Please find attached the latest draft for the proposed Short Term Rental regulations.
The link below details the STR meetings held over the past year and the previous draft.
The Village Board will be having another public hearing on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 6 pm in Van Buren Hall to discuss the proposed regulations. We will NOT be voting on the regulations at this time.
Since the February 8, 2023, public hearing, we reviewed additional STR regulations from nearby municipalities, spoke with a local mayor, received input and feedback from various residents who had feedback about the proposed regulations, and incorporated the feedback provided by residents at the February 8th public hearing.
Overall, there was very strong feedback from residents to regulate STRs to:
– Preserve the supply of dwellings available for long-term rentals and home ownership.
– Maintain the safety and prevent public safety risks.
– Preserve the traditional character of the village.
This proposed regulation also delineates between hosted and non-hosted STRs. This is a very important distinction.
Hosted Short-Term Rental — A Hosted Short-Term Rental is a single-family or two-family dwelling, or an accessory dwelling unit, which at least one and not more than three bedrooms are for overnight accommodation, the rates for which including lodging only, and in which no public restaurant is maintained, and no other commercial services offered. The host occupies the Short-Term Rental property and remains on-site and resides in a habitable dwelling unit or portion thereof throughout the guest’s stay. A qualifying property must be the owner’s primary residence.
Non-Hosted Short-Term Rental — A Non-Hosted Short-Term Rental is a single-family or two-family dwelling, or an accessory dwelling unit, which at least one and not more than three bedrooms are for overnight accommodation, the rates for which including lodging only, and in which no public restaurant is maintained, and no other commercial services offered. The host does not remain on-site throughout the guest’s stay. A qualifying property must be the owner’s primary residence.
The key difference is that in a hosted STR, the property owner is physically present on the premises throughout the guest’s stay. In a non-hosted STR, the property owner is NOT physically present on the premises during the guest’s stay.
Hosted STRs will need an inspection and permit to operate. There will not be a cap on the number of hosted STRs in the village.
Non-hosted STRs will also need an inspection and permit to operate. However, the proposed regulation caps the total number of non-hosted STRs in the village to 12 and each non-hosted STR will be capped at 60 total days of overnight rentals per year.
From what we can gather online, the village has a total of six non-hosted STRs currently operating. This proposal enables the doubling of operating non-hosted STRs in the village. Future boards will have the ability to increase or decrease that number through a public hearing and changing the local law.
Thank you for your feedback, patience, and engagement on this important issue facing our community.
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