83A.06 HEARING ON PETITION.
Subdivision 1. Time and location.
After receiving the petition to name a body of water, the
auditor must present the petition to the county board. The county board must, by order, set the time
and location for a hearing on the petition to be held more than 30 days after the order is made. The
hearing may be held at any convenient place within the county as determined by the county board.
Subd. 2. Water body in more than one county.
(a) If the petition describes a body of water
located within more than one county, the county boards of the several affected counties must act
jointly and as one body and the majority of the joint body must determine the name of the water
body under sections
in the same manner as prescribed for the county board.
(b) For a water body located within more than one county, the county auditor with whom
the petition is filed must forward by mail a certified copy of the petition to the auditor of each
affected county who shall present the petition to the respective county boards, and the notice of
hearing the petition determined by the joint body shall be published in each county as provided in
(c) The auditor of the county where the petition was filed must make and file certified copies
of the adopted resolution in the office of the county recorder of each affected county at the
expense of the petitioners.
Subd. 3. Petitioners' bond.
Before the notice of the hearing is given, the petitioners must
give a bond to be approved by the county attorney of the county where the petition has been filed
that is conditioned on the full payment of the reasonable expenses incurred by the county for the
proceeding. The commissioner of natural resources is not required to give bond.
Subd. 4. Notice.
Notice of the hearing must be:
(1) published for at least three weeks in the newspaper designated by the county board as the
official newspaper for the county;
(2) served on the commissioner of natural resources; and
(3) served personally on the chair of the town board of a town, on the president of a statutory
city board of trustees, and on the mayor of a city that has a body of water in the petition within or
adjoining the boundary of the political subdivision.
Subd. 5. Statements at hearing.
At the hearing, legal voters of the county and municipalities
may appear, by attorney or in person, and file an answer to the petition, stating in plain, concise
language why the petition should not be granted in whole or in part, and in the answer may
ask the county board to give to the body of water a different name than the name requested in
the original petition.
Subd. 6. Determination.
At the hearing on the petition, the county board shall hear all
parties desiring to be heard on the petition and make an order, by resolution, determining the
name of the body of water described in the petition. The name determined by the board at the
hearing is the legal name of the body of water.
History: 1990 c 391 art 8 s 8