Historic District Commission
January 2, 2019
Chairwoman, Alexa Silver called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. In attendance were Commission members Owen Bailey, Jeffrey Coomer, Ted Gallo and Ed Minch, Jennifer Mulligan (Town Clerk) and guests,
Ms. Silver 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,
The first item of business was the nomination and election of Chairperson for 2019. Mr. Bailey nominated Ms. Silver as Chairperson and was seconded by Mr. Gallo. There were no other nominations. The motion carried unanimously.
Ms. Silver asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the meeting of December 5, 2018. Mr. Gallo moved to approve the minutes of December 5, 2018, as submitted, was seconded by Mr. Minch and carried unanimously.
There were no items listed for the Consent Calendar for January.
The first item under new business was BP2018-135 from the Hogans Agency at 220 High Street to replace moldings and for a new front door. The applicant or a representative was not present at the December meeting for questions regarding the application. The matter was tabled for January.
Mr. Matt Hogans, owner, stated that he brought photographs along with him and the dimensions for the new door, which would be custom made with spruce and would have the 9-lights as currently exists. He said that the door in place was rotting and has served its time.
Mr. Minch asked how much of the crown molding would be replaced. Mr. Hogans stated that he needed to replace all molding as it was rotting. He said that he did not think the molding was original to the structure, noting that he thought it had been added to the building within the last 20 years. Mr. Hogans stated that he had to make sure that the masonry was still good or if it needed repointing, which would be part of this project if it was necessary. Mr. Hogans stated that he wanted to remove the molding before it fell. He said that it would be replaced in the spring, if not before. Mr. Hogans stated that he would replace the molding in wood as he understood that the Commission would not approve PVC molding.
Mr. Minch moved to approve 2018-135 to replace the front door and molding, with the understanding that the molding would be wood, was seconded by Mr. Bailey and carried unanimously.
The last item on the agenda was BP2018-150 from Bernard and Nancy Bennington at 315 S. Queen Street for exterior renovations. Mr. and Mrs. Bennington, along with Darrell Craig, contractor, were present for the application. Ms. Silver read the application into the record.
Ms. Silver stated that this structure was not historic and there was a similar project approved to a neighboring structure. Mr. Craig stated that this unit, which was originally sided in cedar, had the siding replaced in Hardiplank several years ago.
Mr. Coomer moved to approve BP2018-150 as submitted, was seconded by Mr. Gallo and carried unanimously.
There being no further business, Mr. Coomer moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:15 p.m., was seconded by Mr. Bailey and carried unanimously.
Submitted by: Approved by:
Jennifer Mulligan Alexa Silver
Town Clerk Chair
HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION
JANUARY 2, 2019
- Nomination and Election of Chairperson
- Minutes of previous meeting of December 5, 2018
- BP2018-135 – Hogans Agency, 220 High Street – Replace moulding and door
- BP2018-150 – Bennington, 315 S. Queen Street – Exterior Renovations