Subdivision 1. Generally.
, the terms defined in this section
have the meanings given them herein, unless the context indicates a different meaning.
Subd. 2. Port authority.
"Port authority" or "authority" means a port authority created under
or a special law. "Port authority" includes a seaway port authority.
Subd. 3. Seaway port authority.
A "seaway port authority" or a "seaport" is a port authority
with jurisdiction over a harbor on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence seaway.
Subd. 4. Port district.
A "port district" is the total area of operations of a port authority.
Subd. 5. Marginal property.
"Marginal property" means property that suffers from at
least one of the conditions in this subdivision:
(1) faulty planning causing deterioration, disuse, or economic dislocation;
(2) the subdividing and sale of lots too small and irregular for good use and development;
(3) lots laid out without regard to their physical characteristics and surrounding conditions;
(4) inadequate streets, open spaces, and utilities;
(5) areas that may flood;
(6) lower values, damaged investments, and social and economic maladjustment reducing
taxpaying capacity to the extent that tax receipts are too low to pay for the public services
(7) lack of use or improper use of areas, resulting in stagnant or unproductive land that could
contribute to the public health, safety and welfare;
(8) lower population and reduction of proper use of areas causing more decline, and requiring
more public money for new public facilities and public services elsewhere;
(9) property valuation too low to establish a local improvement district to construct and
install streets, walks, sewers, water and other utilities;
(10) lands within an industrial area not used for industry but needed for industrial
development of the area; and
(11) state-acquired tax-forfeited land.
Subd. 6. City.
"City" means a home rule charter or statutory city.
History: 1987 c 291 s 49