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CHAPTER 9--H.F.No. 52

An act

relating to capital investment; amending prior appropriations for capital improvement projects; authorizing the conveyance of state lands;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 469.53; Laws 2009, chapter 93, article 1, section 14, subdivision 3, as amended; Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, sections 21, subdivisions 21, 23, as amended; 22, subdivision 5, as amended; Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, sections 7, subdivision 2; 15, subdivision 3, as amended; 20, subdivisions 8, 14, 15; Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, sections 16, subdivision 2, as amended; 17, subdivision 6; 18, subdivisions 3, 4; 21, subdivisions 16, 28, as amended; 22, subdivision 6; Laws 2019, chapter 2, article 1, section 2, subdivision 5; Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, sections 7, subdivisions 3, 18; 13, subdivision 5; 16, subdivisions 5, 7, 15, 36; 20, subdivisions 5, 7; 21, subdivisions 14, 20, 23, 37, 44, 47; 22, subdivisions 6, 8, 18, 19, 21, 23, 28, 30, 33; article 2, section 2, subdivisions 2, 4.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 469.53, is amended to read:

469.53 REGIONAL EXCHANGE DISTRICT PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS.

(a) The following projects shall be eligible for state appropriation support payments upon approval by the Duluth City Council. Costs may be reimbursed for eligible projects that begin construction prior to September 30, 2020, but in no case may the total state payment per project exceed the amount established in this section. Eligible costs for the projects in this paragraph may include expenditures as defined in section 469.54, subdivision 1, including but not limited to planning, acquisition, predesign, design, construction, site preparation, demolition costs, furnishing, and equipping. Eligible projects include:

(1) two levels of expansion demolition and replacement of a skywalk connected to an existing medical district parking ramp and skywalk replacement in an amount not to exceed $13,010,000 $2,100,000, including any land acquisition;

(2) a ramp with up to 1,400 new parking stalls and a skywalk to serve medical entity west in an amount not to exceed $36,400,000 $37,900,000, including any land acquisition;

(3) extension of 6th Avenue East from 2nd Street to 1st Street in an amount not to exceed $5,900,000 $6,650,000, including any land acquisition;

(4) demolition of existing hospital structure for site reuse, to accomplish the purposes in section 469.51, subdivision 2, in an amount not to exceed $10,000,000 $11,820,000;

(5) roadway, utility, and site improvements and capacity upgrades to support medical entity west hospital construction in an amount not to exceed $11,410,000 $13,950,000;

(6) district energy connections, capacity enhancement, and a pressure pump station, and district energy utility improvements outside of the district reasonably necessary and advantageous to services developments within the district in an amount not to exceed $7,000,000; and

(7) a ramp with up to 400 new parking stalls to serve medical entity east in an amount not to exceed $14,000,000.; and

(8) site improvements made upon private property and within the public realm, including retaining walls, public sidewalks, public stairs, and other related infrastructure, necessary to support medical entity west hospital construction in an amount not less than $1,300,000 or in excess of $4,300,000.

(b) Upon notice to the commissioner of employment and economic development, any unexpended amount for the projects described in paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (4) and (8), that have been substantially completed may fund the project in paragraph (a), clause (5). The unexpended amounts applied to the project in paragraph (a), clause (5), shall be in addition to the amount specified for that project. The Duluth City Council must submit a written plan to the commissioner of employment and economic development to use unexpended funds in the manner under this paragraph.

(c) For any public infrastructure project that will not be let by the city for which state support is sought, the project must proceed and comply with any state and local contracting requirements otherwise applicable to the city had the city let the project. The city shall have the right to inspect, upon reasonable notice, the construction contracts and related documentation for any public infrastructure project for which state support is sought.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day after the governing body of the city of Duluth and its chief clerical officer timely comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.

Sec. 2.

Laws 2009, chapter 93, article 1, section 14, subdivision 3, as amended by Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 12, section 37, and Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 2, section 23, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Veterans Cemeteries

1,500,000

Of this amount, up to $500,000 is to acquire land located in southeastern, southwestern, and northeastern Minnesota for publicly owned veterans cemeteries, to be operated by the commissioner of veterans affairs. The commissioner also must seek donations of land for the cemeteries. The balance of the appropriation is to predesign and, design, construct, and equip the cemeteries. Federal reimbursement of design, construction, and equipping costs for each cemetery must be deposited in the state treasury and is appropriated to the commissioner of veterans affairs to design, construct, and equip the remaining cemeteries. Following completion of design of the legislatively authorized Minnesota state veterans cemeteries in Redwood, St. Louis, and Fillmore Counties, final federal reimbursement of predesign and, design, construction, and equipping costs is appropriated to the commissioner for asset preservation of veterans homes statewide, to be spent in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307. Federal reimbursement may be sought for each cemetery and must be spent to acquire land for, to predesign and, design, construct, and equip additional cemeteries, or for asset preservation as provided in this subdivision. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond sale authorization and appropriation of bond proceeds for this project are available until December 31, 2022 2024.

