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CS Council Considering Changing Rental Registration Regulations

CScoun103013RentalReg_featIt’s been four years since the College Station city council started requiring registration for the owners of rental homes and duplexes.

With an entirely new council in place, a review process began during a special meeting Wednesday night.

Council suggestions included James Benham wanting to do away with annual registration fees and replacing it with fining property owners who don’t list their rentals.

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Planning and Development Director Bob Cowell says the council that passed the ordinance intended for enforcement to be on a complaint basis.

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Cowell also says code enforcement has become more pro-active. He says new five bedroom homes are checked to confirm whether more than four unrelated relatives are under the same roof.

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Only Jess Fields, participating in his last council meeting, wanted to eliminate the program.

 

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The council is tentatively scheduled to consider changes November 25th.

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Posted by on Nov 1 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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