Complaints may prompt new township rental laws
Short-term rental homes don’t automatically turn into “Animal House” type settings. They have long been part of the area’s tourist draw and economy.
But abuses—neighbors who packed the Aug. 5 Saugatuck Township board meeting cited littering, bonfires built near propane tanks and other scenes worthy of the 1978 movie comedy—prompted officials to agree it was time for the township to join Douglas and Saugatuck cities drafting a short-term rental ordinance.
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