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TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 26, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Mark Olson, Chair of the Local Government Committee, called the twenty-fifth meeting to order at 3:16 P.M. on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, in the basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

OLSON, Mark (Chair)
LANNING, Morrie (V-C)
ANDERSON, Bruce
CHARRON, Mike
CORNISH, Tony
GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Debra
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOSCH, Larry
MARQUART, Paul
PETERSON, Neil
POPPE, Jeanne
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy
WARDLOW, Lynn


Members excused: LENCZEWSKI, Ann PAYMAR, Michael

A quorum was present.

HF2437 (Anderson, B) Annexations by order and annexations by ordinance of area of 60 acres or less moratorium imposed.

The Chair placed HF2437 before the Committee. He also noted there were amendments that had been drafted and submitted.

Representative Bruce Anderson provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF2437 and the H2437DE1 amendment.

HILSTROM, Debra moved the Minutes of April 11, 2005, be approved as prepared by the Clerk. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF2437 and potential amendments:


Kari Thurlow, on behalf of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, 525 Park St, Suite 470, St. Paul, MN, 55103; Nancy Larson, Executive Director, MN Association of Small Cities, 21950 CSAH 4, Dassel, MN, 55325; Craig Johnson, Intergovernmental Relations Representative, League of Minnesota Cities, 145 University Av W, St. Paul, MN, 55103-2044; A. M. “Sandy” Keith (206 Broadway Av S, Rochester, MN, 55904-6516) on behalf of the City of Rochester, City Hall, 201 4th St SE, Rochester, MN 55904; and, Peter Coyle (1500 Wells Fargo Plaza, 7900 Xerxes Av S, Minneapolis, MN, 55431) on behalf of the Builders Association of Minnesota, 525 Park St, Suite 150, St. Paul, MN, 55103.
Kent Sulem, Attorney, MN Association of Townships, 805 Central Av E, P.O. Box 267, St. Michael, MN, 55376.

There was no further testimony, pro or con.


Without objection the meeting was adjourned at 4:34 PM.



REP. MARK D. OLSON, CHAIR


Dave Easterday
Committee Legislative Assistant