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Planning Division
Duties
The Planning Division prepares and implements the comprehensive plan, which guides land use, zoning, municipal utilities, transportation, and community facility improvements or anticipated changes, as well as interpreting and enforcing the zoning, subdivision and sign codes, environmental planning, and GIS.

Staff members prepare reports and make recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council for decisions regarding land development within the City. They also prepare special reports and studies for economic growth, redevelopment, and long-range plans.


Planning Documents
 Administrative Subdivision

 for dividing a lot/parcel/property.
 Conditional Use Permit (CUP)

 nonconforming land use for the current zoning.
 Interim Use Permit (IUP)
 Grading Permit

 altering between 500 to 1,000 cubic yards of earth.
 Mining - Minor

 altering between 1,00 to 5,000 cubic yards of earth.
 Mining - Major

 altering more than 5,000 cubic yards of earth.
 Minor Subdivision

 
 Outdoor Entertainment

 Required for private gatherings of 250 people or
more or for commercial gatherings of 500 people or more.
 Planned Unit Development (PUD)

 
 Rezoning Map Amendment or Zoning Text Amendment

 
 Sign Permit - Permanent

 
 Sign Permit - Temporary

 
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) 

 
 Variance

 for"undue hardship" meaning the property in question
cannot be put to a reasonable use under the current
zoning regulations and the plight of the landowner is
due to circumstances unique to the property not
created by the landowner, and the variance, if granted,
will not alter the essential character of the locality.


Wetland Forms
    Joint Application Form for Activities Affecting Water Resources in Minnesota (wetlands)