The Northwest Hills Council of Governments

Aug. 31st “5th Thursdays Forum”

This “5th Thursdays” forum for NHCOG region land use commission members will include a discussion of regulating short term rentals (like Airbnb) and an overview of new planning/zoning related laws passed in the last legislative session. Details below.  RSVP today.

Hear about:

  • Regulating short term rentals (like Airbnb and VRBO)
    • What are towns in our region doing about this?
    • What are the issues, challenges, and how are other towns handling it?
  • Overview of new laws passed during last legislative session and possible impacts on our towns:
    • Changes to Affordable Housing Land Use Appeals Procedure (8-30g)
    • Temporary Healthcare Structures
    • Threshold for DEEP review of community water systems
    • Continuation of nonconforming uses, buildings, or structures
  • Brief update on draft Regional Plan of Conservation & Development
  • Roundtable discussion- share any new(er) planning/zoning/conservation issue or approach your commission is working on that you think other towns in the region might be interested in.