Stumps are all that remain of historically significant boxwood on the Rand Estate that are protected by a Town by-law. Long-time NOTL resident and Rand estate neighbour Brenda Parks was prompted to provide a photo and a report on the boxwood following discussion of the boxwood in the March 30 meeting with Solmar.
A summary of the live-streamed March 30 SORE meeting with Benny Marotta has been provided to the Town. A letter from SORE’s counsel to the Marotta/Solmar counsel requests the promised information/reports. SORE urges Council and staff to have the appropriate resources and processes in place to review the Marotta proposal.
This is the video of the livestream of SORE’s meeting at 10:30 am Friday, March 30, with Benny Marotta about the Proposed Rand Estate Development.
In an exchange of letters Tuesday afternoon, a meeting has been arranged for March 30th between Benny Marotta and SORE. Details on the live stream will follow.
On Monday, March 26, 2018, Solmar’s legal counsel wrote to SORE’s lawyer saying that Solmar now wants to involve Town staff in arranging a meeting between SORE and Solmar.
Solmar’s lawyers responded to SORE’s meeting request on March 23 by denying our request to live-stream the meeting. We’ve pushed back and said this process will benefit from complete transparency. Read the Solmar letter and SORE’s response here.
At the March 19th Council meeting Solmar’s Maurizio Rogato requested a meeting with SORE. We’re ready and we’d prefer to meet as soon as possible. Our only condition: that the meeting be live-streamed to maintain SORE’s objective of transparency. Read the letter from SORE to Solmar.
On March 19, your elected NOTL Town Council dropped the ball on the process for the Marotta/Solmar hotel and subdivision proposal on the nationally significant Rand Estate property.