Senate Counsel, Researchand Fiscal Analysis
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State of Minnesota
S.F. No. 607 - Municipal Street Improvement Districts (FirstEngrossment)
Senator Jim Carlson
Alexis C. Stangl, Senate Counsel (651/296-4397)
March 19, 2013
S.F. No. 607
allows cities to create street improvement districts and impose streetimprovement fees to pay for street improvements in the district.
Section 1, subdivision 1
provides definitions for the section.
A “street improvement district”is defined as “a geographical area designated by a municipality and located within the
municipality within which street improvements and maintenance may be undertaken andfinanced acco
rding to this section.”
authorizes a city to establish a municipal street improvement district byadopting an ordinance. The city may defray the costs of municipal street improvementsand maintenance by charging fees to all property located in the district. A streetimprovement district must not include property already in another street improvementdistrict.
requires that the total costs of street improvements and maintenance must be uniformly apportioned to all property located in the district based on theclassification of the property.
provides the process for a city to adopt a street improvement district.Before establishing a district or authorizing a street improvement fee, the city must