RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City officials have rejected a proposed set of regulations governing short-term residential rentals.

The Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/2cWo9SA) reports that the city council has voted 6-4 to reject the proposed rules.

Planning Manager Vicki Fisher says a complaint to the city about an Airbnb operation prompted the suggested ordinance.

The rules would have required applicants to get city approval by paying a $250 fee and providing documentation including a site plan and operations plan, as well as offering evidence of compliance with state law.

Alderman John Roberts says the ordinance needs to be tweaked, but he says it’s important to implement regulations. Alderman Steve Laurenti argued against the plan, contrasting the single complaint with the large increase in rentals.

Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com