Catskill officials ready to approve zoning changes for short-term rentals
Ted Remsnyder is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media that Catskill town officials are ready to approve zoning regulations for short-term rental properties. With an increase in the use of short-term rental properties that began with the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, local officials have decided to put rules in place to identify the owners and renters of a given property. Officials want property owners to be required to register with the town in the event something happens at the residence that requires an emergency response. “The owner or also knowing who is there so they can get in touch with them also,” said town board member Jared Giordiano on March 22. “So they can figure out who’s there and how many people are there.” The town board, zoning board, and town code enforcement officer crafted the zoning regulations that have now been sent to the state for review. Following the state review, the town will schedule a public hearing. Under the proposed regulations, a property owner would be required to acquire a short-term rental permit to list a property for rent. The property would also have to be inspected by the town code enforcement officer. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.