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The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners established the Planning Commission and consists of 9 members of which at least 4 members are residents of the portion of the county outside the corporate limits of the municipalities.
The County Board may by ordinance assign additional duties and responsibilities to the Planning Commission including, but not restricted to:
The authority to approve some or all categories of planned unit developments
The authority to approve some or all categories of subdivisions of land
The authority to order the issuance of some or all categories of conditional use permits
The conduct of public hearings
The Planning Commission also reviews any comprehensive plans, official controls, and any plans for public land acquisition and development sent to the county for that purpose by any local unit of government or any state or federal agency and shall report therein in writing to the board.