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File #: 18-1400    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/6/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/9/2018 Final action: 10/9/2018
Title: HEARING - Chief Administrative Office, recommending the Board of Supervisors consider the following: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 205-2018, establishing fees for vacation home rental (VHR) inspection pilot program; 2) Direct that VHR's be inspected upon permit issuance and biannually thereafter; and 3) Disband the VHR ad hoc committee. (Est. Time: 20 Min.)
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution, 2. B - Counsel Approval, 3. C - Draft Inspection Checklist, 4. Executed Resolution 205-2018
Related files: 21-0168
Title
HEARING - Chief Administrative Office, recommending the Board of Supervisors consider the following:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 205-2018, establishing fees for vacation home rental (VHR) inspection pilot program;
2) Direct that VHR's be inspected upon permit issuance and biannually thereafter; and
3) Disband the VHR ad hoc committee. (Est. Time: 20 Min.)
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

Vacation Home Rental Inspections and Fees

The Board of Supervisors has revised County Ordinance Code Chapter 5.56 to incorporate inspections of properties prior to permit issuance or renewal, and to include specific fire and life safety requirements as permit conditions. The County does not currently have sufficient staff to perform these inspections.

The VHR ad hoc committee worked with several fire protection districts, led by the Lake Valley Fire Protection District, in which approximately 70% of the currently licensed VHRs are located, to craft the regulations for fire and life safety. Lake Valley and Meeks Bay Fire Protection Districts and Fallen Leaf Lake CSD have indicated that inspecting VHRs in the unincorporated area of the Lake Tahoe Basin would help them become familiar with the location and layout of these homes, making their responses more efficient, and enhancing responder safety. This provides an opportunity to partner with the fire districts to inspect the homes for compliance with the County’s VHR requirements and the individual permit application while improving the districts’ ability to serve the community. In addition, the districts feel it is appropriate to inspect VHRs similarly to how they inspect other business involving transitent occupants, such as hotels and motels.

On August 28, 2018, the Board approved a template letter of agreement (LOA) and delegated authority to the CAO to sign the LOA with districts that are interested in performing VHR inspections. As noted, the districts in the unincorporated area o...

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