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5 August 2009 | Approved: 2 September 2009

Chairman McClelland called the meeting to order at 8:38 p.m. In attendance were Commissioners Georgette Cole, Eric Gleason, and Steve Werts. Also in attendance were Min Bent, Deborah Mehlferber, and Carolyn Sanford.

Public Appearances

115 Chestnut Avenue

Carolyn Sanford discussed requirements regarding a deck to be located on the rear of her home and a landing with steps to be located on the South side of her home. Since both proposed structures will be less than three (3) feet tall a Town building permit is not required. Chairman McClelland stated that Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services may not approve her permit without a stamp from the Town and suggested that she bring in the proposed deck and landing/step plans so that he can make a note that no permit from the Town is necessary. It was also recommended that the resident have a Montgomery County footer inspection performed in case an enclosed structure is to be built in the future.

108 Maple Ave

Deborah Mehlferber discussed plans for a landing with steps (located on the South side of her house) as well as a fence. Side lot building restrictions would apply unless the landing and steps were less than 36" in height. Re-grading would be required to meet this requirement. Plans should be submitted by the resident or contractor for Town files. Fence options were also discussed but not finalized.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes from July 1, 2009 were approved.


407 5th Ave

Min Bent re-submitted a fence permit application which included the fence height and picture. Due to a property marker dispute (in which the property marker was moved 2 – 3 times) the property line between 407 5th Ave and 17 the Circle could not be established thus preventing the permit approval. Ramifications of moving survey markers, the types of surveys (house location vs. boundary) and possible options for resolving the dispute were discussed. Two options included; 1) a neighbor-to-neighbor agreement performed with the help of the surveyor and 2) the completion of a certified boundary survey.

Report from Town Council

Georgette Cole presented a report to the Planning Commission
(see Exhibit A).

103 Brown Street

Architect Ralph Hurst delivered drawings (see Exhibit B) demonstrating the proposed “fix” of the previously altered “continuous roof” element – which was an integral part of the originally approved building plans and the major basis for the BZA approval/decision. The Commission requested additional drawings to clarify the pitch of the gambrel roof connection and possible truss reconstruction. Chairman McClelland stated that the Code Inspector would be involved with the verification of the entire project.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:14 p.m.

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