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Posted on: December 20, 2021

County Board Briefs — 12-14-21

Commissioner Schulte Receives AMC President’s Award

Anoka County Commissioner Scott Schulte received the 2021 Association of Minnesota Counties’ (AMC) President’s Award for years of dedicated service and exemplary leadership in county government. The prestigious President’s Award is presented to an individual who has a deep history of public service to their community and county. To watch the video on this item, click HERE.

Anoka County Human Services Manager Wins Outstanding Service Award

Cindy Cesare, Anoka County Human Services Division manager, recently won a 2021 Association of Minnesota Counties’ (AMC) Outstanding Service Award for exhibiting excellence, innovation and dedication to her work in county government.  Cesare, who has been with Anoka County for 30 years, was recognized by AMC for her leadership, continued drive for excellence and her dedication to the mission of serving residents in a respectful, innovative, and fiscally responsible manner. Cesare will be recognized by the board at an upcoming meeting in January. To watch the video on this item, click HERE

Career Ladder Updates Approved

The board approved career ladder updates for Transportation, Property Records and Taxation, Human Services, License and Passport Services, Human Services and Parks. These updates include performance metrics, evaluations, and exams in some areas to keep employee skillsets progressing. For more information on this item, click HERE. To watch the video on this item, click HERE.

Settlement Authorized in Opioid Litigation 

The board approved its part of a settlement agreement between Minnesota, several other states, and various pharmaceutical distributors, regarding the distribution of prescription opioids that have in part led to the opioid crisis. For more information on this item, click HERE. To watch the video on this item, click HERE.

Safe Routes to School Funding Sought for Northdale Boulevard 

The board adopted a resolution supporting submittal of a Minnesota Safe Routes to School funding application for Northdale Boulevard, to improve pedestrian safety in the vicinity of Coon Rapids Middle School and High School campuses. For more information on this item, click HERE. To watch the video on this item, click HERE.

Bridge Priority List Amended 

The board adopted a resolution amending Anoka County’s bridge priority list. Based upon recent inspections, there are five bridges in the county that have a local bridge planning index of less than 70 and should be replaced. For more information on this item, click HERE. To watch the video on this item, click HERE.

Aquatic Invasive Species Program Approved

The board approved the 2022 Aquatic Invasive Species Program. Next year, Anoka County will receive $134,000 in state funding to be used to help mitigate the spread of aquatic invasive species in county waterways. For more information on this item, click HERE.

Purchase of Storage Area Network Approved 

The board authorized the purchase of a storage area network from Insite Public Sector. This will serve as a repository for most of the county’s documents and data. For more information on this item, click HERE. To watch the video on this item, click HERE.

2022 Anoka County Legislative Platform Approved 

The board approved the 2022 legislative platform, which includes items in transportation, social services, community corrections and public health. To view the platform, click HERE. To watch the video on this item, click HERE.

Donations Accepted for Sheriff’s Office 

The board accepted two donations to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office”

  1. $20,000 from the Coss Family Foundation for the Sheriff’s Office K-9 program.
  2. $2,500 from Janet and Daniel Feeney to support the K-9 program.

To watch the full board meeting, click HERE.

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