as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/31/2019 02:24pm
A bill for an act
relating to local government; permitting appointment to the Central Iron Range
Sanitary Sewer Board of members of the governing bodies of participating
municipalities; amending Laws 2009, chapter 122, section 3, subdivisions 1, 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Laws 2009, chapter 122, section 3, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Any two or more of the following municipalities in St.
Louis County may establish, by resolution of their respective governing bodies, the Central
Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District: the cities of Buhl, Chisholm, and Kinney, and the towns
of Balkan and Great Scott. Instead of adopting a resolution, a municipality may hold a
referendum on the question of whether to join the district at a general or special election.
After a municipality has adopted a resolution or held a referendum in which the voters
approved joining the district, the municipality must provide notice to the chief clerical
officer of other municipalities listed. The district is established when the first two
municipalities have notified the other municipalities. Other municipalities may join without
the consent of the member municipalities within 60 days after the district is established. If
the district is established, it also includes the territory occupied by new text beginnew text endIronworld. The sewer district is under the control and management of the
Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer Board. The district is established as a public corporation
and political subdivision of the state with perpetual succession and all the rights, powers,
privileges, immunities, and duties granted to or imposed upon a municipal corporation, as
provided in this act.
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Laws 2009, chapter 122, section 3, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
The board is composed of members selected as
provided in this subdivision. The town board of each township that joins the district shall
appoint one deleted text beginresidentdeleted text end new text beginnew text endto the sewer board. The city council of each city that joins the
district shall appoint members new text beginnew text endas follows: three members for the city of
Chisholm, two members for the city of Buhl, and one member for the city of Kinney. One
member must be selected by the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board new text beginnew text end on behalf of deleted text beginIronworlddeleted text endnew text beginnew text end. Each member new text beginnew text end
new text beginnew text endmust be a resident of the municipality the member representsnew text beginnew text end
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new text beginnew text end has one vote.
The first terms are as follows: one-third of the members for one year, one-third for two
years, and the remainder for three years, fixed by lot at the district's first meeting; thereafter,
all terms are for three years.
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