ROCKLAND —Rockland Mayor Ed Glaser said he will propose an amendment to his proposed ban on owner-occupied short-term rentals in most residential zones.

This was in response to criticism from current owners of such dwellings. Under the mayor’s proposal, those with permits “shall be permitted to reapply for and receive permits to maintain and operate non-owner occupied short term rental units until said property is sold, changes ownership, or otherwise fails to renew a permit.”

The Rockland City Council meeting for Monday evening will be via Zoom only.

The decision was made after one city official became a close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. There have been an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations locally during the past week.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 12.

The meeting ID number is 821 5808 1777  with a passcode 966225. The public can also contact by phone at 1-646-558-8656.

Councilor Louise MacLellan-Ruf plans to ask at this evening’s meeting for the proposal to be postponed “until the public has an opportunity to voice their thoughts and concerns.” There would be need to be three councilors voting in support of postponement for it to occur.

The mayor plans to attend the Zoom meeting in the Council chambers at City Hall. The public can participate at City Hall where a computer will be set up at the public podium for those who do not have access to Zoom at home.