The city of Crosslake recently established a citizen-based committee to meet and discuss short-term rentals in the city. Short-term rentals are residential properties available for rent for a period of less than 30 days.

These rentals are typically lake cabins or residential homes that are rented via any number of online services. To date, there have been no significant problems with these rentals, but since there are more and more of them, the city and the committee want to look into ways to ensure they remain a positive experience for neighbors, businesses and others in the community.

Mayor David Nevin is on the committee as well, and it is his goal to ensure the rentals are a mutual benefit to the people and the city of Crosslake. The committee is examining what other cities and areas are doing in this regard, and is seeking input/feedback from our community.

The committee is asking for Crosslake citizens to share their thoughts and ideas regarding short-term rentals by emailing This will give everyone an opportunity to voice their opinions and ideas and the committee will take into consideration everyone’s input.

Committee members are Deanne Furan, chair, and Matt Balmer, Blaine Kriesel Jr., Daniel Matthes, Doug Moan, Nevin, Paul Schmelz and Kirk Schnitker.