language to be deleted (2) new language
CHAPTER 390-H.F.No. 2090 An act relating to local government; providing that the statutory procedure for tree removal does not apply to trees removed from town roads dedicated by plat; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 160.22, subdivision 7a, and by adding a subdivision. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 160.22, subdivision 7a, is amended to read: Subd. 7a. [SCOPE; TREE AND HEDGE DEFINED.] For purposes of
subdivisions 5 to 8this section, "tree" means a tree or woody perennial shrub or vine which is at least six inches in diameter, as measured at a point two feet from the ground, and "hedge" means any planted and maintained hedge within the right-of-way. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 160.22, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 11. [PLATTED TOWN ROADS.] The town road authority may cut and remove trees and hedges within the limits of a town road that is dedicated by plat. The cutting and removing is not subject to this section. The timber or wood that is cut belongs to the town road authority and may be disposed of as the town road authority considers proper without any notice that is otherwise required by this section. Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 1 and 2 are effective July 1, 1994. Presented to the governor April 5, 1994 Signed by the governor April 6, 1994, 11:27 a.m.