Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Agenda

EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTIETH MEETING

TUESDAY – JULY 21, 2020 – 6:00 P.M. - REGULAR

AGENDA

 

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  1. Roll Call.

     

  2. Approval of the Minutes for the Regular HDC meeting held on June 16, 2020.

 

3. TABLED AT LAST HEARING- HDC-078-2020 for 20 Post Office Avenue, submitted by Maria Thomas, request to replace existing 4 ft fence to new 6-foot white vinyl fence, construct a 16 x 20 x 14 carport (with colors to match the house) with garage door (wood grain color) with windows and install a 18 x 28  blacktop driveway. MONTA

 

4. HDC 075-2020 for 417 Main Street, submitted by Keyhani (Kay) Hamideh, request to install a new wooden fencing around property line. JOSH

 

5. HDC 084-2020 for 319 Main Street, submitted by Gary Brent for owner, Laurel Main Street Properties LLC, request to install (2) illuminated wall signs, re-cover (7) existing awnings with black fabric to include (3) signs on those awnings. MONTA

 

6. HDC 087-2020 for 317 Fourth Street, submitted by Matt Oskvarek, request to replace front walkway from concrete to stone. JOSH

 

7. HDC 088-2020 for 912 Montgomery Street, submitted by Jan Helling on behalf of owner Anne Allen, request to install new ply gem black raised panel shutters to the front and side exterior windows. MONTA

 

8. HDC 086-2020 for 411 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Joseph & Carrie Williams, request to replace aluminum siding to vinyl and roof from green to grey. Gutters will be replaced “in-kind” white. JOSH

 

9. HDC 093-2020 for 205 Tenth Street, submitted by Matt O’Brien, replace white picket fencing from wood to vinyl and new fencing style will have arches. Fence will be 3.5 feet tall. JOSH

 

10. A tax credit request for 332 Montgomery Street, submitted by Marlene Frazier for approved HDC Certificate of Approval 027-2020 for painting siding, roof and window frames. The cost was $2,297.66 and the requested amount is $229.76.

 

Staff Approvals:

 

HDC 082-2020 for 418 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Jeffrey Royle, request to replace rotten siding with wood filler, same exact style german lap and color Benjamin Moore Amarillo yellow.

 

HDC 085-2020 for 912 Montgomery Street, submitted by Jan Helling on behalf of the owner Anne Allen, request to paint siding Westchester grey which is very similar to the HDC approved color Templeton grey. Existing white doors and window trim will remain white.  

 

HDC 089-2020 for 339 Prince George Street, submitted by Michael & Mary Eileen Leszcz, Request to reset/replace brick sidewalk (lead) with colored brick (grout) & rear steps with (in kind) color and style.

 

HDC 090-2020 for 403 Prince George Street, submitted by Luis Sibaja, request to scrape paint off front porch railing and columns then repaint in same color white.

 

HDC 091-2020 for 531 Main Street, submitted by Dick Ward on behalf of Bernstein Management, request to replace shingle roof with similar shingle color in brown heather blend. Roof is in bad shape, leaking in spots.

 

HDC 092-2020 for 418 Montgomery Street, submitted by Jessica & John Norton, request to replace whole house siding with Monogram dutchlap in flagstone color to match original house color which is similar to the HDC approved color Erie grey. Original was going to be green tea color to match existing house however the color has since been discontinued.

 

HDC 094-2020 for 611 Prince George Street, submitted by Mary Eileen Leszcz, request to replace existing awning with same size and color/style white with wedgewood blue scallop trim.

 

HDC 001-2021 for 363 Main Street, submitted by Kieu Dang, request to replace existing awning with same size and new color orange with white lettering “Pho Viet 75” this request was approved in 2018 however the work was never started therefore has expired.

 

11. Adjourn

Minutes

MINUTES

EIGHT HUNDRED AND THRITIETH MEETING

TUESDAY –    JULY 21, 2020 – REGULAR – 6:00 P.M.

 

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Convened: 6:00 PM                                         Adjourned 7:15 PM

 

Commissioners Present:                                 Staff Present:

Robert Kluchhuhn, Chairman                          William Goddard, City Administrator

Margie McCeney, Vice-Chair                          Christian Pulley, Director

Michael Leszcz, Councilmember                     Robert Love, Deputy Director

Karen Lubieniecki                                           Monta Burrough, Planner II

Marlene Frazier                                                Joshua Mitchum, Planner II

Patrick Davis                                                   Brooke Quillen, HDC Coordinator

                                               

Commissioners Absent: One (1)

Citizens Present:  Approximately five (5)

 

Chairman Kluckhuhn called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., read the Opening Statement and asked for a roll call. Six (6) 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 June 16, 2020.  There were none.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Frazier, the minutes were approved on (5) affirmative votes, with Mr. Davis abstaining from the vote.

