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572A.015 Chapter 414 disputes; mediation.

Subdivision 1. Filing. As provided by section 414.10, if an initiating document or timely objection under chapter 414 is filed with the municipal board, the filing party, jurisdiction, or jurisdictions may also file a written request for mediation with the bureau of mediation services within 30 days of filing the initiating document or timely objection. The request for mediation must contain the written consent to the mediation and arbitration process by all the parties, as defined in section 414.10, subdivision 1.

Subd. 2. Mediation. Within ten days of receiving a request for mediation, the bureau shall provide written notice of the request for mediation to the parties and provide a list of neutrals experienced in land use planning and local government issues obtained from the supreme court, Minnesota municipal board, bureau of mediation services, Minnesota state bar association, Hennepin county bar association, office of dispute resolution, and others. Within 30 days thereafter, the affected parties, as defined in section 414.10, subdivision 1, shall select a mediator from the list of neutrals or someone else acceptable to the parties and submit to mediation for a period of 30 days facilitated by the bureau. If the dispute remains unresolved after the close of the 30-day mediation period, the bureau shall prepare a report of its recommendations and transmit the report within 30 days to the parties. Within 60 days after the date of issuance of the mediator's report, the dispute shall be submitted to binding arbitration as provided in this chapter. The mediator's report submitted to the parties is informational only and is not admissible in arbitration.

HIST: 1997 c 202 art 6 s 2

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