Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Board of Appeals held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Government Building Meeting Room of the Charles County Government Building, La Plata, Maryland.
The following were present:
Frederick Mower, Chairman
Luke Hannah, Vice Chairman
Jean Schappet, Member
Natalie McKinney, Member
Brendan Moon, Member
Matthew Clagett, Associate County Attorney
Cyndi Bilbra, Planning
Carrol Everett, Clerk
The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. and stated there was a quorum. The Alternate was absent. The Chairman announced the process by which all Board of Appeals hearings are to be conducted.
7:04 PM, Public Hearing: Docket #1287 – Café Rio, c/o Kerley Signs, Inc. (continued from May 8, 2012), for a variance to increase the allowable square footage for signs, as provided Article XXV, Section 297-416 of the Charles County Zoning Ordinance.
Mr. Clagett stated there was substantial compliance with the notification requirements. Cyndi Bilbra, Case Planner, stated that the attorney for the Applicant will be asking for a continuance. The Chairman asked Ms.Bilbra if she has recently visited the site. Ms. Bilbra replied that she asked one of the County inspectors to take pictures. The Chairman noted that a sign is up already at the restaurant. He asked if a permit had been issued. Ms. Bilbra replied that one permit was issued for the sign facing Route 228 (Berry Road). She noted that the sign used the maximum square footage allowable without a variance.
Nancy Slepicka, Esquire, on behalf of the Applicant, requested a further continuance to the next available agenda. There were changes to the original request and this would give the Board sufficient time to review those changes. The Chairman asked if the changes had been submitted. Ms. Slepicka replied that they were submitted recently. Ms. Bilbra stated that an amended Staff Report was needed.
Action by the Board
A MOTION was made by the Vice Chairman, seconded by Ms. Schappet, to approve the Applicant’s request for continuance to July 24, 2012. With all voting in favor, the MOTION passed.
The meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
The Board signed the Decision & Order for Toyota of Waldorf – Docket #1286.