Sec. 3.

Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, section 21, subdivision 21, is amended to read:

Subd. 21.

Thief River Falls Airport - Public Infrastructure

650,000

For a grant to the Thief River Falls Airport Authority to predesign, design, engineer, and construct infrastructure to transfer wastewater from the Thief River Falls Regional Airport to the city wastewater collection and treatment system, and to eliminate the airport wastewater treatment pond located on airport property. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget has determined that at least $153,360 has been committed to the At least 20 percent of the total cost of the project must be committed from nonstate sources.

Sec. 4.

Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, section 21, subdivision 23, as amended by Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 5, article 3, section 23, is amended to read:

Subd. 23.

Virginia - Highway 53 Utilities Relocation

19,500,000

(a) $500,000 of this appropriation is for a grant to the city of Virginia Public Utilities Commission to acquire land, predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip an electrical substation along or within six miles of the relocated U.S. Highway 53 in Virginia as part of relocating the electrical utilities. This appropriation fully funds the project described in this paragraph and meets the requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.502, that the project be fully funded. This appropriation does not require a nonstate match.

(b) $19,000,000 of this appropriation is for:

(1) a grant to the city of Virginia Public Utilities Commission to acquire land, predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip relocated water, electrical, and gas utilities along or within six miles of the relocated U.S. Highway 53 in Virginia, Eveleth, Gilbert, and Fayal Township;

(2) a grant to the city of Virginia to acquire land, predesign, construct, furnish, and equip relocated storm water and sanitary sewer along or within six miles of the relocated U.S. Highway 53 in Virginia, Eveleth, Gilbert, and Fayal Township; and

(3) a grant to the St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority to acquire land, predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip trails to handle bicycles, pedestrians, snowmobiles, and ATVs along or within six miles of the relocated U.S. Highway 53 in Virginia, Eveleth, Gilbert, and Fayal Township. This appropriation does not require a nonstate match; and

(4) any amount of this appropriation that is unspent after substantial completion of the work described in clauses (1), (2), and (3), may be used for a grant to the St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Railroad for construction of a segment of the Mesabi Trail extending from the eastern end of the Mesabi Trail in Biwabik at the intersection of marked Trunk Highway 135 and St. Louis County Road 20 to the intersection of County Road 20 and First Street South in the city of McKinley. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond sale authorization and appropriation of bond sale proceeds for this project are available until December 31, 2022.

Sec. 5.

Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, section 22, subdivision 5, as amended by Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 2, section 27, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

City of Rice Lake - Water Main Replacement and Extension

1,168,000

For a grant to the city of Rice Lake to design and construct a replacement water main and related public infrastructure on East Calvary Road and Kolstad, Austin, Milwaukee, Mather, and Chicago Avenues in the city of Rice Lake. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least an equal amount is committed to the project from nonstate sources. Any amount remaining after completion of the project may be used to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a municipal utility extension from Howard Gnesen Road to Martin Road in the city of Rice Lake. This appropriation does not require a nonstate match. This appropriation is available until December 31, 2020 2022.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment, except that the extension of time for availability of the appropriation is effective retroactively from December 30, 2020.

Sec. 6.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 7, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

St. Louis River Cleanup

25,410,000

To design and implement contaminated sediment management actions identified in the St. Louis River remedial action plan to restore water quality in the St. Louis River Area of Concern. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond authorization and appropriation of bond proceeds for this project are available until December 31, 2023.

Sec. 7.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 15, subdivision 3, as amended by Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 2, section 33, and Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 5, section 24, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Local Road Improvement Fund Grants

115,932,000

(a) From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for trunk highway corridor projects under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 2, for construction and reconstruction of local roads with statewide or regional significance under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 4, or for grants to counties to assist in paying the costs of rural road safety capital improvement projects on county state-aid highways under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 4a.

