The county board or joint county authority may undertake projects of improvement consistent with purposes of the district. To finance projects and services of the district, the county board or joint county authority may, only after seeking other sources of funding:
(1) assess the costs of the projects upon benefited property within the district in the manner provided under chapter 429;
(2) impose service charges on the users of lake improvement district services within the district;
(3) issue obligations as provided in section 429.091;
(4) levy an ad valorem tax solely on property within the lake improvement district, to be appropriated and expended solely on projects of special benefit to the district; or
(5) impose or issue any combination of service charges, special assessments, obligations, and taxes.
A tax under subdivision 1 may be in addition to amounts levied on all taxable property in the county for the same or similar purposes.
The county board or county boards forming the joint county authority shall include appropriate provisions in their budget for the operation of a lake improvement district.
The district, with approval of the county board or joint county authority, expressed in a resolution identifying each specific improvement to which the approval applies, may exercise the powers of a city under chapter 429 and section 444.075, including, but not limited to:
(1) the levy of special assessments;
(2) the imposition of rates and charges; and
(3) the issuance of bonds
to finance improvements that the district may undertake.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes