Chelan County poised to adopt new vacation rental rules

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WENATCHEE, WA.- Chelan County Commissioners say they’re getting closer to establishing new controls on vacation rentals. Conflicts over noise, traffic and parking have increased over the past several years in the Lake Chelan and Leavenworth areas as more and more homes are being listed online on sites such as VRBO and AIRBNB. . .

Commissioner Doug England says the planning process has been, “Slower than we want it to be.” He says the challenge is creating a set of rules that adequately address nuisance issues without adversely affecting tourism and the thriving vacation rental industry.

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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.