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Clackamas County wants your input on how to manage short term rentals for vacationers, visitors to the area

For The Review, Tidings

With an increasing number of Clackamas County residents interested in using their homes for short-term or vacation rentals, the county is looking at whether to regulate homes used in this way in unincorporated areas of the county.

A short-term rental, or vacation rental, is a furnished home, apartment or condominium, all or part of which is rented for limited (30 days or less) stays, typically on a nightly or weekly basis.

County staff are interested in receiving public input about possible regulations related to what type of residence should be allowed to be used as a short-term rental and in what areas of the county, as well as ideas for regulating operations such as garbage collection, off-street parking, maximum days rented per year, noise, maximum number of occupants, and building and fire safety systems.

Seven presentations are scheduled throughout the county in May and early June. The meetings are open to the public and in most cases are hosted by a local Community Planning Organization or Hamlet.

People can also learn about and comment on the issue online at clackamas.us/planning/str.

Meetings will be held at:

n May 18, 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Hood Oregon Resort Trees Room, 68010 E. Fairway Ave., Welches

n May 20, 6:30 p.m. at Development Services Building room 115, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.

n May 22, 7 p.m., Beavercreek Grange Hall, 22041 S. Kamrath Road, Oregon City.

n May 28, 7 p.m. at Gladstone Church of the Nazarene, 4180 SE Jennings Ave., Milwaukie.

n June 3, 7 p.m. at Clackamas Fire District Station 5, 9339 SE Causey Ave., Happy Valley

n June 11, 7 p.m. at Stafford Primary School, 19875 SW Stafford Road, West Linn.