(b) Of this amount, $9,000,000 is for a grant to Anoka County to design, acquire land for, engineer, and construct improvements to, including the realignment of County State-Aid Highway 23 (Lake Drive), County State-Aid Highway 54 (West Freeway Drive), West Freeway Drive, and to Hornsby Street in the city of Columbus to support the overall interchange project. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond sale authorization and appropriation of bond proceeds for the project in this paragraph are available until December 31, 2024.

(c) Of this amount, $3,246,000 is for a grant to the city of Blaine to predesign, design, and reconstruct 105th Avenue in the vicinity of the National Sports Center in Blaine. The reconstruction will include changing the street from five lanes to four lanes with median, turn lanes, sidewalk, trail, landscaping, lighting, and consolidation of access driveways. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that at least $3,000,000 is committed to the project from sources available to the city, including municipal state aid and county turnback funds.

(d) Of this amount, $25,000,000 is for a grant to Hennepin County, the city of Minneapolis, or both, for design, right-of-way acquisition, engineering, and construction of public improvements related to the Interstate Highway 35W and Lake Street access project and related improvements within the Interstate Highway 35W corridor, notwithstanding any provision of Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52, or rule to the contrary. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that an amount sufficient to complete this portion of the Interstate Highway 35W and Lake Street access project has been committed to this portion of the project.

(e) Of this amount, $10,500,000 is for a grant to Carver County for environmental analysis and to acquire right-of-way access, predesign, design, engineer, and construct an interchange at marked Trunk Highway 212 and Carver County Road 44 in the city of Chaska, including a new bridge and ramps, to support the development of approximately 400 acres of property in the city of Chaska's comprehensive plan.

(f) Of this amount, $700,000 is for a grant to Redwood County for improvements to Nobles Avenue, including paving, as the main access road to a new State Veterans Cemetery to be located in Paxton Township.

(g) Of this amount, $1,000,000 is for a grant to the town of Appleton in Swift County for upgrades to an existing township road to provide for a paved, ten-ton capacity township road extending between marked Trunk Highways 7 and 119 preliminary and final design, engineering, and reconstruction of a segment of County State-Aid Highway 6 between marked Trunk Highway 7 and County State-Aid Highway 17 to provide for a ten-ton paved roadway. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond sale authorization and appropriation of bond proceeds for this project are available until December 31, 2025.

(h) Of this amount, $20,500,000 is for a grant to Ramsey County for preliminary and final design, right-of-way acquisition, engineering, contract administration, and construction of public improvements related to the construction of the interchange of marked Interstate Highway 694 and Rice Street, Ramsey County State-Aid Highway 49, in Ramsey County.

(i) Of this amount, $11,300,000 is for a grant to Hennepin County for preliminary and final design, engineering, environmental analysis, right-of-way acquisition, construction, and reconstruction of local roads related to the (1) realignment at the intersections of marked U.S. Highway 12 with Hennepin County State-Aid Highway 92; (2) realignment and safety improvements at the intersection of marked U.S. Highway 12 with Hennepin County State-Aid Highway 90; and (3) safety median improvements from the interchange with Wayzata Boulevard in Wayzata to approximately one-half mile east of the interchange of marked U.S. Highway 12 with Hennepin County State-Aid Highway 6.

(j) Of this amount, $1,000,000 is for a grant to the city of Inver Grove Heights for preliminary design, design, engineering, and reconstruction of Broderick Boulevard between 80th Street and Concord Boulevard abutting Trunk Highway 52 and Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights. The project includes replacement or renovation of public infrastructure, including water lines, sanitary sewers, storm water sewers, and other public utilities. This appropriation does not require a nonstate contribution.

(k) Of this amount, $2,350,000 is for a grant to McLeod County to acquire land or interests in land and to design and construct a new urban street extension of County State-Aid Highway (CSAH) 15, including railroad crossing, storm water, and drainage improvements.

(l) Of this amount, $6,000,000 is for a grant to the city of Baxter for 50 percent of total project cost for the acquisition of land or interests in land, environmental analysis and environmental cleanup, predesign, design, engineering, and construction of improvements to Cypress Drive, including expansion to a four-lane divided urban roadway, between Excelsior Road and College Road.

Sec. 8.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 20, subdivision 8, is amended to read:

Subd. 8.

Eagle Bend High School

1,500,000

For a grant to Independent School District No. 786, Bertha-Hewitt, or other independent school district to which that portion of the territory of former Independent School District No. 2759, Eagle Valley, containing the city of Eagle Bend school is attached by action of the Todd County Board, to predesign, design, prepare, and develop renovate the Eagle Bend High School building site, including demolition of buildings and infrastructure, to remove life safety hazards and to facilitate the redevelopment and reuse of the site and buildings. The city may contract or partner with a third party to manage the renovation and to operate the renovated housing project subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695. This appropriation does not require a nonstate contribution. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond authorization and appropriation of bond proceeds for this project are available until December 31, 2024.

