The Anoka County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting to conduct business in relation to the coronavirus outbreak.
Anoka County Continues State of Emergency
The board voted to continue the local state of emergency declared March 16. The board anticipates that both the national and state-declared peacetime emergency will extend beyond the expiration of the current 30-day period of the local emergency. To read the resolution on this item, click HERE.
Changes to Employee Paid Time Off
To help minimize the economic impact of COVID-19 on county employees, the board approved a resolution that impacts county employee flexible time off. Included in this measure is allowing employees to use up to 80 hours of FTO advance, regardless of probationary status. FTO can also be used so employees can remain paid if they’re furloughed from employment with the county. To read the resolution on this item, click HERE.
Mississippi Branch Library to be Remodeled
The board approved the remodeling of the Mississippi Branch Library, in the amount of $360,000. Capital improvement program funds are available to cover this remodel. To watch the video on this item, click HERE.
Service Redesign Approved at County Libraries
The board approved a reduction in Anoka County Library service hours, across all branches. The new hours are 1 to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. The board also approved a curbside book pickup option at library branches. This will serve as a way for residents to reserve books online and then stop at their local library branches to pick them up without having face-to-face contact with library employees. To watch the video on this item, click HERE.