Visitors to Anoka’s Eagle Brook Church are getting acclimated to navigating the neighborhood around the new campus.
Anoka Police Chief Eric Peterson reported that two officers have been assigned to assist with traffic control during worship services on Saturdays and Sundays because of the high volume of traffic that needs to enter Highway 10.
Peterson said he has heard concerns from residents that this service was costing Anoka’s taxpayers said this is not on the city’s “dime.”
Eagle Brook reimburses the city for the officers’ time.
“Though there has been confusion with the high volume and traffic changes, things are beginning to run more smoothly,” Peterson said at a May 15 City Council meeting. “We’re seeing drivers that have better habits about how to get out and move on.”
Eagle Brook Church opened its newest campus in Anoka this spring at 1100 Highway 10 after completing extensive renovations to the former K-Mart building. The church hosts multiple services Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings and has a worship space for 1,000 people. Opening weekend the church attracted more than 6,500 visitors.