Gardiner’s Tourism-Related Accommodation Law set for February 11 public hearing

A final version of the proposed “Local Law to Amend Chapters 200 and 220 of the Town of Gardiner Town Code Regulating Certain Tourism-Related Accommodation Uses” was adopted by the Gardiner Town Board at its meeting on January 7. A public hearing will be held at Town Hall on Tuesday, February 11 before the board can vote to enact the law.

Several small tweaks were made to the proposed legislation, with advice from town attorney Allyson Phillips of Young/Sommer, LLC. For example, the word “paying” was deleted from the description of transient guests under the definition of a “lodging facility.” And the word “year-round” was deleted from the definition of a “resort.” “It could be for a seasonal activity,” such as cross-country skiing, town supervisor Marybeth Majestic pointed out.

The final version of the proposed local law, which is intended to update parts of the code that regulate lodgings, resorts and campgrounds and remove any vague or contradictory language, is available on the town’s website for residents to peruse at