FIVE HUNDRED FORTY-SIXTH MEETING
TUESDAY–FEBRUARY 14, 2017– 7:00 P.M.
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on the table at the side of the Council Chamber.
The Chairman reserves the right to limit the amount of time each speaker has for each agenda item.
- Roll Call
- Approval of Minutes from the December 13, 2016 meeting
- Approval of Minutes from the January 10, 2017 meeting
- Special Exception Application No. 868- 354 Main Street, filed by ExclusiveBlu C/o Mr. Patrick Davis for recommendation to the Board of Appeals
The meeting convened in the Council Chambers of the Laurel Municipal Center at 7:01 P.M., with Chairwoman Mitzi R. Betman presiding. The roll was called with Vice Chairman John R. Kish, Mr. Bill Wellford, and Ms. Kimberly Parker present. Also present were Mr. Jack T. Brock, Director, Ms. Christian L. Pulley, Assistant Director and Ms. Sara Green, Secretary to the Commission. There were three (3) members of the public in attendance.
The first agenda item was the approval of the minutes of the December 13, 2016 meeting. Chairwoman Betman and Mr. Wellford stated that there were not enough members present who attended the December 13, 2016 meeting to vote on the minutes and suggested that the minutes be tabled until the next meeting. Chairwoman Betman and the Commissioners agreed.
The minutes of the January 10, 2017 meeting were approved on motion by Mr. Kish, seconded by Mr. Wellford, and carried on a roll call vote of all other members present, as written.
Next, Ms. Pulley presented the Technical Staff Report for Special Exception Application No. 868 for 354 Main Street filed by ExclusiveBlu c/o Mr. Patrick Davis. Ms. Pulley stated that the Applicant was requesting approval of a special exception to operate a restaurant with live entertainment and roof-top seating/bar area, to be located at 354 Main Street. Ms. Pulley said that the property was located in the Commercial Village (CV) Zone and that the Applicant was the owner of 352 and 354 Main Street.
Mr. Wellford noted that the Technical Staff Report stated that the Applicant intended to provide a dumpster onsite and that the City would collect the refuse. Mr. Wellford stated that the City provides commercial refuse collection but does not have the capability to collect or move the large commercial dumpsters. Ms. Pulley stated that the refuse would be collected by the Department of Public Works in the provided commercial refuse toters. Mr. Wellford also asked Ms. Pulley how the food waste and grease from the proposed restaurant was going to be collected. Mr. Wellford also asked if the refuse collection and deliveries would be made via the alley at the rear of the property. Ms. Pulley stated that the Applicant would address Mr. Wellford’s questions.
Mr. Patrick Davis, ExclusiveBlu, 352 ½ Main Street, Applicant addressed the Commission and provided a summary of the request. Mr. Davis stated that the area behind the property was a shared driveway and that he planned to have the City collect the refuse and would contract with a private company for food and grease trap waste/removal.
Chairwoman Betman stated that Ms. Tenika Felder was signed up to speak. Ms. Felder stated that she was there on behalf of the Applicant and available for questions. Chairwoman Betman noted that there were no other members of the public signed up to speak.
The Commission, on motion by Mr. Wellford, seconded by Mr. Kish, and carried on a roll call vote of all members present, voted to recommend approval of Special Exception Application No. 868 as presented in the Technical Staff Report.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:23 p.m.
Approved: Sara Green, Secretary to the Commission Date: April 11, 2017