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Town slaps moratorium on new weekly rentals
From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on July 26 2012, 12:39am by Mark Esper in Local News category
With town staff warning that weekly rental units “are beginning to saturate the Silverton housing market to a point of being perceived by some residents as problematic,” the Town Council voted unanimously Monday night, July 23, to impose a 6-month moratorium on new applications.
But that will not apply to the two applications already in the pipe, town officials said.
Residential weekly rentals are prohibited in the town unless a “use subject to review” is approved by the Town Council after a public hearing.
Concerns have been raised over the impact of the weekly rentals to the integrity of residential neighborhoods, depletion of workforce rental properties, and parking problems.


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