language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1989 CHAPTER 9-H.F.No. 113 An act relating to local government; granting powers to towns; setting certain procedures; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 366.01, subdivision 7; 471.193, subdivision 2; 471.345, subdivision 5a; and 505.09, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 368.121. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 366.01, subdivision 7, is amended to read: Subd. 7. They may
provide foremploy an attorney for town business including the prosecution or defense of actions at law or other proceedings in which the township may be interested , and they may employ counsel for the purpose. Nothing contained in this subdivision shall limit any powers conferred on town boards of supervisors by any other provision of law. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 471.193, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSIONS.] The governing body of a statutory or home rule charter city, county, or town as described in section 368.01, subdivisions 1 and 1amay establish a heritage preservation commission to preserve and promote its historic resources according to this section. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 471.345, subdivision 5a, is amended to read: Subd. 5a. [COUNTY OR TOWN RENTAL CONTRACTS.] If the amount of a county or town contract for the rental of equipment is estimated to be $60,000 or less, the contract may, in the discretion of the county or town board, be made by direct negotiation by obtaining two or more quotations for the rental when possible and without advertising for bids or otherwise complying with the requirements of competitive bidding. All quotations shall be kept on file for a period of at least one year after their receipt. Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 505.09, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. The county board of any county shall have power to control and regulate the platting of subdivision of land and the laying out of streets and other public ways without the boundaries of municipalities. The board shall not approve any plat of land lying in anya town which has appointed a planning and zoning commission unless and until such zoning commission shall have approved suchthe town board approves the plat and the laying of streets and other public ways shown thereon, whichon it. The approval shall be endorsed thereonon the plat and signed by the chair and secretary of such commissionof the town board. Sec. 5. [REPEALER.] Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 368.121, is repealed. Presented to the governor March 13, 1989 Signed by the governor March 14, 1989, 10:42 a.m.