Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

AGENDA

EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTEENTH MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION  

TUESDAY – OCTOBER 16, 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 September 18, 2018.

 

3.         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.  Item was tabled at September 18, 2018 meeting.

 

4.         HDC 009-2019 for 418 Prince George Street, submitted by Paris Thalheimer, request to lay grey stone over existing 7’ x 47’ rock driveway.  Driveway size will not be increased.  Item was issued as a staff approval in September 2018.

 

5.         HDC 003-2019 for 363 Main Street, submitted by Duong Le, request to move out front door to align with the existing building front. Will come back in November for signage approval.

 

6.         HDC 015-2019 for 333 Montgomery Street, submitted by Katherine Peterson, request to change color of Dutch lap vinyl siding from grey to sage green.  The shutters will also but updated but with “in-kind” color (autumn red) and style.

 

7.         HDC 024-2019 for 330 Prince George Street, submitted Herminio Galvan, request to repair existing shed, new roof will be approximately 2 ft. higher than existing roof.  Structure will remain white in color, but with new material; vinyl siding, current siding is aluminum.  New roof will be charcoal color shingles, which matches existing.  In addition, a new metal door will be installed on shed, which will be white in color.

 

  8.       HDC 021 for 42 Avondale Street, submitted by Golmareza Sheibani Agdan, request to install a new 6 ft. privacy fence along (1) one side of rear property. Also requesting to install a new 3.5 ft. fence to front of property. Both fences will be unpainted pressure treated wood.

 

   9.      HDC 022-2019 for 509 Montgomery Street, submitted by Alan Rockline, request to install new windows on entire structure (39) thirty-nine total. Current windows are white wood with grids.  New windows will be replaced with same sizes as existing with white vinyl with no grids.  The sizes of windows vary and are listed in the application. Current windows are white wood with grids.

 

10.    HDC 027-2019 for 310 Fourth Street, submitted by Michael & Cheryl Dyer, request to remove (2) two mulberry trees from front of property. Will not be replacing the trees since many new trees have been planted over the years.

 

11.    HDC 025-2019 for 604 Main Street, submitted by Christina Kirven & Victor Thomas, request to install (1) one window sign on storefront for cigar shop. The window sign will be 42’’H x 42’’W and will say “Thomas Supply Trade Cigars”.  

 

12.  HDC 026-2019 for 712 Main Street, submitted by Scarlett Wirt, request to remove (17) seventeen dying/diseased Leyland trees from front, back and sides of property, not confirmed with replacement trees. Arborist report states trees should be removed.

 

Staff Approvals:

 

HDC 018-2019 for 320 Montgomery Street, submitted by James Penrose, request to repair leaks, replace sections of roof with in kind color (gray) shingles.

 

HDC 019-2019 for 1107 Montgomery Street, submitted by Ted Kelton, request to remove dead spruce tree from rear of property. Arborist report states it is dead and should be removed. Applicant agreed to plant another tree (probably cherry tree) on the property.

 

HDC 020-2019 for 612-614 Main Street, submitted by Charles Hugh, request to replace roof (charcoal gray), gutters (black) and downspouts (cream) with same existing colors and same style. 

 

HDC 023-2019 for 322 Laurel Avenue, submitted by Vu Lam T, request to install another layer of the gravel on existing driveway. Work will be “in-kind” Will not be making the driveway wider or longer. No change in material.

 

HDC 028-2019 for 412 Montgomery Street, submitted by Elizabeth Welsh, request to replace gutters and gutter guards on all parts of roof levels, except front porch with “in kind” white color.

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.

 

Minutes Approved __________ Date _________

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