Committee proposes Irvington cap short-term rental units at 35

AnnGardner Eubank

by AnnGardner Eubank

IRVINGTON—Irvington’s short-term rental (STR) committee on Thursday, June 9, presented a list of recommendations to town council.

Recommendations address the allowed number of STRs, safety regulations, and taxes collected and their uses. Committee chairman Phil Robinson led the presentation.

Allowing too many STRs in Irvington will ultimately lead to negative effects for full-time residents, said council member Jackie Brown. The town’s sense of community could be lost by becoming a transient town. She said she’s not completely against STRs, but agreed that there should be a finite number of allowed STRs.

Robinson said the committee suggested a cap of 35.

He said the committee recommends that new STRs follow the conditional use permit (CUP) process. If legally possible, the CUP should include a provision that the CUP expires on transfer of ownership….

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