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HF 1425

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/26/2014 02:04pm

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1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to local government; providing for municipal annexation by ordinance;
1.3changing or adding certain definitions for purposes of boundary adjustments;
1.4amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 414.011, subdivision 5, by adding a
1.5subdivision; 414.033, subdivision 2.
1.6BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

1.7    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 414.011, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
1.8    Subd. 5. Property owner. "Property owner" means the owner of any fee owner
1.9 interest of land, or the beneficial owner of land whose interest is primarily one of possession
1.10and enjoyment. The term includes, but is not limited to, vendees under a contract for deed,
1.11and mortgagors. Any reference to a percentage of property owners shall mean in number.
1.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
1.13and applies to boundary adjustments commenced on or after that date.

1.14    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 414.011, is amended by adding a subdivision
1.15to read:
1.16    Subd. 13. Property description or boundaries of the area. "Property description"
1.17or "boundary of the area" means the legal description of the property.
1.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
1.19and applies to boundary adjustments commenced on or after that date.

1.20    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 414.033, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
2.1    Subd. 2. Conditions. A municipal council may by ordinance declare land annexed
2.2to the municipality and any such land is deemed to be urban or suburban in character
2.3or about to become so if:
2.4    (1) the land is owned by the municipality;
2.5    (2) the land is completely surrounded by land within the municipal limits;
2.6    (3) the land abuts the municipality and the area to be annexed is 120 acres or less,
2.7and the area to be annexed is not presently served by public wastewater facilities or public
2.8wastewater facilities are not otherwise available, and the municipality receives a petition for
2.9annexation from all the property owners of the land. Except as provided for by an orderly
2.10annexation agreement, this clause may not be used to annex any property contiguous to
2.11any property either simultaneously proposed to be or previously annexed under this clause
2.12within the preceding 12 months if the property is or has been owned at any point during
2.13that period by the same owners and annexation would cumulatively exceed 120 acres; or
2.14    (4) the land has been approved after August 1, 1995, by a preliminary plat or final
2.15plat for subdivision to provide residential lots that average 21,780 square feet or less in
2.16area and the land is located within two miles of the municipal limits.
2.17EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
2.18and applies to annexation ordinances adopted on or after that date.

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