News Flash

Board Meeting Recaps

Posted on: February 28, 2020

County Board Briefs 2-25-20

Commissioner Jeff Reinert Sworn into Office

Prior to the board’s regular meeting, Commissioner Jeff Reinert, who now represents District 6, was sworn into office. Voters selected Reinert to fill the vacancy, created when Rhonda Sivarajah became county administrator, in a Feb. 11 special election. Reinert served for 20 years on the Lino Lakes City Council, including 10 as mayor. To watch the video of the swearing-in, click HERE.

Board Listens to Mosquito Control Presentation

Dr. Stephen Manweiler, executive director of the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, attended the meeting and made a presentation to the board about the district’s mission, priorities for this coming mosquito season and trends they’re seeing. Manweiler noted about 90 percent of the district’s control efforts are larval based, meaning they do heavy work to treat for mosquitos in the early spring, before they’ve made it into the adult phase of their life cycle. The district also conducts mosquito control efforts on adult populations throughout the metro region during the state’s warmer months. Mosquito control is a public health effort — driving down the population of these pests helps reduce the spread of disease. Last year in Minnesota, mosquitoes were responsible for the transmission of 13 cases of Jamestown Canyon virus into people and two cases of West Nile virus. In 2018, there were eight reported cases of Jamestown Canyon and 63 cases of West Nile. To watch the video of this presentation, click HERE.

Hetrick Appointed Interim Library Director 

The board voted to appoint Anoka County Budget Director Patti Hetrick as the county’s interim library director. Hetrick steps into the position following the departure of former director Maggie Snow. Decisions on how to fill the library director role on a permanent basis will be made in approximately six months. For more information on this item, click HERE.

Road Construction Projects Approved 

The board awarded a contract to Forest Lake Contracting for the Hansen Boulevard reconstruction project, from Northdale Boulevard to Main Street, in the City of Coon Rapids. There will not be a posted detour for this project, but traffic will likely be slowed in the area. The board also awarded a contract to North Pine Aggregate for the reconstruction of 125th Avenue, from Aberdeen Street to Radisson Road, in the City of Blaine. For more information on these items, click HERE.

Money Saved on Prepayment of Bonds

The board adopted a resolution providing for the prepayment and redemption of the county’s outstanding general obligation airport improvement bonds. This action will save the county more than $129,000. For more information on this item, click HERE.

Data Backup System Purchased

To accommodate for the ever-increasing requirements to store county data, the board approved the purchase of a new county enterprise backup system. Susan Vreeland, director of the Anoka County Information Technology Department, said data backup needs have increase 300 percent since 2013, and it goes up about 30 percent each year. To watch the video on this item, click HERE. For more information on this item, click HERE.

Ambulance to be Used for Emergency Management 

The board accepted the dedicated gift of a retired ambulance from North Memorial Health. The ambulance will be used as a mobile public safety answering point for emergencies and training. For more information on this item, click HERE.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Board Meeting Recaps

County Board Briefs –– 4-27-21

Posted on: April 29, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 4-13-21

Posted on: April 27, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 3-23-21

Posted on: April 8, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 3-9-21

Posted on: March 10, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 2-23-21

Posted on: February 25, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 2-9-2021

Posted on: February 18, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 1-26-21

Posted on: February 4, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 12-22-20

Posted on: December 23, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 12-15-20

Posted on: December 16, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 11-24-20

Posted on: November 30, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 11-10-20

Posted on: November 24, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 10-27-2020

Posted on: October 29, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 10-13-2020

Posted on: October 28, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 9-22-20

Posted on: September 28, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 9-8-20

Posted on: September 9, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 8-25-20

Posted on: August 31, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 8-11-20

Posted on: August 17, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 7-28-20

Posted on: August 7, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 7-14-20

Posted on: July 15, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 6-23-20

Posted on: June 29, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 6-9-20

Posted on: June 12, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 5-26-20

Posted on: May 27, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 5-12-20

Posted on: May 13, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 4-14-20

Posted on: April 16, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 3-31-20

Posted on: April 1, 2020

County Board Briefs ––3-24-20

Posted on: March 25, 2020

County Board Briefs — 3-10-20

Posted on: March 12, 2020

County Board Briefs — 2-11-20

Posted on: February 25, 2020

County Board Briefs – 1-28-20

Posted on: February 19, 2020

County Board Briefs — 1-7-20

Posted on: January 9, 2020

County Board Briefs — 12-17-19

Posted on: December 26, 2019

County Board Briefs — 11-26-19

Posted on: December 3, 2019

County Board Briefs –– 11-12-19

Posted on: November 13, 2019

County Board Briefs — 10-22-19

Posted on: October 24, 2019

County Board Briefs — 10-8-19

Posted on: October 11, 2019

County Board Briefs — 9-24-19

Posted on: September 27, 2019

County Board Briefs — 9-10-19

Posted on: September 12, 2019

County Board Briefs — 8-27-19

Posted on: August 28, 2019

County Board Briefs — 8-13-19

Posted on: August 15, 2019

County Board Briefs — 7-23-19

Posted on: July 31, 2019

County Board Briefs — 7-9-19

Posted on: July 16, 2019

County Board Briefs — 6-25-19

Posted on: June 27, 2019

County Board Briefs — 6-11-19

Posted on: June 20, 2019

County Board Briefs — 5-28-19

Posted on: May 31, 2019

County Board Briefs — 5-14-19

Posted on: May 16, 2019

County Board Briefs — 4-23-19

Posted on: April 25, 2019

County Board Briefs — 4-9-19

Posted on: April 12, 2019

County Board Briefs — 3-26-19

Posted on: March 29, 2019

County Board Briefs — 2-26-19

Posted on: March 26, 2019