Bloomingdale approves restrictions on short-term rentals

 
 
Updated 12/30/2020 6:27 PM

Anyone booking a short-term rental property in Bloomingdale will be required to rent it for at least 30 days, according to new restrictions approved by the village board.

Trustees also voted on Dec. 14 to require short-term rental properties to be registered with the village. The registration fee is $500 per year.

 

The changes come after a shooting this summer at a rental house in neighboring Roselle.

"Approving a residential rental ordinance tightens things up a bit and makes us safer," Bloomingdale Mayor Franco Coladipietro said.

Village Administrator Peter Scalera said partygoers would be deterred from renting in Bloomingdale as a result of the long-term commitment involved.

On Tuesday, there were two short-term rental properties listed on Airbnb.

The shooting in Roselle occurred in June on Picton Road at an Airbnb-listed property. One man was killed and six others were injured.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.

In response to the shooting, Roselle enacted several restrictions on short-term rentals.

Meanwhile in Bloomingdale, village officials say there was broad support for an ordinance change to protect residents and address complaints about loud parties.

"There has been no avenue to address these issues prior," Scalera said. "This gives the police and building department greater latitude in issuing citations to the property owner if the tenants are causing a disruption that causes our police department to respond on more than one occasion."

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