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Laws of Minnesota 1989 CHAPTER 200-S.F.No. 1498 An act relating to local government; planning and zoning; permitting interim use permits; making explicit the scope of certain statutes; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 462.358, subdivision 2a; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 462. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 462.358, subdivision 2a, is amended to read: Subd. 2a. [TERMS OF REGULATIONS.] The standards and requirements in the regulations may address without limitation: the size, location, grading, and improvement of lots, structures, public areas, streets, roads, trails, walkways, curbs and gutters, water supply, storm drainage, lighting, sewers, electricity, gas, and other utilities; the planning and design of sites; access to solar energy; and the protection and conservation of flood plains, shore lands, soils, water, vegetation, energy, air quality, and geologic and ecologic features. The regulations shall require that subdivisions be consistent with the municipality's official map if one exists and its zoning ordinance, and may require consistency with other official controls and the comprehensive plan. The regulations may prohibit certain classes or kinds of subdivisions in areas where prohibition is consistent with the comprehensive plan and the purposes of this section, particularly the preservation of agricultural lands. The regulations may prohibit, restrict or control development for the purpose of protecting and assuring access to direct sunlight for solar energy systems. The regulations may prohibit, restrict, or control surface, above surface, or subsurface development for the purpose of protecting subsurface areas for existing or potential mined underground space development pursuant to sections 472B.03 to 472B.07, and access thereto. The regulations may prohibit the issuance of building permits for any tracts, lots, or parcels for which required subdivision approval has not been obtained. The regulations may permit the municipality to condition its approval on the construction and installation of sewers, streets, electric, gas, drainage, and water facilities, and similar utilities and improvements or, in lieu thereof, on the receipt by the municipality of a cash deposit, certified check, irrevocable letter of credit, or bond in an amount and with surety and conditions sufficient to assure the municipality that the utilities and improvements will be constructed or installed according to the specifications of the municipality. Sections 471.345 and 574.26 do not apply to improvements made by a subdivider or a subdivider's contractor. The regulations may permit the municipality to condition its approval on compliance with other requirements reasonably related to the provisions of the regulations and to execute development contracts embodying the terms and conditions of approval. The municipality may enforce such agreements and conditions by appropriate legal and equitable remedies. Sec. 2. [462.3597] [INTERIM USES.] Subdivision 1. [DEFINITION.] An "interim use" is a temporary use of property until a particular date, until the occurrence of a particular event, or until zoning regulations no longer permit it. Subd. 2. [AUTHORITY.] Zoning regulations may permit the governing body to allow interim uses. The regulations may set conditions on interim uses. The governing body may grant permission for an interim use of property if: (1) the use conforms to the zoning regulations; (2) the date or event that will terminate the use can be identified with certainty; (3) permission of the use will not impose additional costs on the public if it is necessary for the public to take the property in the future; and (4) the user agrees to any conditions that the governing body deems appropriate for permission of the use. Any interim use may be terminated by a change in zoning regulations. Subd. 3. [PUBLIC HEARINGS.] Public hearings on the granting of interim use permits shall be held in the manner provided in section 462.357, subdivision 3. Presented to the governor May 18, 1989 Signed by the governor May 19, 1989, 12:18 a.m.