Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

AGENDA

EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWELFTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION  

TUESDAY – JUNE 19, 2018 – 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 May 22, 2018.

 

3.      HDC 057-2018 for 313 Fourth Street, submitted by Joseph Fox-Rabinovitz requesting to construct an addition (30.7 x 16) to rear of property, including a basement.  Also replacement of doors and windows to include a bay window.  All work will be done with "in-kind" material/color to match the existing house to include white vinyl siding, light blue/gray paint around window frames and gray roof.

 

4.      HDC 071-2018 for 325 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Cynthia Haynes, TABLED LAST MONTH- requesting to replace front doors with new color and style, install new white storm doors, install new grey shutters, stain porch & steps w/ american oak color, add porch swing in grey, add hedges (1 ½ ft in height) to front lawn, add landscaping to side of walkway, repair cracked sidewalk, install new white address post, re-stain fence with american oak color.

 

5.      HDC 078-2018 for 320 Montgomery Street, submitted by James & Suma Penrose, requesting to remove and replace five (5) white vinyl windows on front of house. Windows will be same color, style and grid option as existing windows. The only difference is material- vinyl instead of wood. No framing replacement. 

 

6.      HDC 080-2018 for 409 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Leon Ginsberg, requesting to replace roof shingles from light grey to medium brown, replace twenty-three (23) white vinyl windows with 3 over 3 grid style, install new front door (to be painted blue) and storm door (white with full glass), install new porch railings- wood frame to be painted grey & white and aluminum material).

 

Staff Approvals:

 

HDC 079-2018 for 339 Prince George Street, submitted by Michael & Mary Eileen Leszcz, request to paint porches, pillers, posts, deck, carport posts/block base of home with “in kind” material and color (white/grey).

 

HDC 081-2018 for 409 Fourth Street, submitted by Paul Worman, request to repaint metal roof with "in-kind" color of gray and replace some of the damaged window trim with "in-kind" existing cream color.

 

HDC 082-2018 for 400 Prince George Street, submitted by Robert Katz, request to remove two dead trees from property, one Japanese Maple in front and one Leyland Cypress in right rear of property. Arborist report states trees are dead and should be removed.  Also, request to trim two other trees on property that are touching roof, gutters and house.

 

9.     New Business

 

10.     Adjourn

Minutes

    

       

MINUTES EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWELFTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

TUESDAY- JUNE 19, 2018- REGULAR

 

Convened: 7:03 PM                             Adjourned 8:06 PM

 

 

Commissioners Present:                    Staff Present:

Robert Kluckhuhn, Vice-Chairman   Brooke Quillen, HDC Coordinator

Karen Lubieniecki                               Christian Pulley, ECD Director

Marlene Frazier                                   Marty Flemion, City Administrator

Margie McCeney

Michael Leszcz, Council President

Douglas Hayes, Chairman

Vicki Rambow

         

Commissioners Absent:

 

Citizens Present:  Approximately 6

 

Chairman Hayes called the meeting to order at 7:03, read the Opening Statement and asked for a roll call. Seven (7) commissioners answered present, constituting a quorum.

 

 Chairman Hayes asked if there were corrections or comments regarding the Minutes from the Regular HDC meeting held on June 19, 2018. One correction was noted from Ms. McCeney, a mis-spelling of the word “awning” in the first agenda item.

On a motion by Mr. Kluckhuhn, seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki, the Minutes were approved with correction of spelling, on seven (7) affirmative votes.

 

HDC 057-2018 for 313 Fourth Street, submitted by Joseph Fox-Rabinovitz requesting to construct an addition (30.7’ x 16’) 489.3 square feet to the rear of property, including a basement.  Also, replacement of doors, windows and bay windows.  All work will be done with "in-kind" material/colors to match the existing house to include white vinyl siding, light blue/gray paint around window frames and gray roof.

The applicant was present. There was discussion between the Commission and the applicant regarding the roofline, drain and lead paint concerns. The applicant stated they will not be living in the house during construction.

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

 

HDC 071-2018 for 325 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Cynthia Haynes, WAS TABLED IN MAY 2018- requesting to replace two (2) front doors with new color and style, install (2) new white storm doors, install new grey shutters, stain porch & steps with american oak color, add porch swing in grey, add hedges (1 ½ ft in height) to front lawn, add landscaping to side of walkway, repair cracked sidewalk, install new white address post, stain fence with american oak color.

The applicant was present and stated it is currently not a rental property. There was discussion among the Commission and the applicant regarding the porch, address post and doors. It was suggested by the Commission to use a water based paint for the porch and fence since it’s mixed with both old and new wood. The applicant will be back at a later date for approval of new windows.

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

 

HDC 078-2018 for 320 Montgomery Street, submitted by James & Suma Penrose, requesting to remove and replace five (5) white vinyl windows on house. Only four (4) windows are seen from the street. Windows will be the same color, style and grid option as existing windows, which is six over two paneling. The only difference is material, vinyl instead of wood. No framing replacement.  Four (4) doors are being replaced; however, they are not seen from the street.

The applicant was present to answer any questions from the Commission. The Commission suggested to the applicant to look into restoration for the windows instead of replacing with vinyl, as there may be a cost similarity. Staff will send him more information.

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

 

HDC 080-2018 for 409 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Leon Ginsberg, requesting to replace roof shingles from light grey to medium brown, replace twenty-three (23) white vinyl windows with 6 over 6 grid style, install new front door (to be painted blue) and new storm door (white with full glass), install new porch railings- wood frame to be painted grey & white and aluminum material).

The applicant was present. The Commission recommended to table the railing request and asked the applicant to submit new railings with a more traditional look to the Historic District as what was presented was a very modern look.

On a motion by Mr. Kluckhuhn, seconded by Ms. McCeney, the certificate was approved for the windows and doors on a unanimous vote. The railings have been tabled.

 

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

 

Chairman Hayes asked to discuss New Business:

Mr. Leszcz mentioned attending MML earlier this month and the topic of smart growth and reusing structures instead of tearing down and rebuilding. Chairman Hayes mentioned the Maryland Historic Trust Conference he attended along with Ms. Lubieniecki, Ms. Fraizer and staff Brooke Quillen and Leigha Steele. There was a good turn out and the conference was interesting. Mr. Leszcz asked the Commission members who attended to send the Mayor a letter asking for reimbursement for ticket purchases and to have the City pay for next year if it can be added into the budget.

 

Chairman Hayes suggested the Commission look into changing the name to Historic Preservation Commission which might help people understand what the Commission does. The Commission asked staff for follow-ups on the following addresses: 204 Main Street, 407 Main Street, 339 Main Street and 505 Prince George Street. There was discussion on these properties.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:06 p.m.

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