Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Agenda

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes from the December 11, 2018 meeting
  3. Text Amendment No. 249- Ordinance No. 1935, TO AMEND THE LAUREL UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE; CHAPTER 20 LAND DEVELOPMENT AND SUBDIVISION, ARTICLE I ZONING, DIVISION 7 SIGNS AND ADVERTISING STRUCTURES, SECTION 20-17.2, SECTION 20-17.3, SECTION 20-17.5, SECTION 20-18.2 AND SECTION 20-18.3 OF THE CITY’S ZONING CODE TO ALLOW FOR EXISTING BILLBOARDS TO BE CONVERTED TO DIGITAL BILLBOARDS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Application filed by Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
  4. Election of Chairman
  5. Election of Vice-Chairman
  6. Adjourn

Minutes

FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY THIRD MEETING

CITY OF LAUREL PLANNING COMMISSION

TUESDAY- JANUARY 15, 2019

 

The meeting convened in the Council Chambers of the Laurel Municipal Center at 7:04 P.M., with Chairwoman Mitzi R. Betman, presiding.  The roll was called with the Honorable G. Rick Wilson, Mr. John Kish, Mr. Bill Wellford and Ms. Krystiana Bonheur. Also present were Ms. Christian L. Pulley, Director of Economic and Community Development and Ms. Brooke Quillen, Secretary to the Commission. There were approximately (3) three members of the public in attendance.

 

The minutes of the December 11, 2018 meeting were approved as written, on motion by Ms. Bonheur, seconded by Mr. Kish, and carried on a roll call vote of all members present as written.  

 

The next agenda item was for Text Amendment Application No. 249 (Ordinance No. 1935), filed by Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc., 5981 Elk Forest Court, Maryland  21075.  Ms. Pulley stated that the Applicant was seeking approval of Text Amendment No. 249, to amend Chapter 20, Article I, Division 7, Section 20-17.2, Section 20-17.3, Section 20-17.5, Section 20-18.2 and Section 20-18.3., of the Unified Land Development Code to allow for existing billboards to be converted to digital billboards. Currently, the Code does not allow digital billboards within City limits and any existing billboard is considered as a non-conforming billboard. The City currently has four (4) sites where eight (8) billboard faces are located. The text amendment will allow those billboards to be converted to digital.

 

There was limited discussion about the proposed amendment with commission members and staff.

 

Chairwoman Betman noted for the record the applicant was in attendance to answer any questions and there were zero (0) members of the public signed up to speak regarding this application.

 

The Commission, on motion by Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Kish, and carried on a roll call vote of all members present, voted to recommend approval of Text Amendment No. 249 (Ordinance 1935) as presented in the Technical Staff Report and proposed ordinance to the Mayor and City Council.

 

The Election of the Chairperson was the next item on the agenda. Mr. Wilson made a motion to elect Chairwoman Betman to continue as the Chairwomen of the Planning Commission. Mr. Wellford seconded the motion and a roll call continued with all members present voting “Yes”.

 

The final agenda item was the Election of the Vice Chairperson. Mr. Wellford made a motion to elect Vice Chairman Kish to continue as the Vice Chairman of the Planning Commission. Mr. Wilson seconded the motion and roll call continued with all members present voting “Yes”.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

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