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Commission approves short-term rentals for subdivision

A group of landowners in the Pine Ridge area of the county are interested in renting out their properties to vacationers for short periods – but were unable to do so without the consent of the Crook County Commissioners.

The reason for this is that a subdivision’s covenants can only be changed with commissioner approval. As explained County Attorney Joe Baron, this is done deliberately to make sure that the language of the covenants makes them binding.

“Basically, covenants are worthless in any subdivision if the developer can go in and change them the day after they are recorded,” he said at...