A public utilities board or commission that operates a steam heat system in a home rule charter city may discontinue the system in whole or part if the city council approves.
If the council approves, the board or commission may spend money to pay those whose service is discontinued to convert to another type of heat system.
This section applies notwithstanding a contrary city charter or other law.
Subdivisions 1 to 3 do not apply to the cities of Austin, Marshall, and Virginia.
A public utilities board or commission that operates a steam heat system in a home rule charter city must give the commissioner of employment and economic development two years' notice of its intended date to discontinue the system.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes