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January 21, 2010
Council to fill Planning Commission seat
The Woodbury City Council will appoint someone to serve out the term of Planning Commission member Francis Green, who is stepping down. Green's term ends in December. Council members decided Wednesday they will ask a local resident who has been active in city issues to finish the...
January 21, 2010 - 11:17am
December 22, 2009
Afton charter ready for review
If the Afton Charter Commission has its way, Afton will become a charter city come November. During the Afton City Council's Dec. 15 meeting, Charter Commission members requested approval from the city council to submit their final working draft charter to the League of Minnesota...
December 22, 2009 - 9:47am
June 24, 2009
Final Afton planning commissioner takes a seat
The Afton Planning Commission finally has all of its pieces in place now that the city council has appointed the final commissioner -- Tom Nolz. It has been some time since the planning commission has had a full nine-person status, because there were no applicants for the business...
June 24, 2009 - 10:02am
June 9, 2009
Afton settlement agreement hits roadblock
The Afton City Council has to wait a little longer before its lawsuit with FOC, LLC and Atomic Properties fades from the horizon. At the June 1 meeting of the Afton Planning Commission, commissioners reviewed ordinances that had to be approved in order for the settlement agreement...
June 9, 2009 - 2:40pm
May 13, 2009
The towering issues of towers
Towers. This one small word comes with a lot of emotions attached to it in Afton. They can be called eyesores or monstrosities, but in the end are they necessary? It was for these towering issues and concerns that the Afton Planning Commission recommended approval of several amendments...
May 13, 2009 - 8:22am
May 11, 2009
Council to vote on revised 2030 comp plan
Woodbury planning officials are probably hoping the second time is charm when it comes to approving the city's 2030 comprehensive growth plan. On Wednesday, May 13, the Woodbury City Council will hold one final public hearing on a revised version of the city's growth plan and will...
May 11, 2009 - 6:09pm
April 29, 2009
Businesses have no business on commission
The Afton City Council approved a change to the makeup of the planning commission at its April 21 meeting when they approved an amendment to the ordinance to change the requirement for a member of the business community to simply an "at-large" representative. Council member Peg...
April 29, 2009 - 7:37am
April 15, 2009
Afton PC considers implementing GreenStar building standards
Afton is taking steps to become greener than it already is, and becoming more innovative in the process. At the April 6 meeting of the Afton Planning Commission, commissioners heard a presentation from Peter Vujovich, a representative from the design and review committee, about...
April 15, 2009 - 7:41am
And they're off -- again -- in Afton
Once again, the River Valley Riders (RVR) are galloping towards the finish line after the Afton Planning Commission approved the application for a conditional use permit to construct an outdoor riding arena. The planning commission originally sent the application to the city council...
April 15, 2009 - 7:40am
March 12, 2009
Afton planning commission welcomes new members
The Afton Planning Commission had its first meeting with a quorum, the first since the group's January meeting, on March 5 with three new members, a new vice-chair and a new chair. Marcia Dahleen, Kitty Kilmer and Scott Patten took the oath of office and were sworn into their new...
March 12, 2009 - 7:03am
March 11, 2009
River Valley Riders riding forward
The River Valley Riders finally had a public hearing before the Afton Planning Commission for their proposed outdoor riding arena. Two earlier attempts at a hearing were both postponed because of the planning commission's failure to have a quorum of its members present. River Valley...
March 11, 2009 - 1:54pm
March 3, 2009
Wind study in the works
The city of Woodbury will be studying the winds in the coming weeks. The city's planning staff got an informal OK from planning commissioners Monday to plan for a specific wind study that would further define where the best wind resources in the community might be. The study would...
March 3, 2009 - 1:43pm
February 25, 2009
Four named to Afton planning commission
In a stroke of luck, the Afton Planning Commission received more than the needed number of applications after weeks of having too few. At the Feb. 17 meeting of the Afton City Council, four new commissioners were appointed to the planning commission by the council. "Thank you...
February 25, 2009 - 1:29pm
February 20, 2009
County board appoints Joyce to parks and open space commission
The Washington County Board of Commissioners appointed Andy Joyce of Woodbury to represent District 5 on the parks and open space commission to a first term expiring Dec. 31, 2011. The purpose of the parks and open space commission is to bring citizen perspective to the operation...
February 20, 2009 - 12:12pm
February 18, 2009
Council recognizes outgoing commission members
The Woodbury City Council took time out from its Feb.
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am