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Berlin HPC supports oyster shell concrete in historic district

April 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Berlin HPC supports oyster shell concrete in historic district

Excerpt from the Dispatch: A truck ban proposed for Baker Street has been delayed as officials work to adjust existing language in the town code. When staff presented town officials with a resolution that would prohibit truck traffic on Baker Street Monday, Councilman Thom Gulyas expressed concerns with the code’s [...]

City of Frederick HPC approves dinosaur mural

April 14th, 2017|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC approves dinosaur mural

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: A mural of the Maryland state dinosaur will soon have a place in downtown Frederick. The city’s Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday gave Frederick artist Goodloe Byron the go-ahead to begin painting a colorful, cartoonish Astrodon johnstoni dinosaur on the west side of the city’s Church [...]

Prince George’s County HPC approves plan to move cemetery

April 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Prince George’s County HPC approves plan to move cemetery

Excerpt from the Washington Post: Yards from the sleek entrance of the icy-blue MGM National Harbor casino, an eerie sight greets those lining up for table games and Cher concerts: a cluster of lonely graves atop a hill. The graves, surrounded by a parking lot and two lines of chain-link [...]

Kent County HDC Chair praises commission’s mission and procedures

March 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Kent County HDC Chair praises commission’s mission and procedures

Excerpt from MyEasternShoreMD: To the editor: A March 16 Kent County News article quoted Jay Yerkes saying, "It'€™s okay for the Historic District Commission (HDC) to be difficult and challenging. It's not OK to be rude." As chairperson of the commission, I apologize to anyone who feels that we have treated [...]

City of Frederick seeking HPC members

March 20th, 2017|Comments Off on City of Frederick seeking HPC members

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: The city of Frederick put out a call recently for people to fill vacancies on various boards and commissions. The available positions are on the Historic Preservation Commission, the Electrical Board, the Plumbing Board and a Neighborhood Advisory Council. According to the Historic Preservation Commission website, [...]

Berlin HDC approves plans for a new town hall sign

March 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Berlin HDC approves plans for a new town hall sign

Excerpt from the Dispatch: Local officials approved plans for a permanent sign to replace the longstanding banner at Berlin Town Hall. The Berlin Historic District Commission (HDC) approved plans for a new sign to replace the “America’s Coolest Small Town” banner that has adorned town hall for the past few [...]

Cambridge HPC accepting nominations for 2nd annual awards

March 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Cambridge HPC accepting nominations for 2nd annual awards

Cambridge's Historic Preservation Commission is now accepting nominations for its second annual awards. If you know of someone worthy of nomination, fill in the nomination form by March 31st. Nominations will be tallied and the ceremony will be held in May. Information about the awards is available on the City [...]

Kent County HPC approves changes to Asbury United Methodist Church

March 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Kent County HPC approves changes to Asbury United Methodist Church

Excerpt from MyEasternShoreMD: The Kent County Historic Preservation Commission, meeting Feb. 27, approved renovations to Asbury United Methodist Church in Georgetown. The church is on the Kent County Register of Historic Places.

City of Frederick HPC follows through on desire for open dialogue with city officials

February 25th, 2017|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC follows through on desire for open dialogue with city officials

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A meeting of the minds regarding the city’s historic preservation efforts is getting closer to actually happening. The city’s Historic Preservation Commission sent a letter Feb. 9 to Mayor Randy McClement and the board of aldermen requesting a formal meeting to discuss the role and [...]

Chestertown seeks HDC member

February 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Chestertown seeks HDC member

Excerpt from MyEasternShoreMD: The Town of Chestertown is seeking a qualified volunteer to serve as one of seven commissioners on the Chestertown Historic District Commission. The HDC reviews building permits for exterior renovations and new construction in the Chestertown Historic District. Its mission is to protect the cultural, social, economic, [...]