Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

AGENDA

EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTEENTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION  

TUESDAY – OCTOBER 16, 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 September 18, 2018.

 

3.         HDC 001-2019 for (Patuxent Place) 535-693A Main Street, submitted by Leon Hill, requesting approval replace existing sign with new signs to match all signage on the building.  Signs will be uniform with cream/maroon color and same lettering style.  Item was tabled at September 18, 2018 meeting.

 

4.         HDC 009-2019 for 418 Prince George Street, submitted by Paris Thalheimer, request to lay grey stone over existing 7’ x 47’ rock driveway.  Driveway size will not be increased.  Item was issued as a staff approval in September 2018.

 

5.         HDC 003-2019 for 363 Main Street, submitted by Duong Le, request to move out front door to align with the existing building front. Will come back in November for signage approval.

 

6.         HDC 015-2019 for 333 Montgomery Street, submitted by Katherine Peterson, request to change color of Dutch lap vinyl siding from grey to sage green.  The shutters will also but updated but with “in-kind” color (autumn red) and style.

 

7.         HDC 024-2019 for 330 Prince George Street, submitted Herminio Galvan, request to repair existing shed, new roof will be approximately 2 ft. higher than existing roof.  Structure will remain white in color, but with new material; vinyl siding, current siding is aluminum.  New roof will be charcoal color shingles, which matches existing.  In addition, a new metal door will be installed on shed, which will be white in color.

 

  8.       HDC 021 for 42 Avondale Street, submitted by Golmareza Sheibani Agdan, request to install a new 6 ft. privacy fence along (1) one side of rear property. Also requesting to install a new 3.5 ft. fence to front of property. Both fences will be unpainted pressure treated wood.

 

   9.      HDC 022-2019 for 509 Montgomery Street, submitted by Alan Rockline, request to install new windows on entire structure (39) thirty-nine total. Current windows are white wood with grids.  New windows will be replaced with same sizes as existing with white vinyl with no grids.  The sizes of windows vary and are listed in the application. Current windows are white wood with grids.

 

10.    HDC 027-2019 for 310 Fourth Street, submitted by Michael & Cheryl Dyer, request to remove (2) two mulberry trees from front of property. Will not be replacing the trees since many new trees have been planted over the years.

 

11.    HDC 025-2019 for 604 Main Street, submitted by Christina Kirven & Victor Thomas, request to install (1) one window sign on storefront for cigar shop. The window sign will be 42’’H x 42’’W and will say “Thomas Supply Trade Cigars”.  

 

12.  HDC 026-2019 for 712 Main Street, submitted by Scarlett Wirt, request to remove (17) seventeen dying/diseased Leyland trees from front, back and sides of property, not confirmed with replacement trees. Arborist report states trees should be removed.

 

Staff Approvals:

 

HDC 018-2019 for 320 Montgomery Street, submitted by James Penrose, request to repair leaks, replace sections of roof with in kind color (gray) shingles.

 

HDC 019-2019 for 1107 Montgomery Street, submitted by Ted Kelton, request to remove dead spruce tree from rear of property. Arborist report states it is dead and should be removed. Applicant agreed to plant another tree (probably cherry tree) on the property.

 

HDC 020-2019 for 612-614 Main Street, submitted by Charles Hugh, request to replace roof (charcoal gray), gutters (black) and downspouts (cream) with same existing colors and same style. 

 

HDC 023-2019 for 322 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Vu Lam T, request to install another layer of the gravel on existing driveway. Work will be “in-kind” Will not be making the driveway wider or longer. No change in material.

 

HDC 028-2019 for 412 Montgomery Street, submitted by Elizabeth Welsh, request to replace gutters and gutter guards on all parts of roof levels, except front porch with “in kind” white color.

Minutes

    

       

MINUTES

EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTHTEENTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

TUESDAY –OCTOBER 16, 2018 - REGULAR

 

Convened: 7:02 PM                                         Adjourned 8:38 PM   

 

Commissioners Present:                                 Staff Present:

Douglas Hayes, Chairman                                Robert Love, Deputy Director             

Marlene Frazier                                                Brooke Quillen, HDC Coordinator

Margie McCeney        

Michael Leszcz, Council President

Karen Lubieniecki

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Commissioners Absent:

Robert Kluckhuhn, Vice-Chairman

Vicki Rambow

 

Citizens Present:  Approximately 9

 

Chairman Hayes called the meeting to order at 7:02, read the Opening Statement and asked for a roll call. Five (5) 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 September 18, 2018. Ms. McCeney requested a note be added regarding the Laurel Arts Council, that they would need to receive approval regarding the location of the proposed Public Art.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki, the Minutes were approved, on five (5) affirmative votes.

