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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. To watch the video on this item, click HERE. To read the news release on this item, click HERE.  

Highway 10 Construction Agreement Approved

The board adopted a resolution that authorizes Anoka County to enter into a cooperative construction agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for the replacement of the U.S. Highway 10 bridge over the Rum River and reconstruction of the Highway 10/Highway 169 (Ferry Street) interchange, including the reconstruction of the 4th Avenue Bridge over Highway 10, in the City of Anoka. To watch the video on this item click HERE. For more information on this item, click HERE.  

Design Services Approved for Congestion Management Lane in Coon Rapids 

The board adopted a resolution authorizing Anoka County to enter into a joint powers agreement with MnDOT for the preliminary design, environmental documentation, and final design services for the U.S. Highway 10 strategic congestion management project from Hanson Boulevard to Round Lake Boulevard, in the City of Coon Rapids. To watch the video on this item, click HERE. For more information on this item, click HERE.  

Construction Administration Services Agreement Approved for ‘Anoka Solution’

The board entered into a professional services agreement as a sub client with the City of Anoka for construction administration services related to the proposed interchange improvement project on U.S. Highway 10/169, at the intersection of West Main Street, Fairoak Avenue, and Thurston Avenue in Anoka (this project is known as the Anoka Solution). To watch the video on this item, click HERE. For more information on this item, click HERE.  

Contract Approved with Waste Wise for Services in Schools

The board approved an amendment to a contract for the purchase of services with the Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation for recycling efforts with the Anoka County business and education community. This contract is due to the state establishing aggressive recycling and organics management that calls for 75 percent of the county’s waste to be diverted through recycling by 2030. Waste Wise provides technical assistance outreach and consultation services on recycling, food waste and organics recovery programs. To watch the video on this item, click HERE. For more information on this item, click HERE.  

Gifts Accepted for Children in Foster Care

Safe Haven Foster Shoppe donated 18 placement packs for children placed in foster care through Anoka County Children and Family Services. These packs include essentials such as socks, underwear, pajamas, clothing, shoes, jackets, blankets, diaper bags and school supplies. For more information on this item, click HERE.  

Anoka County Applies for Help America Vote Act Funding

The board adopted a resolution authorizing Anoka County to apply for Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding. The Minnesota Legislature directed the distribution of $3 million from federal HAVA appropriations as grants to political subdivisions. A formula devised by the Office of the Secretary of State indicates that Anoka County will receive a maximum initial distribution of $99,141.40. Funds must be used to improve accessibility to voting, implement security improvements for elections systems, and/or fund other activities to improve the security of federal and regularly scheduled state elections in Minnesota. For more information on this item, click HERE.  

Kennel Club Makes Donation in Support of K-9 Program 

The Anoka County Kennel Club donated $3,000 to support the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office K-9 program. This money will be used for training, equipment and maintenance. For more information on this item, click HERE.  

To watch the full board meeting, click HERE.  

 

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