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                         Laws of Minnesota 1984 

                        CHAPTER 535-H.F.No. 1975
           An act relating to transportation; allowing entire 
          portions of former trunk highways to revert to 
          counties under certain circumstances; allowing town 
          road funds to be used for gravel maintenance; 
          discontinuing a trunk highway route; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 161.16, subdivision 
          4; and Minnesota Statutes 1983 Supplement, section 
          162.081, subdivision 4. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 161.16, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [REVERSION OR CONVEYANCE TO ANOTHER ROAD 
AUTHORITY.] (a) If the commissioner makes a change in the 
definite location of a trunk highway as provided in this 
section, the portion of the existing road that is no longer a 
part of the trunk highway by reason of the change and all right, 
title, and interest of the state in the trunk highway shall 
revert to the road authority originally charged with the care of 
that trunk highway unless the commissioner, the road authority 
originally charged with the care of the trunk highway and the 
road authority of the political subdivision in which the portion 
is located agree on another disposition, in which case the 
reversion is as provided in the agreement.  When the reversion 
is to a county and a portion lies partly within a city of under 
5,000 population the entire portion shall revert to the county 
if it meets the criteria for a county state-aid highway.  
    (b) If the portion had its origin as a trunk highway, it 
shall become a county highway unless it lies within the 
corporate limits of a city, in which case it shall become a 
street of the city.  When the existing road that is no longer a 
part of the trunk highway by reason of the change lies within a 
city of less than 5,000 population, the portion shall revert to 
the county if the portion meets the criteria for a county 
state-aid highway.  In municipalities of over 5,000 population 
that portion of the road may revert to the county if the 
appropriate authorities of the state, county and the various 
cities through which the route passes so agree.  Should any city 
not agree that the portion of the roadway that passes through it 
shall revert to county jurisdiction, the portion shall not so 
revert, although the other portions of the roadway in which 
agreement has been reached shall revert to county jurisdiction.  
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this chapter or other 
applicable laws and regulations, the commissioner may convey and 
quitclaim to a county, city, or other political subdivision all 
or part of the right of way of the existing road that is no 
longer a part of the trunk highway by reason of the 
commissioner's order or orders.  The conveyance shall be for 
highway purposes, and the future cost of maintenance, 
improvement, or reconstruction of the highway and the 
contribution of that highway to the public highway system is 
reasonable and proper consideration for the conveyance.  Extra 
Session Laws 1967, Chapter 11 shall apply to all trunk highways 
reverted before the date of its enactment. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1983 Supplement, section 
162.081, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [PURPOSES.] Money apportioned to a county from 
the town road account must be distributed to the treasurer of 
each town within the county, according to a distribution formula 
adopted by the county board.  The formula must take into account 
each town's levy for road and bridge purposes, its population 
and town road mileage, and other factors as the county board 
deems advisable in the interests of achieving equity among the 
towns.  Distribution of town road funds to the treasurer of the 
towns must be made within 30 days of the receipt of the funds by 
the county treasurer.  Distribution of funds to town treasurers 
in a county which has not adopted a distribution formula under 
this subdivision must be made according to a formula prescribed 
by the commissioner by rule.  A formula adopted by a county 
board or by the commissioner must provide that a town, in order 
to be eligible for distribution of funds from the town road 
account in a calendar year, must have levied in the previous 
year for road and bridge purposes at least two mills on the 
dollar of the assessed value of the town. 
    Money distributed to a town under this subdivision may be 
expended by the town only for the construction and, 
reconstruction, and gravel maintenance of town roads within the 
town. 
    Sec. 3.  [TRUNK HIGHWAY SYSTEM; REMOVAL OF ROUTE NO. 236.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ROUTE DISCONTINUED.] Route No. 236 as 
contained and described in section 161.115 is discontinued and 
removed from the trunk highway system.  
    Subd. 2.  [REVISOR INSTRUCTION.] In compiling the Minnesota 
Statutes, the revisor of statutes shall delete the route 
specified in subdivision 1.  
    Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final 
enactment.  Section 3 is effective upon certification by the 
commissioner of transportation to the Traverse County board that 
the regrading and surfacing of the roadway has been completed, 
at which time it shall become a part of the county road system 
of Traverse County. 
    Approved April 25, 1984