According to the Ellsworth American, at the Emergency Ellsworth City Council Meeting on Thursday, April 2nd, the Ellsworth City Council voted 6-1  passed a temporary ordinance limiting short-term rentals (including campgrounds and hotels) from renting through the end of April

The vote was 6-1 with all Councilors with the exception of Marc Blanchette.

The Ordinance offers exceptions for health-care and other workers, such as construction crews, who have been deemed essential by the state, and for those receiving General Assistance.

The Ellsworth Police Department and Code Enforcement Department are responsible for enforcement of the ordinance which carries potential fines of between $100 and $2,500 for each day a short-term renter is in violation

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