This commission holds public hearings on a wide variety of development issues.
Issues the planning commission addresses include zoning, platting, conditional use permits and variances. In addition, it develops long-range plans to guide the physical development of the community through a comprehensive planning process.
|Name||District representing||Term ends|
|Hanson, Amy (Chair)
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|East||April 1, 2020|
|Herbers, Christopher||Central||April 1, 2021|
|Husain, Syed||City at-large||April 1, 2020|
|Kiekow, John||City at-large||April 1, 2021|
|Kisch, Michael||Central||April 1, 2022|
|Mersereau, Michelle||West||April 1, 2020|
|Mohamed, Hassanen||West||April 1, 2021|
|Morton-Spears, Marshell||City at-large||April 1, 2022|
|Vosberg, Carol||East||April 1, 2022|
To get contact information on a Commissioner, please email the staff liaison below.
Roles and duties
The Planning Commission has an important role in reviewing new developments to be sure they meet the zoning and land use regulations of the City. Planning commission members are often the first to see details on new businesses, new buildings, and projects proposed for development.
- Holds public hearings
- Reviews development items, new housing projects and the comprehensive plan
- Makes recommendations to the City Council on whether or not to approve projects or plans
Apply to become a commissioner
Applications are always welcome! Applications are kept on file for one year. As openings occur, applicants are notified of openings and invited to participate in the commission interview process.
Meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Time commitment (approximate)
Twelve hours per month
Televised and streamed meetings
The meetings are televised live on Cable TV on Channel 16 and also web streamed.
Application deadlines and hearing dates
Applications are due on the first business day of the month by 5 p.m.
The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. The City Council meets on the 4th Monday of the month.
The applicant or a designated representative is required to attend the Planning Commission and City Council meetings.
|Deadline date||Public hearing date||City Council date|
|02/03/20||03/11/20||03/30/20 (5th Monday)|
|07/01/20||08/12/20||08/31/20 (5th Monday)|
|10/01/20||11/12/20 (Thursday)||11/30/20 (5th Monday)|
|11/02/20||12/09/20||To be determined|
All dates are subject to change. Please verify dates with the Planning Division. A second hearing may have to be scheduled depending on the number of items submitted.