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Planning & Zoning Workshop (MAT Office)

October 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Planning & Zoning Workshop at the MAT Office

Maximum Class size of 42 has been reached. Registration is closed.

The MAT Training Center in St. Michael, MN, 805 Central Avenue East.  MAT’s office is located on a frontage road on the east side of Hwy 241 between Larabee Ave NE and Edgewood Drive SE and located off Theilan Drive SE. Parking is available at the MAT office.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Registration begins at 8:30 am

Box Lunch is provided.  The cost is $40

Attendance Limit:  42 for each class

See Agenda below for what’s on tap for the day:

9:00 a.m. Introduction/Pledge

Starting Planning and Zoning – Peter Tiede, Tiede Grabarski PLLC
A discussion of a Township’s planning and zoning authority, why you might choose to exercise it, or not, and what the process, cost, risk and benefits of undertaking zoning can be for your Township.


10:15 a.m. Gravel Pit Wars: Lessons from a Case Involving Pit Expansion Near a Residential Area– Ken Bayliss, Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A.

11:00 a.m. Legal considerations in Processing Variances, Conditional Use Permits and Interim Use Permits – Mike Couri, Couri & Ruppe, PLLP

Noon:  Lunch (box lunch provided)

12:45 p.m. Interim Ordinances (Moratoria) and Specific Concerns – Troy Gilchrist, Kennedy & Graven
Explaining the use and limitations of interim ordinances, issues associated with regulating feedlots, and with adopting shoreland regulations.

1:45 p.m. Solar and Wind Power – Bob Ruppe, Couri PLLP & Ruppe
Learn about local regulation of solar and wind farms, impacts to consider and guard against when permitting a solar or wind farm including protecting your township roads during solar and wind farm construction.


3:00 p.m. How to Avoid the Top 10 Planning and Zoning Mistakes – Paul Reuvers, Iverson Reuvers Condon
Topics: A discussion of how to avoid common mistakes during the planning and zoning process, ranging from Open Meeting Law and conflict of interest concerns to making adequate findings.

4:00 p.m. Adjourn


The maximum class size of 42 has been reached. Registration is closed for this event.


October 1, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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MAT Offices
805 Central Ave E
St Michael, MN 55376 United States
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(763) 497-2330

MAT REGISTRATION POLICY (for events with Pre-Registration)

Forms can be found in the MAT Township Insider magazine, on our website and in some MAT mailings.  Phone registrations are not accepted.

One registration form per person, unless otherwise noted.  Please make copies if you only have one form.  Multiple names on a single form may be returned to sender for additional forms to be completed.

Please submit the entire form.  Incomplete forms may be completed in our office based on your position and the information provided.  If there is not enough information to do so, you will be contacted and your registration may be delayed.

To qualify for pre-registration your form must be postmarked, submitted online or faxed by the stated deadline.  Registrations received after the deadline will be held and made available for completion at the event registration area, at the on-site rate.  This also applies to registrations received with the on-site fee included.

Payment is not required to pre-register; selecting the “bill to” option on forms received before the deadline allows you to take advantage of the pre-registration discount.

When registering by fax or online, please do not send payment until you receive an invoice.  Waiting for the invoice will ensure that payment is applied correctly, and that your registration will not be duplicated.

Disability accommodations and dietary food requirements must be requested by the date stated on the form.

Invoices can be paid at anytime, but they are due within 30 days after the event.  Take care to include the pink copy of the invoice with your remittance and be sure that it is sent to MAT’s PO Box of 267, not the Agency’s.

Refunds will be made to those that have mailed, faxed, or emailed a request within 30 days from the date of the event.  Fees will be refunded, less the stated processing fee.

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