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    Subdivision 1. Procedure. (a) A person who desires a specific service sign panel shall
request the commissioner of transportation to install the sign. The commissioner of transportation
may grant the request if the applicant qualifies for the sign panel and if space is available. All
signs shall be fabricated, installed, maintained, replaced and removed by the commissioner of
transportation. The applicant shall pay a fee to the commissioner of transportation to cover all
costs for fabricating, installing, maintaining, replacing and removing.
(b) If the applicant desires to display a business panel, the business panel for each specific
service sign panel shall be supplied by the applicant. All costs to fabricate business panels shall be
paid by the applicant. All business panels shall be installed and removed by the appropriate road
authority. The costs for installing and removing business sign panels on specific service signs
located on nonfreeway trunk highways are included in the fee specified in paragraph (a). If
a business panel is stolen or damaged beyond repair, the applicant shall supply a new business
panel paid for by the applicant.
    Subd. 2. Seasonal services. All sign panels for seasonal services shall be covered or removed
when the service is not available.
    Subd. 3. Communications. Any new or participating specific service business shall respond
to any communication from the commissioner of transportation within 30 days or an in place
sign panel will be removed.
    Subd. 4. Sign removal. The specific service sign panels shall be removed by the
commissioner of transportation if any of the requirements in sections 160.292 to 160.296 are
not continually met.
History: 1980 c 413 s 5; 1996 c 456 s 17; 1998 c 403 s 7

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