There have been two major activities initiated by residents of Oro-Medonte.
1) A Petition:
Over 1500 residents have signed a petition supporting the following statement:
“I believe that the elected Council of the Township of Oro-Medonte has a paramount duty to protect the safety, the security and the quiet enjoyment of its residents in the Township and to enforce the existing by-laws. Further, I believe that short-term rental properties which are operated as commercial for-profit businesses or “ghost hotels” do not belong in residential neighbourhoods in the Township of Oro-Medonte. Therefore, I call on all of the elected members of Council to respect and protect the rights of residential homeowners by enforcing the existing zoning by-laws and prohibit the operation of commercial short-term rental properties and “ghost hotels” in residential neighbourhoods in the Township. By my signature, I am declaring that I am an eligible voter in the Township of Oro-Medonte and concur with all of the statements in this petition.”
(Taken from: Short Term Rental Petition to the Mayor and Council of the Township of Oro-Medonte – Presented to Council on November 27, 2019. )
2) Joint Residents’ Associations Submissions to Council:
There have been 5 joint residents’ association letters submitted to Council. They can be viewed in the Timeline of Significant Events related to the regulation of STRs in Oro-Medonte. We draw your attention to the breadth of support across Oro Medonte to enforcing the existing Zoning By-law that prohibits the operation of short-term rental properties.