The Village Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed Short-Term Rental Law at its business meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2021, at Village Hall.
VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW NO. ___ OF 2021
A LOCAL LAW TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS FOR THE SHORT-TERM
RENTAL OF RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS
Be it enacted by the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-On-Hudson as follows:
SECTION 1. Authority.
This article is enacted pursuant to the Municipal Home Rule Law. To the extent the provisions of this local law are in conflict with the Village Law, the Village Board hereby asserts its intention to supersede Village Law pursuant to the Municipal Home Rule Law.
SECTION 2. Title.
This local law shall be referred to as the “Short-Term Rental of Residential Dwellings”.
SECTION 3. Amendment
Chapter ____of the Village Code is hereby added creating new Chapter _____, with the following text:
This Local Law which restricts the use of short-term rentals of residential dwellings and requires the registration and licensing of short-term rentals as necessary to protect public health, preserve the character of residential neighborhoods, ensure that the value of housing is tied to its use for residential purposes while helping to maintain the affordability of both home ownership and rental units, and to regulate and minimize the impacts of the increased traffic, noise, trash, and similar land use impacts which are sometimes associated with short-term rentals of residential dwellings.
The term “short-term rental” as used in this Chapter shall mean offering any residential dwelling, or space therein, to persons in exchange for a fee or compensation, whether monetary or otherwise, for a period of less than thirty (30) days, including, but not limited to, rentals provided by such companies as Air BnB and VBRO. Month to month tenancies are not considered short-term rental properties.
The term “short-term rental permit” as used in this Chapter shall mean a permit granted by the Village Building Department for use of property for short-term rentals.
The term “short-term rental property” as used in this Chapter shall mean any real property which is offered and/or rented for short-term rental.
The term “owner-occupied property” as used in this Chapter shall mean property which the record owner maintains as his or her domicile.
C. Regulation of Short-Term Rental Property.
D. Registration and Permitting of Short-Term Rental Property.
E. Suspension or Revocation of Short-Term Rental Rights.
F. Fees for registration and issuance of permits.
The Village Board shall set such application and permit fees as it may find appropriate for short-term rentals by resolution and such fees shall be listed in the Village’s Schedule of Fees.
G. Penalties for offenses.
SECTION 4. Severability.
If any part or provision of this Local Law or the application thereof to any person or circumstance be adjudged invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall be confined in its operation to the part or provision or application directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered and shall not affect or impair the validity of the remainder of this Local Law or the application thereof to other persons or circumstances, and the Village Board of the Village of Cornwall-On-Hudson hereby declares that it would have passed this Local Law or the remainder thereof had such invalid application or invalid provision been apparent.
SECTION 5. Rules and Regulations.
The Village Board is authorized to adopt rules and regulations, by resolution, to further implement the provisions of this Local Law.
SECTION 6. Repeal.
All ordinances, local laws and parts thereof inconsistent with this Local Law are hereby repealed.
SECTION 7. Effective Date.
This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State in accordance with Section 27 of the New York Municipal Home Rule Law.
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