language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to local government; authorizing cities to exempt land less than 20 acres from the fence-viewing process; authorizing cities to adopt fence policies;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 344.011; 344.20.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
A town board may, by resolution, exempt adjoining owners or occupants from this chapter when their land considered together is less than 20 acres.
If eight or more landowners in a town petition the town board for a vote on a partition fence policy, the town board may adopt its own policy and procedures for dealing with partition fences, including enforcement procedures. the policy must be approved by the electors of the town at an annual or special town meeting, in which case this chapter does not apply in that town.
This chapter applies to any partition fence lying on the boundary between a town which has adopted its own partition fence policy and any other political subdivision unless the other political subdivision is a town which has adopted a similar policy.
Presented to the governor May 9, 2016
Signed by the governor May 12, 2016, 1:23 p.m.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes