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Posted on: November 24, 2020

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Improvements to be Made at 47/Bunker Lake Boulevard Intersection

The board approved entering into a joint powers agreement with the cities of Anoka and Ramsey for improvements at Highway 47 and Bunker Lake Boulevard intersection in the cities of Anoka and Ramsey. This project, which will start in spring of 2021 and be wrapped up by fall of the same year, expands turn lanes, modifies the existing Rum River oxbow bridge and also includes ADA improvements. For more information on this item, click HERE.

Three Tandem Axel Plow Trucks Purchased 

As part of the 2021 Highway Department budget, the board approved the purchase of three tandem axel plow trucks. Making the purchase now as opposed to next year saves the county money under its current contract. For more information on this item, click HERE.

Contract Amended for Design/Build at Wargo

The board approved a contract with Chase Studio for design/build at Wargo Nature Center. This project includes the addition of three outdoor sculptures of a snapping turtle, jumping spider and blue-spotted salamander and a sustainable epoxy floor inside the main level of the nature center. These projects will be funded by the Edith Wargo Endowment Fund and Legacy funding, so there will be no impact on the county budget. For more information on this item, click HERE.

CARES Funds Allocated to Nonprofits 

The board allocated $99,456 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security funding to area nonprofits for service expansion, to help citizens of the county who have been affected by COVID-19. Those nonprofits include Haven for Heroes, Anoka County Community Action Program, and the Salvation Army. For more information on this item, click HERE.

Transportation Assistance Program Expanded 

The board approved expanding the exiting Transportation Assistance Program with an additional $15,000 to assist with car repairs and insurance for county residents experiencing job loss or unemployment due to COVID-19. For more information on this item, click HERE.

 

To watch the full board meeting, click HERE.

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