News update: Story regarding clear-cutting at Randwood Estate in Niagara-on-the-Lake continues to unfold

Source: Nov. 6, 2018 Niagara Now article features at the post you are now reading. Caption reads: Residents concerned about trees being cleared from John Street properties gather in protest. (Richard Harley)

Source: Nov. 6, 2018 Niagara Now article. Caption reads: Residents concerned about trees being cleared from John Street properties gather in protest. (Richard Harley)

Two previous posts are entitled:

Rampant tree cutting: Protesters gather outside Randwood Estate in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the Lake: Nov. 12, 2018 Save Our Rand Estate (SORE) article is entitled: “Marotta clear-cutting Rand Estate and destroying protected landscape”

By way of a follow-up, I am pleased to have the opportunity to share two messages from The Corporation of the Town of Niagara-on-the Lake.

Statement regarding Randwood Estate: November 16, 2018

The Corporation of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
1593 Four Mile Creek Road
P.O. Box 100, Virgil, ON L0S 1T0 905-468-3266 • Fax: 905-468-2959
www.notl.org

Rear of the Rand Estate at 588 Charlotte, Nov. 12, 2018. Source: SORE article reference at the post you are now reading

Rear of the Rand Estate at 588 Charlotte, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Nov. 12, 2018. Source: Nov. 12, 2018 SORE article.

November 16, 2018

Statement regarding Randwood Estate

The Town is aware of the recent activities which have taken place at the Randwood Estate property. Earlier this week, Town staff, along with the Town’s Heritage Planner were on site of the Randwood property, along with the owner and their consultants.

Based on this site visit, we believe that significant damage has been done to the Dunnington-Grubb landscape features on the property.

The information obtained from the site visit, as well as all other necessary information has been forwarded to the Town’s legal counsel for review and guidance. The Town’s lawyers are investigating the matter and will take all appropriate legal action available to them. If charges are laid, the Town will be seeking all remedies available to it under the Ontario Heritage Act, including but not limited to an order for the restoration of the heritage landscape features.

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Statement regarding Randwood Estate: November 23, 2018

Rear of the Rand Estate at 588 Charlotte, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Nov. 1, 2018. Source: Nov. 12, 2018 SORE article.

November 23, 2018

Statement regarding Randwood Estate

The Town’s legal counsel and Heritage Consultant have been working diligently to prepare the necessary documents for court. The Town’s legal counsel advised that they have communicated numerous times to Solmar/Two Sisters’ lawyer of the intended course of action. An injunction will be filed as early as Monday which will be before a judge on Thursday, November 29th. Charges under the Heritage Act will also be submitted to the courts.

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