Skip to main content

Community Center Board discusses on site child-care facility.

Aug 23, 2017 11:21AM ● Published by Editor

By Joe Friedrichs from WTIP Radio News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 10:32am

As various agencies and organizations in Cook County continue to explore critical issues facing the region, a shortage of child care options continue to be at the top of many lists.

To address this issue, the Cook County Board of Commissioners gave the green light earlier this year to explore several options that could get the county directly involved with child care on the local level. An architectural firm in Duluth was hired to draft options that would include the addition of a child-care facility to the Cook County Community Center.

During a meeting of the county board on Tuesday, Aug. 22, local resident Arvis Thompson spoke during the public comment period of the meeting. Thompson specifically questioned the commissioners about raising local property taxes and exploring the option of building a child-care facility and hiring additional staff to work there.

In related news, on Tuesday, Aug.22, the Cook County Community Board discussed the on-site child-care facility. According to the minutes from the meeting, a number of board members voiced concern about the plan to expand the community center to include child care. According to Bob LaMettry, the Cook County Community Center Board voted this week by a 4-1 count to not to explore a plan to add a child-care facility to the community center. Another board member abstained from voting, essentially making the vote 4-1-1. This vote does not appear in the minutes from the meeting. 

Regardless of how the Community Center Board voted on this issue, the Cook County Board of Commissioners can still move forward with bringing a child-care facility to the community center if they vote to do so at a later date.  

Several design plans are being considered at the county level regarding the addition of a child-care facility at the community center. The county spent approximately $15,000 to have the design plans drawn up and submitted for review. If in fact the county follows through with building a child-care center at the community center, it would likely cost more than $2 million to build. Funding for the project could come from the county issuing revenue bonds.

Though Thompson phrased several of her comments as questions to the commissioners on Tuesday, it is common practice for the commissioners not to respond directly to issues raised during the public comment section of meetings of the county board. Regardless, Thompson says there are a number of local residents who are not happy with decisions being made by the county board.

Following Tuesday’s meeting of the county board, Commissioner Ginny Storlie told WTIP that all comments from the public are welcome and are taken under consideration. 

You can follow this link to listen to the interview on WTIP's website.

http://wtip.org/county-board-discusses-cease-and-desist-order-property-near-pike-lake


WTIP Radio
  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/18/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/18/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Come celebrate the holidays with your family and friends at Harbor House Grille. Chef Ed promises...


  • 1/2 Price Burgers!

    12/18/2017
    11:00AM — 09:00PM

    1/2 Price Burgers at Moguls Grille and Tap Room


  • Lunch at the Senior Center

    12/18/2017
    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Honey Glazed Meatballs, Potato, Mixed Vegetables/Dessert/Milk


  • Co-Dependents Anonymous

    12/18/2017
    05:30PM

    Co-Dependents Anonymous is a Fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healt...


  • Open Mic Every Monday at 6PM!

    12/18/2017
    06:00PM — 11:55PM

    Grand Marais Music Collaborative presents "Open Mic Night", every Monday at Grandma Ray's! The s...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/19/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/19/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Come celebrate the holidays with your family and friends at Harbor House Grille. Chef Ed promises...


  • Overeaters Anonymous

    12/19/2017
    11:00AM

    Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and...


  • Lunch at the Senior Center

    12/19/2017
    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Shepherd's Pie/Fruit/Date Bar/Milk


  • Kids Eat Free

    12/19/2017
    04:00PM — 09:00PM

    1 free kids meal with any paid adult meal Available after 4pm


  • Colvill All-Levels Yoga

    12/19/2017
    05:30PM — 06:30PM

    Join us for yoga. Vinyasa-style yoga set to world music. Come rest your mind and energize your ...


  • Trivia Night at Grandma Ray's

    12/19/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Trivia Night from 7:00-9:00pm every Tuesday down at Grandma Ray's.


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/23/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/23/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Voyageur Brewing Company Brewery Tour

    12/23/2017
    11:30AM — 12:30PM

    We offer tours on most Saturdays beginning at 11:30am but you need to reserve your space online i...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/17/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/17/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Come celebrate the holidays with your family and friends at Harbor House Grille. Chef Ed promises...


