Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

AGENDA

EIGHT HUNDRED AND FOURTEENTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION  

TUESDAY – SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 – REGULAR

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to be heard at this meeting, and you are not an applicant, please sign the speaker list provided on the table at the side of the room.

 

1.         Roll Call.

2.         Approval of the Minutes for the Regular HDC meeting held on July 17, 2018.

3.         HDC 017-2019 for 409 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Leon Ginsberg, ITEM WAS TABLED AT JUNE 2018 MEETING, requesting approval install new porch railings to front of house.

4.         HDC 001-2019 for (Patuxent Place) 535-693A Main Street, submitted by Leon Hill, requesting approval replace existing sign with new signs to match all signage on the building. Signs will be uniform with cream/maroon color and same lettering style.

5.         HDC 069-2018 for 693A Main Street, submitted by Divas Dominican Hair Design, requesting to install four (4) 32 x 23 window signs at front of property for hair salon. One (1) sign is lighted.

6.         HDC 004-2019 for 337 Main Street, submitted by Felicia Onwudiachi, requesting to install signage on existing green awning in white lettering to read: “Heavenly Boutique”.

7.         HDC 006-2019 for 1105 Montgomery Street, submitted by F. Christopher Erdle, requesting to install fencing in two section 8 feet each wooden flatboard with no finish on southwest of property at alleyway.

8.         HDC 013-2019 for 309 Fourth Street, submitted by Lili Mundroff, requesting (for owners Nate and Kerri Allen) to construct an addition (306.25 sq. ft.) to rear of home. Materials and color will match existing house.

9.         HDC 014-2019 for 653 Main Street, submitted by Danelcy Guzman, requesting to install (1) door sign and (2) window signs for hair salon.

 

Staff Approvals:

HDC 002-2019 for 407 Main Street, submitted by Peta Gaye Morrison, request to replace roof and repair gutters due to wind damage with “in kind” material and color. Also requesting to replace siding due to hail damage with “in kind” material and color.

HDC 007-2019 for 327 Prince George Street, submitted by Matthew & Mary Sullivan, request replace porch railing and columns with “in kind” white color and style.

HDC 008-2019 for 336 Prince George Street, submitted by Brian Coyle, request to remove dead Japanese red maple from front yard, a few years ago a sapling was planted on the side of the yard.

HDC 010-2019 for 339 Prince George Street, submitted by Michael & Mary Eileen Leszcz, request reset/replace brick sidewalks (lead) with colored brick (grout) and rear steps with “in kind” color and style.

HDC 011-2019 for 109 Sixth Street, submitted by Wanda Breedan, request to replace front porch/ railing/roof with “in kind” material (wood) and color (to be painted white). Also new railings will be added back on that were once on the porch. 

HDC 012-2019 for 414 Prince George Street, submitted by Ruth Walls, request to replace front porch roof with “in kind” material and color.

HDC 016-2019 for 383 Main Street, submitted by Shirli King, request to replace roof (brown) and porch railings (natural wood) on second floor. All work to be “in-kind”.

 

10.     New Business

                     Laurel Arts Council- Future Public Art Projects

 

11.     Adjourn

Minutes

    

       

MINUTES

EIGHT HUNDRED AND FOURTEENTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

TUESDAY –SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 - REGULAR

 

Convened: 7:02 PM                             Adjourned 8:52 PM

 

Commissioners Present:                    Staff Present:

Douglas Hayes, Chairman

Vicki Rambow                                     Robert Love, Deputy Director     

Marlene Frazier                                   Brooke Quillen, HDC Coordinator

Margie McCeney    

Michael Leszcz, Council President

Karen Lubieniecki

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Commissioners Absent:

Robert Kluckhuhn, Vice-Chairman

 

Citizens Present:  Approximately 12

 

Chairman Hayes called the meeting to order at 7:02, read the Opening Statement and asked for a roll call. Six (6) commissioners answered present, constituting a quorum.

 

 Chairman Hayes asked if there were corrections or comments regarding the Minutes from the Regular HDC meeting held on July 17, 2018. Ms. Rambow requested a change to her name from Mr. to Ms. on bottom of the first page.   

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Rambow, the Minutes were approved, on four (4) affirmative votes, with Council President Leszcz and Ms. Lubieniecki abstaining.

 

HDC 017-2019 for 409 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Leon Ginsberg, requesting approval to install new porch railings to front of house. Item was tabled at the June 19, 2018 meeting.

The applicant was present. There was discussion between the Commission and the applicant; and it was agreed among the Commission what was proposed is not a traditional look for the Historic District. The applicant agreed to install railings with square ballasters instead of the design provided in the application.  

On a motion by Ms. Lubieniecki, seconded by Ms. Rambow, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote.

 

HDC 001-2019 for (Patuxent Place) 535-693A Main Street, submitted by Leon Hill, requesting approval replace existing signs with new signs to match signage on the Patuxent Place building. The signs will be uniform with cream/maroon color and same lettering style.

The applicant was present. There was discussion between the applicant and the Commission. The Commission asked the applicant if he had approvals from each business and the applicant stated verbally yes but not in writing. The applicant was listed as the owner on the application, however, he works for the property management company, therefore, would need approvals in writing before moving forward.

The certificate was tabled until approvals of new signs are received from the business owners.

 

HDC 069-2018 for 693A Main Street, submitted by Divas Dominican Hair Design, requesting to install four (4) 32 x 23 window signs at front of property for hair salon. One (1) sign is lighted.

The applicant was present, and stated the fourth sign in the picture provided with the application has been since removed and the request for approval is now for only three (3) signs. The signs were installed prior to receiving approval because they did not know approval was required.

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

 

HDC 004-2019 for 337 Main Street, submitted by Felicia Onwudiachi, requesting to replace signage on existing green awning in white lettering to read: “Heavenly Boutique”.

The applicant was present, and stated work has already been completed as she was not aware pre-approval was necessary.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Rambow, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote.

 

HDC 006-2019 for 1105 Montgomery Street, submitted by F. Christopher Erdle, requesting to install fencing in (2) two section (8) eight feet each wooden flatboards with no finish on southwest of property at alleyway.

The applicant was present, and stated the fence will not be painted or stained but will be power washed periodically.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Frazier, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote.

 

HDC 013-2019 for 309 Fourth Street, submitted by Lili Mundroff, requesting (for owners Nate and Kerri Allen) to construct an addition (306.25 sq. ft.) to rear of home. Materials and color will match existing house; stone white lap siding and aged copper roof. The windows will be double hung with insulating glass.

The applicant was present, and stated they will continue living in the house during construction.

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

 

HDC 014-2019 for 653 Main Street, submitted by Danelcy Guzman, requesting to install one (1) door sign and two (2) window signs for hair salon.

The applicant was present.

On a motion by Ms. McCeney, seconded by Ms. Rambow, the certificate was approved on a unanimous vote.

 

Chairman Hayes asked to discuss New Business. The Laurel Arts Council was present, and spoke with the Commission about the upcoming first Public Art project, a Laurel history bench depicting Laurel’s historic buildings on clay relief tiles. They are considering the location of the Farmers Market lot on Main Street. Council President Leszcz suggested speaking with the Mayor and the CRA about moving forward. They would still have to come back to HDC for approval and go through the normal HDC process.

 

Chairman Hayes asked if there were any comments or questions regarding staff approvals and there was a lengthy discussion among staff and the Commission about the processing of staff approvals and how they are followed up. It was requested by the Commission that staff email a list of approvals prior to the meeting to alleviate any discrepancies. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:52 p.m.

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