Updated rental ordinance to be heard April 9

The next council meeting is on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at borough hall, 423 Warren Ave. FILE PHOTO

SPRING LAKE — Several borough residents came out to praise the borough council for taking steps to stop short- term rentals such as those made through online sites.

The public hearing for Ordinance No. 2019-005 was held Tuesday night. However, due to certain language being stricken from the document, the ordinance regarding short-term rentals will have a second public hearing at the next council meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at borough hall, 423 Warren Ave.

The council made two changes to the ordinance Tuesday night.

The first was to strike words stating a barbecue is not allowed in the front yard of borough properties. The second was to remove language that said no bedrooms on the third floor of a rental could be used unless there is a fire escape.

Council President Brendan Judge and Councilman Matthew Sagui argued that this would impact all rentals, not just short-term rentals.

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