162.14 MS 1949 [Repealed, 1951 c 192 s 1
162.14 APPORTIONMENT TO CITIES.
Subdivision 1. Statement of apportionment to each city.
Upon determining the amount
of money to be apportioned to each of the cities having a population of 5,000 or more, the
commissioner shall forthwith send a statement of the amount to the commissioner of finance
and to the clerk and engineer of each such city. The amount so apportioned to each city shall
be paid by the state to the fiscal officer of the city out of the municipal state-aid street fund
as hereinafter provided and in accordance with rules promulgated by the commissioner, not
Subd. 2. Purposes, other uses, other funds.
Money so apportioned to each such city shall
be used for aid in the establishment, location, construction, reconstruction, improvement, and
maintenance of the municipal state-aid street system within each city including the expense
of sidewalks, signals and safety devices, including systems that permit an emergency vehicle
operator to activate a green traffic signal for the emergency vehicle, on such system approved by
the commissioner, provided that in the event of hardship or in the event that the municipal state-aid
street system of any municipality is improved to the standards set forth in the commissioner's
rules, and subject to the consent of the commissioner and under rules of the commissioner, a
portion of the money so apportioned may be used on other streets or roads within the city. The
governing body of any such city may, subject to the consent of the commissioner, and under
the rules of the commissioner, use a portion of the money so apportioned on any state trunk
highway or county state-aid highway within the city. The amount of money to be appropriated by
such cities from other funds for use in the establishment, location, construction, reconstruction,
improvement, and maintenance of the municipal state-aid street system within the city is hereby
left to the direction of the individual governing bodies of the cities.
Subd. 3. Maintenance.
The proportion of each such city's annual apportionment to be used
for maintenance on its respective municipal state-aid street system shall be a joint determination
of the commissioner and the governing body of each city. In the event that agreement cannot be
reached, the determination of the commissioner shall be final.
Subd. 4. Project approval and reports.
When the governing body of any such city
determines to do any construction work on any municipal state-aid street or other streets within
the city upon which money apportioned out of the municipal state-aid street fund may be used as
provided in subdivision 2, the governing body shall first obtain the approval of the commissioner.
Thereafter, the engineer of the city shall make reports in such manner as the commissioner
requires in accordance with the commissioner's rules. Upon receipt of satisfactory reports the
commissioner shall certify to the commissioner of finance the amount of money that is eligible
to be paid from the city's apportionment for the work under contract or actually completed. The
commissioner of finance shall thereupon issue a warrant in that amount payable to the fiscal
officers of the city. In no event shall the warrant with all other warrants issued exceed the amount
apportioned to the city.
Subd. 5. Certification required to issue warrant.
The commissioner of finance shall
not issue any warrants as provided for in subdivision 4 without the prior certification of the
Subd. 6. Advances.
Any such city may make advances from any funds available to it for
the purpose of expediting the construction, reconstruction, improvement, or maintenance of
its municipal state-aid street system. Advances made by any such city shall be repaid out of
subsequent apportionments made to such city in accordance with the commissioner's rules.
History: 1959 c 500 art 3 s 14; 1963 c 309 s 1; 1967 c 85 s 1; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1973
c 492 s 14; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444; 1986 c 454 s 8; 1991 c 298 art 4 s 8; 1996 c 455
art 3 s 17; 1Sp2005 c 6 art 3 s 15