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TWENTY-FIRST MEETING - Capital Investment Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL INVESTMENT DIVISION


MINUTES

Representative Mary Murphy, Chair of Committee on Capital Investment Division, called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M. on, March 20, 2019, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
MURPHY, Mary, (Chair)
LEE, Fue, (Vice Chair)
URDAHL, Dean, (Lead)
CANTRELL, Hunter
CONSIDINE, Jack
DEHN, Raymond
HANSEN, Rick
JURGENS, Tony
NORNES, Bud
PIERSON, Nels
SANDSTEDE, Julie
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

Members Excused:
BENNETT, Peggy
GROSSELL, Matt
LAYMAN, Sandy
LILLIE, Leon
SAUKE, Duane
TORKELSON, Paul
VANG, Samantha

A quorum was present.

Presentation: Department of Natural Resources Overview on Flood Mitigation Program.
Kent Lokkesmoe, Director of Capital Investments, DNR

HF 2158 (Quam) Oronoco; wastewater infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Testifier:
Ryland Eichorst, Mayor, Oronoco

HF 2326 (Persell) Bemidji; drinking water well construction grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Testifier:
Brian LeMon, Vice President, Barr Engineering

HF 408 (Poppe) Austin; Cedar River Watershed District funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Testifier:
Justin Hanson, District Manager, Mower County Soil and Water Conservation District

HF 383 (Marquart) Flood hazard mitigation grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Testifier:
Kent Lokkesmoe, Director of Capital Investments, DNR

HF 1600 (Marquart) Buffalo-Red River Watershed District flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Testifier:
Bruce Albright, Administrator, Buffalo-Red River Watershed District


HF 948 (Backer) Barnesville; Buffalo-Red River Watershed District flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Testifier:
Bruce Albright, Administrator, Buffalo-Red River Watershed District

HF 1158 (Backer) Redpath impoundment flood hazard mitigation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Testifier:
Lisa Frenette, Red River Water Management Board

HF 1593 (Considine) Mankato; Minnesota River-Mankato watershed water quality mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Testifier:
Pat Hentges, City Manager, Mankato

HF 1828 (Lien) Moorhead; flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Testifier:
Scott Hutchinson, Legislative Consultant, Moorhead

HF 2431 (Lien) Multi-county flood hazard mitigation grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Testifiers:
Kevin Ruud, Administrator, Wild Rice Watershed District
Kent Lokkesmoe, Director of Capital Investments, DNR

HF 2030 (Nornes) Otter Tail County; flood hazard mitigation project reimbursement grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Testifier:
Jim Nigg, Chair, Little McDonald, Kerbs, and Paul Lake Improvement Project

HF 960 (Edelson) Washburn Center for Children new facility funding provided, and money appropriated.
Testifier:
Tom Steinmetz, CEO, Washburn Center for Children

HF 409 (Hassan) St. Paul; Family Tree Clinic funding provided, and money appropriated.
Testifier:
Alissa Light, Executive Director, Family Tree Clinic

HF 1854 (Hansen) Dakota County; pedestrian and bicycle trails funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Testifier:
Steve Sullivan, Parks Director, Dakota County

HF 2528 (Murphy) Rice Lake; water, sewer, and utilities extension funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Testifier:
John Werner, Mayor, Rice Lake

HF 1079 (Morrison) Reinvest in Minnesota reserve program funding provided, working grassland easements acquired, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Testifier:
Rich Biske, Freshwater Program Director, The Nature Conservancy

All bills were unofficially laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Murphy moved to approve the March 19 meeting minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:32 P.M.



Representative Mary Murphy, Chair




Madeleine Garces,
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

NOTE: Meeting will be held in Room 5. NOTE: All bills will be heard on an informational only basis. Each bill is allotted 5 minutes with questions. A brief presentation from Kent Lokkesmoe, Director of Capital Investment, DNR, on the Flood Hazard Mitigation Program has been added to the agenda.

Bills Added:
  • HF2158 (Quam) - Oronoco; wastewater infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2158 (Quam) - Oronoco; wastewater infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2326 (Persell) - Bemidji; drinking water well construction grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF408 (Poppe) - Austin; Cedar River Watershed District funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF383 (Marquart) - Flood hazard mitigation grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1600 (Marquart) - Buffalo-Red River Watershed District flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF948 (Backer) - Barnesville; Buffalo-Red River Watershed District flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1158 (Backer) - Redpath impoundment flood hazard mitigation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1079 (Morrison) - Reinvest in Minnesota reserve program funding provided, working grassland easements acquired, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1593 (Considine) - Mankato; Minnesota River-Mankato watershed water quality mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1828 (Lien) - Moorhead; flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2030 (Nornes) - Otter Tail County; flood hazard mitigation project reimbursement grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2431 (Lien) - Multi-county flood hazard mitigation grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF960 (Edelson) - Washburn Center for Children new facility funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF409 (Hassan) - St. Paul; Family Tree Clinic funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1854 (Hansen) - Dakota County; pedestrian and bicycle trails funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2528 (Murphy) - Rice Lake; water, sewer, and utilities extension funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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