Zoning board takes up seasonal rentals again

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The issue of whether seasonal rentals are legal in Hull residential districts is going back before the Zoning Board of Appeals. Two homeowners are appealing the building commissioner’s order that they stop renting their properties from June through September because zoning rules prohibit “commercial/business” ventures in a residentially zoned district. The zoning board is scheduled to hear the appeal for 110 Beach Ave. on Dec. 19. The other appeal is for a home at 119 Beach Ave. and was scheduled for hearing this past Thursday. A previous round of hearings ran into a procedural problem, and the building commissioner restarted the process in September by rescinding his earlier orders and reissuing identical ones. The subject is controversial in Hull, where many homes are rented to vacationers.

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