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Posted on: August 28, 2019

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Recognitions Presented for Involvement with Veterans Memorial Project

Under Chair’s Remarks, the board took time to recognize everyone who was involved in the planning, fundraising and construction of the veterans’ memorial at Coon Lake County Park. In attendance at the meeting were several area veterans who had the vision for the memorial and who played an integral role in making it a reality. Click HERE to watch the presentation.


*All action items were approved unanimously. 

Transportation Projects Approved  

The board approved seven transportation projects:

• A resolution adopting the Anoka County Highway System Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition plan for public and private rights-of-way. This program primarily deals with ADA accessibility of sidewalks and pedestrian ramps at roadways.

• A resolution dissolving the North Metro I-35W Corridor Coalition. At its July 8 Board of Directors meeting, the board concluded that the coalition has met its purposes and that continuation of the coalition as it currently exists serves no additional purpose.

• A resolution authorizing entry into a MnDOT agreement for the reconstruction of Hornsby Street in the City of Columbus, near Highway 97 and I-35.

• Approval of a purchase of service contract with WSB Engineering for the design and permitting services for the Hornsby Street project in the City of Columbus.

• Entering into a joint powers agreement with the City of Columbus for the Hornsby Street project.

• Entering into a joint powers agreement with the city of Blaine for the installation of a traffic control signal system at the intersection of Lexington Avenue NE and Woodland Parkway NW.

• Approval of a contract with Forest Lake Contracting, Inc. for a full traffic signal installation and right turn lane construction at the intersection of Lexington Avenue NE and Woodland Parkway NE in the City of Blaine.

For more information on these items, click HERE.

Proposals Requested for Monitoring, Alcohol Testing Services

The board requested proposals from vendors for the technology the county’s corrections department uses for sentenced and pre-trial offenders. There is more competition in this market now than there has been in the past, so there could be a cost savings with a new contract. For more information in this item, click HERE.

Donation Accepted for Anoka County Juvenile Center 

Operation No Limits donated a greenhouse to the Anoka County Juvenile Center so residents of the center can learn about the environment and gardening.

Network Switches to Be Replaced 

The board approved purchasing 97 network switches from Insight Public Sector. The county’s network switches (202 total), are used to connect devices (computers, printers, phones, wireless access points, etc.) together on a computer network. They are integral to county operations and run 24/7. For more information on this item, click HERE.

To watch the full meeting, click HERE.

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