Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

 

AGENDA

EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 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 October 24, 2017.

3.      HDC 028-2018 for 420 Main Street, submitted by David & Sandra Gresham, requesting approval to change the roof color from hunter green to a burgundy red.

4.      HDC 022-2018 for 304 Montgomery Street, submitted by Habib Azari, requesting approval to repaint exterior building from custard yellow to a dark grey.

5.      HDC 030-2018 for 604 Main Street, submitted by Patty Waters, requesting approval to cut tree from side/rear property.

6.      HDC 020-2018 for 512 Prince George Street, submitted by Luis Drakes, requesting approval to building a shed and garage in rear of property along with paving a driveway from the back street to the garage.

7.      HDC 032-2018 for 306 Montgomery Street, submitted by Carol Nash, requesting approval to install a white & blue flat wall/mounted sign 24’’ x 48’’ on the front of the property. Message will read “Bernadette’s House”. In addition, applicant requesting to install handrails around the front porch for safety.

8.      A tax credit request for 320 Montgomery Street, submitted by James and Suma Penrose for replacing windows and gutters on the side and back of house- approved Certificate of Approval HDC 034-2017. The cost for this work was $24,623.00, proof of payment is $24,623.00 and the tax credit requested amount is $ 2,462.30.

9.      A tax credit request for 206 10th Street, submitted by Laura Pelletier for replacement of front porch that was rotting and unstable - approved Certificate of Approval HDC 005-2018. The cost for this work was $6,100.00, proof of payment is $6,100.00, and the tax credit requested amount is $610.00.

Staff Approvals:

HDC 029-2018 for 504 Prince George Street, submitted by Sueo Nakahara, requesting approval to replace roof tiles, remove old TV antenna and replace missing or damaged aluminum from siding of roof.  

HDC 031-2018 for 331 Prince George Street, submitted by Donald and Kathleen Dalphonse, requesting approval to replace the exterior fascia and soffits on house “in kind”.

HDC 035-2018 for 322 Montgomery Street, submitted by Amy Durham, requesting approval to trim trees away from structures; fence and garage.

HDC 034-2018 for 921 Montgomery Street, submitted by Kelly Welsh, requesting approval to remove dead tree from front property. A certified arborist confirmed it as a threat to public right of way.

10.    New Business

11.    Adjourn

Minutes

MINUTES

EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

TUESDAY- NOVEMBER 21, 2017- REGULAR

 

Convened: 7:00 PM                                      Adjourned 8:07 PM

 

Commissioners Present:                                       Staff Present:

 

Robert Kluckhuhn, Vice-Chairman              Brooke Quillen, HDC Coordinator

Michael Leszcz, Council President               Christian Pulley, ECD Director

Douglas Hayes, Chairman                             Marty Flemion, Executive Officer

Karen Lubieniecki                                        

Marlene Frazier

           

Commissioners Absent: Margie McCeney

 

Citizens Present:  Approximately 6

 

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

 

Chairman Hayes welcomed new member to the Commission, Marlene Frazier.

 

 Chairman Hayes asked if there were corrections or comments regarding the Minutes from the Regular HDC meeting held on November 21, 2017.  There were no comments or corrections.

On a motion by Mr. Kluckhuhn, seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki, the Minutes were approved as written, on five affirmative votes.

 

  HDC 028-2018 for 420 Main Street, the applicant, David & Sandra Gresham, requesting approval to change the metal roof color from hunter green to colonial (burgundy) red.

The applicant was not present.

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki, seconded by Council President Leszcz, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote.

 

  HDC 022-2018 for 304 Montgomery Street, the applicant, Habib Azari, requesting approval to repaint exterior building from custard yellow to a dark grey color.

The applicant brought paint samples to show the Commission, who suggested painting the shutters and door a lighter color (for contrast) preferably from the spectrum of approved colors the Historic District Commission has on file, which staff can provide the applicant, to which he agreed to use.  

On a motion by Mr. Kluckhuhn, seconded by Council President Leszcz, the certificate was approved with amendment to paint shutters and doors as well, on a unanimous vote.

 

HDC 030-2018 for 604 Main Street, submitted by Patty Waters, requesting approval to cut tree from side/rear of property. 

The applicant presented a picture to the Commission that was provided to staff but not included in her packet.  The applicant also clarified the roots of the tree are her biggest concern; she does not want the liability of the tree.  There was discussion between the applicant and Commission, and the benefit of having an arborist speak on the matter.  The Commission suggested to table the item and have an arborist attend the next meeting.  It was decided that staff will work with the Department of Public Works and the State regarding the issue.  On a motion by Council President Leszcz, seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki, the certificate was tabled until the next meeting, on a unanimous vote.

 

HDC 020-2018 for 512 Prince George Street, submitted by Luis Drakes, requesting approval to build a shed and garage in rear of property along with paving a driveway from the back street to the garage.

Ms. Lubieniecki suggested changing the garage doors to look more Victorian style to match the house and the applicant agreed .

On a motion by Mr. Kluckhuhn, seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki, the certificate was approved with the amendment that it matches the Victorian style house, on a unanimous vote.

 

HDC 032-2018 for 306 Montgomery Street, submitted by Carol Nash, requesting approval to install a white & blue sign, 24’’ x 48’’ on the front of the property. Message will read “Bernadette’s House”. In addition, applicant requesting to install handrails around the front porch for safety. The railing will be trex material. 

There was discussion regarding the location of the signage. It will hang from the front porch structure. The Commission stated it can be tricky painting trex material and suggested to hire a professional painter.

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki, seconded by Council President Leszcz, the certificate was approved, with the amendment the handrails are painted white, on a unanimous vote.

 

A tax credit request for 320 Montgomery Street, submitted by James and Suma Penrose for replacing windows and gutters on the side and back of house - approved Certificate of Approval HDC 034-2018. The cost for this work was $24,623.00, proof of payment is $24,623.00, and the tax credit requested amount is $2,462.30.

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

 

A tax credit request for 206 10th Street, submitted by Laura Pelletier replacement of front porch that was rotting and unstable- approved Certificate of Approval HDC 005-2018. The cost for this work was $6,100.00, proof of payment is $6,100.00, and the tax credit requested amount is $610.00.

On a motion by Mr. Kluckhuhn, seconded by Ms. Frazier, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote.

 

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

 

Chairman Hayes asked for new business. Council President Leszcz mentioned he recently attended a National League of Cities conference and there was discussion about possible cuts to Tax Credits at a Federal level, which would not directly affect the City of Laurel right away but could down the line. 

Mr. Kluckhuhn mentioned to staff there is an overgrown hedge on the corner of Montgomery Street and 6th Street making it difficult to get a visual of what is coming.

 

Meeting Adjourned at 8:07 PM.   

 

 

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