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Vote on Vt. town rental registry planned in August

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) - Officials in Springfield, Vt., are considering an ordinance that would set up a rental registry for property owners looking to occupy town buildings.

Voters are scheduled to vote on the proposal Aug. 20, which would require property owners to get a certificate of occupancy from the local zoning office and a passing grade from the health officer for the buildings.

Opponents say it adds unnecessary paperwork to property owners looking to rent units. Advocates call the ordinance an upgrade in enforcement for authorities to categorize all properties up for lease in Springfield.

The Eagle-Times reports a public hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 19 at the Springfield High School cafeteria.

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