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Planning Commission discusses ordinance for short term rentals

BESSEMER – The Bessemer Planning Commission went over a draft ordinance to regulate short-term rentals during its regular meeting on Tuesday night.

“It’s very thorough, there’s no question about it,” said councilman and committee member Terry Kryshak.

The ordinance will require all short-term rental companies provide the city with a local agent. City manager Charly Loper said this person would have to be available to accept phone calls on a 24-hour basis, have a key for the property and be able to get there within 60 minutes. The ordinance will also require that the contact perso...