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40A.121 Annexation proceedings.

Subdivision 1. Annexation prohibited. Land within an agricultural preserve that is within a township may not be annexed to a municipality under chapter 414, unless the director of the Office of Strategic and Long-Range Planning finds that either:

(1) the owner or the county has initiated termination of the zone under section 40A.11;

(2) because of size, tax base, population or other relevant factors, the township would not be able to provide normal governmental functions and services; or

(3) the zone would be completely surrounded by lands within a municipality.

Subd. 2. Exception. This section does not apply to annexation agreements approved under chapter 414 prior to creation of the zone.

HIST: 1Sp1985 c 13 s 140; 1989 c 313 s 10; 2003 c 2 art 5 s 3

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