Colony units can't be fulltime residences

 

Colony units can't be fulltime residences

 

Date: March 26, 2013
by: Kurt Schultheis | Managing Editor

 
 

 

 

Town Manager Dave Bullock issued a memo dated March 25, informing Colony Beach & Tennis Resort unit owners their units are for tourism use only.

Based on the town’s definition of a tourism use, Bullock explains “a tourism unit may only be occupied, whether by the owner or a guest, for less than 30 days or one calendar month, whichever is less.”

“For the same person(s) to remain using the unit, the unit would have to be vacated for a period of time each 30 days per month in order to not violate the town’s zoning code,” Bullock wrote. “Furthermore, use by owners (rather than guests) is not (proper) use of the property and therefore, owners of tourism units must be mindful to not violate the purpose that tourism units are for “transient lodging purposes” (i.e. guests) under the town code.”

The memo was meant to address questions from unit owners about how their properties can currently be used.

Contact Kurt Schultheis at kschultheis@yourobserver.com.

 

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  • The law, and the Town Code, says that owners may not occupy their units for more than 30 consecutive days... Not as the picture headline implies.

    An owner can stay for 30 days, travel for a week, and then come back and stay for another 30 days if he so wants according to the Town Code and legal opinions. He just cannot stay for more than 30 consecutive days.

    Owners now have control of their units for 365 days per year. The developers want to take away the deeds of people who want to stay and deny them this ownership.
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  • blake fleetwood
    Tue 26th Mar 2013
    at 4:51pm
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