THREE HUNDRED SIXTY FIFTH MEETING- REGULAR
THURSDAY– DECEMBER 30, 2021- 6:00 P.M.
***This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom***
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- Roll Call
- Approval of Minutes- September 30, 2021 Meeting
- Special Exception Application No. 918; Resolution No. 21-08-BOA, 310 Domer Avenue, Mad Cow Grill, filed by Foodie Vision LLC., seeking approval to add live entertainment to the existing restaurant.
- Public Hearing on Application
- Final Action
THREE HUNDRED SIXTY FIFTH MEETING
CITY OF LAUREL BOARD OF APPEALS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2021 – REGULAR
***This meeting was conducted through Zoom Virtual Platform due to COVID-19 Pandemic***
Convened: 6:02 P.M.
Board Members Present (During Roll):
Robert Love, Director, ECD
Joshua Mitchum, Planner II, ECD
Brooke Quillen, Secretary to Board of Appeals, ECD
Darnell Butler, Production Assistant, Communications
Citizens Present: Approximately: Approximately one (1)
The minutes of the September 30, 2021 meeting were approved as written on motion by Mrs. Collins and seconded by Mrs. Snyder, carried on a roll call vote of all other members present.
Next, the Board heard the request for Special Exception Application No. 918 and Resolution No. 21-08-BOA, 310 Domer Avenue Laurel, Maryland 20707, filed by Foodie Vision LLC c/o Ed Reynoso, 310 Domer Avenue Laurel, MD 20707. Mr. Mitchum completed the reading of the record for the administrative approval process and presented the technical staff report dated November 30, 2021. The applicant is seeking Special Exception approval to add Live Entertainment and Dancing to the existing restaurant. The Applicant states that their request comes from a desire to utilize a DJ to expand their music library and offer live entertainment for its guest on select days. Furthermore, the Applicant states that the DJ will be stationed in either the enclosed patio space or fully in the restaurant. Adequate noise control is stated to be practiced.
The seating for the restaurant is not proposed to be increased. There will be no standing room around the DJ when active. Security is stated to be present at the front and back doors to control the flow of people walking and observing security and COVID-19 safety protocols. Lastly, the Applicant states that the live entertainment via DJ is intended for the guests of Mad Cow Grill and will not serve as a show or featured attraction for a large gathering or crowd.
The applicant, Ed Reynoso, 310 Domer Avenue Laurel, MD 20707, stated they agree to all the conditions listed in the staff report.
There was dicussion between the Board members and the applicant regarding the hours of operation, type of bands/music that would be performing, security measures and dancing. The applicant stated he does not plan to have dancing, as that is not the direction he wants his restaurant to go. He added the music is only to provide background noise to create a certain atmosphere. Mr. Reynoso stated these music events will not be everyday, more like a couple times a month on weekends. The music will be Carribean style however he does not have a band or DJ selected yet. The hours of operation will not be outside of normal business hours. In addition, he does not expect a need for police officers or added security for these events.
Chairman Smalls opened the public hearing at 6:22 p.m.
There was nobody else signed up to speak.
Chairman Smalls closed the public hearing at 6:23 p.m.
On motion by Mrs. Collins seconded by Mrs. Leszcz, and carried on a unanimous vote by all members present, Special Exception Application No. 918 and Resolution No. 21-08-BOA were approved as presented in the Technical Staff Report.
Adjournment: 6:25 P.M.
APPROVED: Brooke Quillen, Board of Appeals Secretary DATE: 1/27/2022