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Published on February 24, 2024
Apple Valley Seeks New Member for Influential Planning CommissionSource: Google Street View

Residents of Apple Valley with a keen interest in local development and urban planning are now being called to action. A coveted spot has opened up on the Apple Valley Planning Commission, offering community members the chance to play a significant role in molding the future landscape of their city. The appointed commissioner will have a hand in a plethora of city planning matters, from assessing new building projects to modifying zoning laws.

Applications are being accepted until 4:30 p.m., on the ides of March, so to speak – Friday, March 15. This current vacancy on the Planning Commission is not merely a seat at the decision-making table, but a three-year commitment, stretching to March 1. The position isn't just honorary; it is accompanied by the power to investigate, evaluate, and shape policies related to land use and construction within the bounds of the city.

According to the city's announcement, the Planning Commission gathers twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays, with meetings kicking off at the agreeable time of 7:00 p.m., at the Municipal Center. The lucky, or perhaps industrious, individuals who comprise this seven-member board review development proposals, hear out conditional use permit applications, and mull over changes to Apple Valley’s Comprehensive Plan.

To those eager to apply or seeking further information, the application process has been made quite simple. Forms are readily available on the City's official website, and for the more traditional applicants or those who favor person-to-person contact, the city clerk's office stands ready to facilitate at 7100 147th Street W., Apple Valley, Minnesota. The city also extends accessibility via phone at 952-953-2506, for those who need to reach out with inquiries or to secure application forms.