Having confirmed through drone surveillance that the owners of the Rand Estate have illegally eradicated protected features, including portions of the nationally significant Dunington-Grubb designed landscape, SORE through its lawyers requested immediate prosecution of Benny Marotta and his companies on Monday. See attached letter.
SORE has also retained its own counsel to investigate and pursue if appropriate a private prosecution.
The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority continues to flout and ignore its regulatory requirements. We can only hope for a thorough house-cleaning there as soon as the new councils in the region are sworn in. SORE is investigating a claim for regulatory negligence against the NPCA in the interim.