The Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Citizens Advisory Council is established. Notwithstanding section 15.059, the council does not expire. Membership on the advisory council shall include:
(1) a representative of the Cuyuna Range Mineland Recreation Area Joint Powers Board;
(2) a representative of the Croft Mine Historical Park Joint Powers Board;
(3) a designee of the Cuyuna Range Mineland Reclamation Committee who has worked as a miner in the local area;
(4) a representative of the Crow Wing County Board;
(5) an elected state official;
(6) a representative of the Grand Rapids regional office of the Department of Natural Resources;
(7) a designee of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board;
(8) a designee of the local business community selected by the area chambers of commerce;
(9) a designee of the local environmental community selected by the Crow Wing County District 5 commissioner;
(10) a designee of a local education organization selected by the Crosby-Ironton School Board;
(11) a designee of one of the recreation area user groups selected by the Cuyuna Range Chamber of Commerce; and
(12) a member of the Cuyuna Country Heritage Preservation Society.
(a) The advisory council must meet at least four times annually. The council shall elect a chair and meetings shall be at the call of the chair.
(b) Members of the advisory council shall serve as volunteers for two-year terms with the ability to be reappointed. Members shall accept no per diem.
(c) The state recreation area manager may attend the council meetings and advise the council of issues in management of the recreation area.
(d) Before a major decision is implemented in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, the area manager must consult with the council and take into consideration any council comments or advice that may impact the major decision.