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Prattsville officials considering noise ordinance

Jun 29, 2023 12:51 am

Michael Ryan reports for the Mountain Eagle that Prattsville officials are considering a noise ordinance, but are uninterested in regulating short-term rentals. The Hudson Valley, and all of New York State, have an affordable housing crisis, fueled, in part, by short-term rentals. Gov. Kathy Hochul is talking about affordable housing, but not noise. Town Supervisor Greg Cross said, “We currently don’t have a noise ordinance, obviously, so if somebody calls about a noisy neighbor there is nothing we can do.” He also explained why the town is considering a noise ordinance now, saying, “We haven’t had any real problems yet but there have been some potential problems in town so we are looking at this." Cross also said, “there is no appetite on the town board to create short-term rental regulations....Some people believe there should be a fee on short-term rentals and that we should know who the property manager is in case there is a complaint, but we don’t have any enforcement mechanism.” Read more about this story in Porcupine Soup.

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