language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to local government; providing for concurrent detachment and annexation;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 414.061, subdivisions 1, 2, 5.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Property of one municipality which abuts another may be concurrently detached and annexed by the procedure set forth in this section. The proceeding shall be initiated by submitting to the chief administrative law judge resolutions of both municipalities describing the land and stating their desire to detach and annex the land.
If the resolutions are in order, the chief administrative law judge may order the detachment and annexation.
Property owners may initiate proceedings for the concurrent detachment of their property from one municipality and its annexation to an adjacent municipality by a petition signed by all of them that they submit to the chief administrative law judge accompanied by a resolution of the city council of each of the affected municipalities. The chief administrative law judge shall conduct hearings and issue an order pursuant to section 414.09. In arriving at a decision, the chief administrative law judge shall consider the factors in section 414.02, subdivision 3. The chief administrative law judge shall order the proposed action on finding that it will be for the best interests of the municipalities and the property owner. In all cases, the chief administrative law judge shall set forth the factors which are the basis for the decision.
Presented to the governor May 27, 2011
Signed by the governor May 31, 2011, 1:22 p.m.