Board Hears Annual County Website Report
Barbara Young, Anoka County digital communications coordinator, presented the board with an annual report on the county’s public-facing website, which included several statistics about how the public engages with the site. In 2019, there were over 8 million page views, with more than 1.4 million unique visitors. The most popular page was the inmate locator, followed by the county homepage, libraries, property records and taxation, and then warrant search. Young noted the use of mobile devices to access the county’s website is ever increasing —49 percent of residents visited the site on a mobile phone in 2019, 46 percent accessed it on a desktop computer, and 5 percent used a tablet. To view the video on this item, click HERE.
Several Transportation Items Approved
The board approved a resolution authorizing the preparation of highway right-of-way reconstruction of County Road 66 in Nowthen, established spring weight restrictions on the Anoka County Highway system, and entered into a joint powers agreement with the city of Anoka to facilitate the use of Local Road Improvement Program funds on the proposed interchange improvements on U.S. Highways 10 and 169 at the intersections of West Main Street, Fairoak and Thurston Avenues in Anoka. For more information on these items, click HERE.
Comprehensive Plan Complete
The board approved Anoka County’s Comprehensive Plan, including the addition of the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Plan. Minnesota state statue requires each local governmental unit to review and amend its local comprehensive plan at least once every 10 years to ensure it conforms to the metropolitan system plans. Comprehensive plans are one of the primary tools used by local governments to achieve community vision, regulate land uses and guide future investments. For more information on this item, click HERE.
First Phase of Single-Track Trail Project Approved
The board adopted a resolution to enter into a cooperative professional and technical agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and HDR, Inc. for the archeological investigation for development of single-track trails at Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve. Single-track trails are primarily used for mountain and fat-tire biking. This action will commence in the spring; Anoka County procured about $93,000 of federal funds for this project. To watch the video on this item, click HERE. For more information on this item, click HERE.
Discussion Held on Chomonix Golf Course
Commissioner Mike Gamache, chair of the Parks Committee, noted that committee had some discussion about the 2019 Chomonix Golf Course year-end report at the committee’s last meeting. He noted the course has seen improvements under near leadership. To watch the video on this item, click HERE.
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