Pelham council briefs

Planning and public works items dominated this week’s Pelham council meeting Poth Street section closed for a year The south end of Poth Street in Pelham could remain closed for more than a year.
Public works director Adrea Clemencio told council Tuesday the repair work could cost $702,000, including $66,000 for design and construction administration services.
It has more traffic flow than Poth she told Ward 1 Coun.
Peter Papp asked if the town could speed up the design work and get the Poth culverts replaced this year.
The design and planning would not be done by this July, she said.
Comfort House to get cozy zoning Pelham will create a special zone to protect a heritage home while allowing a second residence on the site.
After the second house is built, the Comfort House would no longer be a used as a residence.
Town council’s policy and priorities committee gave its nod to changing zoning for 105 Highway 20 E. New development on the 1.5-hectare site will include a five- or six-storey condo building facing Regional Road 20.
“It will be a great addition to our downtown.” Old Fenwick fire hall site sparks new zoning Downtown Fenwick will have four new commercial and 10 apartment units on an old Welland Road fire hall site.
Pelham pans Great Lakes funding drain Pelham town council Tuesday threw cold water on American President Donald Trump’s 97 per cent cut to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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