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- Roll Call
- Approval of Minutes from the January 14, 2020 meeting
- Amended Site and Landscape Plan Application and Resolution No. 20-02-PC, 320 Main Street, filed by J. Robb Cecil
Public Hearing on Application
Final Action by Planning Commission
FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY THIRD MEETING
CITY OF LAUREL PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY- FEBRUARY 11, 2020
The meeting convened in the Council Chambers of the Laurel Municipal Center at 7:01 P.M., with Chairwoman Mitzi R. Betman presiding. The roll was called with Mr. John R. Kish, Ms. Krystiana Bonheur and Mr. Bill Wellford. Also, present were Ms. Christian L. Pulley, Director of Economic and Community Development, Mr. Monta Burrough, Planner II and Ms. Brooke Quillen, Secretary to the Commission. There were approximately (2) two members of the public in attendance.
The minutes of the January 14, 2020 meeting were approved as written, on motion by Mr. Kish seconded by Ms. Bonheur, and carried on a roll call vote of all members present.
The next agenda item was for Amended Site and Landscape Plan Application filed by J. Robb Cecil, 320 Main Street Road Laurel, Maryland 20707. Mr. Burrough stated the applicant is seeking approval to construct a fence in the rear of the property. The property is zoned C-V (Commercial Village). The parking lot is for employees located at 320 and 322 Main Street.
The owner and applicant, Mr. J. Robb Cecil, 320 Main Street Laurel, LLC., 319 Main Street Laurel, Maryland 20707, explained the goal is to eliminate unnecessary traffic through the parking lot and to improve safety to employees. Currently, cars speed through the lot to get to the back alley.
Assisting the applicant was Mr. Larry Bloom, Senior Executive, Revere Bank, 320 Main Street Laurel, Maryland 20707, stated he has been there about six (6) years and as the bank has grown, so has the traffic and safety concern; therefore, this seemed like the best option.
Mr. Wellford announced he would be recusing himself from the vote on this application due to a conflict of interest.
Chairwoman Betman opened the public hearing at 7:10 p.m.
There was nobody else signed up to speak.
Chairwoman Betman closed the public hearing 7:10 p.m.
The Commission, on motion by Ms. Bonheur, seconded by Mr. Kish, and carried on a roll call vote of all members present, with Mr. Wellford abstaining, voted to approve the Amended Site and Landscape Plan and Resolution No. 20-02-PC for 320 Main Street Laurel, Maryland 20707 as presented in the Technical Staff Report.