The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners this week dealt with a wide breadth of issues, one set of opinions being that the long running effort to place the short term rental issue on the back burner for at least a half-year is a good idea. Several groups have strong opinions, both for and against STR’s, on whether already built single-family homes that have been short term rentals should remain as short term rentals.
There’s lots of people retiring these days and they want to have an ocean view – everyday. It’ll be quite a confrontation between real estate moguls who want to line their pockets with short term rental customers’ money versus those longer term renters or owners who want to live out their lives on the coast year round.
At any rate…commissioners admitted that the issue is tied up in the courts meaning those who want to live on the coast are going to have to wait to see where things wind up. A final decision could very well be over a year away.
On another front…it appears the spread of Covid-19 is slowing down quite substantially – not that it can’t rear its ugly head on short notice. But those who are infected with the virus seem to have an easier time of it. Lots of spread but the death rate is a lot lower.
As for face masks, it appears that President Biden said what thinks is the right thing to do. Older folks are more susceptible to the Covid, so they’re encouraged to wear a face mask indoors “most” of the time especially if they have underlying conditions and there are people coming and going in the living space.
And the commissioners just announced that smaller scale apartment complexes may start coming up out of the ground…either short term or long. So things are happening in Lincoln County.