January 19, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

Town of Brookeville
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
7:30 PM

 Attendance – Planning Commission Members:
Present:  Andy Spagnolo, Garrett Anderson, Stefan Syski, Harper Pryor, Chris Scanlon and Miche Booz
Absent:  None
Quorum Present:  Yes

 Additional Attendees:
Town Commissioners:
  Sue Daley
Town Residents:  Sandy and Duane Heiler, Debbie Wagner
Others:  None

 Proceedings
Call to Order: 01/9/2018 meeting opened by BPC Chair, Andy Spagnolo

In December 2017, BPC Chair Andy Spagnolo tendered his resignation to the Town Commissioners, to be effective 1/9/2018. President of the Town Commissioners, Sue Daley, announced that the BPC would consist of 5 members (Anderson, Booz, Pryor, Scanlon, and Syski) and the Commissioners would not replace the position vacated by Andy Spagnolo. Further, President of the Town Commissioners requested that the BPC elect their new BPC Chair prior to the 1/22/2018 Semi-Annual Town meeting.

 Minutes:  12/5/2017 meeting minutes were reviewed.

Preliminary Consultations:  None.

Permit Approvals:  None.

Streetscapes / Comprehensive Plan:

Continued exploration of streetscape ideas in support the Brookeville Comprehensive Plan, discussion included:

  • Review of town map
  • Identification of known sub-dividable properties with access to historically significant sites
  • Conservation easements
  • Walkability to additional archeological and historic sites – Thomas Mill, Newland Mills, Oakley Cabin

Discussed opportunities to leverage expertise within Maryland Historical Trust (MHT):

  • Tim Tamburrino is Preservation Officer/Transportation Reviewer with specific expertise in roads
  • Nell Ziehl is Chief, MHT Office of Planning, Education and Outreach
  • BPC to invite Nell Ziehl to upcoming meeting

 New BusinessNone.

Other BusinessNone.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 8:29pm.

December

Town of Brookeville
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
7:30 PM

Planning Commission Members:
Present: Andy Spagnolo, Harper Pryor, Chris Scanlon and Miche Booz
Absent:  Garrett Anderson, Stefan Syski, Fred Teal
Quorum present? Yes
Town Resident Present: Commissioner Sue Daley

Others Present:  none 

Proceedings:  Meeting called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Chair, Andy Spagnolo

PERMIT APPROVALS:

  • 210 Market:  Tree removal and fence installation.  After a brief discussion, the permit was unanimous approved; BPC Chair Spagnolo signed the permit

Minutes:  the November 7 meeting minutes were reviewed.

Follow up from the last meeting:

  • There was a discussion about the role of the BPC for permit approvals.    The BPC is Local Advisory Panel (LAP) to the HPC and can give opinions about projects within the Town.  There are different criteria for homes within the Town.  Homes that are non-contributing resource are held to a lower standard for approval.  After a Resident comes to the BPC for a preliminary consultation, the BPC can give their opinion, if any, to the HPC for consideration.
  • How will the BPC make progress on the Comprehensive Plan update?
  • Open vs. Closed meetings:  if all the BPC meetings are open, the BPC will make no progress.  Harper Pryor wants to invite Tim Tamburrino, from MHT to an upcoming meeting to advise on streetscapes, but not to an open meeting.   The BPC will hold an administrative function meeting for when Tim Tamburrio is in attendance.
  • January 2, 2018 meeting will be rescheduled.

Streetscapes / Comprehensive Plan

Chris Scanlon brought a large map of the Town.   BPC members marked up an overlay of the map and discussed ideas for the post-ByPass era.    Items discussed:  sidewalks along of all of Market Street and High Street; slowing the speed limit in Town, and streetscape concepts.  Also, energy self-sufficiently for the Town.

Meeting adjourned at 9:10p.m.

Cate McDonald, Town Clerk

November 7, 2017

Town of Brookeville
Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7:00pm

Planning Commission Members:
Present: Andy Spagnolo, Stefan Syski, Harper Pryor,  and Fred Teal
Present during portions of the meeting: Garrett Anderson,
Absent:  Chris Scanlon and Miche Booz
Quorum present? Yes
Town Resident Present: Commissioner Sue Daley, Don DeWall, Iris Stratton, Todd Van Gelder
Others Present:  none 

Proceedings:  Meeting called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Chair, Andy Spagnolo

PERMIT APPROVALS:

  • 210 Market:  Tree removal and fence installation
    HAWP was approved at the 9/6/2017 HPC meeting for the tree removal and fence. Residents have removed the diseased tree already; tree removal permit will be signed retroactively.
    The Residents are proposing to erect a 4’ high wooden Gothic picket fence in the rear yard.   Todd Van Gelder, an adjacent property owner, has concerns about the fence.  Mr. Van Gelder wants to make sure the fence is set-back far enough from his property line so the existing trees and scrubs are not disturbed; the trees and shrubs are on the property line.  Mr. Van Gelder has not talked to the residents of 210 Market about the fence plans and was encouraged to speak with his neighbors.  The BPC did not do a site inspection due to the rain, and it is dark outside.
    Fence permit was not approved.

 

  • 106 Water: shed installation
  • HAWP was approved at the 10/11/2017 HPC meeting; 106 Water St is a non-contributing resource to the Brookeville Historic District.
    The Residents proposes a 12’ x 16’ Cape Cod-styled shed painted to match the house and with a green metal roof.  The shed will be behind the existing garage and will not be visible from the street.
    There was a discussion about the aesthetics of the proposed shed and the houses on Water Street having too many outbuilding, giving that area a jumbled look.
    Approval:  3 yes, 1 no.  BPC Chair signed the shed permit.

Streetscapes / Comprehensive Plan

The BPC discussed plans for eastern Market Street post-ByPass.  Harper Pryor will invite Tim Tamburrino, from MHT to the December or January BPC meeting to start a conversation about streetscape options.

Updates for the Comprehensive Plan will need to be scheduled at a Work Session and not at an open meeting.   The BPC spends the majority of the open meetings dealing with permit issues and cannot concentrate on what needs to occur to update the Comprehensive Plan.

Review of Maryland Open Meeting Act

A review of Maryland’s Open Meeting requirements was discussed:  keeping of minutes, Open vs. Closed meetings, what needs to occur to close a session, and the timeline for posting agendas especially when a permit is being reviewed.

Meeting adjourned at 9:34p.m.

Cate McDonald, Town Clerk