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Sunday, September 25, 2022
Letter: Rental operators need to be good neighbours

Dear editor:

I continue to read about the outstanding issues regarding short-term rentals. 

As we live in a tourism destination, I have no issue with anyone setting up a B&B or Airbnb as a full-time or part-time business.

What I do expect is that our municipal government set policies to ensure the safety and privacy of the community and, most importantly, the neighbours.

I’m told that the town has a good neighbour policy as it pertains to short-term rentals. It would appear this is more to do with protecting the town than the neighbour.

Short-term rentals should only be approved if the privacy and security of the neighbourhood is protected.

If a privacy fence or any other condition must be met before approval, it should be the obligation of the renter to satisfy the conditions of licence before approved.

That is being a good neighbour!

Glenn Young