  • Blue Water Cafe

    12/17/2017
    06:00AM

    Floor is finished and will reopen Saturday December 16th at 7 a.m.


  • We are looking for new board members to serve on the U of M Extension Committee and the Cook Coun...


  • Holiday Movies in the Brewery

    12/17/2017
    12:30PM — 02:00PM

    Are you craving some beer with your holiday cheer? We will see you at Voyageur Brewing Company on...


  • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

    12/17/2017
    04:00PM — 06:00PM

    A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    12/17/2017
    06:30PM — 07:30PM

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and ho...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/18/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/18/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Come celebrate the holidays with your family and friends at Harbor House Grille. Chef Ed promises...


  • 1/2 Price Burgers!

    12/18/2017
    11:00AM — 09:00PM

    1/2 Price Burgers at Moguls Grille and Tap Room


  • Lunch at the Senior Center

    12/18/2017
    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Honey Glazed Meatballs, Potato, Mixed Vegetables/Dessert/Milk


  • Co-Dependents Anonymous

    12/18/2017
    05:30PM

    Co-Dependents Anonymous is a Fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healt...


  • Open Mic Every Monday at 6PM!

    12/18/2017
    06:00PM — 11:55PM

    Grand Marais Music Collaborative presents "Open Mic Night", every Monday at Grandma Ray's! The s...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/19/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/19/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Come celebrate the holidays with your family and friends at Harbor House Grille. Chef Ed promises...


  • Overeaters Anonymous

    12/19/2017
    11:00AM

    Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and...


  • Lunch at the Senior Center

    12/19/2017
    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Shepherd's Pie/Fruit/Date Bar/Milk


  • Kids Eat Free

    12/19/2017
    04:00PM — 09:00PM

    1 free kids meal with any paid adult meal Available after 4pm


  • Colvill All-Levels Yoga

    12/19/2017
    05:30PM — 06:30PM

    Join us for yoga. Vinyasa-style yoga set to world music. Come rest your mind and energize your ...


  • Trivia Night at Grandma Ray's

    12/19/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Trivia Night from 7:00-9:00pm every Tuesday down at Grandma Ray's.


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/20/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/20/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Come celebrate the holidays with your family and friends at Harbor House Grille. Chef Ed promises...


  • Wellness Wednesday

    12/20/2017
    09:00AM — 07:00PM

    Everyone saves an additional 10% on most wellness items! Plus enter to win the Wellness Wednesday...


  • Anxiety/Depression Support Group for Women

    12/20/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Weekly support group for women. $2.00 suggested donation. No registration required. Please joi...


  • 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine

    12/20/2017
    11:00AM

    1/2 Price Bottles of Wine


  • Lunch at the Senior Center

    12/20/2017
    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Creamy Chicken Enchilada/Refried Beans/Jello/Milk


  • Craft and a Craft Market

    12/20/2017
    04:30PM — 06:30PM

    Voyageur Brewing is proud to host weekly craft markets until Christmas with local Cook County art...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/21/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/21/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Come celebrate the holidays with your family and friends at Harbor House Grille. Chef Ed promises...


  • Lunch at the Senior Center

    12/21/2017
    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Pot Roast /Potato & Gravy/Beets/Pumpkin Bars/Milk


  • 6 PM Thursday, December 21st outside the Red building on the North House campus. Dress warmly! Br...


  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    12/21/2017
    06:30PM

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and ho...


  • A Hovland Family Christmas Concert

    12/21/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Join us for a wintry evening full of songs and friends and Christmas treats... at the Hovland Tow...


  • A Hovland Family Christmas Concert

    12/21/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Join us for a wintry evening full of songs and friends and Christmas treats... at the Hovland Tow...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/22/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/22/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Come celebrate the holidays with your family and friends at Harbor House Grille. Chef Ed promises...


  • Lunch at the Senior Center

    12/22/2017
    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Chili/Salad/Pudding/Milk


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/23/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/23/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Voyageur Brewing Company Brewery Tour

    12/23/2017
    11:30AM — 12:30PM

    We offer tours on most Saturdays beginning at 11:30am but you need to reserve your space online i...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/24/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/24/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • We are looking for new board members to serve on the U of M Extension Committee and the Cook Coun...


