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For RentBy Tony Farkas
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POINT BLANK — The Point Blank City Council told a full house of city residents about the new ordinance affecting short-term rentals in the city limits.

Mayor Mark Wood said that people in the area are waking up to the fact that vacation rentals are cropping up throughout the city, especially around the lakefront.

The council fielded numerous complaints about noise and property damage in connection with the short-term rentals. Additionally, there were questions about how to enforce the ordinance, as the city doesn’t field a police force.

No action was taken.

In a separate matter, Wood said he informed the residents and council that FEMA is changing flood plain definitions, which will impact property east of Governor Wood most particularly.

In other business, the council:

 •discussed sale tax revenue being down 15 percent; and

• approved disposing of city assets that are non-functional.

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