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

BPC Meeting Minutes September 5, 2017

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

 Planning Commission Members:

Present: Andy Spagnolo, Chris Scanlon, Stefan Syski, and, Miche Booz
Absent:  Harper Pryor, Garrett Anderson, and Fred Teal
Quorum present? Yes
Town Resident Present: Commissioner Buck Bartley, Chris Haris
Others Present:  none

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

203 Market Street:  BPC Chair signed a permit for trees that were removed from 203 Market

Minutes:  The August BPC Meeting Minutes were reviewed

ByPass:  There was a brief discussion regarding the progress of the ByPass, which is still in the pre-bid / permitting phase.

301 Market Street:  Miche Booz recused himself; he is the architect for this project; BPC does not have a quorum for this discussion / review of documents presented.  Chris Haris is requesting approval to the size of his barn and shed permit.  A revised application has been submitted to HPC but has not yet been approved.  The barn will be in the same spot, with a 20 ft. set back from the property line with 104 Water but the barn will be 30 x 26, and the shed 12 x 24.  The BPC approved a 32 x 28 barn and 17 x 21 shed.  Chris Haris did not submit a revised TBBP for approval.  BPC will consider this request at the October meeting once a revised permit is filed.

210 Market:  A fence permit for 210 Market is on the HPC agenda for Sept. 6th.  The residents of 210 Market have not submitted a TBBP yet.    The HPC staff recommends approval for the 4ft picket fence.

106 Water:  A TBBP has been submitted for a shed; a HAWP has been applied for but is not on the HPC agenda yet.  106 Water is not a contributing resource, and the shed will be placed behind the garage.   Once the HAWP is approved, the BPC will approve the TBBP.

StreetscapeBPC members were asked to submit questions to the BPC Chair to better draft a proposal for streetscape designs.  Harper Pryor sends in a few questions to be considered.  The main questions:  what would the BPC like to see the roads and what MoCo requires?

 Meeting adjourned at 8:32p.m.

Cate McDonald, Town Clerk