Tag: Planning

01 Oct
By: MAT Staff 0

Planning & Zoning Workshop (MAT Office)

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.

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