Either before or after the selection of the building site, the commission shall have plans and specifications for the building prepared and may employ architects, engineers, drafters, and clerical help to prepare the plans and specifications. The commission shall set the compensation of the employees. The city and the county shall pay the compensation in equal parts when presented with statements certified to be correct by a majority of the commission. All contracts and employment shall be subject to approval by the city council and county board. When the plans and specifications for the building are completed, the commission shall submit them to the city council and the county board for approval. The council and board shall approve the proposed plans and specifications, or reject them and resubmit them to the commission for further consideration. When the plans and specifications are satisfactory to both the city council and the county board, each of those bodies shall pass a resolution authorizing and instructing the commission to proceed with the work.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes