Planning Commission


The Planning Commission prepares and maintains the city's Comprehensive Plan and advises the City Council on matters regarding implementation of the plan. The Commission also conducts public hearings and makes recommendations to the City Council on proposed changes affecting zoning and land uses within the city, considers site plan reviews, conditional use permits, variances, and special studies (i.e. the Bluff Creek Overlay District and the Highway 5 Corridor Study).

The Planning Commission forwards information gathered from these public hearings, along with their own recommendations, to the City Council for final action.


The members of the Planning Commission serve three-year staggered terms and are appointed by the City Council.

  • Mark von Oven, Chair
  • Eric Noyes, Vice Chair
  • Erik Johnson
  • Kelsey Alto
  • Perry Schwartz
  • Ryan Soller
  • Edward Goff


  • 7:00 pm
  • First and third Tuesdays of each month (no meeting July 5, August 2, and December 20, 2022)
  • City Council Chambers at City Hall
  • 2022 Meeting Schedule

Agendas & Minutes


All Planning Commission meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live on Mediacom Cable Channel 107.2 and on the City's website.


  • Meeting videos from July 2016 and later are available on the City's website.
  • Meeting videos from October 2012 to June 2016 are available on the the City's YouTube channel.
  • Copies of meeting videos prior to October 2012 can be requested on DVD by contacting Matt Unmacht at (952) 227-1118.