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HF 1161

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 01:44am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to special assessments; expanding county authorization to abate certain
improvements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 429.011, subdivision
2a; 429.021, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 429.011, subdivision 2a, is amended to
read:


Subd. 2a.

Municipality; certain counties.

"Municipality" also includesnew text begin the
following:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end a county in the case of construction, reconstruction, or improvement of a county
state-aid highway deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2) anew text end county highway as defined in section 160.02 including curbs and gutters and
storm sewers;
new text beginnew text end

new text begin (3) new text enda county exercising its powers and duties under section 444.075, subdivision
1
; deleted text beginand
deleted text endnew text beginnew text end

new text begin (4)new text end a county for expenses not paid for under section 403.113, subdivision 3,
paragraph (b), clause (3)new text begin;
new text end

new text begin (5) a county in the case of the abatement of nuisances; and
new text end

new text begin (6) a county in the case of the correction of environmental, wetland, or land use
violations
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 429.021, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Improvements authorized.

The council of a municipality shall have
power to make the following improvements:

(1) To acquire, open, and widen any street, and to improve the same by constructing,
reconstructing, and maintaining sidewalks, pavement, gutters, curbs, and vehicle parking
strips of any material, or by grading, graveling, oiling, or otherwise improving the same,
including the beautification thereof and including storm sewers or other street drainage
and connections from sewer, water, or similar mains to curb lines.

(2) To acquire, develop, construct, reconstruct, extend, and maintain storm and
sanitary sewers and systems, including outlets, holding areas and ponds, treatment plants,
pumps, lift stations, service connections, and other appurtenances of a sewer system,
within and without the corporate limits.

(3) To construct, reconstruct, extend, and maintain steam heating mains.

(4) To install, replace, extend, and maintain street lights and street lighting systems
and special lighting systems.

(5) To acquire, improve, construct, reconstruct, extend, and maintain water works
systems, including mains, valves, hydrants, service connections, wells, pumps, reservoirs,
tanks, treatment plants, and other appurtenances of a water works system, within and
without the corporate limits.

(6) To acquire, improve and equip parks, open space areas, playgrounds, and
recreational facilities within or without the corporate limits.

(7) To plant trees on streets and provide for their trimming, care, and removal.

(8) To abate nuisances and to drain swamps, marshes, and ponds on public or private
property and to fill the same.

(9) To construct, reconstruct, extend, and maintain dikes and other flood control
works.

(10) To construct, reconstruct, extend, and maintain retaining walls and area walls.

(11) To acquire, construct, reconstruct, improve, alter, extend, operate, maintain, and
promote a pedestrian skyway system. Such improvement may be made upon a petition
pursuant to section 429.031, subdivision 3.

(12) To acquire, construct, reconstruct, extend, operate, maintain, and promote
underground pedestrian concourses.

(13) To acquire, construct, improve, alter, extend, operate, maintain, and promote
public malls, plazas or courtyards.

(14) To construct, reconstruct, extend, and maintain district heating systems.

(15) To construct, reconstruct, alter, extend, operate, maintain, and promote fire
protection systems in existing buildings, but only upon a petition pursuant to section
429.031, subdivision 3.

(16) To acquire, construct, reconstruct, improve, alter, extend, and maintain highway
sound barriers.

(17) To improve, construct, reconstruct, extend, and maintain gas and electric
distribution facilities owned by a municipal gas or electric utility.

(18) To purchase, install, and maintain signs, posts, and other markers for addressing
related to the operation of enhanced 911 telephone service.

(19) To improve, construct, extend, and maintain facilities for Internet access and
other communications purposes, if the council finds that:

(i) the facilities are necessary to make available Internet access or other
communications services that are not and will not be available through other providers or
the private market in the reasonably foreseeable future; and

(ii) the service to be provided by the facilities will not compete with service provided
by private entities.

(20) To assess affected property owners for all or a portion of the costs agreed to
with an electric utility, telecommunications carrier, or cable system operator to bury or
alter a new or existing distribution system within the public right-of-way that exceeds the
utility's design and construction standards, or those set by law, tariff, or franchise, but only
upon petition under section 429.031, subdivision 3.

new text begin (21) To correct environmental, wetland, or land use violations.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end