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Ad Hoc Committee reviews vacation rentals

Steamboat Pilot & Today staff report

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The city of Steamboat Springs is establishing a Vacation Rental Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to study and determine if issues exist with the present vacation rental model; and if so, to recommend modifications to City Council.

With the proliferation of vacation ownership and nightly rentals, City Council is interested in understanding the topic more in depth and how this issue is or is not impacting the community as it pertains to long-term rental housing, neighborhood character, sales and lodging tax collection, safety and enforcement.

The committee will be comprised of city council members Heather Sloop and Kathi Meyer, Planning Commissioners Tom Ptach and George Eck III along with two members each representing Realtors and property management groups. Rounding out the assembly will be three at-large seats open to community members.

The 11-member committee will work with the Planning & Community Development director and staff attorney.

The Board of Realtors and the lodging committee would recommend candidates to fill their respective seats. All three representative groups — Realtors, property management and at-large — will be required to submit an application by or before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Once assembled, the group will meet twice monthly from November to mid-February before presenting City Council with the committee's recommendations at the end of February.

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Applications may be dropped off at City Hall or submitted electronically to rbessey@steamboatsprings.net before the deadline.

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