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CHAPTER 58-S.F.No. 1116 An act relating to Hennepin county; allowing use of certain county facilities for commercial wireless service providers and allowing the lease of sites for public safety communication equipment; modifying Hennepin county housing and redevelopment authority provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, sections 383B.255, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision; and 383B.77, subdivision 2. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 383B.255, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [RADIO SYSTEM.] Hennepin county may establish and rent, lease, construct, equip, and maintain a radio broadcasting station or stations, with land-fixed repeater stations and other necessary communication equipment, to be used for public safety communications. It may acquire land by gift, purchase, lease, or condemnation for use as a site for
the stationspublic safety communications equipment. Public safety communications sites may be acquired by lease for a period of up to 25 years in duration. Public safety communications may include police, fire, highway maintenance, emergency medical service, local government, forestry conservation, and other communications as determined by the county board. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 383B.255, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 1a. [ANTENNA SITE USE AGREEMENTS.] Use of county owned radio towers, building rooftops, lands, rights-of-way, and easements may be made available to commercial wireless service providers for the purpose of installing antennas and equipment necessary for construction of the national wireless telecommunications infrastructure. Hennepin county may acquire site use fees, or by gift or other means, improvements to public safety communications facilities, or other personal property, as compensation for antenna site use. Antenna site use agreements may be entered into by any means available and in the manner determined by the county board, with or without advertisement for bids. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 383B.77, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [LIMITATION.] This section does not limit or restrict any existing housing and redevelopment authority or prevent a municipality from creating an authority. For purposes of this subdivision, "housing and redevelopment authority" includes any municipal department, agency, or authority of the city of Minneapolis which exercises the powers of a housing and redevelopment authority pursuant to section 469.003 or other law. The county authority shall notify a municipal authority by January 31 of each year as to the activities the county authority plans to participate in within the municipality. The municipal authority shall notify the county authority within 45 days of the date of the notice from the county authority, if the municipal authority does not consent to the activities of the county authority. The county authority shall not exercise its powers in a municipality where a housing and redevelopment authority is established pursuant to section 469.003was created under Minnesota Statutes 1969, chapter 462, before June 8, 1971, except as provided in this subdivision. If a city housing and redevelopment authority requests the county housing and redevelopment authority to exercise any power or perform any function of the municipal authority, the county authority may do so. Sec. 4. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 3 is effective the day after the chief clerical officer of Hennepin county complies with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision 3. Presented to the governor April 24, 1997 Signed by the governor April 28, 1997, 10:52 a.m.
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