The council of a port authority city may transfer or cause to be transferred to its port authority any dock, waterfront, or riparian property owned or controlled by the city, and located within the port district. The transfer must be approved by majority vote and may be with or without consideration. The city may also put the same property in the possession or control of the authority by a lease or other agreement for a limited period or in fee. Nothing in sections 469.048 to 469.068 restricts the city or any municipality from owning, developing, using, and improving port or terminal facilities.
A port authority city may furnish offices, warehouses, or other structures and space with or without heat, light, and other service to its port authority. The city council may also furnish stenographic, clerical, engineering, or other assistance to its port authority.
The city attorney is the legal adviser to the port authority. The port authority may employ additional counsel, including a general counsel who is the chief legal advisor to the authority.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes