August 18, 2016


August 18, 2016

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a special meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Saint Peter was conducted in the Governors' Room of the Community Center on August 18, 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, Andy Davis, Joe Urban, John Kvamme and Joey Hulsebus.  Commission member Jeff Brand was absent. City staff present were Community Development Director Russ Wille and Administrative Secretary Cindy Moulton. 

Approval of Agenda – A motion was made by Rossow, seconded by Hulsebus, to approve the agenda as presented.  With all in favor, the agenda was approved.

Approval of Minutes – A motion was made by Hulsebus, seconded by Urban, to approve the minutes of the July 7, 2016 regular Planning and Zoning meeting.  With all voting aye, the minutes were approved as presented.

Final Draft Comprehensive Plan
Wille indicated that a draft of the Comprehensive Plan is completed and that the next step is for the Commission to hold a public hearing.    

Rossow suggested that the 2014 and 2015 housing construction activity be included in the Comprehensive Plan.  Members agreed. 

Comprehensive Plan – Call for a Public Hearing Date
A motion was made by Davis, seconded by Hulsebus to set October 6, 2106 as the Public Hearing date for the Comprehensive Plan.  With all members voting aye, the motion carried.

Temporary Family Health Care Dwellings
Wille reported that Governor Dayton signed legislation providing for the permitting of Temporary Family Health Care Dwellings within Minnesota cities.

The law allows for the use of “camper type trailers” for temporary living quarters serving those with mental or physical ailments.  A permit can be obtained for a 6 month period with a potential one time, 6 month extension.

Wille stated that cities are allowed to opt out of the program if action is taken before the law goes into effect on September 1, 2016.

Wille consulted with City Attorney Jim Brandt and they both agreed the City should opt out of the legislation.  Wille recommended to the Commission they approve a resolution opting-out of the program.

Wille indicated that the City Council plans to hold a public hearing on September 12, 2016.

A motion was made by Rossow, seconded by Kvamme to introduce Resolution No.2016-08 entitled, “Resolution Recommending That The City Council Opt-Out Of The Requirements Of Minnesota Statue Section 462.3593 Which Defines And Regulates Temporary Family Health Care Dwellings”.  All members voting aye, the amended Resolution was passed and adopted.


Broadway Streetscape – Wille said that next week MnDOT will provide a final plan for the Broadway Avenue streetscape.  City staff has set up a meeting with property owners/businesses that will be affected by the project on Broadway Avenue and a portion of Front

AirBnB- - Wille stated that the City Code does not address AirBnB.  He indicated that the City can obtain more direction from the League of Minnesota Cities.

Urban thought there was an AirBnB located on College and 4th Street.

There being no further business, a motion was made by Davis seconded by Urban, to adjourn.  With all in favor, the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 6:09 p.m.

Wille announced the September meeting will be cancelled.  The next meeting for the Planning Commission is set for October 6, 2016.