Sec. 9.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 20, subdivision 14, is amended to read:

Subd. 14.

Minneapolis - Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery Restoration

1,029,000

For a grant to the city of Minneapolis to restore the historic steel and limestone pillar fence along Cedar Avenue and Lake Street, install a new steel fence and pillars along 21st Avenue South, and install a waterproofing system for preservation of the fence and pillars, at the Pioneer and Soldiers Cemetery. This appropriation does not require a nonstate contribution.

Sec. 10.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, section 20, subdivision 15, is amended to read:

Subd. 15.

Minneapolis - Norway House

5,000,000

For a grant to the city of Minneapolis to acquire land and predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a conference and event center at 913 East Franklin Avenue and adjacent property in Minneapolis to celebrate the culture of Norway and American Norwegians, subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695. This appropriation is not available until the commissioner of management and budget determines that an amount sufficient to complete the project is committed from nonstate sources. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond sale authorization and appropriation of bond proceeds for the project in this subdivision are available until December 31, 2026.

Sec. 11.

Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 16, subdivision 2, as amended by Laws 2019, chapter 2, article 2, section 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Local Road Improvement Fund Grants

78,600,000

(a) From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for trunk highway corridor projects under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 2, for construction and reconstruction of local roads with statewide or regional significance under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 4, or for grants to counties to assist in paying the costs of rural road safety capital improvement projects on county state-aid highways under Minnesota Statutes, section 174.52, subdivision 4a.

(b) Of this amount, $13,500,000 is for a grant to the city of Dayton for design, engineering, environmental analysis, property and easement acquisition, construction, and reconstruction of local roads in conjunction with an interchange on marked Interstate Highway 94 near Hennepin County State-Aid Highway 101, known as Brockton Lane, in Dayton.

(c) Of this amount, $6,100,000 is for a grant one or more grants to Dakota County, the city of Inver Grove Heights, or both to predesign, design, engineer, acquire right-of-way property and temporary and permanent easements, inspect, and construct or reconstruct: (1) realignment of Dakota County State-Aid Highway 63, known as Argenta Trail, in Inver Grove Heights, from northerly of its intersection with Amana Trail to the anticipated future alignment of 65th Street, then west to the existing Argenta Trail alignment, and in anticipation of the development of an interchange of Argenta Trail and marked Interstate Highway 494; and (2) expansion from two lanes to four lanes of Dakota County State-Aid Highway 26, known as 70th Street West, in Inver Grove Heights, from the border with Eagan through the intersection with Argenta Trail as realigned, to the intersection of Highway 26 with Trunk Highway 3, known as Robert Street.

(d) Of this amount, $9,000,000 is for a grant to Carver County following a jurisdictional transfer to Carver County of the affected segment of marked Trunk Highway 101. The appropriation may be used for design, right-of-way acquisition, engineering, and reconstruction of the segment transferred to the county that is between Pioneer Trail and Flying Cloud Drive, including grade separation of a multipurpose pedestrian and bicycle trail from the segment for the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail and a regional trail along marked Trunk Highway 101.

Sec. 12.

Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 17, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

St. Paul - Nature Sanctuary Visitor Center

3,000,000

For a grant to the city of St. Paul to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a visitor and interpretive center in the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary in St. Paul for programs that the city determines meet regional and city park purpose requirements. The city may enter into a lease or management agreement under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695, to operate the programs in the center. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond sale authorization and appropriation of bond proceeds for the project in this subdivision are available until December 31, 2024.

Sec. 13.

Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 18, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

St. Peter Regional Treatment Center Campus - Dietary Building HVAC and Electrical Replacement

2,200,000

To predesign, design, engineer, and renovate the mechanical and electrical systems in the Dietary Building on the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center campus, including: the upgrade, replacement, and improvement of existing heating and ventilation equipment; installation of air-conditioning equipment; replacement of the building's outdated and undersized electrical system; design and abatement of asbestos and hazardous materials; and structural, site, and utility work necessary to support the project.

Upon substantial completion of this project, any unspent portion of this appropriation remaining, after written notice to the commissioner of management and budget, is available for asset preservation under Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307.

Sec. 14.

Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 18, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center - Roof and HVAC Replacement

6,550,000

To predesign, design, engineer, construct, and equip improvements on the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center campus, including but not limited to design and abatement of asbestos and hazardous materials, replacement of roofs on residential units, installation of metal wall cladding on the mechanical penthouses, installation of new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, fire sprinkler systems, electrical lighting systems in the Miller Building, and installation of a new heating system in the warehouse building.

Upon substantial completion of this project, any unspent portion of this appropriation remaining, after written notice to the commissioner of management and budget, is available for asset preservation under Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.307. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16.642, the bond sale authorization and appropriation of bond proceeds in this subdivision are available until December 31, 2023.

Sec. 15.

Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 21, subdivision 16, is amended to read:

Subd. 16.

Minneapolis - Upper Harbor Terminal Redevelopment

15,000,000

For a grant to the city of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, or both, for predesign, design, and construction work for site preparation and for park and public infrastructure improvements to support an initial phase of redevelopment of the Upper Harbor Terminal on the Mississippi River; a site that was rendered inoperable for barging by the federal closure of the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond sale authorization and appropriation of bond proceeds in this subdivision are available until December 31, 2024.

Sec. 16.

Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 21, subdivision 28, as amended by Laws 2019, chapter 2, article 2, section 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 28.

St. Paul Ramsey County - Southeast Asian Language Job Training Facilities

5,500,000

For a grant to the city of St. Paul to predesign, design, renovate, construct, furnish, and equip Ramsey County to acquire a bus driver and mechanics training facility on Sycamore Street in St. Paul for training drivers and mechanics through programming primarily in the Southeast Asian languages, and to predesign, design, renovate, construct, furnish, and equip acquire a training facility on Plato Avenue in St. Paul for use as a training facility for health care, manufacturing, and information technology jobs through programming provided primarily in the Southeast Asian languages. This appropriation may be used to acquire property for these purposes. Notwithstanding the primary focus as a workforce training facility described in this subdivision, a portion of the Plato site may be used for child care facilities open to the public but is primarily intended to improve programming outcomes for students and participants of the training programs. A portion of both the Plato and Sycamore sites may include on-site supportive services to assist the participants in training programs to secure housing, mental health services, adult basic education, and health care enrollment and access. The city of St. Paul county may enter into a lease or management agreement with a nonprofit corporation for either or both of these facilities under Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.

Sec. 17.

Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, section 22, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Aurora; Hoyt Lakes; Biwabik; and White Township - Drinking Water System

2,500,000

For a grant to the city of Aurora to acquire land, acquire a long-term lease, or a permanent interest in land, design, engineer, construct, furnish, and equip a comprehensive municipally owned cooperative joint drinking water system in for the cities city of Aurora, Hoyt Lakes, and Biwabik, and White Township, including a water intake and treatment plant located in White Township and the Town of White and designed for the future use of other cities, including Biwabik and Hoyt Lakes. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond sale authorization and appropriation of bond proceeds for this project are available until December 31, 2024.

Sec. 18.

Laws 2019, chapter 2, article 1, section 2, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

South St. Paul - Seidl's Lake

781,000

For a grant to the city of South St. Paul for capital improvements to improve the water quality of Seidl's Lake. The capital improvements include design, engineering, construction, and equipping of a storm water lift station to discharge excess storm water into the city of South St. Paul's storm sewer system to minimize the fluctuating water levels of the lake. This project may be implemented jointly by the cities of South St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, and West St. Paul. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.642, the bond sale authorization and appropriation of bond proceeds for the project in this subdivision are available until December 31, 2024.

Sec. 19.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 7, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Flood Hazard Mitigation

17,000,000

(a) For the state share of flood hazard mitigation grants for publicly owned capital improvements to prevent or alleviate flood damage under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.161.

(b) To the extent practical, levee projects shall meet the state standard of three feet above the 100-year flood elevation.

(c) Project priorities shall be determined by the commissioner as appropriate, based on need and consideration of available leveraging of federal, state, and local funds.

(d) This appropriation may be used for projects in the following municipalities: Afton, Austin, Breckenridge, Browns Valley, Carver, Delano, Faribault, Golden Valley, Halstad, Hawley, Hendrum, Inver Grove Heights, Jordan, Montevideo, Moorhead, Newfolden, Nielsville, Owatonna, Round Lake Township in Jackson County, Sioux Valley Township in Jackson County, and Waseca.

(e) This appropriation also may be used for projects in the following watershed districts: Bois de Sioux Watershed District, Buffalo-Red River Watershed District, Cedar River Watershed District;Lower Minnesota River Watershed District, Middle Snake Tamarac Rivers Watershed District, Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District, Red Lake Watershed District, Roseau River Watershed District, Shell Rock River Watershed District, Two Rivers Watershed District, Upper Minnesota River Watershed District, and Wild Rice River Watershed District.

