Rental Registry ordinance proposed in Springfield
By Susan Smallheer. Reposted from The Barre Montpelier Times Argus, March 27, 2013. “SPRINGFIELD — Apartment owners will have to register with the town, if a new ordinance, which had its first review Monday night, goes through.
The proposed “rental registry ordinance” is designed to give Springfield fire officials a better idea of how many people live at a specific address, Town Manager Robert Forguites said during Monday’s first reading. The ordinance, which was first discussed last year in the wake of a violent shooting in downtown Springfield, would require people to register their apartments, or face fines. The registration would then trigger an inspection by local and state fire safety officials and require a ‘certificate of fitness…'” Link to Full Times Argus Article View PDF of Full Times Argus Article