 

HDC-078-2020 for 20 Post Office Avenue, submitted by Maria Thomas, TABLED AT LAST HEARING- request to replace existing four  (4)  foot fence to new six (6) foot white vinyl fence, construct a 16 x 20 x 14 carport (with colors to match the house) with garage door (wood grain color) with windows and install a 18 x 28  blacktop driveway.

The applicant was present. There was discussion among the Commission, applicant and staff regarding the concerns of the style of the carport. Ms. Lubieniecki stated she has serious concerns about this application because of the visual impact and building structure guidelines, she does not think it falls within recommendations. She also stated there are no existing carports on Post Office Avenue, only four (4) carports in the Historic District and none of them have garage doors. There were questions regarding the structure design of the carport and comments stating it would look better if the front gable was closed in rather than open. It was clarified by staff the six (6) foot fencing would start 28 feet back on the left side of the property. The applicant stated she does not want a garage; this will be a carport.  The driveway will be a non-pervious material. The roof shingles on the carport will match what is on the house now. If the wood portion of the carport is to be painted in the future the applicant will need to come back to the Historic District for approval.

 

On a motion made by Councilmember Leszcz, seconded by Mr. Davis, the application was approved on four (4) affirmative votes, with Ms. Lubieniecki and Ms. McCeney voting “No”.

 

HDC 075-2020 for 417 Main Street, submitted by Keyhani (Kay) Hamideh, request to install a new six (6) foot wooden fencing on side and rear of property.

The applicant was on the call to answer any questions from the Commission.  Mr.  Kluckhuhn asked if the fence will be completely on the applicant’s property. Staff noted that a survey of the property was provided, and will be on her property; setbacks will be met. It was also announced by staff this project was approved by the Planning Commission last week. Any issues between the apartment complex and owner would be a civil matter. Councilmember Leszcz noted when the apartments were built, they wanted to go as close to the property line as they could to get the maximum number of units. He also reminded the applicant to wait six (6) months to a year before painting the fence white

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

 

HDC 084-2020 for 319 Main Street, submitted by Gary Brent for owner, Laurel Main Street Properties LLC, request to replace thirteen (13) awnings and install five (5) new awnings with black fabric with bank logo and sandy spring bank lettering in white.

The applicant was on the call. Ms. McCeney asked if the bank was taking over the top floor of the building, the owner of the property stated “Yes”.

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

 

HDC 087-2020 for 317 Fourth Street, submitted by Matt Oskvarek, request to replace front walkway from concrete to stepping stones with concrete.

The applicant was on the call. There were no questions or comments regarding this request.

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

 

HDC 088-2020 for 912 Montgomery Street, submitted by Jan Helling on behalf of owner Anne Allen, request to install nine (9) sets of new ply gem in color black raised style panel shutters to the front and side exterior windows.

The applicant was on the call. There was discussion regarding the placements of the shutters and suggested the applicant should install one (1) less shutter considering some inadequate placement issues near the electrical and a/c units on the side of the building. The applicant agreed, therefore, the new total is eight (8) shutters.

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

 

HDC 086-2020 for 411 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Joseph & Carrie Williams, request to replace aluminum siding to vinyl in a off white color and roof from green to grey. Also, gutters will be replaced “in-kind” white.

The applicant was on the call. There was discussion about the eve of the house and the Commission asked if it will be wrapped. The applicant stated “Yes”. Ms. Frazier suggested for the applicant to update the shutters as well and the applicant agreed to use same style but in black or charcoal color. The current color is green in plastic material. Ms. Lubieniecki suggested the applicant to look into recycling the aluminum siding. The applicant stated she was aware of the program.

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

 

HDC 093-2020 for 205 Tenth Street, submitted by Matt O’Brien, replace white picket fencing in front of property from wood to vinyl and new fencing style will have arches. Fence will be 3.5 feet tall.

The applicant was on the call. The Commission suggested for the applicant to make sure the top fencing is leveled for the entire new fencing. The existing fence panels appear to not at the same elevations. The applicant agreed.

On a motion by Councilmember Leszcz seconded by Mr. Davis the application was approved on a unanimous vote.

 

Ms. Frazier recused herself from the Commission.

 

A tax credit request for 332 Montgomery Street, submitted by Marlene Frazier for approved HDC Certificate of Approval 027-2020 for painting. The cost was $2,297.66 and the requested amount is $229.76.

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

 

There were no questions or comments regarding the staff approvals.

 

Meeting adjourned at approximately 7:15

 

Minutes Approved LBQ           Date  9-15-2020

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