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Council denies Airbnb rezoning petition

Residents said petitioner mislead them into signing


Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Greg Dolven, a resident concerned with Airbnbs being allowed in his neighborhood, speaks to the Havre City Council prior to their decision to strike down a motion to rezone the area around Northern Heights Drive Monday at City Hall in Havre.

Editor's note: This corrects teh spelling of Greg Dolven's name in the photo caption.

A petition submitted by Northern Heights Drive resident Kerma Boyum to rezone the area her house is in from Residential Class A-1 to Residential General to allow an Airbnb was voted down by Havre City Council Monday after council members heard from several people that the petition was misrepresented to them.

"I was puzzled at first as to why she needed signatures to do what she wanted to do with her property," Saddle Butte Drive resident Joe Vernon said. "I feel that people should be able to do what they...

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