Joint Planning Board


  • 7 p.m.
  • Meet as needed
  • St. Joseph Government Center
    75 Callaway St E
    St. Joseph MN 56374

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The Joint Planning Board is an eight member board, consisting of four members from St. Joseph Township and four members from the City of St. Joseph.


Joint Planning Board Members

St. Joseph Township City of St. Joseph
Mark Thompson, Town Board Bob Loso, City Council
Ralph Eiynck, Planning Commission Rick Schultz, Planning Commission
Steve Gohmann, Planning Commission Chad Hausmann, Planning Commission
Michael Koltes, Planning Commission Steve Olson, Planning Commission

Orderly Annexation Agreement

In 1998, the City of St. Joseph and St. Joseph Township entered into an Orderly Annexation Agreement (OAA) (PDF) to provide for cooperative future planning to encourage future development of the city inward out, maximizing efficiencies in utility planning while preserving agricultural uses. The OAA created a Joint Planning Commission that would oversee the development in the OAA areas. In 2011, the city and township amended the OAA to increase efficiencies in land use planning. Stearns County services as the zoning administrator with all action considered by the Joint Planning Board.