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HPC Minutes

September 22, 2016
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Historic Preservation Commission

Minutes

September 22, 2016

 

The Historic Preservation Commission met on September 22, 2016 at the City Council Chambers, 305 Gay St. Chair, Mike Russo called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. Mr. Russo began the meeting by conducting roll call and issuing a welcome. Mr. Russo then conducted the swearing in of persons planning to testify and explained the order of business.

Commissioners Attending:

Mike Russo—Interim Chair, Ron Berman, Sharon Smith, Janice Olshesky—alternate

Commissioners Absent:

Gaver Nichols

Other Representatives Attending:

LaSara Kinser—Planning and Zoning Assistant

Minutes:

July 21, 2016

Ms. Smith made a motion to accept the minutes without changes. Mr. Berman seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

July 22, 2016

The minutes were tabled one month due to a lack of a quorum of members who were present at the July meeting.

August 18, 2016

Mr. Berman made a motion to accept the minutes without changes. Ms. Olshesky seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Consent Agenda:

HPC 2017-009, 704 Church St: James DelAguila requested retroactive approval to install a wood privacy fence in the rear yard.

Mr. Berman made a motion to approve the consent agenda without discussion. Ms. Smith seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Old Business:

HPC 05 FY 14-15, 206 Choptank Ave.: Tim Crosby represented the application to modify an existing CoA. Mr. Crosby explained that his request was to modify the originally approved design for 206 Choptank Ave, and to request an extension to that CoA. Mr. Crobsy gave a presentation to Council delineating the differences between the original design and the proposed new design. \

There was discussion regarding the existing front door and porch trim, the potential use of tax credits, the proposed rear addition, and the proposed side windows. There was no public comment on the application.

Ms. Olshesky made a motion to approve the modification to the existing CoA and to extend that CoA. Ms. Smith seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

New Business:

HPC 2016-007, 211 Belvedere Ave.: Kenny McDonald represented the request to re-size a window on the side of the house, replace storm doors, replace side walkway and replace existing rear fence. Mr. McDonald explained that he proposes to reduce the size of an existing window to match another window on the same floor an elevation and that he would use all of the original window materials; that the storm doors would be Larson brand and constructed of white aluminum; and that the proposed fence would replicate and exactly replace the existing fence.

There was further discussion on the new size and material of the window to be replaced, the existing storm windows, the fence dimensions, the storm doors and general storm doors of the period. There was no public comment on the application.

Ms. Smith made a motion to approve the request as submitted. Mr. Berman seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

HPC 2017-008, 702 Travers St: Marlene Douglas-Packwood represented the request for retroactive approval to install a segment of pressure treated, pine, stockade style fencing in the rear yard, and to replace an existing 21’ x 19’ shed with a prefabricated 8’ x 10’ shed.

There was further discussion regarding the flooring materials in the existing shed, the size of the existing shed, the zoning requirements for the fence, the materials and construction of the existing shed, the street view, and the historic/structural integrity of the existing shed. There was no public comment on the application.

Mr. Berman made a motion to approve the request as submitted. Ms. Smith seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Discussion:

There was further discussion of the following points:

Scheduling of the December HPC meeting

Application requirements

HPC Office elections

310 Mill Street COA (for which Ms. Olshesky recused herself and left the room)

Formatting of staff reports

Motion to adjourn: Motion by Ms. Smith, Mr. Berman seconded the motion and the Commission unanimously approved it. The meeting adjourned at 8:41 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,