November 5, 2015


November 5, 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 November 5, 2015.  A quorum present, Chairperson Jerry Harty called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.  The following members were present:  Commissioners Harty, Joe Urban, John Kvamme, Andy Davis, and Chuck Zieman.  Members Joey Hulsebus and Eli Hoehn were absent.  The following officials were present: Community Development Director Russ Wille and Administrative Secretary Cindy Moulton.  Visitors present were Chuck Brandel and Matt Thibert of I & S Engineering.

Approval of Agenda – A motion was made by Zieman, seconded by Urban, to approve the agenda as presented.  With all in favor, the motion carried. 

Approval of Minutes  - A motion was made by Davis, seconded by Kvamme to approve the minutes of the September 3, 2015 regular Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.  With all members in favor the minutes were approved as presented.

701/703 Dover Court (Interior Easement Vacation)

Matt Brostrom purchased the remaining undeveloped/vacant properties in Windsor Pond.  He has petitioned the City of Saint Peter to provide for the vacation of the drainage easement between 701 and 703 Dover Court.

Wille stated that the public hearing notice was posted, published and mailed to each of the private utility companies serving the community as per Minnesota Statutes.

Harty opened the public hearing at 5:37 p.m.  With no comments, the public hearing closed at 5:38 p.m.

Brostrom has negotiated a sale price of both of the parcels to a single prospective buyer with the stipulation the buyer would be able to construct a home on the combined lots.  In order to construct the home, the drainage easement would need to be vacated. 

Wille stated the interior easement was established to provide space for the installation and to provide overland drainage where necessary and appropriate.  The interior easement would be unnecessary if the lots were combined.

Wille indicated that when the water and sanitary sewer services were installed, they were installed to each individual parcel.  If the parcels are combined, one water line and one sanitary sewer line would need to be removed at the cost to the private party.

Wille added that he had not heard any opposition from the private utility companies. He also said the Public Works staff reviewed the request and did not object to the vacation subject to the removal of the redundant water/sewer service.

Wille recommended approval of the easement vacation.

A motion was made by Zieman, seconded by Urban to introduce Resolution 2015-11 entitled, “Resolution Recommending The Vacation Of The Interior Drainage Easement Between Lots Five And Six, Block Two, Windsor Pond Second Addition”. All members voting aye, the Resolution was passed and adopted.

Magner Farm Second Subdivision (Plat Approval)

Wille stated the City and School District #508 have submitted a Final Plat of Magner Farm Second Subdivision for approval.  He explained that the land north of County Road #5 was platted as a single lot and block.  The 11 acres south of County Road #5 was designated as an “Outlot”.  He said that this parcel could not be developed until it would be platted as a lot.

The Magner Farm Second Subdivision plat divides the site into two separate parcels.  The proposed lot split would create Lots 1 and 2, Block 1 Magner Farm Second Subdivision.  Wille said that the City would maintain ownership of Lot1 and ISD #508 would own lot 2.

Wille informed the Commission that the notice of a public hearing was advertised, posted and mailed as per statute. He said there were no citizens present to comment on the Final Plat of Magner Farm Second Subdivision.

Wille said that underground utility and drainage easements was re-established after public hearing notices were mailed.  He indicated the changes would not affect the development as planned.

Wille recommended approval.

A motion was made by Urban, seconded by Zieman to introduce Resolution No. 2015-12 entitled “Resolution Recommending Approval Of The Final Plat Of Magner Farm Second Subdivision”.  With all members voting aye the Resolution was passed and adopted.

SPHS Site – Roundabout Access

Wille reported Nicollet County Engineer Seth Greenwood has determined that the entry from County Road #5 to the new high school site would be most appropriately served by a roundabout. 

Wille said the Right-of-Way Plat is being developed to indicate the properties that would need to be secured to construct the road improvement.

Wille informed the Commission that a public hearing will need to be held on the R-O-W.



There being no further business, a motion was made by Zieman, seconded by Hulsebus, to adjourn.  With all in favor, the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 6:08 p.m.