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Laws of Minnesota 1992 CHAPTER 505-H.F.No. 1957 An act relating to local government; clarifying the duties of the county highway engineer; restricting compensation for local elected officials; providing for terms for Cook county hospital district board members; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 43A.17, by adding a subdivision; 163.07, subdivision 1; and Laws 1989, chapter 211, section 8, subdivision 3. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 43A.17, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 10. [LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS; CERTAIN COMPENSATION PROHIBITED.] The compensation plan for an elected official of a statutory or home rule charter city, county, town, or school district may not include a provision for vacation or sick leave. The salary of an official covered by this subdivision may not be diminished because of the official's absence from official duties because of vacation or sickness. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 163.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [APPOINTMENT.] The county board of each county shall appoint and employ, as hereinafter provided, a county highway engineer who
shallmay have charge of the highway work of the county and the forces employed thereon, and who shall make and prepare all surveys, estimates, plans, and specifications which are required of the engineer. The county highway engineer may be removed by the county board during the term of office for which appointed only for incompetency or misconduct shown after a hearing upon due notice and upon stated charges. The burden of proving incompetency or misconduct shall rest upon the party alleging the same. Sec. 3. Laws 1989, chapter 211, section 8, subdivision 3, is amended to read: Subd. 3. [BOARD.] Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 397.06, the board of the district shall be comprised of one member from each county commissioner district elected by the voters at the first general election in the county after the resolution has become effective. After the 1992 general election, the term of each board member shall be four years or until a successor has been elected and qualified.At the 1992 general election, the board members from districts one, three, and five shall be elected to two-year terms and board members from districts two and four to four-year terms. Their successors shall be elected to regular four-year terms in 1994, 1996, and thereafter. Terms shall begin on the first day of January following the election. If members are elected in 1990, their terms shall be two years. When the district is first created, the county commissioner from each district shall appoint a member of the board to serve until the commencement of the term of a successor. ThereafterWhen a vacancy occurs, the county commissioner from the district affected shall appoint a member to serve until January 1 following the next general election in the county, when a successor shall be elected for a regular term or the unexpired remainder of the regular term. Sec. 4. [LOCAL APPROVAL.] Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment and applies to all officials elected thereafter. Section 3 is effective the day after compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision 3, by the governing body of the Cook county hospital district. Presented to the governor April 17, 1992 Signed by the governor April 23, 1992, 11:55 a.m.