Homeowner wins lakeshore skirmish

A Port Dover homeowner won a skirmish this week in the ongoing battle for control of the Norfolk County shoreline. Jacob Kolomaya, owner of a single-storey home at 130 Brown Street, wants to demolish the 45-year-old structure and replace it with a larger, two-storey residence. Norfolk planning staff recommended against it, as did the Long Point Region Conservation Authority, because of the home’s location on the Lake Erie shoreline and its subsequent rezoning in recent years as hazard land.

Kolomaya was represented at Tuesday’s council meeting by his brother Nathan, a lawyer with the Simcoe firm Brimage Law Group. Nathan Kolomaya told Norfolk council that the hazard land designation is overkill.

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