SORE confirms that the Marotta LPAT hearing scheduled for Monday, July 29, has been cancelled. Mr. Marotta has withdrawn his appeal and LPAT will be closing its file. SORE and the Town may seek costs from the Marotta group for wasting our (and your) money on this appeal. Benny Marotta and his representatives have reportedly not been returning media calls for comment. We … [Read More...] about Marotta July 29 LPAT appeal hearing cancelled
In a not entirely surprising move, Benny Marotta's lawyer advised the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal late yesterday that he was withdrawing the Marotta group's zoning appeal to LPAT. LPAT has cancelled the July 29 scheduled hearing, at which the Town and SORE were poised to ask the Tribunal to set … [Read More...] about Marotta withdraws LPAT appeal
SORE has learned that the Town has recently laid four charges against two of Benny Marotta's companies under the Ontario Heritage Act. These are quasi-criminal charges under our legal system and can result in substantial fines for corporations and jail time for individuals upon conviction. … [Read More...] about Marotta Companies charged under Heritage Act!
SORE was granted party status by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) on May 9 for Benny Marotta's appeal to that Tribunal. To recap, Mr. Marotta has appealed the "non-decision" by the last NOTL Council on his convention centre and hotel proposal to LPAT. It is unfortunate that Mr. Marotta … [Read More...] about SORE secures LPAT party status