Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meets 1st Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m./3rd Tuesday alternate date – 7 Members

The Planning Commission is an official advisory body of the City enabled by the City Charter and Minnesota Statutes. The Planning Commission is required to adopt and maintain a comprehensive plan and may recommend official ordinances such as the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, and Official Map. The Commission reviews new development proposals for subdivisions, conditional uses for certain specific land uses, and coordinates long range planning.

Voting members:

      • Wyeth Anderson, Albert Lea • 507-377-8627
      • Leon Axtman, Albert Lea • 651-491-7432
      • Jared Dawson, Albert Lea • 507-373-2557
      • Matt Dorman, Albert Lea • 612-227-7700
      • Lucas Schuster, Albert Lea • 507-210-4028
      • Steve Thompson, Albert Lea • 507-377-7013
      • Matt Maras, Albert Lea • 507-377-1616

Non-voting members:

Learn more about the Planning Commission in this story.

2024 Land Use Application Schedule
Complete application deadline Deadline for newspaper* Packet deadline* Planning Commission Meeting Anticipated City Council Meeting
12/12/2023 12/19/2023 12/28/2023 1/2/2024 1/22/2024
1/16/2024 1/23/2024 2/1/2024 2/6/2024 2/26/2024
2/13/2024 2/20/2024 2/29/2024 3/5/2024 3/25/2024
3/12/2024 3/19/2024 3/28/2024 4/2/2024 4/22/2024
4/16/2024 4/23/2024 5/2/2024 5/7/2024 5/27/2024
5/14/2024 5/21/2024 5/30/2024 6/4/2024 6/24/2024
6/11/2024 6/18/2024 6/27/2024 7/2/2024 7/22/2024
7/16/2024 7/23/2024 8/1/2024 8/6/2024 8/26/2024
8/13/2024 8/20/2024 8/29/2024 9/3/2024 9/23/2024
9/10/2024 9/17/2024 9/26/2024 10/1/2024 10/28/2024
10/29/2024 11/5/2024 11/14/2024 11/19/2024 12/9/2024
11/12/2024 11/19/2024 11/28/2024 12/3/2024 12/23/2024
*Deadlines for staff to meet

The above table provides the deadline for application to the Planning Commission for their regularly scheduled meetings to allow for required public notifications and preparation prior to the meeting. Submission by the deadline does not assure that the application will be considered at the next Planning Commission meeting, nor at the identified City Council meeting. The agenda may be determined to be full prior to the deadline and applications will then be moved to a following meeting for review. Consultation with the Zoning Administrator is always advisable prior to application submission to determine submission requirements and anticipated timeline for review.

*7/4/2023 -Independence Day
*11/7/2023 – Election Day

Current Agenda:
May 7, 2024

Minutes:

2024
January 22, 2024 – no meeting
February 6, 2024

March 25, 2024 – no meeting
April 22, 2024 – no meeting

2023
January 23, 2023 – no meeting
February 7, 2023
March 7, 2023
April 24, 2023 – no meeting
May 2, 2023
June 26, 2023 – no meeting
July 24, 2023 – no meeting
August 28, 2023 – no meeting
September 5, 2023
October 23, 2023 – no meeting
November 27, 2023 – no meeting
December 5, 2023