May 14, 2013 Minutes |

Charles County, Maryland

May 14, 2013 Minutes

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


The Board of Appeals held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Charles County Government Building, La Plata, Maryland. 
The following were present:

Luke Hannah, Chairman
Natalie McKinney, Vice Chairman
Frederick Mower, Member
Jean Schappet, Member
Brendan Moon, Member
Tetchiana Anderson, Planning

Matthew Claggett, Associate County Attorney
Carrol Everett, Clerk

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and stated there was a quorum.  Cindy Terry, Alternate, was not present.

The Chairman announced the process by which all Board of Appeals hearings are to be conducted.

The Chairman announced that anyone wishing to make a statement pertinent to the operations of the Board can do so at this time, excluding the items on tonight’s agenda.

7:00 PM, Public Hearing: 

Docket #1309: Febrey & Liza Pinggoy, for a variance to reduce the building restriction line for a deck, as provided in Article XXV, Section 297-416 of the Charles County Zoning Ordinance.

Mr. Clagett stated there was substantial compliance with the notification requirements.

Ms. Denise Fergusen, Clerk to the County Commissioners, gave the Oath of Office to Ms. Schappet and Mr. Moon.

Ms. Tetchiana Anderson, Staff Planner, gave a brief summary of the Applicant’s request using a location, aerial, and zoning map for reference:

• Applicant seeking approval for a three (3) ft. variance to the rear building restriction line for a  deck
• Location:  6th Election District, known as Tax Map 8, Grid 14, Parcel 354, Lot 24.
• Address:  11572 Lady Alison Court, Waldorf, MD (Ballantrae Subdivision)
• Zone:  High Density (RH)
• A Forest Conservation easement is located in the back of the property.

The Chairman swore in the Applicants:

Febrey & Liza Pinggoy
11571 Lady Alison Ct.
Waldorf, MD 20601

The Applicants stated that due to the irregular shape of the lot, there is no room for anything to be built on it.  The size of the deck is 12 x 20.  After looking at the plat, the contractor advised that they need to apply for a variance with the County.

Questions from the Board included the following:  What is behind your lot?  Did anyone explain to you about the building restriction line?   How long have you lived there?  Did you buy it new?  Who was the builder? 

Actions by the Board

A MOTION was made by Mr. Mower, seconded by Ms. Schappet, to approve the variance for Docket #1309.  With all voting in favor, the MOTION passed.  

7:10 PM – Staff Briefing

Watershed Implementation Planning (WIP)

• Karen Wiggen, Planning

Actions by the Board

A MOTION was made by Mr. Mower, seconded by Ms. Schappet, to approve the Minutes for April 9, 2013.  With all voting in favor, the MOTION passed.

The meeting adjourned at 8.00 PM.