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Observer Corps Report - 11/6/2018 Dakota County Board Meeting

Observer Corps reports are submitted by LWV Dakota County members that volunteer their time to observe and take notes at government meetings of interest to Dakota County residents. While we strive for accuracy, these observations may be incomplete or inaccurate in some respects.

Meeting Summary: Two Eagan residents spoke regarding agenda item 8.8 (to execute Joint Powers agreement with City of Eagan for County Project 30-36 for County State Aid Highway 30 and Braddock Trail). The Board was asked to remove the item because formal outreach to the neighborhood, residents, and schools had not formally occurred. Speakers expressed the need for public Input and fostering community engagement, which is necessary to work toward effective solutions. It was clarified that any vote of the Board would not approve any particular project or traffic plan.

Veterans recognition was a focus under agenda item 11.1 "Saluting Our Stars." There was a clear focus on community and employees who have served our country.

In the week ahead, many meetings and discussions will take place to address the county's operations, management, and budget.

Acquisition of properties under agenda items 13.1 - 13.4 was discussed and approved.

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