Johnson signs Hudson's short-term rental law
Dec 04, 2020 2:45 pm
Aliya Schneider is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson has signed into law a measure to regulate the use of short-term lodging in the city. Johnson approved the law following a brief public hearing Thu., Dec. 3. The Common Council unanimously approved the resolution on November 17. “This is an important step for the community,” Johnson said. “There are a lot of misconceptions about this law. Owner-occupied... [short-term rentals] are still allowed and this law also helps their businesses. The council has been crafting this law for over two years and passed it unanimously.” Short-term rentals are now permitted in the city of Hudson if a resident of the city operates up to three units on the same parcel where the resident lives. A person who owns a residence in Hudson and lives there at least 50 days of the year may operate it as a short-term rental unit for a maximum of 60 days per calendar year. A building or unit that is not permitted to operate as a short-term rental, but was entitled to do so before the law was adopted and was operating as a short-term rental prior to March 6 and paid a lodging tax for the period ending May 31, may continue to operate for a year from the law's effective date. The Zoning Board of Appeals will also have the option to give a short-term rental owner an extension to continue operating for up to three years after the law is enacted if certain conditions are met. Note: Johnson is a WGXC on-air volunteer programmer. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.