2. The Community-Owned Dock on Long Beach Rd.
October 1, 1999: The Federal Government-owned dock on Long Beach Rd. next to the Marina is sold to the Long Beach Residents' Association for $1 (one dollar). The deed for the dock and 2 acres of land under water is held by the association. The resident's association is responsible for insurance costs which are recovered from association dues and boat launching fees. Don Abel is the President of the Association at this time.
January 17, 2020: Don Abel sells the dock belonging to the Residents' Association to his own numbered company, 1165996 Ontario Inc., for $34,000.
March 30, 2021: Don Abel's numbered company, 1165996 Ontario Inc. sells the dock along with his store and cabins to Golf Course Community Two, which is owned by Flato, for $680,000.
What is unclear: How did Don Abel manage to sell a dock that belonged to the Long Beach Residents' Association to his own numbered company without informing or reimbursing any members of the Long Beach Residents' Association? At what point did Flato become involved with these transactions?
What is clear: In order to provide docking facilities for the spa, golf course and the inhabitants of the estate homes in the "Cameron Project," Flato needs to have lake access and docking space. The dock owned by the residents' association, with its proximity to the marina (which Flato also owns), meets the necessary criteria admirably.
Flato has indicated that it wants to build community. Acquiring a dock that was unknowingly sold out from under the community, thereby stripping the community of lake access, not only undermines community, it creates deep suspicion.