Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Agenda

EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINTH MEETING

TUESDAY – JUNE 16, 2020 – 6:00 P.M. - REGULAR

AGENDA

 

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City of Laurel- 829th Historic District Commission Hearing
Tue, Jun 16, 2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

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AGENDA

  1. Roll Call.
  2. Approval of the Minutes for the Regular HDC meeting held on May 18, 2020.

3.  TABLED AT LAST HEARING- HDC 060-2020 for 502 Main Street, submitted by Garth Hamilton, request to install (1) one storefront sign for new ice cream shop. “High Five Café & Frozen Treats” in black lettering with white background.  THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDED TO SEE THE QUOTE FOR THE APPLICANT REMOVE THE EXISTING AWNING AND INSTALL A FLAT WALL SIGN ABOVE THE WINDOWS. THE APPLICANTIS SEEKING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ORIGINAL REQUEST.

4. TABLED AT LAST HEARING- HDC-061-2020 for 26 Post Office Avenue, submitted by DMV Homes LLC./Sreekanth Rajagopal, request to install new windows same size but without grids (original windows had grids, replace roof from rust color metal to grey  shingles, replace porch with white railings and paint porch floor indigo blue, replace front door and shutters indigo blue. Some of the work has already been completed; roof, windows, front door installed & porch railings. THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDED THE APPLICANT GET GRID INSERTS FOR THE WINDOWS, REPLACE THE FRONT DOOR WITH ANOTHER DOOR THAT IS SIMILAR TO WHAT IS IN THE HISTORIC COMMUNITY AND CONSIDER CHANGING THE PORCH ROOF TO STANDING SEAM METAL.THE APPLICANT CANNOT AFFORD TO RE-DO ANY OF THE ROOFING BUT WILL INSTALL GRIDS IN THE WINDOWS AND REPLACE THE DOOR,

5. TABLED AT LAST HEARING- HDC 074-2020 for 909 Montgomery Street, submitted by Charles Goldston, request to install a new 6 ft. fence to boarder rear of property with one gate at driveway. THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDED A SHADOW BOX STYLE FOR THE RIGHT AND LEFT OF HOUSE THAT WILL BE SEEN FROM THE STREET.THE APPLICANT IS SEEKING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ORIGIANL RQUEST.

6. HDC-078-2020 for 20 Post Office Avenue, submitted by Maria Thomas, request to replace existing fence to new 6 foot white vinyl fence, construct a carport (with colors to match the house) with garage door and install a concrete driveway strips with 4-6 inches between. The applicant was consulted about permeable pavement or two strips, however, does not like the look.

7. HDC 079-2020 for 35 Fourth Street, submitted by Dawn Martin, request to install a new 6 ½ foot wooden privacy fence in rear yard with gate in front of driveway.

 

Staff Approvals:

HDC 076-2020 for 606 Montgomery Street, submitted by Eddie Migues on behalf of the owner Maria Godoy, request to replace grey metal roof with grey architectural shingle roof. Applicant claimed roof was leaking and in bad shape.

HDC 077-2020 for 327 Prince George Street, submitted by Elden Carnahan, request to remove (2) maple tree and (1) locust tree from rear of yard. The locust is a hazard leaning at a 45 degree angle, and that the maple is hollowing out, appears to by dying. It was recommended for the applicant to plant (2) two new trees on the property.

HDC 081-2020 for 606 Prince George Street, submitted by JoAnn Blair & Amy Knox, request to repaint house in East Lake Gold and Yarmuth Oyster color. Same color as existing “in-kind”. The work was started without approval.

HDC 082-2020 for 418 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Jeffrey Royle, request to replace rotten siding with wood filler and replace with exact style (German Lap), Fresh paint coat using Benjamin Moore Amarillo yellow which is “in-kind” color and style.

HDC 083-2020 for 613 Prince George Street, submitted by Janine Shaffer, request to replace (2) two windows on the side of the house. Same color (white), size (24" wide and 37" high) and style as existing “in-kind”. The work was started without approval.

 

8. Adjourn

Minutes

MINUTES

EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINTH MEETING

TUESDAY –    JUNE 16, 2020 – REGULAR – 6:00 P.M.

