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                         Laws of Minnesota 1990 

                        CHAPTER 386-S.F.No. 2383 
           An act relating to cities; permitting the 
          establishment of boundary commissions; proposing 
          coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 465. 
    Section 1.  [465.79] [ESTABLISHMENT OF BOUNDARY 
    Subdivision 1.  [CITY COUNCIL.] By resolution, the city 
council of a statutory or home rule charter city may create a 
boundary commission.  Members of the commission shall be 
residents of the county or counties in which the city is located 
who are familiar with real property. 
    Subd. 2.  [DUTIES OF BOUNDARY COMMISSION.] The boundary 
commission shall review metes and bounds descriptions within the 
city.  Upon notice to all known parties in interest, the 
commission shall attempt to establish agreements between 
adjoining landowners as to the location of common boundaries.  
If agreement cannot be reached, the commission shall make a 
recommendation as to the location of the common boundary.  The 
commission shall prepare a plan designating all agreed and 
recommended boundary lines and report to the city council. 
    Subd. 3.  [HEARING.] Upon receipt of the plan and a report 
from the commission, the city council shall hold a public 
hearing.  The council shall give mailed notice to all known 
parties in interest and published notice 20 days prior to the 
hearing.  The council shall hear all interested parties and may 
make adjustments to the proposed plan that it deems just and 
    Subd. 4.  [JUDICIAL REVIEW.] Following hearing, the council 
may petition the district court for judicial approval of the 
proposed plan.  The council shall provide sufficient information 
to identify all parties in interest and shall give notice to 
parties in interest as the court may order.  The court shall 
determine the location of any contested, disputed, or unagreed 
boundary and shall determine adverse claims to each parcel as 
provided in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 559.  After hearing and 
determining all disputes, the court shall issue its judgment in 
the form of a plat complying with Minnesota Statutes, chapter 
505 and designating the owners and encumbrancers of each lot. 
    Subd. 5.  [SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS.] The city may assess part 
or all of the cost incurred by it against the benefited 
properties as provided in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 429. 
    Presented to the governor March 30, 1990 
    Signed by the governor April 3, 1990, 8:37 p.m.