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                         Laws of Minnesota 1988 

                        CHAPTER 622-S.F.No. 1955 
           An act relating to Ramsey county; authorizing the 
          county to use certain land dedicated as open space for 
          highway purposes; authorizing the sale of certain land;
          extending the time for the charter commission; 
          amending Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
          383A.554. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  [HIGHWAY INTERSECTION.] 
    Notwithstanding any contrary provision of Minnesota 
Statutes, section 383A.07, the county may use the open space 
lands described in this section for highway purposes. 
    That part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter 
of Section 17, Township 30 North, Range 23 West that lies 
westerly of Highway 10; except the south 438.65 feet and except 
the east 516.12 feet and except beginning on the west line of 
the east 516.12 feet and the north line of the south 438.65 feet 
of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter; thence north 
to the right of way line of widened Highway 10; thence 
northwesterly thereon 100 feet; thence southwesterly to the 
north line of said south 438.65 feet and 100 feet west of the 
beginning; thence to the beginning; and except that part of said 
Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter which lies within a 
distance of 50 feet on each side of the following described 
line:  From a point on the north line of said Section 17, 
distant 897.5 feet west of the northeast corner, run 
northwesterly at an angle of 54 degrees 53 minutes 00 seconds 
from said north section line for 169.29 feet to the point of 
beginning of the line to be described; thence deflect to the 
left at an angle of 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds for 223.41 
feet; thence deflect to the right on a 10 degrees 00 minutes 00 
seconds curve (delta angle 38 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds) for 
385 feet and there terminating; and 
    That part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter 
of Section 17, Township 30 North, Range 23 West described as 
follows:  
 Commencing at the North Quarter corner of said Section; 
thence South 0 degrees, 48 minutes East 440.29 feet to 
point of beginning; thence South 80 degrees, 35 minutes 
East 53.81 feet; thence South 58 degrees 39 minutes 42 
seconds East 213.00 feet; thence North 82 degrees 10 
minutes 04 seconds East 115.26 feet; then North 26 degrees 
57 minutes 29 seconds East 79.87 feet; thence North 50 
degrees 49 minutes 57 seconds East 347.74 feet; thence 
South 76 degrees 24 minutes 32 seconds East 123.50 feet; 
thence South 49 degrees 16 minutes 10 seconds East 103.96 
feet; thence South 68 degrees 06 minutes 21 seconds East 
495.42 feet to the east line of the Northwest Quarter of 
the Northeast Quarter of said Section; thence North 0 
degrees 43 minutes West 422.10 feet on said east line; 
thence southwesterly 236.29 feet on the arc length of a 
radius of 623.69 feet to a point 143.38 feet south of the 
North line of said section; thence North 3 degrees 23 
minutes East 3.38 feet; thence west parallel to said North 
line 837.93 feet; thence South 20 degrees West 51.66 feet; 
thence South 56 degrees 16 minutes West 266.22 feet to the 
west line of the Northeast Quarter of said Section; thence 
South 0 degrees 48 minutes East 103.89 feet to point of 
beginning; 
that lies within an 80 foot wide strip of land over the 
Northeast Quarter of Section 17, Township 30 North, Range 23 
West, Ramsey County, Minnesota the centerline of which is 
described as follows: 
 Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Northeast 
Quarter of Section 17; thence easterly along the north line 
of said Northeast Quarter for a distance of 1079.79 feet to 
the point of beginning; thence southeasterly deflecting 
right 69 degrees, 23 minutes, 20 seconds for a distance of 
130.82 feet; thence along a tangential curve to the left 
having a radius of 603.11 feet, central angle of 56 
degrees, 04 minutes, 22 seconds for a distance of 590.24 
feet; thence easterly along a line tangent to last 
described curve for a distance of 191.36 feet; thence along 
a tangential curve to the right having a radius of 674.07 
feet, central angle of 65 degrees, 02 minutes, 03 seconds 
for a distance of 765.20 feet and there terminating. 
     Sec. 2.  [RAMSEY COUNTY LAND SALE.] 
    Notwithstanding any contrary provision of Minnesota 
Statutes, section 373.01, Ramsey county may sell the land 
described in this section by private, negotiated sale for a 
price not less than its appraised value. 
    The land that may be sold is described as:  a part of 
Government Lot three (3) in Section thirty-six (36), Township 
thirty (30) North of Range twenty-three (23) West of the Fourth 
Principal Meridian. 
    The land to be sold is appropriate for development and is 
in excess of that needed by the county for other purposes. 
     Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1987 Supplement, section 
383A.554, is amended to read:  
    383A.554 [POWERS AND DUTIES.] 
    Before December 31, 1988 1989, the charter commission shall 
deliver to the board of county commissioners either (1) its 
report determining that the present form of county government is 
adequate for the county and that a charter is not necessary or 
desirable, or (2) a draft of a proposed charter.  The report 
must be signed by a majority of the members of the charter 
commission.  The proposed charter may provide for any form of 
government consistent with the constitution of the state of 
Minnesota.  It may provide for the establishment and 
administration of all departments of a county government and for 
the regulation of all local county functions.  It may abolish or 
consolidate any department or agency.  The charter commission is 
required to hold at least one public hearing in each of the 
county commissioner districts.  
    It shall provide for present functions to be assumed by new 
elective or appointive officers as shall be provided for in the 
charter and may provide for other powers consistent with other 
law.  It shall provide methods of procedure in respect to the 
operation of the government created and the duties of all 
officers.  It shall provide for a home rule charter commission 
consistent with article XII, section 5, of the constitution of 
the state of Minnesota and may provide for alternative methods 
for amending or abandoning the charter consistent with the 
constitution.  The county may be authorized to acquire by gift, 
devise, purchase, or condemnation or sell or lease any property 
needed for the full discharge of its duties and powers.  All 
special and general laws authorizing the county to incur 
indebtedness or issue bonds shall be subject to the charter, 
provided that the charter provisions are not in conflict with 
general laws relating to public indebtedness.  The county shall 
continue to have all the powers granted by law. 
    Personnel matters relating to Ramsey county employees shall 
continue to be governed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 383A.281 
to 383A.301 and Minnesota Statutes, sections 197.455 to 197.48.  
A charter proposed for adoption under sections 383A.551 to 
383A.556 shall not apply to personnel matters. 
    Approved April 24, 1988