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TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE BLOOMINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE ENTITLED "RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNIT AND LODGING ESTABLISHMENT INSPECTION PROGRAM"

This ordinance amends Title 16 "Residential Rental Unit and Lodging Establishment Inspection Program" by requiring annual submittal of an occupancy affidavit for certain types of residential rental units and providing for notices of violation to be deemed properly served if transmitted by email to the Owner email address registered with HAND on the form described in BMC Section 16.03.020. Note: At the June 2, 2021 Regular Session, the Council adopted the following amendments: - Am 01 -which removed a Whereas clause; and - Am 02 - which removed a provision that would have allowed for property owners to indicate "no change in occupants" on the affidavit under certain circumstances. Also note: At the June 16, 2021 Regular Session, the Council adopted the following amendments: - Am 03 - which made several changes to the ordinance as follows: o required property owners subject to the ordinance to complete and maintain occupancy affidavit forms after a reasonable inquiry as opposed to requiring submittal of each form to the HAND Department; o stated that property owners shall retain completed occupancy affidavit forms for a period of time and should be able to produce the forms upon request; o removed the requirement to identify the familial relationship among occupants in the affidavit form; o revised the proposed penalty to address a failure to timely maintain a required affidavit form; o deleted Section III of the ordinance to remove a provision related to email notification of notices of violation; and o revised Whereas clauses to better reflect the reason for the ordinance to reflect other changes proposed by the amendment. - Am 04 - which removed the requirement on property owners to complete an occupancy affidavit at least once per year and instead required owners or agents to complete such affidavits only when there was a change in the occupancy of the dwelling unit.

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Final 2021-06-16 pass 5-3 (Flaherty, Piedmont-Smith, Rosenbarger)-0 (Volan absent)
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