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    Subdivision 1. Request for hearing. If a local governmental unit and the council are
unable to resolve disagreements over the content of a system statement, the unit may by
resolution request that a hearing be conducted by the advisory committee or by the state Office of
Administrative Hearings for the purpose of considering amendments to the system statement.
The request shall be made by the unit within 60 days after receipt of the system statement and
shall be accompanied by a description of the disagreement together with specified proposed
amendments to the system statement. If no request for a hearing is received by the council within
60 days, the statement shall be final.
    Subd. 2. Within 60 days; report. A hearing shall be conducted within 60 days after the
request, provided that the committee shall consolidate hearings on related requests. The hearing
shall not consider the need for or reasonableness of the metropolitan system plans or parts
thereof. The hearing shall afford all interested persons an opportunity to testify and present
evidence. The advisory committee or administrative law judge may employ the appropriate
technical and professional services of the office of dispute resolution for the purpose of evaluating
disputes of fact. The proceedings shall not be deemed a contested case. Within 30 days after the
hearing, the committee or hearing examiner shall report to the council respecting the proposed
amendments to the system statements. The report shall contain findings of fact, conclusions, and
recommendations and shall apportion the costs of the proceedings among the parties.
    Subd. 3. Final determination. Within 30 days of receipt of the report, the council, by
resolution containing findings of fact and conclusions, shall make a final determination respecting
the proposed amendments. At any point in the reconciliation procedure established by this section,
the council and a local governmental unit may resolve their disagreement by stipulation.
History: 1976 c 127 s 7; 1977 c 347 s 68; 1980 c 615 s 60; 1981 c 356 s 241; 1983 c 289 s
115 subd 1; 1984 c 640 s 32; 1987 c 312 art 1 s 26 subd 2; 1993 c 163 art 1 s 32; 2006 c 194 s 6,7

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