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Commissions & Boards
Economic Development Authority
The Economic Development Authority (EDA) is created pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 400. The appointment of an Economic Development Authority is intended to provide the City with a board comprised of representatives from both City government and private enterprise.
Heritage Preservation Commission
The Heritage Preservation Commission was created as an advisory Commission consisting of seven members appointed by the Council to develop guidelines or standards to carry out the City’s heritage preservation regulations and standards.
The Commission has charge of administration, operation, and maintenance of all hospitals and nursing homes, now or hereafter, owned by the City.
Housing & Redevelopment Agency
The Housing and Redevelopment Authority was created pursuant to Federal and State Statutes for the purpose of operating and maintaining public housing in Saint Peter (Park View Manor).
Human Rights Commission
The purpose of the Commission is to secure for all citizens equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public services and education and full participation in the affairs of the community by assisting the State Department of Human Rights and implementing the Minnesota State Act Against Discrimination (M.S. 363) and establishing long-range programs to improve community relations in the City.
The duties of the Public Library Board are to make recommendation regarding policy of the library, programs and operation of the library and library buildings; monitor and advocate for legislation that is appropriate to public libraries; cooperate with other public officials and boards; maintain positive community relations; and carry out other duties as assigned by the City Code or by resolution of the City Council.
Parks & Recreation Advisory
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is established to study the needs of the City in the area of public parks and recreational programs and to make recommendations to the City Council on park and recreation policies.
Planning & Zoning Commission
The function and duties of the Planning and Zoning Commission include preparation of a Comprehensive Plan for the physical development of the City, including proposed public buildings, street arrangements and improvements, public utility services, parks, playgrounds, and other similar developments, the use of property, the density of population, and other matters related to the physical development of the City.
Police Civil Service Commission
The Police Civil Service Commission is created pursuant to Minnesota State Statutes Chapter 419.
Tourism & Visitors Bureau
The Tourism and Visitors Bureau was created when the City’s lodging tax was implemented.
Tree Advisory Board
The Tree Advisory Board oversees the urban forest of the City. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members serve as the Tree Advisory Board members. The Tree Advisory Board meets once or twice a year.
Zoning Appeals & Adjustments Board
The Board of Appeals and Adjustments has the power and duty to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Administrator in the enforcement of the City Code.
Advisory Board Application
If you live within the corporate limits of the City of Saint Peter and can commit to making the meeting dates and times, you are eligible for appointment to these advisory boards.
For additional questions about these appointments, please contact the City Administrator’s office at 507-934-0663 or by email to email@example.com.