Summit Township passed an ordinance Monday that prohibits new short-term rental properties from starting up in residential areas.

It comes after dozens of residents brought concern to the board of township supervisors earlier this month.

They said properties listed on short-term rental sites like Airbnb continue to pop up close to their homes and some people staying in the properties have caused trouble.

"A number of residents had complained to supervisors that there's been a proliferation of short-term rentals in residential districts," said Tim Wachter, solicitor. "The concern was that the operation of those short-term rentals was harming the residential character of their neighborhoods."

This ordinance bans any new short-term rentals in residential areas.

Summit Township supervisors also passed an ordinance placing restrictions on current rentals. They will be required to get a license as of Sept. 1.