The conditional use application to move the Oscar Place Homeless Shelter to 202 Edwards Avenue was denied at Monday nights council meeting. Councilor and acting chairperson for The Stand Up For Oscars Place Group Chad Zolinski says a lot of people that came to the public hearing two weeks ago were concerned about having a homeless shelter in the business section of the town, which is one of the reasons why the application was denied. Zolinski voted against denying the application.
Many residents came to the meeting to voice their opinions on the matter with many upset about their decision. Amanda Lathlin was in attendance at the meeting and she hopes that funding can be secured to keep the shelter at its current location.
The Stand Up For Oscars Place Group will be considering alternative locations for the shelter and they will be having a public meeting on March 15th at the shelter to give people updates on their operations and to discuss their situation.