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SF 1844

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/19/2015 09:14am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to local government; changing requirements for entering into water
tank service contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 471.345,
subdivision 5b.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 471.345, subdivision 5b, is amended to read:

Subd. 5b.

Water tank service contracts.

A municipality maydeleted text begin, by direct negotiation
or through the solicitation of
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professional service contract for the engineering, repair, and maintenance of a water
storage tank and appurtenant facilities owned, controlled, or operated by the municipality,
if the contract contains:

(1) a provision that the municipality is not required to make total payments in a
single year that exceed the water utility charges received by the municipality for that year;

(2) a provision requiring that the work performed be done under the review of a
professional engineer licensed in the state of Minnesota attesting that the work will be
performed in compliance with all applicable codes and engineering standards; and

(3) a provision that if, at the commencement of the contract, the water tank or
appurtenant facilities require engineering, repair, or service in order to bring the water
tank or facilities into compliance with federal, state, or local requirements, the party
contracting with the municipality is responsible for providing the engineering, repair, or
service. The costs to bring the water tank or facilities into compliance must be itemized
separately and charged to the municipality in payments spread over a period of not less
than three years from the commencement of the contract.