Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY THIRD MEETING

TUESDAY–NOVEMBER 14, 2017– 7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to be heard at this meeting please sign the speaker list provided 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.

 

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes from the October 17, 2017 meeting
  3. Record Plat, Spring Arbor Townhouses- 7003 Van Dusen Road; filed by BB Spring Arbor, LLC., Resolution No. 17-14-PC

            Public Hearing on Application

           

Final Action by Planning Commission

 

  1. Special Exception No. 876, Laurel Manor House; 1110 Montgomery Street; filed by Lisa Everett, for recommendation to the Board of Appeals

 

Public Hearing on Application

 

Final Action by Planning Commission

 

  1. Amended Site and Landscape Plan- 9007 Marshall Avenue; filed by SAIA Motor                                      

      FreightResolution No. 17-11-PC

 

Public Hearing on Application

 

Final Action by Planning Commission

 

  1. Adjourn

 

Minutes

FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY THIRD MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL PLANNING COMMISSION

TUESDAY- NOVEMBER 14, 2017

 

The meeting convened in the Council Chambers of the Laurel Municipal Center at 7:00 P.M., with Chairwoman Mitzi R. Betman, presiding. The roll was called with Mr. Mr. Bill Wellford, Councilman Fred Smalls and the Honorable G. Rick Wilson present. Also present were Ms. Christian L. Pulley, Director, Mr. Nathan D. Grace, Planner II and Ms. Brooke Quillen, Secretary to the Commission. There were approximately seven (7) members of the public in attendance.

 

Chairwoman Betman and the Commissioners acknowledged and thanked everyone who came out to vote in the recent Council election. A special thanks to Chairman of the Election Committee, John Kish and Chief Judge of Ward 1, Bill Wellford for their participation in the election. Chairwoman Betman thanked Edward Ricks and Donna Cary for all of their past support to the Planning Commission. Chairwoman Betman also congratulated Councilman Fred Smalls on his re-election and welcomed the new Council members Keith Sydnor and Carl DeWalt, who were confirmed by Mayor Moe at the Mayor and City Council hearing on November 13, 2017.

 

The minutes of the October 17, 2017 meeting were approved on motion by Mr. Wellford, seconded by Mr. Wilson, and carried on a roll call vote of all members present as written.

 

            Next, Ms. Christian Pulley, Director presented the Technical Staff Report dated October 30, 2017 regarding the Final Record Plat of Subdivision Plan- Spring Arbor – 7003 Van Dusen Road, filed by BB Spring Arbor LLC., 3905 National Drive Burtonsville, Maryland  20866. Ms. Pulley stated that the Applicant was seeking approval for Spring Arbor to subdivide land into fifty-five (55) residential lots. The Technical Staff Report recommended approval of the request with certain conditions.

 

Chairwoman Betman opened the public hearing regarding at 7:05 p.m. and noted that there was no one signed up and no one came forward to speak regarding the item. Chairwoman Betman closed the public hearing at approximately 7:05 p.m.

 

The Commission, on motion by Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Wellford, and carried on a roll call vote of all members present, voted to approve the Final Record Plat for Spring Arbor Townhouses located at 7003 Van Dusen Road and Resolution No. 17-14-PC with the conditions listed in the Technical Staff Report.

 

The next agenda item was for Special Exception No. 876- Laurel Manor House, 1110 Montgomery Street filed by Lisa Everett, 1110 Montgomery Street Laurel, Maryland 20707. Mr. Nathan Grace stated that the Applicant was seeking approval to operate a bed and breakfast facility to be located at 1110 Montgomery Street. The Technical Staff Report recommended approval of the request with certain conditions to the Board of Appeals.

 

Chairwoman Betman opened the public hearing regarding at 7:15 p.m. The Applicant, Lisa Everett, 1110 Montgomery Street Laurel, Maryland 20707, stated she recently received a call from Prince George’s County Health Department and they are trying to figure out how to regulate the business, a special category for Food Service. Councilman Smalls suggested staff to research for an ordinance that would allow or specifically mention Bed and Breakfast properties. Chairwoman Betman closed the public hearing at 7:18 p.m.

 

Ms. Kimberly Parker arrived at approximately 7:16 p.m.

 

The Commission, on motion by Mr. Wellford, seconded by Mr. Wilson, and carried on a roll call vote of all members present, voted to recommend approval of the Special Exception No. 876- Laurel Manor House located at 1110 Montgomery Street Laurel, Maryland  20707 with the conditions listed in the Technical Staff Report to the Board of Appeals.  

 

The last agenda item was for the Amended Site and Landscape Plan for 9007 Marshall Avenue filed by SAIA Motor Freight, 9007 Marshall Avenue Laurel, Maryland 20707. Ms. Pulley presented the Technical Staff Report dated November 3, 2017 and stated the applicant is seeking approval to retrofit and existing truck distribution center, by adding a fence, construct an addition to be used as an office, installing a fuel tank and re-paving to provide parking spaces. The Technical Staff Report recommended approval of the request with certain conditions. Councilman Smalls questioned staff regarding parking on Staggers Road and if there were any plans to change the restrictions, Ms. Pulley replied there are currently no plans to change the parking restrictions on Staggers Road.

 

Chairwoman Betman opened the public hearing on the application at 7:24 p.m. and noted that Mr. William Shipp, Esquire, O’Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A., 11785 Beltsville Drive, 10th Floor, Calverton, Maryland  20705, was signed up to speak as Attorney for the Applicant. Mr. Shipp thanked Christian and staff for working with him and his client to correct the issues reviewed at the last Planning Commission meeting on October 17, 2017. Mr. Shipp noted there are no plans at this time for parking on Staggers Road and he is available to answer any questions. There was no one else signed up and no one came forward to speak regarding the application. Chairwoman Betman closed the public hearing at 7:26 p.m.    

 

 The Commission, on motion by Ms. Parker, seconded by Mr. Wilson and carried on a roll call vote of all members present, voted to approve the Amended Site and Landscape Plan located at 9007 Marshall Avenue and Resolution No. 17-11-PC with the conditions listed in the Technical Staff Report.                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:27 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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