A group of Oro-Medonte residents held a fundraiser on Saturday to raise money for the ongoing battle against short-term rentals in the area.
The Oro-Medonte Good Neighbors Alliance held a garage sale and silent auction to raise funds for the planned legal battle.
While organizers say short-term rentals are prohibited by township regulations, they’re calling on the municipality to do more to enforce them.
Peter Lavoie, director of the Oro-Medonte Good Neighbors Alliance, says it’s hard to know which short-term rentals will become disruptive.
“We would like to see more action from the township in terms of enforcing the rights they have granted to residential properties for the enjoyment of peace and quiet, in many cases people’s permanent residences” , said Lavoie.
Liz Kirk, organizer of the garage sale, was pleasantly surprised by the number of people present in support.
“I can’t believe the number of people who came out,” says Kirk. “They don’t care about the price. They are just happy to give money as a donation,” she adds.
Organizers hope to raise $5,000.
You can find more information about the Good Neighbors Oro-Medonte Alliance here.