Fine proposed for improper RV, boat parking in Greenwood
Offenders could face $50 per day fine
Last Updated: 233 days ago
GREENWOOD, Ind. - Whether it's an RV, boat or trailer, Greenwood leaders don't want it parked in front of a house for longer than 48 hours, and a proposal attaches a fine of $50 per day for offenders.
City council members say RVs, trailers and boats parked in front of homes brings down property values. According to the proposal, parking recreational vehicles at home is OK as long as it's more than 10 feet from the street.
"As you drive down the street, you wouldn't see a motor home here, and a boat here and another motor home here and an RV down the street," said Ron Bates, with the Greenwood City Council.
Some Greenwood residents agree with the council's proposal.
"It just brings down the value of the home for your neighbor when you have something like that, and it just doesn't look nice," said Greenwood resident Sue Turnquist. "I think it's a good idea to do that because you can have the neighborhood go downhill on you if you don't do something to keep it improved."
Other residents said the RVs don't bother them, and they question the council's right to dictate how and where they're stored.
"I've never really thought about it... it never really bothered me," said Greenwood resident Christine Pfiester. "Honestly, it's not the city's decision to tell us what we can and can't do on our own property."
William Stamm, whose RV is parked in front of his Greenwood home, also disagrees with the council's proposal.
"We kind of feel that this is our property and we ought to be able to do what we like to do, what we want, as long as it's not hurting anyone," he said.
In a preliminary vote, city council members voted unanimously in favor of the proposal. The final vote is expected next week
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