Supervisors discuss amendments to subdivision regulations

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, June 6, 2018

During Monday’s Pearl River County Board of Supervisors meeting, county engineer Les Dungan presented the Board with amendments and additions to the county’s current sub-division regulations.

According to previous coverage, the county’s subdivision regulations were adopted in 1998 and revisiting those regulations would ensure that potential buyers have adequate access to property when it’s subdivided.

Dungan said the amendments bring rural subdivision regulations more in line with county regulations.

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Dungan said the changes rectified typographical errors in the exemption clauses of the current subdivision regulations, and allowed for the development of multi-use tracts of land.

He said the Board is considering amending the regulations to better fit the county as a whole and provide an avenue to develop a piece of property in a rural area without following the strictest of sub-division regulations.

County Administrator Adrain Lumpkin said the current regulations work well for high-density subdivisions.

By making the required amendments the Board is trying to come with some flexibility in rules regarding divided property, he said.

“I think we have come up with guidelines. One of the major things is people should have access to their property and the developer puts in a good road that is accessible,” Lumpkin said.

After reviewing the changes, the Board requested a final draft of the revisions by the next Board meeting.