Training Calendar

Navigating Key Land Use Issues

Sep 13, 2017, Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Cloud, Minn.
Registration, 8:30 a.m.; Training 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration fee for MCIT members: $60 per person
Registration fee for non-MCIT members: $100 per person

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Sept. 13, 2017, Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Cloud, Minn.
Registration fee for MCIT members: $60 per person
Registration fee for non-MCIT members: $100 per person

This seminar provides information to assist members as they navigate the sometimes complex land use issues related to planning and zoning, including the environmental review process, conditional use permits, variances and zoning enforcement actions.

“Navigating Key Land Use Issues” is appropriate for planning and zoning employees, planning commission members, county commissioners, boards of adjustment members and county attorneys.


IUPs vs. CUP:  This session discusses the benefits and limitations of interim use permits (IUPs) as compared to conditional use permits (CUPs). Additionally, the session addresses the process for reviewing and revoking IUPs and CUPs when they are not in compliance.

Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA)—Not Just Another Fancy Acronym: Although religion may not be a common issue posed, violating a land use applicant’s religious rights may result in a large monetary judgment, Department of Justice investigation or a political black eye. This session explores the current landscape regarding religion and land use decisions, and RLUIPA. It also provides helpful tips to avoid the act’s violation.

Creating the Defensible Record: This session provides an overview of the necessity for developing an adequate record and findings of facts when considering land use applications. It also offers tips from current and past cases for creating the record and findings. The presenters discuss the conduct of elected and appointed board members that could place board decisions at risk of being overturned by a court.

Subdivisions—Tips on Working with Developers and Other Government Entities: The process for subdivision applications can be quite complex and multijurisdictional. Based on their professional experience advising and defending counties and townships, the attorney presenters share their insights regarding the process, discuss potential pitfalls, and highlight the use of joint subdivision agreements and administrative subdivisions. 

Top 10 Most Interesting and Important Developments in Land Use: This session covers some of the most significant developments in case law and land use statutes during the past year, including the United States Supreme Court’s recent regulatory taking case involving substandard lots in Wisconsin, and Minnesota’s buffer legislation.


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