FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY SIXTH MEETING
TUESDAY– APRIL 10, 2018– 7:00 P.M.
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- Roll Call
- Approval of Minutes from the March 13, 2018 meeting
- Special Exception Application No. 883, Bank of America- ATM, 14601 Baltimore Avenue, filed by Matthew Tedesco, Esq. C/o Nelson/Nelco Architecture Corp for recommendation to the Board of Appeals
FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY SIXTH MEETING
CITY OF LAUREL PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY- APRIL 10, 2018
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. John Kish, Mr. Bill Wellford and Councilman Fred Smalls present. Also present were Ms. Christian L. Pulley, Director, Mr. Robert Love, Deputy Director and Ms. Brooke Quillen, Secretary to the Commission. There were approximately three (3) members of the public in attendance.
The minutes of the March 12, 2018 meeting were approved on motion by Mr. Kish, seconded by Mr. Wellford, and carried on a roll call vote of all members present as written.
Next, Mr. Robert Love, Deputy Director, presented the Technical Staff Report dated March 6, 2018 regarding the Special Exception Application No. 883- Bank of America – 14601 Baltimore Avenue Laurel, Maryland 20707, filed by Bank of America, 14601 Baltimore Avenue Laurel, Maryland 20707. Mr. Love stated that the Applicant was seeking approval to construct and operate a drive-thru automated teller machine (ATM) to be located at 14601 Baltimore Avenue. The Technical Staff Report recommended approval of the request with conditions.
Chairwoman Betman opened the public hearing regarding at 7:03 p.m. and noted the applicant’s lawyer was listed to speak, Matthew Tedesco, 6411 Ivy Lane Suite 200 Greenbelt, Maryland 20770, stated the proposed ATM off Oak Street is not expected to negatively affect the current traffic condition. The location was chosen after research of the area. Two (2) trees will need to be removed for installation of the ATM, however, two (2) new trees will be replanted after construction in close proximity.
There was discussion among staff and Commission members regarding parking spaces, amour trucks and security cameras. Mr. Wellford suggested more cameras should be installed to cover the drive-thru area instead of just the ATM camera. Mr. Tedesco replied he would be shocked if the shopping center did not already have a security camera for that side of the building, but will check if more cameras plan to be installed on the site. Chairwoman Betman closed the public hearing at approximately 7:14 p.m.
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 No. 883 for Bank of America, ATM drive thru, located at 14601 Baltimore Avenue Laurel, Maryland 20707 with the amendment to include the use of another security camera to cover the drive thru area along with the conditions listed in the Technical Staff Report to the Board of Appeals.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m