TOWN OF CHESTER
1786 KINGS HIGHWAY
CHESTER, NY 10918
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON PROPOSED LOCAL LAW
The Town Board of the Town of Chester will hold a public hearing on a proposed local law entitled:
A LOCAL LAW ADDING CHAPTER 77A ENTITLED “SHORT-TERM RENTALS”
TO THE TOWN CODE OF THE TOWN OF CHESTER
Be it enacted by the Town of Chester in the County of Orange, as follows:
Section 1. Title
This Local Law shall be referred to as, “A Local Law Adding Chapter 77A, Entitled, “Short-Term Rentals”, to the Town Code of the Town of Chester.
Section 2. Purpose and Legislative Intent
Due to the increase in tourism over the past years in the Town of Chester and adjacent local areas, there has been an increase in the number of property owners renting to tourists on a short-term basis. Many property owners in the Town of Chester list their properties as short-term rentals on web-based booking sites such as Airbnb or VBRO. These short-term rentals offer many benefits to property owners and residents in the Town of Chester, but also have the potential create health, safety and quality of life detriments to the community. Accordingly, the purpose and legislative intent of this local law is to regulate the use and safety of these short-term rentals so as to further secure and promote the public health, comfort, welfare, safety and peace for residents of the Town of Chester.
Section 3. Authority
This Local Law is adopted pursuant to Article 16 of the New York State Town Law, which expressly grants the Town Board of the Town of Chester authority to adopt local laws for the purposes of promoting the health, safety and welfare of the Town of Chester and its residents. This Local Law is further adopted pursuant to New York Municipal Home Rule Law Article 2, Section 10, which grants the Town Board of the Town of Chester the power to protect and enhance the physical environment of the Town of Chester.
Said public hearing will take place in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 1786 Kings Highway, Chester, NY on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7 PM or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard.
All persons interested in the subject matter may appear in person or by agent. All written communications should be addressed to the Board at the above address.
BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF CHESTER
LINDA A. ZAPPALA,
Dated: March 24, 2022