2011 Agendas/ Minutes

MINUTES
ROGERS PLANNING COMMISSION
JANUARY 18, 2011

CALL TO ORDER
The meeting of the Rogers Planning Commission was held on January 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. was called to order with Commissioners, Breun, Denker, Ende and Busch present.  

Also present were City Planning Consultant Rose Lorsung, Deputy Clerk Splett and Councilmember Ihli.

Member(s) excused:  Kornovich, Knapp, Terhaar and Noto.

OPEN FORUM
No one wished to speak.

SET AGENDA
Acting Chairman Breun inquired if there was anyone who wished to place an item on the Agenda.

The agenda was set as submitted.

CONSENT AGENDA*
A. Approval of the December 21, 2010 Planning Commission Minutes
Commissioner Denker moved, Commissioner Breun seconded a motion to approve the Consent Agenda with the correction to the motions for the appointments to the Planning Commission.

On the vote, members Breun and Denker voted AYE and members Busch and Ende abstained.  Motion carried.

PLANNING COMMISSION OPENING:
A. Interview for Alternate Position
There was a brief discussion by the Planning Commission on what the Council had approved at their last meeting and if they could appointment Mr. Forbes even though he was not present.  He was interviewed at the last Planning Commission meeting and the consensus was that there was not a need to re-interview him.

Commissioner Denker moved, Commissioner Ende seconded a motion to recommend the appointment of Geoff Forbes as the second alternate to the Planning Commission.

On the vote, all members voted AYE.  Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS
A. 2011 Planning Goals Discussion
Planning Consultant Lorsung and the Planning Commission discussed the following:
  • Work on cleaning up our ordinance
  • Complete comprehensive plan
  • Revitalization of the downtown area
  • Informal Q & Q to explore items for the joint planning board
  • Lower priority items would be the office park district
  • Conflictions between Rogers and Hassan ordinances
  • Downtown redevelopment meeting round table discussion be Ehlers – also request a list of dates and times of meetings
  • Need to look for grants to help with the downtown redevelopment projects

No action required.

B. Joint Planning Board Representative
Commissioners Ende and Denker stated that they are both interested in representing the Rogers Planning Commission.

No action required.

ADJOURN
Commissioner Denker moved, Commissioner Ende seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:42 p.m.

On the vote, all members voted AYE.  Motion carried.