Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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  1. Roll Call.
  2. Approval of the Minutes for the Regular HDC meeting held on November 17, 2020.

3. HDC-037-2021 for 200 Main Street, submitted by Calvin Taylor, seeking retroactive approval to install (6) window signs and (1) freestanding sign for Green Life Alternative Care business. Sign colors are white green yellow and red.

4. HDC-039-2021 for 425 Prince George Street, submitted by Cherilyn Hostetter, requesting approval to remove the existing garage approximately 18’ X 27’ and is accessible from Fifth Street via the church parking lot. The applicant states the intent of removing the garage is to create the green space necessary to plant bushes.

5.  A tax credit request for 611 Prince George Street, submitted by Winifred Morgans for approved HDC Certificate of Approval 094-2021 for replacing porch awning. The cost was $770.00 and the requested amount is $77.00.

Staff ApprovalsN/A

6.  Adjourn

Minutes

MINUTES

EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTY FOURTH MEETING

TUESDAY – DECEMBER 8, 2020 – REGULAR – 6:00 P.M.

 

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

 

Convened: 6:00 P.M.                                       Adjourned 6:34 P.M.

 

Commissioners Present:                                 Staff Present:

Councilmember Michael Leszcz                      The Honorable Craig A. Moe, Mayor

Robert Kluckhuhn, Chairman                          Cinnamen Fisher, IT Department

Margie McCeney, Vice-Chair                          Robert Love, Deputy Director, ECD

Karen Lubieniecki                                           Joshua Mitchum, Planner II, ECD

Marlene Frazier                                                Brooke Quillen, HDC Coordinator, ECD

Patrick Davis                                                   Darnell Butler, Communications Department                                                                          

Commissioners Absent: One (1)

Citizens Present:  Approximately two (2)

 

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.

 

The Honorable Craig A. Moe was in attendance and spoke regarding the recent passing of former Chair of the Commission, Mr. Douglas Hayes.  Mayor Moe sends his condolences to Doug’s family. Mayor Moe also dated the history of Doug’s involvement with the Historic District Commission which started in 2010 when he joined the Commission, he then became Vice-Chair in 2015 and then Chair in 2016. Mr. Hayes also played a role in previous City of Laurel Master Plan reviews and also worked with the Laurel Historical Society. Lastly, Mayor Moe wishes everyone a happy holiday and to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Mr. Kluckhuhn reflected on Douglas Hayes contribution to the Commission and stated that he was a great leader and mentor.  Mr. Hayes gave him great advise when he was going to take over as Chair last January.

 

Chairman Kluckhuhn asked if there were any corrections or comments regarding the Minutes from the Regular HDC meeting held on November 17, 2020.

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

 

HDC-037-2021 for 200 Main Street, submitted by Calvin Taylor, seeking retroactive approval to install (6) window signs and (1) freestanding sign for Green Life Alternative Care business. Sign colors are white green yellow and red.

Councilmember Leszcz joined the meeting.

The applicant was not present. There was discussion regarding the amount of signage on this building however it was verified by staff it does meet code and some signs have been permanently removed.  The Commission asked staff if the City ordinance should be updated regarding drug paraphernalia. Staff stated they will look into it however the use of this business, which is for CBD products is not considered to be drug paraphernalia..

On a motion by Councilmember Leszcz, seconded by Ms. McCeney, the application was approved on (6) six affirmative votes.

 

HDC-039-2021 for 425 Prince George Street, submitted by Cherilyn Hostetler, requesting approval to remove the existing garage approximately 18’ X 27’ and is accessible from Fifth Street via the church parking lot. The applicant states the intent of removing the garage is to create the green space necessary to plant bushes.

The applicant was present. There was discussion regarding if the property had been recently sold. The applicant stated it has not been sold yet and the reasoning for this request to increase green space. Ms. Hostetler stated she believes it is in the best interest considering how old and run down the garage is. She will have to hire a special contactor for the job since it has lead paint. The Commission suggested the application look into the deed of the property regarding the back alley since it is an undedicated alleyway there may be legal issues going to closure on a sale.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Councilmember Leszcz, the item was approved on (6) six affirmative votes.

 

A tax credit request for 611 Prince George Street, submitted by Winifred Morgans for approved HDC Certificate of Approval 094-2021 for replacing porch awning. The cost was $770.00 and the requested amount is $77.00.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Lubieniecki, the item was approved on (6) six affirmative votes.

 

There was no further business.

 

The meeting adjourned at approximately 6:34 p.m.

 

 

Minutes Approved      LBQ    Date   1/19/2021

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