P & Z Minutes - July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016

 Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Saint Peter was conducted in the Governors' Room of the Community Center on July 7, 2016.  A quorum present, President Jerry Harty called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.  The following members were present:  Commissioners Harty, Ken Rossow, John Kvamme, Jeff Brand and Joey Hulsebus.  The following members absent were Andy Davis and Joe Urban. City staff present were Community Development Director Wille and Administrative Secretary Cindy Moulton.  Visitor present was Jesse Lager.

Approval of Agenda – A motion was made by Hulsebus, seconded by Brand, to approve the agenda with the addition of Jesse Lager Rezoning Request.  With all in favor, the agenda was approved as amended.

Approval of Minutes – A motion was made by Rossow, seconded by Brand, to approve the minutes of the June 2, 2016 regular Planning and Zoning meeting.  With all voting aye, the minutes were approved as presented.

Public Hearing (Right-of-Way Plat No.4) Continuation

Wille stated that Nicollet County is intending to construct a new roundabout intersection at the school entrance to enhance safety.  He added that the City has prepared plans to improve Gardner Road with the installation of an asphalt surface from Jefferson Avenue to the new roundabout.  The City also intends to establish a trail along the eastern right-of-way line of Gardner Road.  

Bolton & Menk has prepared the City of Saint Peter Right-of-Way Plat No. 4.  Wille said that the plat has established the new right-of-way needed for construction of the road and roundabout improvements. 

Harty resumed the public hearing at 5:32 p.m.  

Harty closed the public hearing at 5:32  

A motion was made by Hulsebus, seconded by Rossow to introduce Resolution No. 2016-06 entitled, “Resolution Recommending The Adoption Of City Of Saint Peter Road Right Of Way Plat No. 4”.  All members voting aye, the Resolution was passed and adopted.

Comprehensive Plan Update

Wille stated that the Comprehensive Plan that was e-mailed to the Commission contained the recommended changes. 

Wille said that Kvamme had additional changes that he would like to incorporate into the Comp Plan.  The Commission agreed to meet directly after the meeting to discuss the potential changes.

Jesse Lager (1703 N. 3rd Street) - Rezoning Request

Jesse Lager owns two adjoining parcels of land on N. 3rd Street.  The first parcel includes Lot 1, Block 92, and the abutting vacated Rice Street and alley.  This property is zoned (I-2) General Industrial. 

The second parcel includes Lots 2–5, Block 92 and the abutting vacated alley lying to the east of Lots 2-5.  This parcel is zoned (C-4) Highway Service Commercial.

Lager has requested the rezoning of the first parcel in order to allow for the construction of a 40’ X 60’ storage building for his use.  Wille said that it would be necessary to rezone the first parcel to match the C-4 Highway Service Commercial designation applied to the second parcel.

Wille indicated that if the Commission recommends approval of the rezoning, the City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on July 25, 2016 for citizens to speak in support or in opposition of the proposed rezoning.

A motion was made by Brand, seconded by Hulsebus to introduce Resolution No. 2016-07 entitled, “Resolution Recommending An Amendment To Saint Peter City Code Chapter 25 By Rezoning A Tract Of Land From (I-2) General Industrial To (C-4) Highway Service Commercial District”.  All members voting aye, the Resolution was passed and adopted.

August – P&Z Meeting Date

Members agreed to move the August 4, 2016 P&Z meeting to August 18, 2016.


Broadway Streetscape – Wille stated that Bolton & Menk has submitted the most reasonable plan to MNDOT.  Wille informed the Commission that MNDOT has the ultimate decision on the design of the road.

Airbnb – Wille said that a question has been raised whether or notAirbnb’s should pay slodging tax.  The City has requested information from the League of Minnesota Cities.

Signs – Wille stated there was a complaint made regarding signs in the right-of-way.  Wille is in the process of contacting business and property owners with illegally placed signs.


There being no further business, a motion was made by Brand, seconded by Rossow, to adjourn.  With all in favor, the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

A workshop was held following the meeting to discuss the Comprehensive Plan Mapping.