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Catskill village to consider short-term rental changes

Feb 28, 2024 12:55 am

Cassie Abel reports for HudsonValley360 that the Catskill Village Board of Trustees holds a public hearing Feb. 28 to consider updating its short-term rental zoning law. The number of short-term rentals mean there are fewer apartments for residents to rent, making the affordable housing crisis worse. Catskill Village Trustee Natasha Law said, “After a period of implementing and assessing the effectiveness of the existing regulations, we have identified areas where the registration and monitoring processes for rentals could be enhanced for improved efficiency.... While no significant changes are being proposed, we believe that these adjustments will streamline the procedures and benefit all stakeholders involved.” In 2021. Catskill required short-term rental owners to obtain a permit and meet certain standards to operate in the village. Currently, a permit application to rent short-term in Catskill costs $500 and the annual renewal is $200. The public hearing is at 6:30 p.m. at the Robert C. Antonelli Senior Center, 15 Academy St. in Catskill. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.