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Rental operators are now 99% compliant, CAO says

Chief administrator Marnie Cluckie says 99 per cent of short-term rental operators in Niagara-on-the-Lake are now complying with the town’s licensing and bylaw requirements.

“We’re doing really well with the short-term rental program,” Cluckie told councillors during Dec. 13’s committee of the whole meeting.

On Sept. 7, the town rolled out a program with Granicus govService HostCompliance to monitor short-term rentals alongside the administrative monetary penalty (AMP) system to better fine individuals for breaking town bylaws.

As of Dec. 10, only one operator is non-compliant, she said.

Cluckie said the town investigated six operators in the past week for violating the short-term rental bylaw.

“I’m happy to say that all of those operators worked swiftly to resolve the issues and in most cases it was simply an education piece,” she said.

Maintaining a 99 or 100 per cent compliance rate will be nearly impossible, Cluckie said.

“As the non-compliance numbers can change daily, bylaw staff anticipate that the number of non-compliant operators will be maintained in the range of 0 to 10 at any given time,” according to an information report on bylaw enforcement.

Short-term rental compliance is a “high-priority” for the bylaw division, the report said.

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