Will the real estate community make the step toward survival?

The results came early in yesterday’s Town Meeting. Article 90 garnered 32% of the abnormally large crowd, falling short of the majority required to pass. We want to extend a huge thank you to all our supporters who “tried” to make their voices heard. We expected this effort to take a couple of years – […]

Land Council recommends YES on Article 90.

Environmental stewardship is perhaps one of the most important values for the Island community. It’s no surprise that so many voters put the Nantucket Land Council’s voter recommendation sheet on their shortlist of things to bring to Town Meeting.  If you haven’t heard, the Land Council – the Island’s environmental watchdog – recommends a YES […]

Article 90 Amended Motion

As we communicated weeks ago, Tobias Glidden – the article 90 sponsor – will propose an Amended Motion on Town Meeting floor. Click here for the exact language. The change is straightforward: year-round residents who want to short-term rent their primary residence (or part of it) are exempt from any limits on the number of days or […]

Local leaders taking the lead in regulating STRs.

The pandemic has accelerated the rise of short-term rentals in vacation spots around the country. Most towns adopted zoning laws a long time ago and never contemplated this trend. Although it’s a heck of a lot easier to turn the other way, local governments are pushing forward with measures to balance the need for visitors […]

Amendment to Article 90 + response to false claims.

Here’s a note from Tobias Glidden, ACK•Now’s Chairman, and the sponsor of the Short-Term Rental Bylaw Article. It was sent to the Inky, but wasn’t published in this week’s edition: To the Editor, Thank you for your recent coverage on the critical topic of commercial short-term rentals. However, I respectfully disagree with the Editor’s suggestion that […]