to present a draft Future Land Use Map and to launch a three-week citizen comment period. A Future Land Use Map is created as a way to direct specific development for the city, and the draft map was developed using input received from Greenville citizens, as well as a computer model that aids planners in sorting areas within the city that are suitable for development from
areas that are unsuitable.

At the meeting, City staff will make a presentation on the methodology used and will lead attendees in an interactive map exercise. Copies of the draft map will be provided at the meeting and citizens will have three weeks to submit their comments. Comments will be compiled at the conclusion of the comment period and another public meeting will be held in January to present the revised map.

THE STREET PARKING ISSUE

Several of our members have asked about the rules for parking on the side of the street in our neighborhood. Here are portions of traffic and vehicles rules or ordinances that I have gleaned from several pages which apply to street parking where there are no signs regarding such actions.

Sec. 42-84. Parking prohibited in certain places.
(a) It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop, stand or park such vehicle in any of the following places, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic control sign or signal:

(1) On a sidewalk;
(2) In front of a public or private driveway or so near thereto as to
interfere with the unobstructed use of such driveway;
(3) Within an intersection;
(4) Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
(5) On a crosswalk;
(6) Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
(7) Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop
sign or traffic control signal located on the side of a roadway;
(8) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb, or within 30 feet of
points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone,
unless a different length is indicated by official signs or markings;

Sec. 42-88. Parking more than 18 inches from curb.
(a) Every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there are adjacent curbs shall be so stopped or parked with the righthand wheels of such vehicle parallel to and within 18 inches of the righthand curb, except where angle parking is permitted and except on one-way streets where parking is permitted on both sides.

(b) No violation of this section shall be deemed to have occurred whenever such parked vehicle is located within the outside boundary lines o pavement marks indicating the limits of such parking space when such exist.

Sec. 42-89. Oversized vehicles.

It shall be unlawful for any person to park any propelled or nonpropelled oversized vehicle on any street or public right-of-way for any period exceeding two hours. For purposes of this section, an oversized vehicle is defined as any vehicle exceeding 85 inches in height or 250 inches in length, or any vehicle having a rated capacity exceeding two tons, except that such vehicle may be stopped or parked for such length of time as may be necessary for the pickup and loading or unloading and delivery of passengers or materials, but in no even shall such period exceed 24 hours.

There are other details in this ordinance such as ones dealing with fee-paid parking areas, handicapped parking, parking in loading zones, etc., but I believe these are the ones that apply to our residential area. I hope this answers the questions some of our Association members have posed.

Nell Stewart,
Public Safety Chair

NEW PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR FOR CITY OF GREENVILLE

The city of Greenville recently hired Dan Souza as our new director of the Parks & Recreation Dept. For over 13 years, Dana Souza has served in leadership positions for various parks and recreation departments in the states of Florida, Maine, and Massachusetts. Souza brings approximately 24 years experience in public service, with 19 years at the senior management level. Souza received the Historic Landscape Preservation Award, the Stewardship of Historic Property Award, and the Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association Award for Design Excellence for the Buttonwood Park Master Plan. He will begin his duties on November 17th. We look forward to working with him in the future on the continuing refurbishment of our Rotary Park.

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