MN Land Records Modernization Initiative. Governor’s Council on Geographic Information Land Records Modernization Committee February 20, 1998. LRM Objectives.
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Governor’s Council on Geographic Information
Land Records Modernization Committee
February 20, 1998
The Land Records Modernization program seeks to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of government services by improving local capacity to maintain, manage, and use information related to land.
The data, information or maps regarding any physical, legal, economic, or environmental information or characteristics concerning land, water, groundwater, subsurface resources, or air within Minnesota.
The application of technology to improve processes and procedures used to collect, maintain, use and share land records and land information.
Executive Oversight&Budget Authority
LRM Operations& TechnicalAdvice
The LRM program will be directed by a Policy Board, with advice from an Advisory Committee and administrative support from an executive branch agency of state government.
A broadly representative Policy Board will be appointed by the Governor to shape and direct the LRM program.
Mission and Duties
A broadly representative committee will provide technical and operational advice to the administrative staff and the Policy Board.
Mission and Duties
Program administration and technical support will be provided through a state agency, under direction of the Policy Board.
Location and Relationships
The LRM program will provide funds and technical support for counties throughout the state, focusing on special needs and innovative solutions.
The primary condition of eligibility will be a county technology plan that reflects the goals of the LRM program.
Funds would be used to support local land records modernization while also promoting the capability statewide.
All counties making basic commitments to the goals of the LRM program will receive base funds.
Counties with special needs or that promote the goals of the program will be eligible for grant funds.
Small portions of the available funds will be used to provide administrative and technical support for the program.
Ideally, the LRM program will be supported by revenues generated by land transactions, directly linking the funding source to the program’s intended purposes.
The following are proposed as alternatives.