Planning Commission

The Planning Committee is an advisory body that reviews, researches and makes recommendations on issues related to site plans, subdivisions, land use and zoning.


 This committee is now accepting applications for new members. Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply to become a commission member on our Advisory Commission page.


Meetings

  • 6:00 pm
  • Semi-monthly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
  • City Hall Council Chambers
    1670 Stieger Lake Lane
    Victoria, MN 55386

Members

Appointed for three-year terms and may be reappointed for additional terms. Members may also be appointed to fill the remaining term of a retiring member.

  • Jerret Coon, Appointed April 1, 2019
    Term expires March 31, 2022
  • Maryjo Garre, Appointed April 1, 2018
    Term expires March 31, 2021
  • John Iverson, Appointed April 1, 2019
    Term expires March 31, 2022
  • Laura Moore, Vice-Chairperson, Appointed April 1, 2020
    Term expires March 31, 2023
  • Christian Pederson, Appointed December 14, 2020
     Term expires March 31, 2022
  • Terry Schwarting, Appointed April 1, 2020
    Term expires March 31, 2023
  • Scott Stensland, Chairperson, Appointed April 1, 2018
    Term expires March 31, 2021
  • Alternate members:

  • Alternate 1: Katherine Koehler, Appointed August 24, 2020

Responsibilities

The Victoria Planning Commission acts as the board of adjustments and appeals and shall have the power and duty of hearing and deciding, subject to review by the city council on certain appeals or requests.

  • Hear and decide appeals where it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative officer in the enforcement of Victoria city ordinances.
  • Interpret the boundary lines between zoning districts when such questions arise and interpret the provisions of Victoria city ordinances in such a way as to carry out its intent and purpose.
  • Hear requests for variances from the literal provisions of city code to instances where their strict enforcement would cause undue hardship because of circumstances unique to the individual property under consideration.

Agendas, Minutes and Videos

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Videos can be watched via live stream during meetings or on-demand recordings after meetings.