Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

 

EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIRST MEETING

TUESDAY – MAY 21, 2019 – REGULAR

AGENDA

 

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 the Minutes for the Regular HDC meeting held on April 16, 2019.

     

  3. HDC 072-2019 for 505 Prince George Street, submitted by Sulema Hernandez,  request approval to construct a new walkway 5'x18' using red and charcoal pavers, also construct a 4' wooden fence along gravel alley in rear of property, will be painted white. This item was tabled at the last meeting.

     

  4. HDC 074-2019 for 1105 Montgomery Street, submitted by F. Christopher Erdle, request to replace two front entrance doors, each with new decorative transom windows. Color of doors will remain the same (maroon), however, the style of the doors will be different than existing.  

     

  5. HDC 075-2019 for 28 Post Office Avenue, submitted by Glynnis McPhee, request to replace fence around front yard (front is wood, side is wire) up to the current back yard fence. Will be replaced by a 3.5 ft. picket fence to be painted white.

     

  6. HDC 080-2019 for 210 11th Street, submitted by Sergio  Castaneda (on behalf of the owner), request to install new fence to side and rear of property 5' high, pressure treated wood with 3 gates.

 

     7.  HDC 078-2019 for 324 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Patrice Muya, request to replace wooden front door to white steel.  Retroactive permission to replace gray (rusted) metal roof with black shingles and 15 new double hung windows.

 

     8.  HDC 083-2019 for 316 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Daniel Ford, request to install new 6ft wooden fence to left, right and rear of property with gates in front and side. Fence will match neighbor’s fence. The new fence will not be painted or stained.

 

     9.  HDC 084-2019 for 507B Montgomery Street, submitted by Santos Jose Perez Fuentes, request to remove portion of front yard brick wall that is leaning up to the point where it has separated from the concrete retaining wall. The applicant wants to redo the brick at separation to clean up the edge and replant front bushes where they were removed. The type of bushes to be determined.

 

Staff Approvals:

 

HDC 077-2019 for 400 Main Street, submitted by Marjorie McCeney, request to paint house (white/pale tan) and privy where needed including shutters (dark green) with in kind paint color.

 

HDC 082-2019 for 324 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Patrice Muya, request to re-paint front porch with “in-kind” white & blue/gray color, repaint shutters with same “in-kind” black color and repaint house with same “in-kind” white color.

 

HDC 079-2019 for 506 Prince George Street, submitted by Mary Kathleen Biddison, replace all 10 windows on house with white vinyl double pane in kind windows. Also replacing front door with in kind brown color and style.

 

HDC 081-2019 for 320 Montgomery Street, submitted by James and Suma Penrose, request to repair main chimney on home as well as the rear chimney. Remove 15 courses of bricks and replace with same type of brick and mortar to restore original appearance.

 

HDC 085-2019 for 400 Main Street, submitted by Marjorie McCeney, request to replace and prime/repaint rotting wood on garage, house (white/pale tan with white trim) and possibly privy (white with black details) where needed.

 

10.  New Business

 

11.  Adjourn

Minutes

MINUTES

EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIRST MEETING

TUESDAY –    MAY 21, 2019 - REGULAR

 

 

Convened: 7:02 PM                                         Adjourned 8:31 PM

 

Commissioners Present:                                 Staff Present:

Michael Leszcz, Councilmember                     Robert Love, Deputy Director

Karen Lubieniecki                                           Brooke Quillen, HDC Coordinator

Robert Kluckhuhn

Margie McCeney

Douglas Hayes, Chairman

 

Commissioners Absent: 2

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 April 16, 2019.  There were no corrections.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki, the minutes were approved on four (4) affirmative votes, Mr. Kluckhuhn abstained.

 

HDC 072-2019 for 505 Prince George Street, submitted by Sulema Hernandez,  request approval to construct a new walkway 5'x18' using red and charcoal pavers, also construct a 4' wooden fence along gravel alley in rear of property, will be painted white. This item was tabled at the last meeting.

The applicant was present. The Commission suggested the applicant keep and restore the existing brick walkway instead of what is proposed. The applicant agreed. The fence was approved as proposed.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Mr. Kluckhuhn the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote with the amendment regarding the existing front walkway to be restored and if bricks are to be replaced, they will be “in-kind” color/style.

 

HDC 074-2019 for 1105 Montgomery Street, submitted by F. Christopher Erdle, request to replace two front entrance doors, each with new decorative transom windows. Color of doors will remain the same (maroon); however, the style of the doors will be different from existing. 

The applicant was present.

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

 

HDC 075-2019 for 28 Post Office Avenue, submitted by Glynnis McPhee, request to replace fence around front yard (front is wood, side is wire) up to the current back yard fence. Will be replaced by a 3.5 ft. picket fence to be painted white.

The applicant was present.

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

 

HDC 080-2019 for 210 11th Street, submitted by Sergio  Castaneda (on behalf of the owner), request to install new fence to side and rear of property 5' high, pressure treated wood with 3 gates.

The owner was present and stated it will eventually be stained a clear natural color.

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

 

HDC 078-2019 for 324 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Patrice Muya, request to replace wooden front door to white steel.  Retroactive permission to replace gray (rusted) metal roof with black shingles and 15 new double hung windows.

Applicant was present. He stated the door would be wood instead of metal. There was discussion between the applicant and the Commission, the Commission suggested he not replace the front door and keep the existing door. The applicant stated it does not close right; however, the Commission believes that could be just a frame problem as the door itself looks to be in good condition and is unique. The Commission warned the applicant if he is to apply for a tax credit it is automatically reduced to 5% since the work started without approval. The new windows and roof have already been installed. The Commission also suggested the black shutters to be re-hung on the house. The applicant said he might have a hard time finding them. Some were broken and they are not found in Home Depot or Lowes. The applicant wanted to add a request to install driveway and removal of trees however, it was not indicated on his original application and there were no pictures provided therefore the Commission asked the applicant to apply again for those separate requests.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki, the application was approved with the recommendation to keep the original door and re-hang the original shutters, on a unanimous vote.

 

HDC 083-2019 for 316 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Daniel Ford, request to install new 6ft wooden fence to left, right and rear of property with gates in front and side. Fence will match neighbor’s fence. The new fence will not be painted or stained.

            The applicant was present. The Commission suggested the applicant place the finished side of fence to face the outside of property.

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

 

HDC 084-2019 for 507B Montgomery Street, submitted by Santos Jose Perez Fuentes, request to remove portion of front yard brick wall that is leaning up to the point where it has separated from the concrete retaining wall.

There was discussion between the Commission and the applicant’s friend who was representing him since he could not be there. The Commission suggested the applicant get a structural engineer to inspect the retaining wall for safety purposes since it is leaning forward and is cracked. The Commission recommends brick or brick veneer to be re-installed once the wall is confirmed sturdy or is re-built (to be determined through the permits department and a structural engineer).  Councilmember Leszcz stated the bushes that were removed were a part of the initial landscape plan for this development. The Commission will leave it up to the applicant to replace them or not, however, the poison ivy that is growing on site needs to be removed.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki, the application was approved on a unanimous vote, with Councilmember Leszcz abstaining.

 

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

 

Chairman Hayes stated he participated in the 40th Annual Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions Conference held this past weekend in Frederick. Jim Boss, a founding member of the City’s Historic District Commission, was recognized at the event. There was conversation regarding climate change affecting historic places, which was very interesting. Chairman Hayes announced he sent a request to Mayor Moe about changing the Commission’s name from Historic District Commission to Historic Preservation Commission. Lastly, he stated he is still working on putting together a work session.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:31 p.m.

 

Minutes Approved __________           Date ________

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