 

HDC 001-2019 for (Patuxent Place) 535-693A Main Street, submitted by Leon Hill, requesting approval replace existing sign with new signs to match all signage on the building.  Signs will be uniform with cream/maroon color and same lettering style.  Item was tabled at September 18, 2018 meeting for approvals from the business owner for new signs.

The applicant was present and stated he had received all signatures for the signs.

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

 

HDC 009-2019 for 418 Prince George Street, submitted by Paris Thalheimer, request to lay grey stone over existing 7’ x 47’ rock driveway.  Driveway size will not be increased.  Item was issued as a staff approval in September 2018, however was put on agenda for an official review.

The applicant was not present. There was discussion among the Commission and staff as to if this was a pervious to non-pervious change. It was also mentioned the Chesapeake Bay Foundation can help cover costs.

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

 

HDC 003-2019 for 363 Main Street, submitted by Duong Le, request to move out front door to align with the existing building front. Will come back in November for signage approval.

The applicant was present, and stated the current doorway is too narrow which is why they want to move the front door out. The Commission expressed their concern on the proposal, that it was not a historical look for Main Street. There was discussion among staff and the Commission as to whether or not the current plans were up to code. It was decided that new plans be submitted moving the door out but not all the way to the building front, and must meet the fire code.

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

 

HDC 015-2019 for 333 Montgomery Street, submitted by Katherine Peterson, request to change color of Dutch lap vinyl siding from grey to sage green, and white corners.  The shutters will also but updated but with “in-kind” color (autumn red) and style.

The applicant was present, and brought forth samples of the siding and colors to the Commission.

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

 

            HDC 024-2019 for 330 Prince George Street, submitted Herminio Galvan, request to repair existing shed, new roof will be approximately 2 ft. higher than existing roof.  Structure will remain white in color, but with new material; vinyl siding, current siding is aluminum.  New roof will be charcoal color shingles, which matches existing.  In addition, a new metal door will be installed on shed, which will be white in color.

The applicant was present, and there was discussion between the Commission and staff regarding setback requirements, however, this is an existing structure.

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki, seconded by Ms. McCeney, the certificate was approved and must meet current set backs for a shed on a unanimous vote.

 

HDC 021 for 42 Avondale Street, submitted by Golmareza Sheibani Agdan, request to install a new 6 ft. privacy fence along (1) one side of rear property. Also requesting to install a new 3.5 ft. fence to front of property. Both fences will be unpainted pressure treated wood.

The applicant was not present, and there was discussion between the Commission and staff regarding the work that has been done on this property that did not receive HDC approval. It was also requested for code enforcement to check the cars off the lot next door.

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki, seconded by Chairman Hayes, Council President Leszcz voted “No”, Ms. McCeney  voted Yes and Ms. Fraizer voted Yes to pass the vote,  the certificate was approved.

 

HDC 022-2019 for 509 Montgomery Street, submitted by Alan Rockline, request to install new windows on entire structure (39) thirty-nine total. Current windows are white wood with grids.  New windows will be replaced with same sizes as existing with white vinyl with no grids.  The sizes of windows vary and are listed in the application. Current windows are white wood with grids.

The applicant was not present; however, Barry Robins from Champion Siding and Windows was present to speak. There was discussion between the Commission and Mr. Robins regarding the five (5) front windows. The commission recommended an “in-kind” replacement of the five (5) front windows with the grids. The sides and rear windows can be replaced with what was presented.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Frazier, the certificate was approved with the amendment the five (5) front windows stay the same style with the grids, on a unanimous vote.

 

HDC 027-2019 for 310 Fourth Street, submitted by Michael & Cheryl Dyer, request to remove (2) two mulberry trees from front of property. Will not be replacing the trees since many new trees have been planted over the years.

      The applicant was present to answer any questions from the Commission.

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

 

HDC 025-2019 for 604 Main Street, submitted by Christina Kirven & Victor Thomas, request to install (1) one window sign on storefront for cigar shop. The window sign will be 42’’H x 42’’W and will say “Thomas Supply Trade Cigars”. 

      The applicant was present. The Commission mentioned they noticed a lighted open sign in the window that was not on the application. The applicant stated that was recently installed and she was unaware she would need approval for it.

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

 

HDC 026-2019 for 712 Main Street, submitted by Scarlett Wirt, request to remove (17) seventeen dying/diseased Leyland trees from front, back and sides of property, not confirmed with replacement trees. Arborist report states trees should be removed.

      The applicant was present and stated she does plan on planting some replacement trees or shrubs that would be more suitable for the spaces, something that does not get as big as the Leyland trees.

The Commission discussed money that Chairman Hayes said they could acquire from   the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissioners being used for various mailers to distribute within the HDC.  They discussed scheduling a possible meeting to talk about this issue

Meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.

 

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