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FORTY-FIRST MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 23, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Mark Olson, Chair of the Local Government Committee, called the forty-first meeting to order at 5:30 P.M. on Thursday, March 23, 2006, in Room 10 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
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOSCH, Larry
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MARQUART, Paul
PAYMAR, Michael
PETERSON, Neil
POPPE, Jeanne
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
WARDLOW, Lynn


Members excused:


HOLBERG, Mary Liz
THAO, Cy


A quorum was present.


WARDLOW, Lynn moved the Minutes of March 22, 2006 be approved as corrected by the clerk. THE MOTION PREVAILED


Annexation

OLSON, Mark moved the document labeled DD149 (see attached) be placed before the Committee to be considered for introduction as a committee bill. Without objection THE MOTION PREVAILED

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding DD149 and the various amendments considered:

Craig Johnson, Intergovernmental Relations Representative, League of Minnesota Cities, 145 University Av W, St. Paul, MN, 55103; Kent Sulem, Attorney, MN Association of Townships, 805 Central Av E, P.O. Box 267, St. Michael, MN, 55376; Nancy Larson, Executive Director, MN Association of Small Cities, 21950 CSAH 4, Dassel, MN, 55325; Kari Thurlow of Flaherty & Hood P.A., 525 Park St, Suite 470, St. Paul, MN, 55103, on behalf of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (same address); Christine Scotillo, Director, Municipal Boundary Adjustments Group, State and Community Services Divisions, MN Department of Administration, 658 Cedar St, St. Paul, MN, 55155.

MARQUART, Paul moved DD149 be amended as follows:

(see DD149A-17 attached with the following correction:

Page 1, line 2 after “develop” insert “recommendations regarding”

The Marquart Motion Prevailed.

MARQUART, Paul moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see DD149-A18 attached)

There being 10 ayes and 6 nays, the Marquart Motion Prevailed.

OLSON, Mark moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see A06-1311 attached with the following corrections:

Page 1, line 5 delete everything after “(6)”
Page 1, line 6 delete “warrant” and “between”
Page 1 line 6 after “planning” insert “and other cooperative efforts among counties,”
Page 1, line 6 after “towns” insert “is encouraged”

The Olson Motion Prevailed.

OLSON, Mark moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see DD149-A3 attached with the following correction:

Page 1 delete lines 5 – 10

The Olson Motion Did Not Prevail.

OLSON, Mark moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

On Page 6, line 32 delete “for agricultural uses”
On Page 9, line 22 delete “for agricultural uses”

The Olson Motion Prevailed.

HILSTROM, Debra moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see DD149-A15 attached)

The Hilstrom Motion Prevailed.

OLSON, Mark moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see A06-1312 attached)

PETERSON, Neil moved to amend the Olson Amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 3 delete “1280” and insert “1920”
Page 1, line 3 after “acres” insert “of developable land”

The Peterson Motion Prevailed

The Olson Motion as amended Prevailed

OLSON, Mark moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see A06-1313 attached with the following corrections:

Page 1, line 5 delete “first class” and insert “certified”
Page 1, line 7 delete “A joint public hearing on the proposed”
Page 1, delete line 8

HILSTROM, Debora moved to amend the Olson amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 3 delete “30” and insert “15”

The Hilstrom Motion Did Not Prevail.

The Olson Motion Prevailed.

MARQUART, Paul moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see A06-1314 attached with the following correction:

Page 1, line 5 after “414.0333” insert “relevant to other factors listed in
this subdivision”

The Marquart Motion Prevailed.

OLSON, Mark moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see DD149-A4 attached)

The Olson Motion Prevailed.

OLSON, Mark moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see DD149-A5 attached)

The Olson Motion Did Not Prevail.

WARDLOW, Lynn moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see A06-1315 attached)

The Wardlow Motion Prevailed.

OLSON, Mark moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see DD149-A6 attached with the following correction:

Page 1, line 4 delete “five years” and insert “a reasonable time”

The Olson Motion Prevailed.

OLSON, Mark moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see DD149-A9 attached)

Without objection the Olson Motion Was Withdrawn

WARDLOW, Lynn moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see A06-1317 attached)

Without objection the Wardlow Motion Was Withdrawn

MARQUART, Paul moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see A06-1319 attached)

Without objection the Marquart Motion Was Withdrawn


MARQUART, Paul moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

Page 15, line 6 strike “60” insert “120”

The Marquart Motion Prevailed.

LANNING, Morrie moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

Page 15, line 7 strike “sewer” and insert “wastewater”
Page 15, line 8 strike “sewer” and insert “wastewater”

The Lanning Motion Prevailed.

LANNING, Morrie moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see DD149-A13 attached with the following correction:

Page 1, delete line 2

The Lanning Motion Prevailed.

OLSON, Mark moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see A06-1320 attached)

The Olson Motion Did Not Prevail.

MARQUART, Paul moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see A06-1321 attached)

Without objection the Marquart Motion Was Withdrawn

MARQUART, Paul moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see HDD149A2 attached)

Without objection the Marquart Motion Was Withdrawn

OLSON, Mark moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see DD149-A12 attached)

The Olson Motion Prevailed.

OLSON, Mark moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

Page 17, line 35 after “but” insert “not”

The Olson Motion Prevailed.

SCALZE, Barb moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see DD149-A1 attached)

The Scalze Motion Prevailed.

OLSON, Mark moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see handwritten amendment attached)

The Olson Motion Prevailed.

OLSON, Mark moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

(see DD147-A7 attached)

Without objection the Olson Motion Was Withdrawn

HOSCH, Larry moved DD149 be further amended as follows:

Page 1, line 28 delete “February” and insert “January”
Page 1, line 30 delete “February” and insert “January”

The Hosch Motion Prevailed

The following correction to DD149 was noted:

Page 1, line 32 should read “ $ ......” between “Appropriation.” and “is”

OLSON, Mark moved the document DD149 as amended be adopted and introduced as a Committee Bill and the bill be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs.

The following provided concluding remarks on the proposed Committee Bill:

Craig Johnson (see above); Kari Thurlow (see above); Kent Sulem (see above); and Nancy Larson (see above).

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question reoccurred on the Olson Motion. THE MOTION PREVAILED


The Chair announced the March 24, 2006 meeting was cancelled.


Without objection the meeting was adjourned at 9:54 P.M.


REP. MARK D. OLSON, CHAIR


Dave Easterday
Committee Legislative Assistant


*NOTE: The following correction to the March 22, 2006 Minutes was made by the clerk:

On page 109, the amendment to HF3274 was A06-1277.