Plympton-Wyoming taking a survey about short term rental rules

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Plympton-Wyoming wants to know what residents think about regulating short term rentals.

The town is considering licensing the rentals which are predominantly along the shores of Lake Huron. The town’s planner, Sarah Baldwin, estimates there are about 54 homes – 24 along the lakeshore – which are for rent. The short-term rentals have been a problem for some time with Blue Point residents sending a petition in 2020 to council, asking they be banned.

The town has put together an online survey to find out what sort of regulations residents feel will help keep disturbances to a minimum. It can be found on the town’s website.

Plympton-Wyoming has already heard some feedback. Recently Monica Cameron, who has been operating an Airbnb in Wyoming for four years, came to council concerned about regulation.

She said if regulations are imposed, they need to be fair to all operators and not all rental styles should be treated the same. Cameron, who stays in her home with the renter, believes absentee landlords should have different rules.

The survey can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqJhIARfilOj7CrP0T1b2PNgeOdAVO_9kEIFnTMdZ-okP_LQ/viewform