Back to drawing board for boarding house regs
Residents packed a public hearing Monday night and demanded the town do something about the proliferating problems at the growing number of boarding houses in town.
The Springfield Select Board had drawn up a draft zoning change that would require any establishment of a boarding or rooming house to get a zoning permit and follow several conditions. ...
Jacob Speidel, a lawyer with Vermont Legal Aid in Springfield, said there were unintentional consequences of the proposed zoning change, including making it more difficult for the elderly to either rent a room or rent out a room in their homes.
Originally published in the Rutland Herald (available by subscription)