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TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - October 15, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
Chair, Representative Michael V. Nelson

MINUTES

Representative Nelson, Chair of Committee on Government Operations, called the meeting to order at October 15, 2013 at 1:05pm in the Mississippi Room of the St. Cloud Public Library.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Nelson, Chair
Freiberg, Vice Chair
Peppin, Lead
Dorholt
Falk
Kahn
Lein
O'Driscoll
Pugh
Theis

Members excused: Dill, Drazkowski, Hansen, Sanders, Winkler

Also attending: Anderson, Howe

A quorum was present.

Chair Nelson passed the gavel to Representative Dorholt at 1:06pm.

The Committee Administrator, Jim Gelbmann, provided contextual background for the discussion on the issue of annexation.

Testimony on the issue of Annexation:
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships
Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities
Tim Flaherty, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
James Aird, Midway Township Board of Supervisors
James Rohweder, City Administrator, Proctor

A panel discussed St. Cloud regional issues before the committee:
Dave Kleis, Mayor, St. Cloud
Ross Olson, City Administrator, Sauk Rapids
DeWayne Mareck, Commissioner, Stearns County
Steve Simones, Chair, Minden Township
Andrew Mack, American Planning Association, Minnesota Chapter

The meeting was adjourned at 2:53pm.




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Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



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Tim Gabhart, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Discussion of annexation issues with representatives from city and township associations
Panel discussion of St. Cloud regional issues with county, city and township officials from the St. Cloud area