(f) This appropriation may also be used for a project in the Southern Minnesota Rivers Basin Area II.

(g) For any project listed in this subdivision that the commissioner determines is not ready to proceed, does not have the nonstate match committed, or does not expend all the money granted to it, the commissioner may allocate that project's unexpended money to a priority project on the commissioner's list.

(h) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), $2,000,000 of this appropriation is for flood hazard mitigation for the Toelle Coulee in the city of Browns Valley Traverse County.

(i) To the extent practicable and consistent with the project, recipients of appropriations for flood control projects in this subdivision shall create wetlands that are eligible for wetland replacement credit to replace wetlands drained or filled as the result of repair, reconstruction, replacement, or rehabilitation of an existing public road under Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.222, subdivision 1, paragraphs (l) and (m).

(j) To the extent that the cost of a project exceeds two percent of the median household income in a municipality or township multiplied by the number of households in the municipality or township, this appropriation is also for the local share of the project.

Sec. 20.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 7, subdivision 18, is amended to read:

Subd. 18.

Lake City; Ohuta Beach Breakwater

1,058,000

For a grant to the city of Lake City to design, engineer, and construct a breakwater at Ohuta Beach in Lake City at Ohuta Park.

Sec. 21.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 13, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

Construction and Renovation of Public Skate Parks

250,000

For grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 240A.20, subdivision 2, clause (2), for design of to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip skate parks from. Design work must be by designers with expertise in the field of skate park design. Construction must be of a skate park designed by designers with expertise in the field of skate park design.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective retroactively from October 21, 2020.

Sec. 22.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 16, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

Anoka County; Marked Trunk Highway 65 Interchange

1,500,000

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to Anoka County to complete environmental analysis of local road intersections and associated improvements along marked Trunk Highway 65 from north of 93rd Avenue to north of 117th Avenue, and preliminary engineering, environmental analysis, and final design of a grade separation and associated improvements to Anoka County State-Aid Highway 12, known as 109th Avenue, at marked Trunk Highway 65 in the city of Blaine.

Sec. 23.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 16, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

Subd. 7.

Golden Valley; Douglas Drive and Highway 55

6,500,000

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to the city of Golden Valley to construct perform preliminary and final design engineering, environmental analysis, acquisition of permanent easements and right-of-way, reconstruction, and construction engineering of local roads related to construction of public safety improvements at, and within a 600-foot radius of, the intersection of Douglas Drive and Highway 55, including a box culvert underpass across Highway 55, a roundabout and extended frontage road south of Highway 55, retaining wall construction, underground utility relocation, sidewalk and trail connections to existing facilities, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant facilities, and landscaping.

Sec. 24.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 16, subdivision 15, is amended to read:

Subd. 15.

Scott County; Highway 13 Interchange at Marked Intersections of Dakota and Yosemite Interchange Avenues

$5,269,000

From the bond proceeds account in the state transportation fund as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 174.50, for a grant to Scott County for to design, provide construction engineering, and construction of construct local road improvements, including accommodations for bicycles and pedestrians and public utility relocations, to support a programmed interchange at the intersection of marked Trunk Highway 13 and at Dakota Avenue and Yosemite Avenues in Savage.

Sec. 25.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 16, subdivision 36, is amended to read:

Subd. 36.

Olmsted County; Trunk Highway 14 and County Road 104 Interchange Construction

6,000,000

For a grant to Olmsted County for the county's share of general obligation bond eligible portions of a project to conduct environmental analysis, predesign, design, and engineer, construct, furnish, and equip an interchange at marked Trunk Highway 14 and County Road 104, including a flyover at 7th Street NW, in Olmstead Olmsted County, and associated infrastructure and road work to accommodate the interchange. Any amount remaining after substantial completion of environmental analysis, predesign, design, and engineering work may be applied to the county's share to acquire right-of-way for, and to construct, furnish, and equip, this interchange and associated infrastructure and road work to accommodate the interchange.

Sec. 26.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 20, subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

Minnesota Correctional Facility - St. Cloud

800,000

To design, renovate, construct, equip, and install a new fire suppression system in Living Units A, B, and C D and E at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - St. Cloud. This installation includes but is not limited to cells, common areas, and control areas and must comply with all applicable codes.

Sec. 27.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 20, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

Subd. 7.

