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Posted on: November 30, 2020

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Board Commends Employees for Work Amid COVID-19

The board took time at the beginning of the meeting to commend all Anoka County employees for their hard work to ensure citizens keep receiving county services during the COVID-19 pandemic. To watch the presentation, click HERE.

Road Improvements to be Made at Highway 47/Bunker Lake Boulevard

The board approved a resolution authorizing Anoka County to enter into a cooperative construction agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for improvements at the intersection of Highway 47 and Bunker Lake Boulevard in the cities of Anoka and Ramsey. Construction on this project is scheduled to begin in spring of 2021. For more information on this item, click HERE.

Scheduling System Purchased for COVID-19 Testing, Vaccination Scheduling

Using Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Recovery (CARES) Act funding, the board approved the purchase of the PrepMod Public Health Enterprise Resource Planning Solution, which will aid the county’s Public Health Department in standing up testing sites and coordinating a mass COVID-19 vaccination program. This program will allow public health to track scheduling, consent forms, and the disbursement of testing kits and associated vaccines. For more information on this item, click HERE. 

CARES Funds Allocated to Nonprofit

The board provided more than $8,000 in CARES relief funds to the Dwelling Place, which provides safe housing and other services to those affected by domestic abuse. This money will be used for sanitation and cleaning for residents. For more information on this item, click HERE.

Additional $30,000 Offered to Businesses, Nonprofits Affected by COVID-19

The board approved offering additional grant relief of up to $30,000 through the Anoka County COVID Relief Grant Program to businesses and nonprofits forced to close as a result of Minnesota Executive Order 20-99. For more information on this item, click HERE. To watch the video on this item, click HERE.

Deadline Extended to Pay Property Taxes 

In recognition of the unprecedented disruption the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, the board granted qualifying owners of residential and non-residential properties more time to pay their property taxes. This abatement will only apply if the second half payment is made in full by Dec. 15. To read the news release, click HERE. To watch the video on this item, click HERE.

To watch the full board meeting, click HERE.

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