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HF 1674

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2019 05:26pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to mass transit; requiring a facilitated conversation between the
Metropolitan Council and the Calhoun Isles Condominium Association; requiring
the Metropolitan Council to conduct a vibration susceptibility study; requiring the
Metropolitan Council to reimburse the Calhoun Isles Condominium Association
for certain costs.

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

Section 1. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL AND CALHOUN ISLES CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION FACILITATED MEETING.
new text end

new text begin The Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution must facilitate a meeting or series
of meetings with the Metropolitan Council and the Calhoun Isles Condominium Association
to discuss issues related to vibration impacts to the Calhoun Isles property in Minneapolis,
including the high-rise building, townhomes, and parking ramp, due to Southwest light rail
transit project construction activities and operations. The council and the association must
both be allowed to present any evidence or research on the issue. The goal of the meeting
is to agree on how to avoid damage to the buildings due to the vibrations from the project.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginVIBRATION SUSCEPTIBILITY STUDY ON CALHOUN ISLES
PROPERTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Within 21 days from the effective date of this act, the Metropolitan Council must
enter into a contract with an engineering group for the engineering group to conduct a
vibration susceptibility study on Calhoun Isles property in Minneapolis, including the
high-rise building, townhomes, and parking ramp. The study must:
new text end

new text begin (1) evaluate the susceptibility of the Calhoun Isles property to vibration during operations
of a light rail train;
new text end

new text begin (2) categorize the Calhoun Isles property based on the susceptibility evaluation; and
new text end

new text begin (3) address mitigation measures and operational changes required to protect the Calhoun
Isles property from vibratory damage.
new text end

new text begin (b) The selected engineering group must provide its research, testing, findings, and all
other work product to the Calhoun Isles Condominium Association. The Metropolitan
Council must pay for the study.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
Scott, and Washington.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL REIMBURSEMENT TO CALHOUN ISLES
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION.
new text end

new text begin By July 1, 2019, the Metropolitan Council must pay $250,000 to the Calhoun Isles
Condominium Association in Minneapolis for reimbursement of the association's engineering
and legal costs. The Metropolitan Council must absorb the cost of the payment within
existing project resources for the Southwest light rail transit project.
new text end