366.016 VOTE REQUIRED ON SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL.
Subdivision 1. Ballot; content.
The town board at the annual town election may submit to a
vote by ballot the following question: "Shall persons who own or occupy real estate that adjoins
a town road and is not a part of an incorporated municipality be required to remove snow or
ice, or both, that has been caused to be deposited by the property owner or occupant upon the
town road right-of-way adjacent to their land?
Subd. 2. Cost; lien on land.
If a majority of the electors voting on the question vote "Yes,"
a person who owns or occupies real estate that adjoins a town road and is not a part of an
incorporated municipality shall remove the material described on the ballot located upon the town
road right-of-way adjacent to the owner's land. If a person fails to comply with this provision,
the town board of the town in which the real estate is located may, after ten days' mailed notice,
accompanied by an affidavit of service, cause the removal of snow or ice, or both. The expense of
the removal shall be a lien on the real estate. The town board shall certify to the county auditor
an itemized statement of the amount of the expense incurred by the town. The county auditor
shall enter the amount on the tax books a tax upon the land, which shall be collected in the same
manner as other real estate taxes.
History: 1997 c 170 s 1