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                             CHAPTER 25-H.F.No. 654 
                  An act relating to towns; clarifying authority of town 
                  board to alter or vacate town roads dedicated by plat; 
                  clarifying procedures; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  1994, sections 164.06, subdivision 1; and 164.07, 
                  subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 164.06, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORIZATION; RESOLUTION.] A town board, 
        when authorized by a vote of the electors at the annual meeting, 
        or at a special meeting called for that purpose, may establish, 
        alter, or vacate a town road by resolution, including those 
        dedicated to the public by plat, in accordance with section 
        164.07, subdivisions 2 to 12, and may acquire the right-of-way 
        as may be necessary for the road by gift, purchase or as 
        provided in section 164.07.  A town board may alter a town road 
        by resolution. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 164.07, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORIZATION; PETITION.] Any town board 
        may alter or vacate a town road, including those dedicated to 
        the public by plat, or establish a new road in its town upon a 
        petition of not less than eight voters of the town, who own real 
        estate, or occupy real estate under the homestead or preemption 
        laws or under contract with the state, within three miles of the 
        road proposed to be established, altered, or vacated; provided, 
        that in any town not having eight voters who own real estate or 
        occupy real estate under the homestead or preemption laws or 
        under contract with the state, within three miles of any 
        proposed road, the town board of such town may alter or vacate a 
        town road, or establish a new road in the town upon a petition 
        signed by a less number of voters of such town, who own real 
        estate or occupy real estate under the homestead or preemption 
        laws or under contract with the state, in such town.  Such 
        petition shall contain a description of the road, and what part 
        thereof is to be altered or vacated, and, if a new road, the 
        names of the owners of the land, if known, over which such road 
        is to pass, its point of beginning, general course, and 
        termination. 
           Presented to the governor March 27, 1995 
           Signed by the governor March 29, 1995, 12:58 p.m.