STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE
Representative Mark Olson, Chair of the House Local Government Committee, called the thirty-third meeting to order at 6:46 P. M. on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, in Constitution Hall, Brooklyn Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
The members of the Committee gave the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
The clerk noted the roll.
OLSON, Mark (Chair)
LANNING, Morrie (V-C)
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
A quorum was present.
Each member of the committee introduced themselves and the Chair introduced committee staff.
HF2846 (Johnson, J.) Eminent domain public use or purpose defined and modified, evidence for certain takings required, attorney fees provided, and other changes provided.
HF2895* (Nelson, P) Use, notice, hearing, appeal, and procedure of eminent domain clarified, attorney fees authorized, and technical changes provided.
*Note: For discussion purposes only - the bill is not currently in the committee's possession.
The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF2846 and HF2895:
Representative Pete Nelson; Tom Grundhoefer, General Council, League of Minnesota Cities, 145 University Av W, St. Paul, MN, 55118; Representative Jeff Johnson; Michael McCauley, Manager, Myrna Kragness (3401 63rd Av N, Brooklyn Center, MN, 55429), Mayor, and Mary O’Conner (5429 Lyndale Av N, Brooklyn Center, MN, 55430) Councilmember, City of Brooklyn Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN, 55430; Jeanette Messersmith (5340 Queen Av N, Brooklyn Center, MN, 55429), on behalf of the Citizen’s Advisory Task Force for Re-Development of Brooklyn Center, % City of Brooklyn Center (address above); Marv Johnson, owner, Air Care-Go Shipping, 6300 Cedar Ave S, Richfield, MN, 55423-1830; Jim Meide (27 River Parkway E, Champlin, MN, 55316), Minnesotans for Eminent Domain Reform, 200 Lothenbach Av, West St. Paul, MN, 55118; Brett Gisslen, 3400 Beard Av N, Robbinsdale, MN, 55422; Vicki Lechelt (5402 44th Av N, Robbinsdale, MN, 55422) on behalf of the Lilac Terrace Neighborhood Association (same address); Dan Vang (6031 Lyndale Av N, Brooklyn Center, MN, 55430-2743), Operations Supervisor, Asia Supermarket, 400 Western Av NW, St. Paul, MN, 55103; Jeff Jacobs (%Wilkerson & Hegna, 7300 Metro Blvd, Ste 300, Edina, MN, 55439-2302), Mayor, and Tom Harmening, Manager, City of St. Louis Park, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN, 55416; Bjorn Skogquist (1815 3rd Av S, Anoka, MN, 55303), Mayor, City of Anoka, 2015 First Av N, Anoka, MN, 55303-2270; Bob Streeter, Community Development Director, City of Columbia Heights, 590 40th Av NE, Columbia Heights, MN, 55421; Robert Schreier, Director, and Joel Spoonheim, Economic and Redevelopment Division Director, Community Development Department, and Mike Trepanier (10007 Northwood Lane N, Brooklyn Park, MN, 55443), Council Member, City of Brooklyn Park, 5200 85th Av N, Brooklyn Park, MN, 55443; Grace Sheely, 14325 Grenier Rd, Minnetonka, MN, 55345-5827; Dan Remiarz, 6201 June Av N, Brooklyn Center, MN, 55429-2467; Chuck Repke, Executive Director, North East Neighborhoods Development Corporation, 1212 Prosperity Av, St. Paul, MN, 55106; Joe Canine, 7013 Lamotte Dr, Hugo, MN, 55038-9734; and Ron Balej, 3111 Toledo Av S, St. Louis Park, MN, 55416-2116.
Without objection the meeting was adjourned at 9:39 P. M.
REP. MARK D. OLSON, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant