Judgement on Civil Suit in Favour of the Town and Molinaro Group Appealed

Following the recent announcement that the Town and the Molinaro Group were successful in the civil suit launched by six individuals and one corporate entity for the Crystal Beach Gateway condominium development, the Town has learned that a Notice of Appeal was filed on May 31, 2012 by the lawyer representing the plaintiffs.

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12 thoughts on “Judgement on Civil Suit in Favour of the Town and Molinaro Group Appealed

  1. Eric Morgan

    ‎”Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – M.M.

  2. Lesley North

    Here we go again. It’s 16 – 0 for the town but still a small group are asking for another round. Disgusting. Maybe with our town lawyer “Dismissed without Cause” they feel they will have a better chance to win. I would be very interested in obtaining a copy of the “Code of Ethics” that we have at town hall and also information on “Conflict of Interest”. I truly believe that the residents of the town have to take some kind of stand with this group that doesn’t seem to respect the OMB, our courts or our judges and they should start with the current dysfunctional council.

  3. Christina Boone

    They (plaintiffs) have a lawyer amongst them who is running up their bill. He (legal council) has inflated his worth > cost claims on record to pursue this case > almost double that of Town of FE and Molinaro costs to defend. Appealers are working the system and wasting valuable court time and prolonging the inevitable. I hope the Good Judge presiding in this Civil suit case slaps the sour grapes act of the plaintiffs with double the “costs” first awarded to Town FE and Molinaro’s when they lose once again.

    To our elected Town Councillors> Who (legal council) will defend this appeal on our behalf now that you have dismissed our Town’s legal council ??…

    I believe that decisions by this Council are taken too lightly without forethought of the ramifications. This current Council is failing/ stalling progress > Goals to build a thriving local economy that will result in increasing our property valuation ~ increase our tax base, hold mill rates and make fiscally sound decisions on operating budgets and expenditures.

  4. Howie Climenhaga

    Just more foolishness and our council is at the center of it all. Really would like to know the true conflicts, that would be interesting. More for the funny papers.

  5. Peter Koutroulakis

    …….And some people wonder why Fort Erie doesn’t have great job prospects and essential services like Health-Care, that go hand in hand with expansion.
    Luckily for those looking for answers to our unemployment crisis, technology allows us the priviledge of knowing who exactly are the people behind the systematic dismantling our our community as we know it.

  6. Nick van Heeren

    A lot of us oldtimers who spent our entire working lives in this town are appalled that this issue has become so outrageously burdensome to the taxpayers of Fort Erie. Do these 4 self-serving members of Council think we are a bunch of idiots?When they lose this appeal I would hope and pray they will resign. They have nothing productive to offer.They are no good for this town.

  7. Greg Bonito

    Fort Erie doesn’t need this anymore. Now more than ever we should be embarrassing development. This appeal is only self serving to a small few and it will go nowhere but serve as a delay and frustrate this process even further. Perhaps they feel they have a shot now without the town lawyer in place. The problem is that we are now paying an outside law firm to defend this case without her help so that bill will be even higher. With all the lost jobs and our taxes going up over all this, who do these people think they are?

    1. Lesley North

      Let’s hope they (the current council) do not try once again to put a cap on our defense of the law suit so we can not defend the town.

  8. Peter Koutroulakis

    My 81 year old dad is furious over this latest announcement and just wants closure!
    He doesn’t like people fighting in court and wants his hospital back in town, so in Abe Lincoln’s words…..
    “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  9. Jim Douglas

    How many times do they have to be told no! They are worse than children! Enough is enough – this is nothing more than another stall tactic. The only one “winning” here is a high priced lawyer. Time to put the shovels in the ground and move forward. Accept it and move on! This is not 1957 and things have changed in the beach – have some vision and allow this town to grow as it should.

  10. Tammy Ivankovich

    Unbelievable. With Fort Erie losing so much this is still on the agenda to spend $ on??? You would think even those who weren’t initially impressed would be embracing it now!

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