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                         Laws of Minnesota 1985 

                        CHAPTER 295-H.F.No. 558 
           An act relating to metropolitan government; permitting 
          the city of Bloomington and the transportation 
          department to contract for a highway improvement; 
          providing conditions for the disposal of certain 
          sports facilities property; requiring the metropolitan 
          mosquito control district to establish a research 
          program to evaluate the effects of its control program 
          on other fauna; amending Minnesota Statutes 1984, 
          sections 473.556, subdivision 6; and 473.704, by 
          adding a subdivision.  
    Subdivision 1.  [CONTRACT AUTHORIZED.] To expedite and 
facilitate the construction of a highway improvement project on 
Trunk Highway No. 77 from the intersection of I-494 to the 
intersection of east 86th street within the city of Bloomington, 
the city and the commissioner of transportation on behalf of the 
state may enter into a contract under which the city agrees to 
advance to the commissioner, in consideration of the undertaking 
of the project by the state at a time specified in the contract, 
all or part of the cost of the engineering services, 
construction, or other costs attributable to the project.  The 
project shall be fully described in the contract, and the 
advance by the city shall not exceed the total amount of the 
actual contract prices for performing the work on the project 
and may be made in installments during the performance of the 
project, or otherwise, as specified in the contract.  The 
contract may provide for repayment by the state to the city of 
the principal amount or value of the advance, without interest, 
in not more than ten annual installments, out of the trunk 
highway fund.  Repayment may commence at the time the state 
would otherwise have undertaken the project.  The cash agreed to 
be advanced by the city shall not affect the amount otherwise 
agreed to be paid by the city as its share of the cost of the 
project.  The contract may include all other terms necessary to 
comply with laws relating to cooperative agreements between the 
commissioner of transportation and municipalities. 
    Subd. 2.  [BONDS AUTHORIZED.] At any time after a contract 
has been executed by the commissioner and the city of 
Bloomington by which the city agrees to advance to the 
commissioner cash for the purpose stated in subdivision 1, the 
city council may by resolution issue and sell general obligation 
bonds of the city in an aggregate amount not exceeding the 
advance to the commissioner provided for in the contract and the 
cost of issuing the bonds.  The bonds shall be issued and sold 
in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, chapter 475, except that 
an election shall not be required to authorize their issuance, 
and the bonds shall not be included in net debt within the 
meaning of Minnesota Statutes, section 475.51.  Money repaid to 
the city by the commissioner under the contract may be pledged 
for payment of principal of and interest on the bonds and shall 
be credited by the city to a separate fund and used solely to 
pay principal of and interest on any bonds issued pursuant to 
this section.  With the consent of the commissioner of 
transportation, the city may use money allotted to it out of 
municipal state-aid street funds to repay interest on the 
bonds.  The money allotted to the city out of the municipal 
state-aid street funds may be pledged for payment of interest on 
the bonds. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 473.556, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY.] (a) The commission may 
sell or otherwise dispose of any real or personal property 
acquired by it which is no longer required for accomplishment of 
its purposes.  The property shall be sold in the manner provided 
by section 458.196, insofar as practical and consistent with 
sections 473.551 to 473.595.  
    (b) Real property at the metropolitan sports area (not 
including the indoor public assembly facility and adjacent 
parking facilities) which is no longer needed for sports 
facilities shall may be sold or leased for residential, 
commercial, or industrial development in accordance with the 
procedures in section 458.196 within two years to a private, 
for-profit entity, and thereafter the property shall be subject 
to all applicable taxes and assessments and all government laws, 
regulations and ordinances bearing on use and development as if 
the property were privately owned.  
    (c) Any real property right, title, or interest within the 
provisions of paragraph (b) owned by the commission may be sold 
or leased in whole or in part to the port authority of the city 
of Bloomington to further the general plan of port improvement 
or industrial development or for any other purpose which the 
authority considers to be in the best interests of the district 
and its people.  The property shall be sold or leased to the 
authority in accordance with section 458.196, subdivisions 1 to 
4.  Section 458.196, subdivisions 5 to 7 shall not apply to a 
sale under this paragraph.  
    (d) Real property disposed of under clause (c) shall be 
subject to leases, agreements, or other written interests in 
force on June 1, 1983.  
    (e) The proceeds from the sale of any real property at the 
metropolitan sports area shall be paid to the council and used 
for debt service or retirement. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 473.704, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 18.  The commission may establish a research program 
to evaluate the effects of mosquito and blackfly control on 
other fauna.  The purpose of the program is to identify the 
types and magnitude of the adverse effects of the control 
program on fish and wildlife and associated food chain 
invertebrates.  The commission may conduct research through 
contracts with qualified outside researchers.  The commission 
may finance the research program each year at a level up to 2.5 
percent of its annual budget.  
    Sec. 4.  [APPLICATION.] 
    Sections 2 and 3 apply in the counties of Anoka, Carver, 
Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. 
    Sec. 5.  [LOCAL APPROVAL.] 
     Section 1 takes effect the day after compliance with 
Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision 3, by the 
governing body of the city of Bloomington. 
    Approved June 4, 1985

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