Board or Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm


***This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom***


The public wishing to speak on any items are asked to register for the Zoom meeting information at by 3:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes - July 28, 2022 Meeting
  3. Special Exception Application No. 932; Resolution No. 22-08-BOA, 555 Main Street filed by LaNita Cousin/Kurvaceous Bottles Karnival LLC., seeking approval to allow for Rental Hall use.

Public Hearing on Application

Final Action

  1. Adjourn







***This meeting was conducted through Zoom Virtual Platform ***


Convened:  6:02 P.M.


Board Members Present (During Roll):    


Frederick Smalls

Mary-Eileen Leszcz

Gayle Snyder

Marlene Collins


Staff Present:


Robert Love, Director, ECD

Monta Burrough, Deputy Director ECD

Brooke Quillen, Senior Administrative Assistant, ECD

Darnell Butler, Production Assistant, Communications

Sydney Woodland, Administrative Assistant, ECD


Citizens Present: Approximately: Approximately one (1)


The minutes of the July 28, 2022 meeting were approved as written on motion by Mrs. Leszcz and seconded by Mrs. Snyder, carried on a roll call vote of all other members present with Mrs. Collins abstaining.


Next, the Board heard the request for Special Exception Application No. 932 and Resolution No. 22-08-BOA, 555 Main Street Laurel, Maryland 20707, filed by Kurvaceous Bottles Karnival aka LaNita Cousin, 9700 Baltimore Avenue Laurel, Maryland 20707. Mr. Burrough completed the reading of the record for the administrative approval process and presented the technical staff report dated September 21, 2022. The Applicant is seeking Special Exception approval to add rental hall use to existing building.  The building was constructed in 1989.  The structure is over 6,600 square feet commercial space.  The property is located in the Historic District, zoned C-V, Commercial Village.


There was discussion between the Board, Applicant and staff regarding the hours of operation and parking. The Board asked why there were no comments from the Department of the Fire Marshal & Permit Services, especially regarding the building occupancy. Staff reported these details are worked out during the permitting process, particularly the Use & Occupancy permit through inspection


Chairman Smalls opened the public hearing at 6:07 p.m.


The applicant, Ms. LaNita Cousin, 9700 Baltimore Avenue Laurel, Maryland 20707, thanked the Board for their time and consideration. She stated sound proofing has been done to the building and the surrounding properties have been notified of their business. Lastly, she stated she has been working to get this up and running since this past July.


There was nobody else signed up to speak.


Chairman Smalls closed the public hearing at 6:24 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. 932 and Resolution No. 22-08-BOA were approved as presented in the Technical Staff Report.



Adjourn:   6:26 P.M.



APPROVED: Brooke Quillen                                              DATE: 12/23/2022


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