Grand Lake This Week

All went well at the Town Workshop on nightly rentals. A dozen or so people in the audience spoke. They covered every point that I could think of...

Thankfully, the mayor asked for each of the trustees to share their thoughts. They made it quite clear that they have no intention of doing away with nightly rentals. 

It sounds as if a committee will be appointed to look into adjustments to the short term rentals. Some people are in favor of "leveling the playing field" - so that those renting short term will be paying more for that privilege, the way hotels and motels pay more through their commercial property taxes. I do not see nightly rentals as competing with motels. Either you want a room for the night or you want a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home or condominium; it is not that one is taking business from the other. Each is providing a unique service.

Speaking of leveling the playing field, the condominium buildings in which nightly rentals are no longer permitted would like to be treated equally with all of the other condominium buildings in town. They would like it to be the choice of their association - not the decision of the town - as to whether they can rent nightly / short term / for less than 30 days at a time.
                                 
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