Minnesota Correctional Facility - Togo

2,600,000

To design, construct, and equip a new sewer treatment system at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Togo. The system includes but is not limited to settling ponds, pumping stations, and other underground infrastructure improvements associated with the sewer system complying with all Pollution Control Agency and code requirements. As part of the project, the existing septic system/drain field shall be decommissioned. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.24, subdivision 6, the commissioner of administration may enter into a lease and subsequent lease amendments with a term sufficient to be at least 125 percent of the useful life of any improvements to be constructed on the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Togo site.

Sec. 28.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 21, subdivision 14, is amended to read:

Subd. 14.

Crookston; Colborn Property Development

895,000

For a grant to the city of Crookston for development of the southern end of the city limits commonly known as the Colborn Property. This appropriation includes money for construction of roads and storm water infrastructure, for design and site preparation, and for other improvements of publicly owned infrastructure.

Sec. 29.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 21, subdivision 20, is amended to read:

Subd. 20.

Fergus Falls; Riverfront Corridor

1,750,000

For a grant to the city of Fergus Falls for construction of a downtown riverfront corridor improvement project including an amphitheater, a river market, public arts space, interactive water components, and related publicly owned infrastructure and amenities.

Sec. 30.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 21, subdivision 23, is amended to read:

Subd. 23.

Hennepin County; Avivo

1,700,000

For a grant to Hennepin County for Phase 1 of the Avivo regional career and employment center project in Minneapolis, subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695. Phase 1 includes geotechnical and environmental investigation, demolition, and site work; predesign and design of the renovation and expansion of a building; and predesign and design for the replacement of or improvements to building systems on the Avivo campus, including HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and accessibility improvements. Upon substantial completion of Phase I, any unspent portion of this appropriation remaining, after written notice to the commissioner of management and budget, is available for renovation or construction.

Sec. 31.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 21, subdivision 37, is amended to read:

Subd. 37.

St. Joseph; Jacob Wetterling Recreation Center

4,000,000

For a grant to the city of St. Joseph to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip a recreation center as an addition to the former school building purchased by the city to be repurposed as a adjacent to and connected to the city's new community center. The city may enter into a lease or management agreement for operation of recreation programs, subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695.

Sec. 32.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 21, subdivision 44, is amended to read:

Subd. 44.

Wadena; Access Road

1,300,000

For a grant one or more grants to the city of Wadena County, Otter Tail County, or both, to acquire a permanent easement for and to predesign, design, engineer, and construct an access road just northeast of 11th Street Northwest in Wadena, going from marked Trunk Highway 10 to the new hospital complex.

Sec. 33.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 21, subdivision 47, is amended to read:

Subd. 47.

Willernie; Public Infrastructure Maintenance Building

160,000

For a grant to the city of Willernie to replace the roof of the city hall, and, if any money is remaining, for capital improvements in conjunction with the Washington County road 12 project, including replacing and extending the sidewalk, replacement of a water main, and moving or removing a retaining wall demolish a maintenance building and to design, engineer, construct, and equip a new maintenance building.

Sec. 34.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 22, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Arden Hills; Water Main

500,000

For a grant to the city of Arden Hills to acquire permanent easements for and to engineer and install a water main extending along Lexington Avenue, from County Road E to marked Interstate Highway 694.

Sec. 35.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 22, subdivision 8, is amended to read:

Subd. 8.

Austin; Wastewater Treatment Plant

7,450,000

For a grant to the city of Austin to design and engineer improvements for upgrades to the city's wastewater treatment facility. Amounts remaining after substantial completion of this project may be used to construct the wastewater treatment facility.

Sec. 36.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 22, subdivision 18, is amended to read:

Subd. 18.

Mahnomen; Water Wastewater Infrastructure

650,000

For a grant under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.07, to the city of Mahnomen for to construct improvements to the city's water wastewater infrastructure. This grant is not subject to the project priority list set forth in Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.07, subdivision 4.

Sec. 37.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 22, subdivision 19, is amended to read:

Subd. 19.

Mahnomen; Drinking Water Infrastructure

1,250,000

For a grant under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.081, to the city of Mahnomen for to construct improvements to the city's drinking water infrastructure. This grant is not subject to the project priority list set forth in Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.081, subdivision 5.

Sec. 38.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 22, subdivision 21, is amended to read:

Subd. 21.

Mendota; Water Infrastructure

650,000

For a grant to the city of Mendota to predesign, design, engineer, and construct the extension of improvements to the water main throughout the city of Mendota to allow residents to connect with the Saint Paul Regional Water Services distribution system.

