Planning & Zoning Minutes Feb. 4, 2015

February 4, 2015



February 4, 2015


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 February 4, 2015.  A quorum present, Harty called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m.  The following members were present:  Commissioners Harty, Kvamme, Hoehn, Urban and Zieman. The following members were absent; Joey Hulsebus and Andy Davis. The following official was present: Community Development Director Wille and Administrative Secretary Cindy Moulton. 

Oath of Office – Wille administered the Oath of Office to new member Joe Urban.

Approval of Agenda – A motion was made by Kvamme, seconded by Hoehn, to approve the agenda.  With all in favor, the motion carried. 

Approval of Minutes – A motion was made by Zieman, seconded by Kvamme, to approve the minutes of the January 7, 2015 regular Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. With all members in favor, the motion carried and the minutes were approved.  A complete copy of the minutes of the regular Planning and Zoning Commission meeting is contained in the Community Development book entitled Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes. 

Dr. Marlow (1506 Rockbend Parkway) RLS #68

Wille addressed the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding the history of Dr. Marlow’s property. 

Wille stated that Dr. Marlow, 1506 Rockbend Parkway, would like to make changes to his property by combining Parcel B, Registered Land Survey #65 with Lots 5-9, Pine Pointe No. 3 to increase the size of his property.  Marlow has also asked that the City accept Registered Land Survey #68 which would alter the location of the property line between Lot 8 and Lot 9 to create a marketable property.  Wille said upon acceptance of the Registered Land Survey #68, the resulting two parcels would meet the regulations of the Zoning Ordinance as to minimum size and minimum road frontage.

Wille indicated that it would be necessary to vacate the interior drainage easements originally created between the lots.  It would also be necessary to create a new drainage easement between the two parcels resulting from RLS #68.

Discussion followed with Kvamme requesting that Wille change his narrative when presenting this item to the City Council.  He would like clearer description of the request.

In motion by Kvamme, seconded by Zieman, Resolution No 2015-02, entitled “Resolution Approving Waiver Of Subdivision For Lots 4-9, Block 2, Pine Pointe Subdivision No. 3 And Tract B, Registered Land Survey #65, City of Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota And Accepting Registered Land Survey #68”.  Upon roll call, with all in favor, the Resolution was declared passed and adopted. 

Comp Plan – Emily FitzSimmons

Wille stated that an intern from Gustavus Adolphus College will be working on the Comprehensive Plan. 

Wille said that once the Parks Plan has been adopted by its Board, the plan will be included in the Comprehensive Plan.  Wille indicated that the City Council will approve the Parks Plan prior to the plan coming to the Planning and Zoning Commission.


Comprehensive Plan – Wille stated that the intern continues to work on the Comprehensive Plan.  Wille will be meeting with her on Thursday. 

City/School – Wille stated that the School and City are trying to jointly plan park facilities, which entity pays for what, road access, storm water, etc.  The School and City are working on an Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding.

The question was raised whether alcohol/tobacco could be used in the sports complex.  If school rules are followed, alcohol and tobacco could not be used.  The question of firearms was also raised.  The school does not allow fire arms whereas the State states that firearms cannot be ban from City property. 

Wille indicated that there is a lot of work ahead for the School and City if the school referendum passes.

Meeting Day Change – A motion was made by Zieman, seconded by Kvamme to change the Planning and Zoning meetings to the first Thursday of each month at 5:30.  All members voting aye, the motion carried.


There being no further business, a motion was made by Hoehn, seconded by Urban, to adjourn.  With all in favor, the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 6:01 p.m.