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HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

FEBRUARY 7, 2024

 

Ms. Victoria Smith called the Historic District Commission meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. In attendance were Commission members Barbara Brown, David Holman, Samantha Hollomon, Michael McDowell, and Monica Sella. Also in attendance was Lynda Thomas (Town Clerk) and guests.

Ms. Smith stated that the Chestertown Historic District Commission takes its authority from Chapter 93 of the Code of the Town of Chestertown and operates under the Historic District Design Guidelines that were adopted by the Mayor and Council of Chestertown on October 7, 2002, and revised March 7, 2012.

Ms. Smith made an announcement that BP230163 – 206 Cannon Street had been pulled from the agenda and the applicant had withdrawn their application. The Historic District Commission would have no further information unless the applicant submits a new design.

Ms. Smith asked if there were any questions, comments, or additions to the minutes of the meeting of December 21, 2023, and January 3, 2024.  Mr. McDowell moved to approve the minutes as presented, was seconded by Ms. Hollomon, and carried unanimously.

The items on the consent calendar were as follows:

  1. BP240009 – Zang, 204 Mill Street – fence;

Ms. Hollomon moved to approve the following as presented. 

  1. BP240009 – Zang, 204 Mill Street – fence;

The motion was seconded by Mr. McDowell and passed unanimously. 

New Business

The next item on the agenda was BP240004 – Kertzer, 606 High Street – remove and replace porch.  Ryan Alejandro was present for the application. Work would consist of removing the existing rear deck to be replaced with a covered concrete screened in patio to include railings and post that would be covered in white PVC and roof shingles to match house.  

Ms. Holloman made a motion to approve BP240004 – Kertzer, 606 High Street – remove and replace porch, with the exception of all vertical materials to be wood and not PVC, including the railing, the post, and the door. The motion was seconded by Ms. Sella and passed.

The next item on the agenda was BP240006 – Custer, 214 Mt. Vernon  – closed in porch, fence.  Mr. Barton Ross was present for the application. Work would consist of a curb cut for a 10’x20’ gravel driveway with brick edging and landscape pavers that will reach from driveway to the side of the new porch stairs and entrance glass door; 6’-0” high wood traditional board-on-board fencing with posts to match existing fence on the left side property line with a 3’ gate; new 8’x14’ screened-in sunroom with a standing seam metal roof off the rear façade with reworked wood deck with stairs to rear yard; remove oil tank to install two new energy-efficient HVAC condensers; and install rear skylights off main gable roof.

Mr. Holman made a motion to approve BP240006 – Custer, 214 Mt. Vernon  – closed-in porch, fence, as submitted. The motion was seconded by Ms. Sella and passed.

The next item on the agenda was BP240008 – Chaillou, 200 S. Mill Street, remove and rebuild shed.  No representative was present for the application. Work would consist of removing and rebuilding a 10’x18’ shed with T1-11, painted and metal roof to match house.  

Ms. Brown made a motion to approve BP240008 – Chaillou, 200 S. Mill Street, remove and rebuild shed, as submitted. The motion was seconded by Ms. Hollomon and passed.

The next item on the agenda was BP240010 – Kellstrom, 212 W. Campus Avenue, remove and replace porch.  Mr. Kellstrom was present for the application. Work would consist of removing and replacing deck with a floating deck on camo deck block. Mr. Kellstrom stated that the state inspector would not approve of the floating deck and would be putting in piers.    

Mr. Holman made a motion to approve BP240010 – Kellstrom, 212 W. Campus Avenue, to remove and replace porch, on the condition that it is a wood deck. The motion was seconded by Ms. Hollomon and passed.

The next item on the agenda was BP240011 – Driskell, 410 Cannon Street, chimneys.  Mr. Dan Driskell was present for the application. Work would consist of removing the front chimney to collar level and rebuilding with new matching brick and mortar and removing rear chimney to the slab floor. 

Ms. Hollomon made a motion to approve BP240011 – Driskell, 410 Cannon Street, chimney, as submitted. The motion was seconded by Mr. McDowell and passed.

The following gave public comment:

  • Paula Reeder – 206 Cannon Street

There being no further business, Ms. Brown moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:36 p.m., was seconded by Mr. Holman and passed unanimously. 

Submitted by:                                                             Approved by:

Lynda Thomas, Town Clerk                                       Vicky Smith, Chair

 

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HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION

AGENDA

FEBRUARY 7, 2024

4:00 P.M.

The Chestertown Historic District Commission takes its authority from Chapter 93 of the Code of the Town of Chestertown and operates under the Historic District Design Guidelines that were adopted by the Mayor and Council of Chestertown on October 7, 2002, and revised March 7, 2012.

  1. Approval of December 21, 2023, and January 3, 2024, Meetings Minutes.
  2. Consent Calendar
    1. BP240009 – Zang, 204 Mill Street, fence.
  3. New Business
    1. BP240004 – Kertzer, 606 High Street, remove and replace porch.
    2. BP240006 – Custer, 214 Mt Vernon, closed in porch, fence.
    3. BP240008 – Chaillou, 200 S. Mill Street, remove and rebuild shed.
    4. BP240010 – Kellstrom, 212 W. Campus Avenue, remove and replace porch.
    5. BP240011 – Driskell, 410 Cannon Street, chimney.
  4. Public Comment
  5. Adjourn

 

Regularly scheduled meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise announced.

A signup sheet will be available at the meeting to allow interested parties to make comments.

Town of Chestertown Charter

  • 19-6 (H)

(2)   The Commission may establish reasonable time limitations and registration requirements for witnesses and speakers, so that all may have an opportunity to be heard. In general, these times limits will be:

(a)   Historic District Permit applicant: 7 minutes

(b)   Comment by interested or aggrieved parties: 3 minutes

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