Training Calendar

Navigating Key Land Use Issues

Oct 23, 2019, Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Cloud (100 4th Ave. S.)
Registration, 8:30 a.m.; Training, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Members: $65
Nonmembers: $105

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The “Navigating Key Land Use Issues” offers advice about many of the most pressing land use concerns for Minnesota counties and related governmental organizations.

This seminar is suggested for planning and zoning employees, county commissioners, boards of adjustment members, planning commission members and county attorneys.

Session Topics

What Do You Mean the Zoning Ordinance Doesn’t Allow It? presented by Paul Reuvers, Iverson Reuvers Condon
Constituents often want exceptions to zoning ordinance requirements. These exceptions are called “variances.” Reuvers discusses the variance standard and how to develop a defensible record when granting or denying the requested variance.

The Ins and Outs of Conditional Use Permits (CUPs), presented by Scott Anderson, Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger P.A.
This session covers all aspects of conditional use permits from what they are to when they may be denied and what types of conditions are permissible. It also addresses appropriate factors to weigh in granting, denying and establishing conditions.

Q&A with Presenters
This will be an opportunity for attendees to ask the speakers questions on emerging issues and topics not covered by other sessions.

Correcting Procedural or Legal Issues Pre- and Post-litigation, presented by Jason Kuboushek, Iverson Reuvers Condon
An actual or threatened challenge to a land use decision often has boards and staff asking themselves, should we have done something different? Sometimes the answer is “yes.” This session provides considerations boards and staff should analyze when deciding if a correction is needed.

Jay’s Top 10, presented by Jay Squires, Rupp, Anderson, Squires & Waldspurger P.A.
Squires discusses a potpourri of topics derived from the year’s past questions, court cases and legislation.

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MCIT will apply for CLEs for this event.


Members can contact MCIT Communications Manager Heather Larson-Blakestad at or 1.866.547.6516, ext. 6430 with their questions about program content.

Questions about registration and payment should be directed to the MCIT finance department at or 1.866.547.6516.

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