Sec. 39.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 22, subdivision 23, is amended to read:

Subd. 23.

Oronoco; Regional Wastewater System Infrastructure Grant

24,027,000

(a) Of this amount, $1,350,000 is for a grant to the city of Oronoco to acquire land and easements, design, and engineer a wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment system and associated water distribution improvements to serve the city of Oronoco and the region including the Oronoco Estates Manufactured Home Community. Any amount remaining after completion of design, engineering, and acquisition may be applied to the purposes described in subdivision 2 paragraph (b).

(b) Of this amount, $22,677,000 is for a grant to the city of Oronoco to construct and provide construction-related engineering for a wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment system and associated water distribution improvements to serve the city of Oronoco and the region including the Oronoco Estates Manufactured Home Community.

This grant may also be used to acquire easements, design, engineer, and construct the restoration of a portion of the streambank of the Zumbro River in the city of Oronoco as necessary to obtain permitting for the wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment system funded in paragraphs (a) and (b).

Sec. 40.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 22, subdivision 28, is amended to read:

Subd. 28.

South Haven; Wells

1,700,000

For a grant to the city of South Haven to acquire land, predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip two new wells, including a well house, water main, and other related drinking water improvements, in Wright County.

Sec. 41.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 22, subdivision 30, is amended to read:

Subd. 30.

Spring Park; City Utilities

1,500,000

For a grant to the city of Spring Park for improvements to the city's water and sewer system and the adjacent roadway West Arm Drive West in the northwest area of the city on West Arm Drive.

Sec. 42.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 22, subdivision 33, is amended to read:

Subd. 33.

Vernon Center; Water Infrastructure Improvements

7,984,000

For a grant to the city of Vernon Center to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip water infrastructure improvements, including refurbishing a water tower, and replacement of wastewater collection treatment facilities, water distribution systems, storm sanitary sewer system improvements and storm water collection systems, and related local road improvements.

Sec. 43.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 2, section 2, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Railroad Grade Separations

110,000,000

From the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund to construct for environmental analysis, predesign, design and engineering, and construction of rail safety projects at trunk highway-railroad grade crossings in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 219.016 as identified in the Department of Transportation's crude by rail grade crossing study (Improvements to Highway Grade Crossings and Rail Safety, December 2014 and revised in 2019).

Sec. 44.

Laws 2020, Fifth Special Session chapter 3, article 2, section 2, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Flood Mitigation

23,000,000

From the bond proceeds account in the trunk highway fund for environmental analysis, predesign, design, engineering, and reconstruction of trunk highways that experience frequent flooding in Sibley County and Le Sueur County, to modify the elevation of the roadways and reduce closures due to river flooding, for portions of the projects that are eligible for trunk highway bond proceeds.

Sec. 45.

CONVEYANCE OF STATE LAND; ISANTI COUNTY.

Subdivision 1.

Conveyance authorized.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.695 and 16B.281 to 16B.287, or other law, administrative rule, or commissioner's order to the contrary, the commissioner of administration may convey to Isanti County for no consideration all or part of the real property described in subdivision 3. The commissioner of administration may add conditions to the conveyance of the property deemed to be in the interest of the state. Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, the real property shall continue to be considered state bond-financed property after the conveyance of the real property to Isanti County and until all the requirements are satisfied for the real property to no longer be considered state bond-financed property. Isanti County must operate the state bond-financed property in compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695, and all applicable state and federal laws, and in a manner that will not cause the interest on the state general obligation bonds to be subject to federal income taxation for any reason.

Subd. 2.

Form.

The conveyance shall be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney general may make changes to the legal description to correct errors and ensure accuracy.

Subd. 3.

Description.

The real property to be conveyed is located in Isanti County and is described as: all that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and all that part of Government Lot 4 all in Section 32, Township 36, Range 23, Isanti County, Minnesota, except that part lying easterly and southerly of the easterly and southerly right-of-way of Minnesota State Trunk Highway No. 293, per the right-of-way plans on file with the Minnesota Department of Transportation as said highway passes through said Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and said Government Lot 4.

Subd. 4.

Determination by commissioner.

The commissioner has determined that the real property described in subdivision 3 is no longer needed for any state purpose and that the state's land management interests are best served if the land is conveyed to and used by Isanti County for community-based services.

Sec. 46.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

Except as provided otherwise, this act is effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor June 29, 2021

Signed by the governor June 30, 2021, 7:23 p.m.

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes