PUBLIC NOTICE IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR BARRETT TOWNSHIP SHORT-TERM RENTAL OWNERS On December 11, 2019 Barrett Township Supervisors adopted pdf Ordinance 197 (350 KB) regulating Short Term Rentals. Please visit www.BarrettTownship.com/ordinances for the complete ordinance. All Short-Term rental properties must be registered with the township by March 1, 2020. The permit application, fee information and guidelines are available at www.BarrettTownship.com/forms. Please contact Zoning Officer Jeryl Rinehart with any questions: 570-595-2602 ext. 2. P - Jan. 9
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PUBLIC NOTICE INTENTION TO ENACT PROPOSED ORDINANCE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Supervisors of Barrett Township hereby gives public notice of its intention to enact the ordinance summarized below at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors to be held on December 11, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326. As summarized below, the proposed ordinance would establish regulations for short term rental units within Barrett Township. At the time of the public meeting, the Supervisors will listen to comments by members of the public concerning the proposed ordinance. If substantial amendments are not offered to the draft of the proposed ordinance, the Supervisors intend to consider enactment of the proposed ordinance immediately after the public meeting. The proposed ordinance is entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BARRETT, COUNTY OF MONROE, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, RELATING TO THE USE AND REGULATION OF SHORT-TERM RENTAL UNITS WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP AND ESTABLISHING APPLICATION AND PERMIT STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES, PROVIDING FOR ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT INCLUDING PENALTIES, AND OTHER MATTERS PERTAINING THERETO. The following is a brief summary of all of the sections of the proposed ordinance: Section 1 contains a short title of the ordinance. Section 2 identifies the scope and legal authority of the ordinance. Section 3 governs interpretation of the ordinance. Section 4 contains definitions of terms used in the ordinance. Section 5 requires permits to be obtained for short term rental units in Barrett Township. Section 6 outlines the permit procedure. Section 7 contains short term rental unit standards. Section 8 provides for the fees, term and renewal procedure for permits. Section 9 provides for an enforcement officer for enforcement of the ordinance. Section 10 requires inspections of short term rental units. Section 11 governs marketing of short term rental units. Section 12 provides for notices of violation. Section 13 provides that violations of the ordinance are a public nuisance. Section 14 governs violations and penalties. Section 15 makes each owner of a short term rental unit severally responsible for compliance with the ordinance. Section 16 contains an appeal procedure. Section 17 contains a severability provision. Section 18 repeals inconsistent ordinances. Section 19 provides that the proposed ordinance shall be effective five days after the date of its enactment. The full text of the proposed ordinance is on file for inspection and review without charge (or a copy may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof) at Barrett Township's offices at 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326. A complete copy of the proposed ordinance has been provided to and may be reviewed at the Pocono Record and the Monroe County Law Library. If any person with a disability wishes to request that special accommodations be made to allow his or her participation, he or she is asked to contact the Township at 570-595-2602, at least one business day in advance to make arrangements. Weitzmann, Weitzmann & Huffman, LLC By: Todd W. Weitzmann, Esquire 700 Monroe Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Barrett Township Solicitors P - Dec. 2
Paradise Township supervisors unanimously approved a controversial ordinance regulating short-term rentals following a hearing Monday night.
The ordinance sets rules and standards for homeowners who rent their properties for between one and 30 days. Its intention is to provide for the health, welfare and safety of renters, but also includes protections for surrounding neighbors.