Planning Commission



Planning Commission

Cascade Township Planning Commission meets as needed on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at the Town Hall.  Watch the News & Announcements for updates on scheduled meetings.

Opening for an “Associate” Commissioner position on the Cascade Township Planning Commission Board

The Associate Commissioner serves as a Regular Voting Member of the Planning Commission upon absence or recusal of one of the Regular Voting Commissioners at a meeting, as designated by the Planning Commission Chair.  Planning Commission Members are compensated for their time.  

 Qualifications for this position include:    

  • A resident of Cascade Township.
  • Ability to attend two-thirds of the Planning Commission meetings held in a twelve (12) month period.
  • Can serve, at a minimum, a one-year term.
  • Willingness to learn issues facing the township. 
  • Qualities such as good listening skills; being fair and open-minded; being prepared; ability to communicate in front of others; can perform as part of a team.
  • Any relevant work/community experience.  
  • Willingness to learn the following:
  1. Township Planning Commission proceedings such as the review of building permits and site/development plans for local zoning requirements with other Commission members; and, the review of applications for variances, conditional, subdivision and zoning changes.
  2. Applicable codes and ordinances, township geographical layout, zoning classification, and definitions, including the: Zoning Ordinance, Sign Ordinance, and Development Regulations. Training is available. 

How to Apply
Individuals interested in serving as an “Associate” Planning Commissioner should contact one of the following: 

*Candidates are asked to submit a résumé to  

Building Permits

The Building Permit Fee Schedule is available from TCPA.

For building permits, variances, or zoning change, Cascade Township residents need to contact T.C.P.A. (Township Cooperative Planning Association). See TCPA under Quick Links.

Contact David Meir ( or Roger Ihrke ( – Administrators.  They are located at:  4111 11th Avenue SW, Room 10, Rochester, MN 55902.  Phone number (507) 529-0774   Fax: (507) 281-6821 

Planning Commission Members

Seat #1
Nicole Brueck - Chair

585 73rd Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Email –
Term expires April 2021

Seat #2
Brad Brech

7075 Mesabi Court NW
Rochester, MN 55901
507-358-3836 285-0656
Email –
Term expires April 2022

Seat #3
Cheryl Adolphson 

6725 Buckthorn Drive NW
Rochester, MN  55901
Email -  
Term expires April 2020

Seat #4
Dana Duffield - Vice Chair

6969 Cottonwood Ct NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Email –
Term expires April 2020

Commissioner / Board Representative
Seat #5
Dean Hegrenes    

2101 Sagewood Ct NW
Rochester, MN 55906
e-mail –
Term expires April 2020

Interim Board Representative
Lenny Laures

1520 75th Street NE
Rochester, MN 55906
Tel. 507-289-0428
Email –

Associate Commissioner

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