Short-term rentals bylaw options presented

 | March 11, 2012

Approximately 50 people attended the meeting on short-term nightly chalet rentals in Sun Peaks. The Whistler Centre for Sustainability (WCS) facilitated, providing a review of survey results and bylaw options for short-term rentals in the resort’s residential areas. The meeting was the second step in a zoning process that may take up to two years to develop.

“The mayor suggested at the meeting it’s probably an 18 month to two year window,” says Byron Johnson, Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality’s chief administrative officer.

“People who own these chalets are taking bookings now for next year. We have to give them enough lead time so that if there’s going to be any (bylaw) changes, they can react accordingly.”

The WCS will make more recommendations to Municipal Council within the next 60 days, and after public review, council will determine a direction for short-term rentals.

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