Planning Commission

Planning Commission Overview

The Windemere Township Planning Commission is currently comprised of five township resident members, each appointed to a three (3) year term by the Board of Supervisors.  The Planning Commission is resposible for developing the Township Master Plan (Comprehensive Plan), which guides future Township development, and the Windemere Township Zoning Ordinance, which protects and enhances the public health, safety, and welfare of the Township and its residents.  Both documents are subject to Township Board approval.  The Planning Commission is also tasked with review and approval of various land use development applications, such as conditional and interim use permits.   

Commissioner Term End-Dates 

December 31, 2023   Clair Strandlie

December 31, 2024   Dianna Sandstrom, Dawson Gentry

December 31, 2025   Cindy Carlson, Paul Horgan

* Planning Commission vacancies are posted to this site from time to time.  All applicants must submit letters of interest and must be a resident of Windemere Township. 

** For those interested in the Short Term Vacation Rental Draft (STVR) Ordinance, please scroll to the bottom of this page to the Relevant Documents Section, where you will find the most recent draft ordinance dated 12.10.22, which will be discussed at the next Planning Commission Special Meeting currently scheduled for Thursday, Jaunary 19th, 2023 at 6:30 pm at the Windemere Township Town Hall.  The previous draft dated 7.19.22 can also be found below.  Please be aware that the proposed STVR draft ordinance is subject to change prior to final consideration by the Township Board, anticipated for early 2023. Questions or comments on the STVR ordinance are welcome and encouraged and can be directed to Zoning Administrator Dennis Genereau, or any of the Planning Commission members, via phone or email per the contact information, below.  

2023 Windemere Township Regular Planning Commission Meetings

April 4, 2023 @ 6:30 pm Windemere Town Hall (annual organizational meeting)

June 13, 2023 @ 6:30 pm Windemere Town Hall

August 8, 2023 @ 6:30 pm Windemere Town Hall  

October 10, 2023 @ 6:30 pm Windemere Town Hall

2023 Windemere Township Special Planning Commission Meetings:

January 19, 2023 @ 6:30 pm Windemere Town Hall (STVR Ordinance discussion)

Windemere Township Planning Commission Minutes Click Here

Contact Info

Dianna Sandstrom
Chairperson
88099 Old Pine Lane, Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783
(218) 831-4092
Dianna.sandstrom@mchsi.com

Cindy Carlson
Vice-Chairperson
38851 Sunset Bay Road, Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783
(218) 372-3525
Hyacinth@frontiernet.net

Clair Strandlie
Commissioner
94655 Island Lake Road, Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783
(218) 485-8868
Cestrandlie@gmail.com

Dawson Gentry
Commissioner
94913 Muskie Lane, Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783
(218) 380-2531
Ldawsongent@hotmail.com

Paul Horgan
Commissioner
38537 Sunset Bay Road  Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783
(952) 905-1900
Phorgan@gmail.com

Dennis Genereau, Jr.
Zoning Administrator
91034 Island Loop, Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783
(218) 576-7654
Dennis.genereau@windemeretownship.com

Cindy Woltjer
Township Clerk
91546 Military Road, Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783
(218) 423-0119
clerk@windemeretownship.com

Locations

Windemere Town Hall 
91546 Military Road
Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783 

Windemere Township Planning Commission Meeting Location Time 6:30 PM