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Residents, realtors concerned about Marco's resort rentals

Planning Board Chairman Marv Needles discusses the progress made on creating an ordinance to allow for and register resort rentals in Marco's residential areas during Monday's City Council meeting.

Photo by KELLY FARRELL, Staff

Planning Board Chairman Marv Needles discusses the progress made on creating an ordinance to allow for and register resort rentals in Marco's residential areas during Monday's City Council meeting.

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  • Jan Sawitoski, a Marco resident, speaks up at the Planning Board meeting Friday saying the current plans to require permits to rent short term in residential areas will hurt an already difficult real estate market.
  • Planning Board Chairman Marv Needles discusses the progress made on creating an ordinance to allow for and register resort rentals in Marco's residential areas during Monday's City Council meeting.
  • George Percel, who served on the Ad Hoc Rental Committee, recommends the city support owners who wish to rent short-term in residential areas by not limiting their options with a cumbersome ordinance. He recommended if an ordinance must be passed that it be the ordinance as drafted by the committee in summer 2008 which required registration, limited occupancy to 2 people per bedroom plus two more and allowed for one rental in a seven day period.
  • Barbara Johnson of Prudential speaks out against an ordinance that would limit renting homes short-term in Marco's residential areas at Friday's Planning Board.
  • Resident Dawn Hollowsky says it’s not easy doing the everyday things, like getting up for work and school, in the morning when short-term renters next door keep her up late the night before.

Islanders speak out about resort rentals in residential neighborhoods, their affects on peace and their place in Marco's economy.

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