 

*This meeting was conducted virtually through GoToMeeting due to COVID-19*

 

Convened: 6:07 PM                                         Adjourned 7:53 PM

 

Commissioners Present:                                 Staff Present:

Robert Kluchhuhn, Chairman                          William Goddard, City Administer

Margie McCeney, Vice-Chair                          Christian Pulley, Director

Michael Leszcz, Councilmember                     Robert Love, Deputy Director

Karen Lubieniecki                                           Brooke Quillen, HDC Coordinator

Marlene Frazier                                               

 

Commissioners Absent: Two (2)

Citizens Present:  Approximately five (5)

 

Chairman Kluckhuhn called the meeting to order at 6:07 p.m., read the Opening Statement and asked for a roll call. Five (5) commissioners answered present, constituting a quorum.

 

Chairman Kluckhuhn asked if there were any corrections or comments regarding the Minutes from the Regular HDC meeting held on May 19, 2020.  There were none.

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

 

HDC 060-2020 for 502 Main Street, submitted by Garth Hamilton, request to install (1) one storefront sign for new ice cream shop. “High Five Café & Frozen Treats” in black lettering with white background.  The applicant was not present.

This item was tabled at the May 19, 2020 hearing. There was discussion among the Commission and staff regarding future requests at this location. The Commission expressed disappointment in not receiving the cost estimates as requested at the last meeting.  Councilmember Leszcz suggested the applicant could apply for a store front grant and change the sign in the next year if they wanted to go that route.

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

 

HDC 070-2020 for 26 Post Office Avenue, submitted by DMV Homes LLC./Sreekanth Rajagopal, request to install new windows same size but without grids (original windows had grids, replace roof from rust color metal to grey shingles, replace porch with white railings and paint porch floor indigo blue, replace front door and shutters indigo blue. Some of the work has already been completed; roof, windows, front door installed & porch railings.

This application was tabled at the May 19, 2020 hearing. The applicant was present to answer any questions. There was conversation between the applicant and the Commission, the applicant agreed to install 6 over 6 grids in the windows and new front door with 4 panels and top square windows, however, cannot afford to replace the roof back to tin on the house or porch. The Commission reminded the applicant that if they apply the tax credit would be reduced 50%.

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

 

HDC 074-2020 for 909 Montgomery Street, submitted by Charles Goldston, request to install a new 6 ft. wooden board on board fence to boarder rear of property with one gate at driveway.

This application was tabled at the May 19, 2020 hearing. The applicant was on the call to answer questions from the Commission. The Commission suggested picket or dog ear style tops for the fence however the applicant would prefer the proposed flat top style. Councilmember Leszcz suggested for the applicant to consider sealing it with a clear coat to help prevent the wood from rotting. There is a specific kind that is good to use, and he will get the applicant the information after the meeting if he is interested.

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

 

HDC-078-2020 for 20 Post Office Avenue, submitted by Maria Thomas, request to replace existing fence to new 6-foot white vinyl fence, construct a 16 x 20 carport (with colors to match the house) with garage door and install a 16 x 25 concrete driveway strips with 4-6 inches between. The applicant was consulted about permeable pavement or two strips, however, does not like the look.

There was discussion among the Commission, applicant and staff regarding the need for such a large driveway. The applicant stated there is no room to park on the street for visitors. The Commission suggested applicant to consider doing 2 vertical strips like the house on the 400th block of Montgomery Street. The Commission also stated they did not agree with the garage door style and suggested the applicant find other options for a more Historical look.

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

 

HDC 079-2020 for 35 Fourth Street, submitted by Dawn Martin, request to install a new 6 ½ foot wooden privacy fence in rear yard with gate in front of driveway.

The applicant was on the call to answer any questions from the Commission.

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

 

Councilmember Leszcz briefly discussed window brands (such as Marvin, Pella and Anderson), standing seam roofs and pan type gutters as an option for applicants when applying for these types of approvals.

 

The City Administrator, Mr. Goddard was on the call and thanked the Commission for all the work they do and updated the Commission on what the City has been working on to get the buildings open again during the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, the City plans on opening to the public July 1st however the visitors will be using kiosks to communicate with the City employees, not face to face yet.  

 

Meeting adjourned at approximately 7:53 p.m.

 

Minutes Approved ______      Date ______

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