County board actions: Grant for new NorthPoint dental clinic, reappointment of county surveyor

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Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

County board actions

The board approved a grant for a new NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center dental clinic, reappointed the county surveyor, approved a contract to build office space at the Penn-Plymouth intersection in Minneapolis and more.

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Grant will support new NorthPoint dental clinic 

The board approved a $600,000 grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation to open the Dr. John Williams dental clinic at NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center's 800 West Broadway location in Minneapolis. 

The new clinic will meet the high demand of residents seeking affordable dental care, providing an additional 2,300 annual dental visits per year. By providing increased access to primary oral health care, NorthPoint hopes to reduce health disparities among residents in this area. 

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Board reappoints county surveyor

The board reappointed Chris Mavis as county surveyor, a position that oversees a team that gathers and manages information on more than 425,000 parcels throughout the county. The surveying team also reviews subdivision maps to make sure they comply with state law and maintains approximately 2,500 public land survey markers. Mavis is also president of the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors.

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Firm to hire residents on probation for Penn-Plymouth construction

The board approved a contract with Tri Construction to build out a floor in a county building at the intersection of Penn and Plymouth avenues in North Minneapolis. As part of the contract, the firm will hire 10 or more county residents through the county's Community Productive Day Program. Tri Construction will also sponsor these individuals into union apprenticeships, where they will begin this new career pathway being paid prevailing wages and receiving full benefits. 

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Grant will expand home visits to high-risk families

The board accepted a $2.1 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Health to expand home visits and services that keep families safe, healthy and supported. The county will work with community partners to prevent families from needing late-stage services, such as child protection. 

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County to lease space for ticket venue at Target Field Station

The board approved a lease agreement with United Properties for retail space at Target Field Station. The company will use the space as a ticket venue serving the hotel and event center currently under construction nearby. 

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Board appoints candidate to Workforce Innovation Opportunity Board

The board appointed Nerita Hughes to the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Board.

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