Mayor and City Council Meeting
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

AGENDA

SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-NINTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

TUESDAY – MARCH 21, 2017 – 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

February 7, 2017.

 

3.      HDC 031-2017 for 406 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Benjamin Brady, requesting approval to remove a very large Black Walnut tree from the back of the property that is encroaching on the house and another building on the property. Its proximity to the house could cause the roots to create a problem to the foundation and underground pipes.  

 

4.      HDC 032-2017 for 202 Stanley Place, submitted by Brenda McEnderfer, requesting approval to replace 4 2nd floor windows in the same style as the existing windows and made from a new wood composite called Fibrex and replace 6 basement windows in the same style as the existing windows and made from a new wood composite called Fibrex.

 

Staff Approvals:

 

HDC 030-2017 for 414 Montgomery Street, submitted by Travis Scagliarini,   requesting approval to replace roofing shingles and repair roof damage. Applicant is matching roofing shingles to existing as close as possible. This was an emergency repair due to roof leaking.  “In Kind”

 

5.      New Business

 

6.      Adjourn

Minutes

Convened: 7:00 PM                                                Adjourned: 7:25     

 

 

Commissioners Present:                                     Staff Present:

 

Douglas Hayes, Chairman                                    Sunny Pritchard, HDC Coordinator

Robert Kluckhuhn, Vice-Chairman                      Nathan Grace, City Planner

Michael R. Leszcz, Councilman                  

Michael Dyer

Margie McCeney

Karen Lubieniecki

         

Commissioners Absent:

 

Mark DeLorenzo

 

Citizens Present:  4

 

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 February 7, 2016. There were no comments or corrections.

On a motion by Mr. Dyer, seconded by Mr. Kluckhuhn, the Minutes were approved as written, on a unanimous vote.  

 

HDC 031-2017 for 406 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Benjamin Brady, requesting approval to remove a very large Black Walnut tree from the back of the property that is encroaching on the house and another building on the property. 

The applicant said he would plant a tree to replace the one being removed and staff said they would give him a list of trees that are approved for planting by the City’s Tree Board.

On a motion by Miss McCeney, seconded by Mr. Dyer, the certificate was approved as presented, on a unanimous vote.

 

HDC 032-2017 for 202 Stanley Place, submitted by Brenda McEnderfer, requesting approval to replace 4 2nd floor windows in the same style as the existing windows and made from a new wood composite called Fibrex and replace 6 basement windows in the same style as the existing windows and made from a new wood composite called Fibrex. Replace the existing ground level door with a new steel door.

The applicant discussed the poor condition of the existing windows and said the Fibrex windows look just like wood. She said the windows will be white like the existing ones. She was asked if there will be new wood framing for the installation of the door and she said she was sure there would be since the existing frame was in very poor condition. The commissioners asked staff to add a new wood frame and threshold as a condition.

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

 

HDC 033-2017 for 24 C Street, submitted by Jennifer Ceroy, for Klingbeil Management, requesting approval to install a non-illuminated identity sign on the south side of the building at the top. The sign is black, white, burgundy and gray and it is 13’ 6” long X 4” 6” high. The message is C Street Flats.

The applicant said the sign would face Main Street and would fit perfectly between two existing rain spouts on the side of the building. The applicant was asked if they planned on adding lighting to the sign at a later date and they were open to doing that. The request was amended to include future lighting and the approved lighting would be up to 3 gooseneck lights above the sign.

On a motion by Council President Leszcz, seconded by Mr. Dyer, the certificate was approved as amended on a unanimous vote.

 

Chairman Hayes asked if there were any comments or questions regarding the staff approval. There were no questions or comments.   

 

Chairman Hayes asked for new business and there was no new business.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:25

 

Minutes Approved – SEP           Date – 4/18/2016

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