WENATCHEE — Chelan County will be holding a public meeting to discuss the future of vacation rentals.

The Chelan County Commission and staff will talk about the next steps forward for deciding how to best manage vacation rentals, Community Development Director Dave Kuhl said.

The meeting will be from 3 to 5 p.m., June 4 at the Confluence Technology Center.

This will just be a workshop between the county commissioners and their staff, Kuhl said. The county will hold public hearings where testimony can be given on vacation rentals at a later date.

The first public hearing will in front of the Chelan County Planning Commission from 7 to 9 p.m., July 24 at the Chelan County Administrative Building on 400 Douglas St., Wenatchee, according to the county website.

Vacation rentals have been a hot button issue in Chelan County. The city of Leavenworth has a partial ban on vacation rentals and the Manson Urban Growth Area has regulations.

The city of Leavenworth ban actually extends from a law created in 1987. The city started applying it in 2016 and hired a security company to gather information about properties listed as vacation rentals and send notices to the owners about the ban.

Manson also has regulations on vacation rentals, according to previous Wenatchee World reporting. Manson resides in unincorporated Chelan County.

Properties that are occupied for less than 30 days must pay a $100 county permit fee, be supervised by a local manager, and control noise, parking and trash, according to previous Wenatchee World reporting.

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