BY COUNCILOR HOGG:01-0130R
RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 00-0644 ESTABLISHING LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES TO INCLUDE CLARIFYING M.S. §15.99.
RESOLVED, that Resolution 00-0644, which set city council priorities for
the 2001 session of the Minnesota State Legislature, be amended to add
an Item No. 7, which reads: supporting S.F. 200 clarifying the 60
day rule for the approval or disapproval of requests for a permit, license
or other governmental approval of an action relating to zoning, septic
systems or expansion of the metropolitan urban service area as set forth
in Minnesota Statutes Section 15.99.
Lack of clarity in the application of this statute has led to instances where applications were inadvertently "approved" by action of the statute when the intention and desire of the city council was otherwise.
This experience with the application of M.S. §15.99 has not been unique to Duluth and, for that reason, the League of Minnesota Cities is sponsoring Senate File No. 200, which seeks to have the application of the statute clarified. The city council wishes to add its support to this effort.