383D.41 HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
Subdivision 1. Community Development Agency.
There is created in Dakota County a
public body corporate and politic, to be known as the Dakota County Community Development
Agency, having all of the powers and duties of a housing and redevelopment authority under
; and all powers and duties of a county housing and redevelopment
authority under any other provisions of Minnesota law. Sections
apply to the county of Dakota. For the purposes of applying the provisions of sections
to Dakota county, and subject to the provisions of
this section, the county has all of the powers and duties of a municipality, the county board has
all of the powers and duties of a governing body, the chair of the county board has all of the
powers and duties of a mayor, and the area of operation includes the area within the territorial
boundaries of the county.
Subd. 2. Relation to municipal authorities.
This section shall not limit or restrict any
existing housing and redevelopment authority or prevent a municipality from creating an authority.
A municipal housing and redevelopment authority may request the Dakota County Community
Development Agency to handle the housing duties of the authority. If the municipal authority
makes the request, the Dakota County Community Development Agency shall act and have
exclusive jurisdiction for housing in the municipality pursuant to sections
transfer of duties relating to housing does not transfer any duties relating to redevelopment.
Subd. 3. Required city approvals of city projects.
If any housing project, development
district, redevelopment project, or economic development project is constructed in Dakota County
pursuant to this authorization, and the project is within the boundaries of any incorporated home
rule charter or statutory city, the location of the project must be approved by the governing
body of the city, and:
(1) in the case of any housing project or housing development project, by the municipal
housing and redevelopment authority established for the city if it has not previously requested
that the Dakota County Community Development Agency or its predecessor agency handle the
housing duties of the authority; or
(2) in the case of any redevelopment project by the municipal housing and redevelopment
authority established for the city.
Subd. 4. Performance bond need determination.
, a performance bond is not required for any works of single family housing
construction undertaken by the authority if the authority determines that the cost of a performance
bond is greater than the benefit of the bond.
Subd. 5. Membership, terms, conditions.
The authority shall consist of seven
commissioners who, except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, shall serve three-year
terms, which shall begin on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in January of the first
year of the term. A commissioner shall also serve after the expiration of a term until a successor
is appointed and qualified.
The terms of office of persons who are commissioners of the housing and redevelopment
authority on July 20, 1993, shall continue in accordance with the terms of their appointments,
except that their appointments shall end on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in January
of the year following the original termination date of their terms. Following July 20, 1993, two
commissioners shall be appointed who shall reside in the fourth and sixth county commissioner
districts, respectively. Those commissioners shall be appointed for a term commencing on the date
of their appointment and ending on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in January 1996.
Each commissioner appointed following the date on which this subdivision takes effect shall
be a resident of and shall represent the same county commissioner district as the commissioner
who is replaced. A commissioner who ceases to maintain a principal residence in the district from
which appointed shall cease to serve as a commissioner. A vacancy is created in the membership
of the authority for a county commissioner district whenever the county commissioner for that
district ends county board membership.
Subd. 6. Status of authority employees.
Notwithstanding any law to the contrary,
employees of the authority shall not be deemed county employees for any purpose, absent a
resolution of consent adopted by the county board.
Subd. 7. Dakota County Community Development Agency.
(a) After December 31,
1999, the Dakota County Housing and Redevelopment Authority shall be known as the Dakota
County Community Development Agency. In addition to the other powers granted in this section,
the Dakota County Community Development Agency shall have the powers of an economic
development authority under sections
that are granted to the agency by
resolution adopted by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners, except as provided in
paragraph (b). The enabling resolution may impose the limits upon the actions of the agency that
are listed in paragraph (c). The agency may exercise any of the powers granted to it under sections
and any of the powers of an economic development authority granted to it by
the Dakota County Board of Commissioners for the purposes described in these sections.
(b) The Dakota County Community Development Agency may not levy the tax described
, but with the approval of the Dakota County Board may increase its levy of
the special tax described in section
469.033, subdivision 6
, to an amount not exceeding 0.01813
percent of net tax capacity, or any higher limit authorized under section
(c) The enabling resolution may impose the limits upon the actions of the authority as may
be imposed by a municipality under section
, except that the resolution adopted under
paragraph (a) may not impose any limitations on the authority's exercise of its powers under
Subd. 8. Offers of tax-forfeited lands.
Notwithstanding any other law, Dakota County may
offer to the Dakota County Community Development Agency, under the conditions and policies
established by the county, nonconservation tax-forfeited land prior to making the properties
available to cities in Dakota County.
Subd. 9. Declaring resolution.
On or before December 31, 2000, the county board may make
a onetime election to adopt a resolution declaring vacant the entire membership of the authority
and appoint new members to fill the vacancies. A member appointed under this paragraph shall
serve until the end of the term to which the member is appointed.
History: 1971 c 333 s 1-3; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1973 c 534 s 1; 1989 c 79 s 1; 1990 c 426
art 2 s 11,12; 1993 c 23 s 1-3; 1998 c 308 s 2; 1999 c 248 s 3-7; 2000 c 329 s 3-5