What I thought for quite some time is now in public record of Peninsula Twp's meeting last week in discussion of the new Bed and Breakfast ordinance re-write:
- Amendment #190 – Pubic Hearing
Reardon reviewed Amendment 190. Avery said there is a feeling that Airbnb is up against a different set of rules. Will Airbnb be treated exactly the same as this? Reardon said staff has an ongoing list of VRBO, Airbnb and Home Away issues and staff is researching and enforcing. Wendling said this problem is not specific to this Township. Communication is the first step. Wendling explained the legal track to enforcement. Witkop asked what the problem with this Airbnb concept is. Reardon said the Township has defined uses that are allowed
and not allowed. Operating a B&B without prior permit is not allowed. Also Personal Residential Exemption may be assessed differently. Amendment 190 will not change the issue with Airbnb. Amendment 190 deals with how the Township regulates and rules surrounding B&B establishments that have a permit.
This is the first public record where I see they are actively going against airbnb. We survived our tax tribunal issue yesterday and were given back our 100%PRE for the tax years in question. Justice worked and bullying by Peninsula Twp did not prevail.
Curt [Surname hidden]
Old Mission Pen.