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Last updated 10:12AM ET
December 14, 2017
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
Tourist/Vacation Home Crackdown
(2007-02-21)
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: Durango, which prides itself as a tourist community, is poised to crack down on illegal tourist and vacation homes.
KSUT's Victor Locke reports.

VICTOR: There are only 4 or 5 "legitimate" licensed tourist or vacation homes in Durango.
But city planner Craig Roser says if you go on line, you can a couple dozen being offered.
ROSER: WE WERE QUITE SURPRISED TO FIND THE NUMBERS OF UNITS THAT ARE OUT THERE AND BEING ADVERTISED THROUGH THESE WEBSITE SITUATIONS.
Roser says citizen complaints have also been on the rise.
ROSER: OVER THE PAST YEAR, STAFF HAS RESPONDED TO A NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS INVOLVING EXCESSIVE NOISE, OVERCROWDING, ILLEGAL VEHICLE PARKING AND ACCUMULATION OF REFUSE.
No one turned out to speak for or against greater restrictions on vacation or tourist homes during a public hearing Tuesday night.
But all five Durango City Councilor's, including Doug Lyon, voiced support of the idea.
LYON: I WOULDN'T REALLY WANT ONE NEXT TO ME AND I CERTAINLY WOULDN'T WANT THREE ON MY BLOCK SO I THINK THE REQUIREMENT OF NO MORE THAN ONE PER BLOCK IS PRETTY GOOD.
Council will take up an ordinance regulating the homes, next month.
I'm Victor Locke for KSUT.
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