Public Hearing
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Agenda

AGENDA

SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-SIXTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 1, 2016 – REGULAR

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to be heard at this meeting, and you are not an applicant, please sign the speaker list provided on the table at the side of the room.

 

1.       Roll Call.

2.      Approval of the Minutes for the Regular HDC meeting held on September 20, 2016.

3.      HDC 014-2017 for 407 Main Street, submitted by Suzan Phillips, requesting approval to install a 22” X 22” flatwall sign with a White background and Black lettering and trim, above the two east side windows. The sign is aluminum and the message is – Brown’s Consulting Services, LLC.  

4.      HDC 017-2017 for 606 Main Street, submitted by Glenford and Yvonne Blanc, requesting approval to put a 24” X 60” freestanding wood sign with 4’ X 4’ white posts at the top of the hill in front of the business. The colors are white with black lettering. The message is Pro Spex Ventures LLC. – Pro Spex Home Inspections and the address.

5.      HDC 018-2017 for 647- Main Street, submitted by Monica Guilarte, requesting approval to install a hanging sign 96” wide X 12” high on the front of the building. The sign is white with black lettering, black trim, with some gold touches on the logo. The message is “Law Office of Monica Guilarte” with a phone number.

Staff Approvals:

HDC 013-2017 for 209 10th Street, submitted by Nicholas Horvath, requesting approval to replace a privacy fence on one side and extend across the back and down the other side. “In Kind”.

HDC 015-2017 for 338 Laurel Avenue submitted by Gary Miller, requesting approval to replace the existing roofing shingles; this is due to an insurance requirement. The existing shingles are a dark gray and the new shingles will be a charcoal gray.

HDC 016-2017 for 328 Montgomery Street, submitted by Margaret Miller, requesting approval to replace an existing wood fence on the left of the property with same wood fence and gate.      

6.      New Business

7.      Adjourn

Minutes

Convened: 7:00 PM                                                              Adjourned: 7:40        

 

Commissioners Present:                                                     Staff Present:

Douglas Hayes, Chairman                                                      Sunny Pritchard, HDC Coordinator

Robert Kluckhuhn, Vice-Chairman                                        Nathan Grace, City Planner

Michael R. Leszcz, Councilman                                            

Mark DeLorenzo

Margie McCeney

Karen Lubieniecki

           

Commissioners Absent:

Michael Dyer

 

Citizens Present: 2

 

Chairman Hayes called the meeting to order at 7:00, read the Opening Statement and asked for a roll call. Six commissioners answered present, constituting a quorum

 

Chairman Hayes asked if there were corrections or comments regarding the Minutes from the Regular HDC meeting held on September 20, 2016. There were no comments or corrections.

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki, seconded by Councilman Leszcz, the Minutes were approved as written, on four affirmative votes, with Mr. Kluckhuhn and Mr. DeLorenzo abstaining.     

 

HDC 014-2017 for 407 Main Street, submitted by Suzan Phillips, requesting approval to install a 22” X 22” flatwall sign with a White background and Black lettering and trim, above the two east side windows. The sign is aluminum and the message is - Brown’s Consulting Services, LLC.

The commission members discussed the placement of the sign and questioned why the previous sign board was there and asked if it was going to be used for additional signage. The applicant did not know and said her sign will be placed in the middle of the existing sign board. 

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki, seconded by Mr. Kluckhuhn, the certificate was approved, as presented on four affirmative votes with 2 members voting no.

 

HDC 017-2017 for 606 Main Street, submitted by Glenford and Yvonne Blanc, requesting approval to put a 24” X 60” freestanding wood sign with 4’ X 4’ posts at the top of the hill in front of the business. The colors are white with black lettering. The message is Pro Spex Ventures LLC – Pro Spex Home Inspections and the address.

The applicant was asked if the sign was going to be placed parallel with Main Street and the applicant said it was. The applicant was asked why a third sign board was shown in the rendering and he said it was for future use and would be removed for now. A second condition was that the colors used on the sign would be a dark blue or black with a white background.

On a motion by Mr. Kluckhuhn, seconded by Ms. McCeney, the certificate was approved with two conditions as stated, on a unanimous vote.

 

HDC 018-2017 for 647 Main Street, submitted by Monica Guilarte, requesting approval to install a hanging sign 96” wide X 12” high on the front of the building. The sign is white with black lettering, black trim, with some gold touches on the logo. The message is “Law Office of Monica Guilarte” with a phone number. The applicant did not attend the meeting, however the commission ruled on the request.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki, the certificate was approved as presented on a unanimous vote.

 

Chairman Hayes asked if there were any questions or concerns regarding the staff approvals and there were none.

 

Chairman Hayes asked for New Business and there was a discussion regarding the size of logos and lettering for signs. The commission members questioned what the procedure is to change the HDC Guidelines size requirements for signs. Staff said they would look into it.           

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM.

 

Minutes Approved      SEP          Date   12/20/2016

 

 

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