  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    12/24/2017
    06:30PM — 07:30PM

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and ho...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/25/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/25/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • 1/2 Price Burgers!

    12/25/2017
    11:00AM — 09:00PM

    1/2 Price Burgers at Moguls Grille and Tap Room


  • Co-Dependents Anonymous

    12/25/2017
    05:30PM

    Co-Dependents Anonymous is a Fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healt...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/26/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/26/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Overeaters Anonymous

    12/26/2017
    11:00AM

    Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and...


  • Lunch at the Senior Center

    12/26/2017
    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Cook's Choice


  • Kids Eat Free

    12/26/2017
    04:00PM — 09:00PM

    1 free kids meal with any paid adult meal Available after 4pm


  • Colvill All-Levels Yoga

    12/26/2017
    05:30PM — 06:30PM

    Join us for yoga. Vinyasa-style yoga set to world music. Come rest your mind and energize your ...


  • Trivia Night at Grandma Ray's

    12/26/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Trivia Night from 7:00-9:00pm every Tuesday down at Grandma Ray's.


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/27/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/27/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Anxiety/Depression Support Group for Women

    12/27/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Weekly support group for women. $2.00 suggested donation. No registration required. Please joi...


  • 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine

    12/27/2017
    11:00AM

    1/2 Price Bottles of Wine


  • Lunch at the Senior Center

    12/27/2017
    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Turkey Broccoli Bake/Potato//Fruit/Milk


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/28/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/28/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Lunch at the Senior Center

    12/28/2017
    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Baked Chicken/Potato Salad/Calico Beans/Dessert/Milk


  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    12/28/2017
    06:30PM

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and ho...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/29/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/29/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Lunch at the Senior Center

    12/29/2017
    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Spaghetti/Salad/Pudding/Milk


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/30/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/30/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Voyageur Brewing Company Brewery Tour

    12/30/2017
    11:30AM — 12:30PM

    We offer tours on most Saturdays beginning at 11:30am but you need to reserve your space online i...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/31/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/31/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • We are looking for new board members to serve on the U of M Extension Committee and the Cook Coun...


  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    12/31/2017
    06:30PM — 07:30PM

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and ho...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    01/01/2018
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    01/01/2018
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • 1/2 Price Burgers!

    01/01/2018
    11:00AM — 09:00PM

    1/2 Price Burgers at Moguls Grille and Tap Room


  • Co-Dependents Anonymous

    01/01/2018
    05:30PM

    Co-Dependents Anonymous is a Fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healt...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    01/02/2018
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    01/02/2018
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Overeaters Anonymous

    01/02/2018
    11:00AM

    Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and...


  • Kids Eat Free

    01/02/2018
    04:00PM — 09:00PM

    1 free kids meal with any paid adult meal Available after 4pm


  • Colvill All-Levels Yoga

    01/02/2018
    05:30PM — 06:30PM

    Join us for yoga. Vinyasa-style yoga set to world music. Come rest your mind and energize your ...


  • Trivia Night at Grandma Ray's

    01/02/2018
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Trivia Night from 7:00-9:00pm every Tuesday down at Grandma Ray's.


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    01/03/2018
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • Anxiety/Depression Support Group for Women

    01/03/2018
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Weekly support group for women. $2.00 suggested donation. No registration required. Please joi...


  • 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine

    01/03/2018
    11:00AM

    1/2 Price Bottles of Wine


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    01/04/2018
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    01/04/2018
    06:30PM

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and ho...


  • Wooly Worlds: Make a Felted Diorama

    01/04/2018
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Wooly Worlds: Make a Felted Diorama Instructor: Elise Kyllo Dates: January 4th, 11th, 18th Thu...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    01/05/2018
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • Tettegouchee January Artists Reception

    01/05/2018
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Stained Glass Mosaic Artist Sherri Kruger will be featured as the January Gallery Artist at the T...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    01/06/2018
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • Voyageur Brewing Company Brewery Tour

    01/06/2018
    11:30AM — 12:30PM

    We offer tours on most Saturdays beginning at 11:30am but you need to reserve your space online i...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    01/07/2018
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    01/07/2018
    06:30PM — 07:30PM

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and ho...


Boreal Ship Spotter - larger view here