Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

Key: (1) 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 for employ 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 1a 
may 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 any a town which has appointed a 
planning and zoning commission unless and until such zoning 
commission shall have approved such the town board approves the 
plat and the laying of streets and other public ways 
shown thereon, which on it.  The approval shall be 
endorsed thereon on the plat and signed by the chair and 
secretary of such commission of 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.