A.   Accessory Buildings:
      1.   An accessory building, as defined by subsection 9-2-1 of this title, may be rented as a short-term rental, provided that either the principal dwelling or accessory building on the property must be occupied by a majority owner of the property or an immediate family member of the property owner more than six (6) months out of any given year.
      2.   A principal dwelling and its associated accessory building may not both be rented out concurrently as short-term rentals.
   B.   Duties of Responsible Party:
      1.   A responsible party must be available twenty four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week, for the purpose of responding within sixty (60) minutes to complaints regarding the condition of the short-term rental or the conduct of the occupant of the short-term rental and/or their guests.
      2.   A responsible party shall obtain the name, address, and contact number of each occupant of a short-term rental.
      3.   A responsible party shall provide the information required in subsection B.2 of this section to the City at the City's request, if available.
      4.   A responsible party, upon notification that any occupant or guest has created any unreasonable noise or disturbance, engaged in disorderly conduct, or committed a violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation pertaining to the use and occupancy of a short-term rental, shall promptly respond in an appropriate manner within sixty (60) minutes and require an immediate halt to the conduct, and take such steps as may be necessary to prevent a recurrence of such conduct. Failure of the responsible party to respond to calls or complaints regarding the condition, operation, or conduct of an occupant or guest in a short-term rental in an appropriate manner within sixty (60) minutes shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
      5.   A responsible party shall prepare a written notice, and shall mail or deliver the notice to all residents and owners of property abutting or across the street from the short-term rental, which notice shall state the intent to operate a short-term rental and the number of bedrooms that will be rented to overnight guests, and include information on how to contact the responsible party by phone.
      6.   A responsible party shall post on or near the front door of the short-term rental a notice which includes the address of the rental, emergency contact numbers, and a diagram showing emergency exit route(s) approved by the Fire Department.
   C.   Information Provided to Occupants:
      1.   At the time of each occupancy of the unit, the responsible party shall provide to the occupant of a short-term rental the following:
         a.   A current copy of the short-term rental permit;
         b.   The name and contact number of all responsible parties;
         c.   A notice of the trash pick-up day, and applicable rules and regulations pertaining to leaving or storing trash on the exterior of the dwelling; and
         d.   Parking locations and requirements.
   D.   Occupancy:
      1.   The maximum number of overnight guests occupying a short-term rental shall not exceed the definition of "family" as provided in subsection 9-2-1 of this title.
      2.   Guests of an occupant may use a short-term rental only when an occupant is present and may not stay overnight.
      3.   A responsible party may rent either the entire residential dwelling or one room of the residential dwelling to an occupant. Under no circumstances shall a responsible party rent individual rooms in a short-term rental to different occupants for the same night or nights.
      4.   No recreational vehicle, travel trailer, tent, or other temporary shelter shall be used as a short-term rental or in conjunction therewith to provide additional sleeping areas or otherwise.
   E.   Outdoor Storage:
      1.   Storage of equipment, inventory, or work-related items other than vehicles, shall be within the residence or a permitted accessory building. Outdoor storage and storage containers are prohibited. For purposes of this article, the term "storage container" refers to industrial and commercial shipping containers and buildings, including PODS and like containers, which are designed to be portable and/or temporary and which do not meet the design criteria for accessory buildings. The term does not include sheds or small storage buildings intended for incidental residential use and which are compatible with residential use.
   F.   Parking:
      1.   All occupants and guests shall, to the greatest extent possible, utilize any off-street parking of the residential dwelling which constitutes the short-term rental. On-street parking by occupants and guests shall be governed by subsection 6-1-3 of this Code.
      2.   An accessory building, built after the effective date of this chapter and used as a short-term rental, requires one off-street parking space in addition to parking spaces required for the principal dwelling.
   G.   Signs and Advertising:
      1.   No sign indicating that the residence is a short-term rental or that it is for rent or lease shall be displayed such that it is visible from any other public or private property.
      2.   The street number of a short-term rental shall be posted in accordance with Fire Department IFC requirements.
      3.   All advertising for the short-term rental shall include the City permit number and the maximum number of vehicles accommodated by off-street parking spaces.
   H.   Trash:
      1.   Trash and refuse shall not be left stored within public view except in proper containers for the purpose of collection by the authorized waste hauler on scheduled trash collection days.
      2.   The short-term rental property shall, at all times, be kept in a neat and sanitary condition, in compliance with the requirements of this Code.
   I.   Zoning:
      1.   Subject to the standards and restrictions applicable to such zone, the standards and restrictions contained in this chapter, and any permit requirements, the use of a residential dwelling as a short-term rental is permitted as a right in the residential district only. (Ord. 299, 10-20-2020)