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HF 619

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/21/2019 04:30pm

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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:

Section 1.

Laws 2009, chapter 122, section 3, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

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 beginthe Minnesota Discovery
Center, formerly
new 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.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; LOCAL APPROVAL. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day after
the governing body and chief clerical officer of each municipality that is part of the Central
Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District timely complete their compliance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Laws 2009, chapter 122, section 3, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Members and selection.

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 beginmember new text endto the sewer board. The city council of each city that joins the
district shall appoint members new text beginto the sewer board new 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
deleted text begin member must be selected by the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board deleted text endnew text begin member
is the commissioner of Iron Range resources and rehabilitation or the commissioner's
designee
new text endon behalf of deleted text beginIronworlddeleted text endnew text begin the Minnesota Discovery Centernew text end. Each member new text beginof the
sewer board:
new text end

new text begin (1) new text endmust be a resident of the municipality the member representsnew text begin, except the commissioner
of Iron Range resources and rehabilitation or the commissioner's designee;
new text end

new text begin (2) may be a member of the governing body of the municipality appointing the member;
new text end and

new text begin (3)new 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.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; LOCAL APPROVAL. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively
from December 27, 2003, and all appointments of sewer board members made since such
date are ratified and confirmed, the day after the governing body and chief clerical officer
of each municipality that is part of the Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District timely
complete their compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end