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8410.0030 JOINT POWERS AGREEMENTS.

Subpart 1.

Requirements.

In addition to a description of any authorities adopted under the content requirements of joint powers agreements as outlined in Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.211, subdivision 1, joint powers agreements establishing a watershed management organization or amending an existing joint powers agreement shall, at a minimum, contain the following items:

A.

a purpose statement consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.201;

B.

a section defining the powers and duties of the organization;

C.

an official map based on parcels or a legal description defining the boundary of the organization;

D.

a section defining how the organization's members will be represented, with the total number of members on a joint powers board to be at least three;

E.

a section outlining meetings to be scheduled at least annually;

F.

a notification process for the agenda, location, and time of meetings;

G.

procedures for annual establishment of a work plan and budget;

H.

a procedure for the establishment of an advisory committee or other means of public participation;

I.

a formula for determining the share of the annual operating budget for each of the organization's members or a description of revenue generating authorities the organization will utilize;

J.

a section establishing the duties and terms of the officers of the organization;

K.

the process and responsibilities of the organization and its members for filling vacancies consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.227, subdivisions 1 and 2;

L.

a section specifying the compensation for members of a joint powers board;

M.

a section defining the voting requirements for decision making and capital improvements consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.211, subdivision 1, paragraph (c);

N.

a requirement to adopt rules of order and procedure; and

O.

the duration of the agreement and a process for dissolution that provides for at least 90 days' notice of the intent to dissolve to the affected counties and the board.

Subp. 2.

Updating.

Joint powers agreements must be in conformance with this chapter, as determined by the board, before the board makes a decision on a draft plan or plan amendment.

Subp. 3.

County membership.

A county may be a member of a joint powers agreement organization when the conditions described in Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.211, subdivision 3, are present.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 103B.101; 103B.211; 103B.227; 103B.231; 103B.235; 103B.239

History:

17 SR 146; 40 SR 6

Published Electronically:

July 13, 2015