Tavern must shield premises before expanding storage area
The owners of a Pasadena tavern must shield neighboring residents from its customers and operations before expanding a storage area at the rear of the bar.
An administrative hearing officer has granted Harry Paesch and Darlene Fratantuono permission to build a 647-square-foot addition on the back of the Magothy Inn, a 45-year-old fixture in the Chelsea Beach community.
First, however, hearing officer Robert Wilcox ordered the owners to plant evergreen trees, at least 4 feet tall, between the bar, its neighbors to the east and Center Drive.
He directed the owners to construct a 6-foot privacy fence along the entire west side of the property by Jan. 30 to shield neighbors from its parking lot.
Mr. Wilcox restricted the business hours from 11 a.m. to midnight through Thursday, 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 p.m. on Sunday.
During a Nov. 5 hearing, neighbors complained about loud music and noise coming from the bar late at night and about traffic.
Although the property is residentially zoned, it has been ruled a permitted non-conforming use since 1980. A special zoning exception is required to expand a non-conforming use.
"Regretably, the tavern by its nature is incompatible with a residential area, [but] this office has no authority to abate that use," Mr. Wilcox said in a Nov. 18 decision.
Woman walking dog is hit, killed by truck
A 56-year-old Pasadena woman was killed Saturday evening when she was hit by a truck in front of her home, county police reported.
According to the police report, Alice Jane Price, of the 7700 block of Wateroak Road, was walking her dog on a leash at 5:25 p.m. when the dog darted away, pulling Ms. Price into the path of a GMC truck.
Ms. Price was taken to North Arundel Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
* Sillery Bay: A resident of the 100 block of Ibis Drive reported to police that someone broke a side window of her 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Thursday while it was parked in front of her home.
* Pasadena: A resident reported to police that someone used a BB gun to shoot out two windows of her home in the 1500 block of Long Point Road Thursday.
* Magothy Beach: A resident told police that someone used a BB gun to shoot out the windows of her 1984 Chevrolet Caprice Thursday while it was parked in front of her home in the 200 block of Magothy Road.