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Sykesville: Matthew Clever Appointed to Historic District Commission

Historic District Commission Appointment

During the recent Sykesville Town Council meeting on February 26, 2024, Matthew Clever was appointed to the Historic District Commission for a three-year term expiring February 2027.

Historic District Guidelines Revision (Resolution NO. 2024-02)
The Town staff and Historic District Commission collaborated with a consultant to review and update the Downtown Historic District Guidelines. Town Manager Joe Consentini clarified that this was not a complete rewrite but rather an enhancement to the organization of the document. The revised guidelines now contain photographs and examples of what is allowable and not allowable, an explanation of the application and approval process, details on the local Historic District tax credit available, maps, and more. The Council expressed satisfaction with the changes, which will assist the HDC and residents in more effectively maintaining their historic properties. With minor amendments, the Council unanimously approved the revision.

Public Safety Report
Lieutenant Kilgore presented the safety report for the period between February 6-20, 2024, which detailed 493 events. Officer Bond is scheduled to graduate on March 28th.

Town Manager Updates
During the meeting, Town Manager Joe Consentini provided updates on various town matters:
– The Town Council Strategic Planning meeting is scheduled for this weekend on March 2, 2024, at 8 pm.
– Springfield Avenue has been reopened, with ongoing work continuing.
– Main Street stormwater work will commence at four locations along the street, from south to north, starting on March 4th. Occasional closures of one lane may be necessary.
– High bids for repairs to the Gatehouse Museum porch were rejected, and the bidding process will be reopened.
– Bathroom renovations are currently underway at the Visitor Center.
– February 28th marked Joyce Mills’ last day, who had served at the Visitor’s Center Post Office for six years.
– Maintenance work on the Pullman car stairs has begun, with plans for further improvements in the Baldwin area as part of the streetscape project.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Town announced available volunteer positions on the Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Crossing Guard, and Police Auxiliary. Those interested in volunteering can email for more information.

For a complete viewing of the meeting, visit:

The next meeting is scheduled for March 11, 2024, at 7 pm.

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