Wow. It turns out that Lower Merion did not know about the no tell motel known as "Bryn Mawr Guest Suites" . And apparently Lower Merion is sending a letter to the property owner saying no,no,no.
Bonnie Cook at The Inquirer is breaking news on this:
Posted on Thu, Aug. 4, 2011
Renting barred at site of alleged coach-student sex
By Bonnie L. Cook
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The owner of the Bryn Mawr Guest Suites, where Lower Merion police say a Shipley School coach had sex with a 16-year-old student this spring, has been told to stop renting out rooms immediately.
In a letter dated today, Lower Merion Township told property owner Ann Marie Woods, 49, that she is in violation of the zoning code because her property, a duplex at 29-31 Morton Road, near the school, lacks the proper licensing for short-term rentals.
"The temporary lodging of persons, families and guests must cease immediately," ordered Michael Wylie, township zoning officer, in the letter.
Woods was not immediately available for comment today.
Wylie said Woods would require a variance from the township's zoning hearing board to operate a rooming house. She was licensed only as a two-family rental for both sides of the duplex, which is permitted in the R6A residential zoning district, he said.
To operate legally, Woods would have to obtain not only the variance, but a certificate of occupancy from the township, Wylie wrote.
He said Woods' failure to comply with the order could subject her to a fine of $500 a day. It could also cause her to incur the cost of the township's obtaining a court injunction against her, the letter said.
Under zoning law, Woods has 30 days to submit an appeal to the township. The cost to Woods for the appeal is $1,260, the letter stated.
Woods, the letter said, advertised for patrons on the Internet as "Bryn Mawr Guest Suites."
Mind you this "hotel" or "bed & breakfast" has been a listing on Bryn Mawr Patch. Am kind of surprised they didn't check this out before the Inquirer....score one for old school reporting.