The Kanab City Planning Commission will be conducting a Public Forum on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., to discuss short-term rentals in Kanab City. The forum will be held in the multipurpose room at the Kanab City Library, located at 374 North Main Street.

The Planning Commission has reviewed a proposed ordinance that regulates short-term rentals in residential zones, and is requesting written comments from the public regarding the proposed ordinance. All written comments should be submitted to the Kanab City Office by 10 a.m., on Monday, October 31, 2016. Copies of the proposed ordinance, along with a staff report outlining the issues, can be found at the City Office or online at http://www.utah.gov/pmn/index.html.

The Public Forum will be broken into two items: 1) regulating the negative effects (if any) of short-term rentals and 2) whether to limit the amount of short-term rentals.

Referring to item #1, the Planning Commission desires particular feedback regarding the following proposed regulations:

i) Any new structure built for the purpose of renting out must have a 10-foot minimum setback.

ii) Any previously built accessory building converted for the purpose of renting, must first have a 10-foot minimum setback.

iii) Living space cannot be shared by more than one private renter (no separate bookings for any space that has common/shared living areas).

iv) There shall be no more than two (2) rentals per property.

Referring to item #2, the Planning Commission desires particular feedback regarding the following proposed regulations:

i) No non-owner occupied short-term rental property shall operate within 300 feet of an existing non-owner occupied short term rental property. The distance is measured from the entrance door of the existing short-term rental to the nearest structural point of the proposed short-term rental.

ii) No more than two separate short term rental properties shall be owned by the same owner. For purposes of this requirement, individuals are considered the same owners if they:

a. are spouses

b. co-mingle expenses or income regarding any short term rental property

c. are business partners

*For purposes of this requirement, businesses are considered the same owners if they are owned or managed at least in part by the same individual.