Board of Appeals


The Howard County Board of Appeals will host hybrid hearings for the below cases.

After the hearing concludes, the hearing will be posted on the Council website at a later time. If you would like to join the meetings to view and hear the presentation, or if you wish to testify, you will need to click on the links provided on this page at the time of the hearing.

Persons needing accommodations or translation to fully participate, please contact the Council Office at 410-313-2001.

All Exhibits must be submitted to [email protected] 24 hours before the hearing.

For additional information please e-mail [email protected]


Currently Scheduled Cases/Work Sessions:


**Please note if you wish to testify (in oppositition, in support, or undecided) there will be sheets at the entrance of the Banneker Room to provide your information. If you wish to testify (in oppositition, in support, or undecided) and are only attending virtually via WebEx Webinar, you will be called upon at the hearing. 
For any clairifcations or questions please call the Board Administrator at 410-313-2395. 


BA 21-010C - KDC Solar HR Streetlights, LLC (continuation from August 9, 2022 and October 24, 2022)
December 8, 2022 @6:30 p.m.
Appeal the Hearing Examiner Decision and Order dated June 30, 2021 regarding due process and Zoning Ordinance requirements. 

*LOCATION: Hybrid Hearing
Webinar link pending

Case Materials:


BA 19-042C - Sean Witt (continuation from 7/19/2022, 8/2/2022, 8/11/2022, 9/12/2022, 9/22/2022, 11/1/2022 and 11/14/2022)
December 19, 2022 @6:30 p.m.
Appeal the Hearing Examiner Decision and Order
dated July 28,2021 regarding the conditional Use
for a pet grooming and day care facility
(11762 Carroll Mill Road, Ellicott City)

*LOCATION: Hybrid Hearing
Webinar link pending - please check back closer to hearing date

Case Materials:
Petition (BOA)
Technical Staff Report (Amended)
Plan (Site Distance)
Decision & Order


BA 22-006V - SSM Hospitality, LLC (continuation from November 29, 2022)
January 9, 2023 @6:30 p.m.
Non-residential variance petition requesting to reduce side and rear 75’
use setback from residential districts or uses to 30’
to reduce the required 30’ use setback from the public right-of-way to 24’
(8074 Baltimore National Pike Ellicott City, Maryland 21043) 

*LOCATION: Hybrid Hearing
 Webinar link pending

Case Materials:


BA 16-034C - Glenelg Country School (continuation from 8/23/2022)
January 23,2023 @ 6:30pm

(Continuation dates if needed January 26 and January 30, 2023)

Conditional Use to enlarge and modify a private academic school
(12793 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City)
(appeal of Hearing Examiner Decision)
(Postponed by BOA until Court of Special Appeals Case resolved re: ZRA) 

Webiner link pending

Case Materials:
January 2017 Technical Staff Report
10.15.20 Plan Page 1
10.15.20 Plan Page 2
10.15.20 Plan Page 3
10.15.20 Plan Page 4
10.15.20 Plan Page 5
10.15.20 Plan Page 6
10.15.20 Plan Page 7
10.15.20 Plan Page 8
December 2020 TSR with Agency Comments
September 23, 2022 TSR with Agency Comments

To Be Scheduled: 

BA 766-D - British American Bldg, LLC et al. (POSTPONED)
September 8, 2022 @6:30 p.m.
Appeal of Planning Board approval of SDP-17-041 Royal Farm Store 186 SE corner of Snowden River Pkwy & Minstrel Way (Appeal of Decision affirming PB decision by Hearing Examiner dated 11/4/20)
(Appeal filed by Efficient Properties, LLC - James Mazzullo)

All Board of Appeals cases begin at 6:30 the George Howard Bldg., 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City or virtually using WebEx. For further information please contact the Board of Appeals office at 410-313-2395.Hearings are subject to delay or cancellation. Please call on the day of the hearing to confirm.


Board Members: 

  • Steve Hunt (Acting Chair) 
  • Lynn Foerkolb
  • Felitia Phillips 
  • Gene Ryan
  • Jean Xu