Council okays addition at school

Guelph-Eramosa council has approved a site plan for an addition to Eramosa Public School on the 5th Line.
The plan, which calls for a  299 square metre (3,218 square foot) addition, including a classroom and library with a small workroom, and audio-visual room, was approved at council’s last regular meeting in January.
An existing portable at the school will be relocated to an area near the new addition.
Previously, township staff in the building and fire departments had expressed concerns about adequate capacity in the building’s fire cistern reservoirs.
Those concerns were also shared by township engineers.
But in response to those concerns, the applicant, Ronald Brandon, an architect acting on behalf of the Upper Grand District School Board, submitted revised drawings that in­cluded two 27,000 litre tanks in the front yard of the school.
Township planner Bernie Hermsen told council he has reviewed the changes and is satisfied the fire safety concerns have been addressed. Hermsen recommended the ap­proval of the sire plan.
After very little discussion, council unanimously followed that recommendation.