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Planning Commissioners

  • Randy Bauer, Chair
  • Gary VanScoy, Vice-Chair
  • Bruce Anderson
  • Ralph Brauer
  • Cheri Gengler
  • Cindy Nosan
  • Patrick Surma

Planning Commission Mission

The primary objective of the Planning Commission is to advise the City Council on land use concerns. In addition, the Planning Commission shall serve as the planning agency and shall have the powers and duties given such agencies by state statute.

Planning Commission General Information

The Planning Commission meets the First Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Ramsey Municipal Center, 7550 Sunwood Dr. NW, Ramsey, MN 55303.

Guide to Environmental Review

At a recent Planning Commission Meeting, the potential for a Citizen Petition for an Environmental Assessment Worksheet was discussed. A link to the Guide from the State of Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB) for Citizen Petition can be found here.

Highway 10 Corridor Improvement Survey

Please take our survey to help develop a Corridor Improvement Program.

Planning Division

The Planning Commission is supported by a staff team. The Community Development Department's Planning Division is responsible for the administration of the City's Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code. Administrative resources related to land use planning are included below.

Have a Zoning related question (What can I build? What uses are allowed on my property)? Click Here.

What's Happening in My Neighborhood?

Did you see a Land Use Application Sign, receive a Public Hearing Notice, or wondering what the construction project is? Visit the webpage below for more information.

Zoning Related Permit Applications

 NOTE: Receipt of payment through RamsEPay is not final approval of above permits. Please verify final approval through appropriate permitting process.

Zoning Information

Development Applications and Resources

All applications are available at

Comprehensive Planning

Contact Information

Main Contact

Tim Gladhill
Community Development Director

Chris Anderson
City Planner

JoAnn Shaw
Community Development Assistant


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