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164.02 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
164.02 TOWN ROADS.
    Subdivision 1. Establishment and supervision. Town roads shall be established, located,
relocated, constructed, reconstructed, improved and maintained, or vacated by the several towns.
The town boards shall have supervision over town roads, and they may employ such persons as
they deem necessary to carry out their duties. They may appropriate and expend such sums
of money from their respective town road and bridge funds as they deem necessary for the
establishment, location, relocation, construction, reconstruction, improvement and maintenance,
or vacation of such roads. Subject to sections 88.16, 88.17, and 88.22, maintenance may include
town ordinances to regulate the burning of vegetation on town road rights-of-way. The ordinance
shall set forth limits and conditions on burning to minimize the danger of fire escaping. A
town adopting an ordinance pursuant to this section shall submit a copy of the ordinance to the
Department of Natural Resources.
    Subd. 2. Acquisition. They may acquire by purchase, gift, or eminent domain proceedings,
as provided by law, all necessary right-of-way for such roads, purchase all necessary road
material, purchase or rent machinery, tools, and supplies needed therefor, and may construct
buildings, or rent or acquire by purchase, gift, or condemnation grounds and buildings necessary
for the storing and housing of the material, machinery, tools, and supplies.
History: 1959 c 500 art 5 s 2; 1974 c 161 s 9; 1989 c 180 s 1