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403.31 OPERATING COSTS.
    Subdivision 1. Allocation of operating costs. The current costs of the board in implementing
the regionwide public safety radio communication plan system and the first and second phase
systems shall be allocated among and paid by the following users, all in accordance with the
regionwide public safety radio system communication plan adopted by the board:
(1) the state of Minnesota for its operations using the system in the metropolitan counties;
(2) all local government units using the system; and
(3) other eligible users of the system.
    Subd. 2. Payments; amounts due board when payable. Charges payable to the board by
users of the system may be made payable at those times during each year as the board determines,
but those dates shall be fixed with reference to the dates on which tax, assessment, and revenue
collections become available to the government units required to pay such charges.
    Subd. 3. Component municipalities obligations to board. Each local government and
other eligible users of the first or second phase system shall pay to the board all sums charged to it
under this section, at the times and in the manner determined by the board. The governing body of
each local government shall take all action that may be necessary to provide the funds required
for these payments and to make them when due.
    Subd. 4. Powers of government units. To accomplish any duty imposed on it by the
council or radio board, the governing body of every local government in the metropolitan area
may exercise the powers granted any municipality by chapters 117, 412, 429, and 475 and by
sections 115.46, 444.075, and 471.59.
    Subd. 5. Deficiency tax levies. If the governing body of any local government using the
first or second phase system fails to meet any payment to the board under subdivision 1 when
due, the Metropolitan Council may certify to the auditor of the county in which the government
unit is located the amount required for payment of the amount due with interest at six percent per
year. The auditor shall levy and extend the amount due, with interest, as a tax upon all taxable
property in the government unit for the next calendar year, free from any existing limitations
imposed by law or charter. This tax shall be collected in the same manner as the general taxes
of the government unit, and the proceeds of the tax, when collected, shall be paid by the county
treasurer to the board and credited to the government unit for which the tax was levied.
    Subd. 6. Operating costs of phases three to six. (a) The ongoing costs of the commissioner
in operating phases three to six of the statewide public safety radio communication system shall be
allocated among and paid by the following users, all in accordance with the statewide public safety
radio communication system plan developed by the planning committee under section 403.36:
(1) the state of Minnesota for its operations using the system;
(2) all local government units using the system; and
(3) other eligible users of the system.
(b) Each local government and other eligible users of phases three to six of the system shall
pay to the commissioner all sums charged under this section, at the times and in the manner
determined by the commissioner. The governing body of each local government shall take all
action that may be necessary to provide the funds required for these payments and to make the
payments when due.
History: 1995 c 195 art 1 s 12; 2002 c 401 art 1 s 9-11; 1Sp2003 c 1 art 2 s 118,135;
1Sp2003 c 21 art 4 s 11