Mayor and City Council Meeting
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

THREE Hundred FORTY-THIRD MEETING

THURSDAY– OCTOBER 26, 2017- 7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

 

 

  1. Roll Call

 

  1. Approval of Minutes- May 25, 2017 Meeting

 

  1. Special Exception Application No. 873; Resolution No. 17-04-BOA – 319 Baltimore Washington Boulevard filed by Jason Scott- QSR and R, seeking a Special Exception Application Approval to operate a Dunkin Donuts with a drive-thru at 319 Washington Boulevard

 

  • Public Hearing on Application
  • Executive Session, if necessary
  • Final Action

     

  1. Special Exception Application No. 874; Resolution No. 17-05-BOA- 306 Montgomery Street (Bernadette’s House) filed by Carol Nash, CEO/Founder of Bernadette’s House, seeking a Special Exception Application to operate an afterschool mentoring and enrichment program for girls, and to construct a parking lot

 

  • Public Hearing on Application
  • Executive Session, if necessary
  • Final Action

     

  1. Adjourn

Minutes

 

Convened: 7:05 P.M.

Board Members Present:    

                                        

Margaret A. Chenault, Chairwoman

Marlene Collins

Brian Lee

Mary Eileen Leszcz

 

Staff Present:

 

Karen P. Ruff, Esquire, City of Laurel Legal Counsel

Christian L. Pulley, Economic & Community Development Director

Robert Love, Deputy Director

Nathan D. Grace, Planner

Brooke Quillen, Secretary

 

Citizens Present: 5                                                

                                             

           The minutes of the May 25, 2017 meeting were approved as written on motion by Mr. Lee, seconded by Mrs. Collins, and carried on a roll call vote of all other members present.

 

           Next, the Board heard the request for Special Exception Application No.873 and Resolution No. 17-04-BOA, 319 Washington Boulevard, zoned Commercial General (C-G), filed by Jason Scott, QSR and R, 584 Bellerive Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21409. Mr. Nathan Grace completed the reading of the record for the administrative process that was completed by Staff and presented the Technical Staff Report dated October 18, 2017 stating that the Applicant was requesting approval to operate a Dunkin Donuts with a drive thru at 319 Washington Boulevard. The most recent tenant was a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC); which included a drive-thru as well. Mr. Grace stated that the Technical Staff report recommended approval.

 

Representative of QSR and R, Ms. Thuy Lee, 319 Washington Boulevard Laurel, MD  20707, provided a brief summary of the Applicant’s request and said that she was available for questions..

 

On motion by Mr. Lee, seconded by Mrs. Leszcz and carried on a unanimous vote by all members present, Special Exception Application No. 873and Resolution No. 17-04-BOA were approved as presented in the Technical Staff Report.

 

            The final agenda item was Special Exception Application No. 874 and Resolution No. 17-05-BOA, 306 Montgomery Street, zoned R-55 (one family detached), filed by Carol Nash, CEO/Co-Founder of Bernadette’s House, 804 West Street Laurel, Maryland 20707. Ms. Christian Pulley presented the Technical Staff Report dated September 28, 2017 stating that the Applicant was seeing approval to operate an after school mentoring/enrichment program for girls at 306 Montgomery Street.  The house is the last property on the street that is zoned residential, and starts the transition of the neighborhood to commercial. It is in close proximity to Washington Boulevard.  

 

            The CEO/Co-Founder of Barnette’s House, Carol Nash thanked the Board for their consideration of the request. Ms. Nash stated there are approximately 10-12 girls in the house at a time.  Ms. Nash explained how the program is ran; each girl has her own mentor, usually from Laurel High or Palloti High School. They also provide summer programs for the girls. Most girls are local with a few from just outside of Laurel. Funding is mostly through private donors and corporate donations.

 

On motion by Mr. Lee, seconded by Mrs. Collins and carried on a unanimous vote by all members present, Special Exception Application No. 874 and Resolution No. 17-05-BOA were approved as presented in the Technical Staff Report.

           

Adjournment:   7:33 P.M.

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