From the Welland Tribune:
Green Oaks trailer park residents have lost their bid to have city hall get between them and Marineland owner John Holer, who is evicting 47 families from the Stanley Ave. property.
But some say the attention they raised might help Niagara Falls renters in the future.
“They don’t want to protect Green Oaks trailer park. But they want to look into acting on it on all residential properties, which may end up helping us,” said Brian Topolinsky, one of the trailer park residents, after a city committee meeting Monday.
Councillors won’t invoke a seldom-used section of the Municipal Act to stop the trailer park from kicking out its tenants.
Instead, they opted to investigate how to use Section 99.1 of the Municipal Act in the future.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Close to 50 families facing eviction from a trailer park owned by Marineland are hoping city council will be their white knight, but councillors themselves are warning them not to pin their hopes on city hall.
Council deferred again Monday a decision on whether or not to use a rarely used section of Ontario’s Municipal Act in a bid to prevent Marineland owner John Holer from kicking out 47 families who live in the Green Oaks mobile home park on Stanley Ave.
Lawyer Nicholas Bader, representing many of the tenants, presented his report on the issue but gave it to Marineland lawyer Tom Richardson 15 minutes before a committee meeting at city hall Monday.
Councillors said they wanted more time and for Richardson to have more time to review his report before making a decision.
They’ll reconsider the tenants’ request at the committee’s next meeting.
Despite tenants’ pleas for city intervention, Mayor Ted Salci said it’s unlikely council can give them the relief they’re looking for.