Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 6:00pm

Agenda

 

FIVE HUNDRED EIGHTY SIXTH MEETING- REGULAR

TUESDAY– OCTOBER 19, 2021– 6:00 P.M.

AGENDA

 

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***This meeting will be held virtually through Zoom***

                                                                                              

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  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes from the September 14, 2021 meeting
  3. Text Amendment No. 259 (Ordinance 1987) An ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland to amend laurel city code, chapter 20 "land development and subdivision regulations,” article i “zoning,” §20-1.3 “relationship to the city of laurel master plan”, §20-1.7 “definitions”, §20-1.11 “annexation of additional area to city” §20-1.12 “construction and interpretation of article; general provisions”,   §20-2.1 “building permits; use and occupancy permits”, §20-2.2 “plans, plats, and information to accompany applications for permits”, §20-2.3 “conditions”, §20-2.4 “temporary use permit”, §20-2.5 “issuance of use and occupancy permit”, §20-2.7 “application for use and occupancy permits; inspection of premises, issuance of certificate of compliance, and permit”, §20-2.8 “suspension/ revocation of use and occupancy permit”, §20-3.1 “what constitutes violations; continuing violation”, §20-3.2 “compliance with and enforcement of article; complaints as to alleged violation” §20-3.3 “procedure upon verification of violation; penalties”  §20-3.4 “extension of grace period”, §20-4.4 “powers and duties”, §20-4.5 “hearings on proposed plans, regulations, etc.” §20-4.6 “city administrator, city solicitor, and other officers and employees”, §20-6.16 “schedule of area, yard, and height regulations for residential uses”, §20-7.8 “table of commercial uses”, §20-9.5 “table of industrial uses”, §20-10.5 “parking regulations”, §20-13.11 “amendment to revitalization overlay area map”, §20-15.2 “zoning districts” §20-15.3 “satellite earth station antennas having a diameter of one meter or less” §20-15.4 “commercial, office building, and industrial zones; satellite earth station antennas having a diameter of two meters or less”, §20-25.4 “powers and duties”, §20-25.5 “hearings on proposed plans, regulations, etc.”, §20-25.6 “regular meeting dates”, §20-25.7 “city administrator, city solicitor, director of the department of community planning and business services, and other officers and employees”,  §20-26.1 “authority”, §20-26.2 “history, composition, and operation” §20-26.3 “purpose”, §20-26.5 “review of applications”, §20-26.13 “demolition”, article vi “roads and sidewalks”, §20-42.5 “authority of the director”; and providing for an effective date, for recommendation to the Mayor and City Council.

 

  1. Adjourn

Minutes

FIVE HUNDRED EIGHTY SIXTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL PLANNING COMMISSION

TUESDAY OCTOBER 19, 2021 – 6:00 P.M.

 

The meeting convened on a virtual platform through Zoom at 6:00 P.M., with Chairwoman Mitzi R. Betman presiding.  The roll was called with Mr. John Kish, Vice-Chairman, Mr. Wellford and Ms. Bonheur. Also present were Mr. Robert Love, Director and Ms. Brooke Quillen, Secretary to the Commission. Mr. Darnell Butler from the Communications Department was also present. There were approximately zero (0) members of the public in attendance.

 

The minutes from the September 14, 2021 meeting were approved as written, on motion by Mr. Kish seconded by Mr. Wellford, and carried on a roll call vote of all members present.

 

            Next, was Text Amendment No. 259 (Ordinance 1987) by the Mayor and City Council.  Mr. Love stated the proposed text amendment No. 259 (Ordinance No. 1987) would modify various sections of the Unified Land Development Code. The Code provides the City’s zoning requirements, subdivision regulations, forest conservation codes, and all other development-related regulations. The goal of the comprehensive review and update is to streamline the document to make it more user friendly for citizens, business owners and developers. Part I of the Unified Land Development Code update was approved October 26, 2020, Part II was approved on January 25, 2021, and Part III was approved June 28, 2021

 

Specifically, this request of Text Amendment No. 259 (Ordinance No. 1987) to amend Chapter 20 “Land Development and Subdivision”, Article I “Zoning”, Division 1 “In General”, Section 20-1.3 “Relationship to the City of Laurel Master Plan”,  Section 20-1.7 “Definitions, Section 20-1.11 “Annexation of additional area to City”,  Section 20-1.12 “Construction and interpretation of article; general provisions”,  Article I “Zoning”, Division 2 “Administration and Enforcement”, Section 20-2.1. –“Building permits; use and occupancy permits”, Section 20-2.2. “Plans, plats, and information to accompany applications for permits”, Section 20-2.3. “Conditions”, Section “20-2.4.  Temporary use permit”, Section 20-2.5. “Issuance of use and occupancy permit”, Section 20-2.7. “Application for use and occupancy permits; inspection of premises, issuance of certificate of compliance, and permit”, Section 20-2.8. “Suspension/revocation of use and occupancy permit”, Section 20-3.1. “What constitutes violations; continuing violation”, Section 20-3.2. “Compliance with and enforcement of article; complaints as to alleged violation”, Section 20-3.3. “Procedure upon verification of violation; penalties”, Section 20-3.4. “Extension of grace period”, Section. 20-4.4. “Powers and duties”, Section 20-4.5. “Hearings on proposed plans, regulations, etc.”, Section 20-4.6. “City Administrator, City Solicitor, and other officers and employees”, Division 5 “Zoning Districts”, Section 20-6.16. “Schedule of Area, Yard, and Height Regulations for residential uses”, Section 20-7.8 “Table of commercial uses”, Section 20-9.5 “Table of Industrial uses”, Section 20-10.5. “Parking regulations”, Section 20-13.11. “Amendment to revitalization overlay area map”, Section 20-15.2. “Zoning districts”, Section 20-15.3. “Satellite earth station antennas having a diameter of one meter or less”, Section 20-15.4. “Commercial, office building, and industrial zones; satellite earth station antennas having a diameter of two meters or less”, Article I “Zoning”, Division 13 “Historic District Commission”, Section 20-25.4. “Powers and duties”, Section 20-25.5. “Hearings on proposed plans, regulations, etc.”, Section 20-25.6. “Regular meeting dates”, Sec. 20-25.7. “City Administrator, City Solicitor, Director of the Department of Community Planning and Business Services, and other officers and employees.”, Article I “Zoning”, Division 14 “Design Guidelines for Historic District Commission”, Section 20-26.1. “Authority”, Section 20-26.2. “History, composition, and operation”, Section 20-26.3. “Purpose”, Section 20-26.5. “Review of applications”, Section 20-26.13. “Demolition”, Article VI “Roads and Sidewalks”, Division 1 “In General”, Section 20-42.5. “Authority of the Director”.

           

Chairwoman Betman noted for the record there were zero (0) members of the public signed up to speak on this item.

 

The Commission, on motion by Mr. Wellford, seconded by Mr. Kish, and carried on a roll call vote of all members present, voted to RECOMMEND APPROVAL of Text Amendment No. 259 (Ordinance 1987) to the Mayor and City Council.

 

 

Approved:  Brooke Quillen                                     Date:  12/14/2021

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