A vast majority of Steamboat Springs City Council users agreed Tuesday that they would like to take a look at extending the moratorium on new vacation home rental permits to June 30.
Council did not just take a vote, but its associates directed Organizing Director Rebecca Bessey and City Attorney Dan Foote to convey again an ordinance that would extend the moratorium. As soon as the ordinance will come right before council, at minimum four associates will require to vote “yes” on initially and next looking at for it to pass.
Heritage of the moratorium
Council users 1st took up the problem in June after various local community members expressed fears about the affect quick-phrase rentals were having on the town.
All through many conversations, council associates identified two negative impacts of the observe: the potential function small-time period rentals are getting on the city’s housing crisis and the surplus noise, trash, targeted visitors and parking troubles that people who live in the vicinity of brief-time period rentals are witnessing.
To tackle the next problem, which the council discovered as “neighborhood character,” customers voted on a moratorium to limit house owners who wished to obtain a holiday home rental allow from executing so.
Metropolis personnel proposed the moratorium so the Planning Fee and City Council could exploration particular policies about quick-expression rentals.
The moratorium has due to the fact been extended several times. In October, council users also voted to remove specified streets bordering Steamboat Vacation resort from the moratorium, as some customers felt these streets would most likely drop outside the house of any restriction the council might go on where a nightly rental can operate.
In late 2020, council members also agreed to hire a limited-phrase rental regulation company called Granicus, which has been tasked with forcing all small-term rentals in town to obtain a license. Granicus will also have a 24/7 enforcement hotline that citizens can simply call if a nightly renter in their spot is causing an difficulty.
Bessey suggested extending the moratorium to