Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm




TUESDAY–MAY 15, 2018– 7:00 P.M.



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 April 10, 2018 meeting
  3. Special Exception Application No. 884, Addition, 313 Fourth Street, filed by Joseph Fox- Rabinovitz for recommendation to the Board of Appeals
  4. Adjourn




TUESDAY- MAY 15, 2018


The meeting convened in the Council Chambers of the Laurel Municipal Center at 7:02 P.M., with acting Chairman John R. Kish, presiding.  The roll was called with the Honorable G. Rick Wilson and Mr. Bill Wellford.  Also present were Ms. Christian L. Pulley, Director, Mr. Monta Burrough, Planner and Ms. Brooke Quillen, Secretary to the Commission. There were approximately six (6) members of the public in attendance.


The minutes of the April 10, 2018 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, Mr. Monta Burrough, Planner, presented the Technical Staff Report dated April 9, 2018 regarding the Special Exception Application No. 884- Addition – 313 Fourth Street Laurel, Maryland  20707, filed by Joseph Fox-Rabinovitz , 313 Fourth Street Laurel, Maryland 20707.  Mr. Burrough stated that the Applicant was seeking approval to construct an addition that exceeds fifty percent (50%) of the square footage of the exiting main structure, per Ordinance No. 1562. The new addition will be located on the rear of the existing building.


Vice-Chairman Kish opened the public hearing regarding at 7:08 p.m. and noted the applicant was present to speak on any questions from the Commission, Joseph Fox-Rabinovitz, 313 Fourth Street Laurel, Maryland  20707.  The applicant’s neighbor, Mary Piergalline, 315 Fourth Street Laurel, Maryland 20707 was present to speak in support of the addition for the growing family. Also present was neighbor Cheryl Dyer, 310 Fourth Street Laurel, Maryland  20707, who stated she was also in support of the applicant’s request, as she would like to see the family stay in the neighborhood, and approval would allow them to do so.


There was discussion among the Commission and applicant regarding further approvals necessary to proceed. The applicant will need approval from the Historic District Commission and Board of Appeals. Furthermore, the house will need a sprinkler system installed. Lastly, Mr. Wilson asked staff to provide the applicant with a copy of the staff report that was presented to the Commission. Vice-chairman Kish closed the public hearing at approximately 7:10 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 recommend approval of Special Exception No. 884 for the addition, to be located at 313 Fourth Street Laurel, Maryland  20707 with the conditions listed in the Technical Staff Report to the Board of Appeals.


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:11 p.m.


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