Planning Commission


  • As Needed
  • City Hall
    124 Armstrong Blvd. S.
    St. James, MN 56081

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


Members of the Planning Commission are appointed to the position and each serve four-year terms.

  • Dwight Kuehl (Chairman)
    Appointed 01-03-95
    Term expires 01-01-23
  • Ray Hector (Vice-Chairman) 
    Appointed 01-01-2020
    Term Expires 01-01-2025
  • Dan Dorschner
    Appointed 01-01-01
    Term expires 01-01-2024
  • Bob Rinne
    Appointed 07-05-16
    Term expires 01-01-23
  • Jim Paulson
    Appointed 04-19-2022
    Term expires 01-01-2024 
  • Gary L. Strum, Mayor
  • Hannah Rushing, Council Representative
  • Steve Sunde, City Attorney
  • Brianna Sanders, Economic Development Coordinator

About the Commission

The Planning Commission advises the City Council on issues pertaining to land use, zoning, building permits, and development in the city. The Planning Commission meets, reviews information from staff, and makes recommendations to the City Council on various zoning related issues including:

  • Ordinance Amendments
  • Rezoning
  • Special Use Permits
  • Variance Requests