Rockland, ME to reconsider short-term vacation rental rules

ROCKLAND, Maine — The City Council is preparing to consider for a third time regulations for short-term vacation rentals.

The council will consider a preliminary vote on the proposed regulations at its meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at City Hall. If the measures are approved, a public hearing and final vote would be held in November.

The council considered approving short-term rental regulations in March and in July. Both times, councilors agreed to hold off on a vote to conduct further discussion in the wake of concerns by residents who rent out rooms and homes.