Emergency Management Coordinator Position Added
Anoka County currently has one emergency management coordinator. Due to the duties and responsibilities of this position increasing, the board approved adding another full-time-equivalent coordinator position to this department. This position will initially be funded with CARES Act money and then 50 percent Emergency Management Performance Grant Supplemental funding in 2021. In 2022, Anoka County will fully fund the position. For more information on this item, click HERE.
Traffic Signal Upgrades Planned in Coon Rapids, Blaine
The board approved a resolution authorizing Anoka County to enter into an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for the replacement of the existing traffic control system on the eastbound Highway 610 exit ramp onto Coon Rapids Boulevard. The board also approved a contract to the lowest responsible bidder for the installation of a traffic control system at the intersection of Radisson Road NE and Xylite Street NE and flashing yellow arrow improvements to the existing traffic control system at the intersection of Radisson Road NE and 101st Ave. NE in Blaine. For more information on these items, click HERE.
Parks Committee Members Tour Single-Track Trail
Members of the county’s Parks Committee toured the Elm Creek Park Reserve’s single-track mountain bike trail, to get ideas about how to construct a similar trail inside Anoka County’s Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve. To watch the video of on this item, click HERE.
Several CARES Act Items Approved
The board approved ten Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) items. These items include: an extension and expansion of the Anoka County Business and Nonprofit Relief program; the purchase of UVC light disinfecting units; the purchase of Wifi access points for juvenile court and family visits at the Juvenile Center Campus in Lino Lakes; the purchase of message trailers for the Transportation Division; the purchase of book lockers for the Library system; the purchase of barrier shields for the libraries and the Economic Assistance; hardware and software purchases; expansion of the 911 Emergency Communications department to increase social distancing; aid to nonprofits. For more information on these items, click HERE. To watch the video on these items, click HERE.
To watch the full board meeting, click HERE.