Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

AGENDA

EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTEENTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION  

TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 19, 2019 – 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 November 27, 2018. 

     

  3. Approval of the Minutes for the Regular HDC meeting held on January 22, 2019.  

     

  4. HDC 050-2019 for 217 Main Street, submitted by Chigozie “Bruno” Nwogu, on behalf of the owner, Joy Davis, for approval to replace lighted signage (7’ x 2’) on building front, message reads: Total Wireless” in blue and red with white lettering. Sign has already been installed. The sign is the company’s standard logo.

 

  1. HDC 051-2019 for 344 Main Street, submitted by William Grubbs, request to install (2) frosted window signs, 25’’ x 28 ¾ with business logo message will read: “RISE UP NUTRUITON” in red, yellow and orange color for a new smoothie shop.

 

  1. HDC 060-2019 for 356 Main Street, submitted by Charles Begin, request to install new store front sign (2’ x 6’) for a new candy store, message will read: “Gladley’s Candy Kitchen” with a brown background and gold lettering.

 

  1. A tax credit request for 333 Montgomery Street submitted by Katherine Peterson for approved HDC Certificate of Approval 015-2018 for replacing siding, wood and gutters. The cost was $21,480.00 and the requested amount is $2,148.00.

 

  1. A tax credit request for 320 Montgomery Street submitted by James & Suma Penrose for approved HDC Certificate of Approval 078-2019 for replacing roof. The cost was $18,802.00 and the requested amount is $1,880.20.

 

  1. A tax credit request for 312 Prince George Street submitted by Robert Schmidt for approved HDC Certificate of Approval 045-2018 for replacing siding, wood and gutters. The cost was $13,097.00 and the requested amount is $1,309.70.

 

 

Staff Approvals:

 

HDC 053-2019 for 1110 Montgomery Street, submitted by David Everett, request to remove large dead ash tree near front of property. Remove two (2) dead spruce trees near property line with 1102 property. Contractor will also prune some other trees and remove small nuisance trees that are not seen from the street. Will plant red bud tree near location of ash and white oak tree near location of the spruce.  

 

HDC 054-2019 for 1102 Montgomery Street, submitted by David Everett (for homeowner Christ Reformed Presbyterian Church), request to remove dead spruce tree near property line with 1110 Montgomery Street. The work will occur as part of the contract to remove a similar dead dree on 1110 Montgomery Street. Contract is with David Everett of 1110 Montgomery Street.

 

HDC 055-2019 for 417 Main Street, submitted by Keyhani Hamideh request to replace front walkway concrete that is damaged with same style concrete, removal of three (3) trees on side of property that is damaging the brick sidewalk/building foundation, will be replacing trees with three (3) crape myrtles and repair leaking metal roof with in-kind color and material..

 

HDC 057-2019 for 327 Montgomery Street, submitted by Elden Carrahan request to replace roof in kind. The work has already been completed.

 

HDC 058-2019 for 333 Montgomery Street, submitted by Katherine Peterson request to replace gutters in kind. The work has already been completed, as they were found to be damaged while siding was being replaced.

 

  1. New Business

     

  2. Adjourn

Minutes

MINUTES

EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTEENTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

TUESDAY –FEBRUARY 19, 2019 - REGULAR

 

Convened: 7:02 PM                                                       Adjourned 8:00 PM      

 

Commissioners Present:                                             Staff Present:

Douglas Hayes, Chairman                                            Robert Love, Deputy Director                   

Marlene Frazier                                                                Brooke Quillen, HDC Coordinator

Margie McCeney                                            

Michael Leszcz, Councilmember

Karen Lubieniecki

Vicki Rambow                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Commissioners Absent: 1

Citizens Present:  Approximately 3

 

Chairman Hayes called the meeting to order at 7:02, read the Opening Statement and asked for a roll call. Six (6) 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 November 27, 2018.  There were no corrections.

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

 

                Chairman Hayes asked if there were corrections or comments regarding the Minutes from the Regular HDC meeting held on January 22, 2019.  It was suggested by Ms. Frazier to reword the approval of 313 Fourth Street to add “Two (2) strips of driveway from street up to house and then solid pad on side of house”, as discussed at the last meeting.

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki, seconded by Ms. Frazier, the minutes were approved with amendment, on five (5) affirmative votes. McCeney abstained from the vote.

 

HDC 050-2019 for 217 Main Street, submitted by Chigozie “Bruno” Nwogu, on behalf of the owner, Joy Davis, tabled in January meeting, for approval to replace lighted signage (7’ x 2’) on building front, message reads: “Total Wireless” in blue and red with white lettering. Sign has already been installed. The sign is the company’s standard logo.

 

The applicant was not present.  There was discussion among the Commission to table the item again since there was no one there to speak.

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

               

HDC 051-2019 for 344 Main Street, submitted by William Grubbs, request to install (2) frosted window signs; 25’’ x 28 ¾ with business logo message will read: “RISE UP NUTRUITON” in red, yellow and orange color for a new smoothie shop.  The applicant was present to answer any questions. There was discussion among the Commission and the applicant. It was suggested by the Commission to add a clear frame border around the frosted windows (at least 6’’ wide) so that you can still see inside the store if needed, which would be helpful for the police department. The applicant agreed.

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki, seconded by Ms. Rambow, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote with the amendment of adding a clear frame around the frosted windows.

 

HDC 060-2019 for 356 Main Street, submitted by Charles Begin, request to install new store front sign (2’ x 6’) for a new candy store, message will read: “Gladley’s Candy Kitchen” with a brown background and gold lettering. The applicant was not present.

On a motion by Councilmember Leszcz, seconded by Ms. McCeney, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote with the amendment that if desired the applicant could also install exterior gooseneck lighting for the signage.

 

The applicant for 217 Main Street arrived at 7:24 p.m. The Commission had discussion with the applicant regarding their concerns of the color blue and brightly lighted sign that it does not blend in well with the surrounding buildings on Main Street. The Commission suggested something less bright. The applicant stated the colors are for the company, Total Wireless, but could possibly be re-arranged or be more transparent. He will work on that and try to come back for the next meeting. Chairman Hayes asked the applicant to talk with the franchise what other Historic Districts have done in the past in this situation.

 

A tax credit request for 333 Montgomery Street submitted by Katherine Peterson for approved HDC Certificate of Approval 015-2018 for replacing siding, wood and gutters. The cost was $21,480.00 and the requested amount is $2,148.00.

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

 

A tax credit request for 320 Montgomery Street submitted by James & Suma Penrose for approved HDC Certificate of Approval 078-2019 for replacing roof. The cost was $18,802.00 and the requested amount is $1,880.20.

The Commission asked the staff to verify this tax credit and details of request; applicant has had several tax credit approvals this past year and what is being requested does not match exactly what is on the receipt. The Commission does not remember approving the doors but does remember approving the windows.

On a motion by Ms. Ms. Lubieniecki, seconded by Ms. Rambow, the tax credit was tabled on a unanimous vote.

 

A tax credit request for 312 Prince George Street submitted by Robert Schmidt for approved HDC Certificate of Approval 045-2018 for replacing roof. The cost was $13,097.00 and the requested amount is $1,309.70.

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

 

Chairman Hayes asked if there were any comments regarding staff approvals and there were none, however, there was discussion regarding 417 Main Street, no major issues but this property will be on for the March agenda for other requests that could not be staff approved.  

 

Chairman Hayes announced for new business, there will be a work session with Prince George’s County Historical Preservation Commission on March 13th; it will be held at St. Phillips Hall.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m.

 

Minutes Approved __________              Date _________

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