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Tampico Council Hears Day Care Options

00:00 AM November 08, 2017


The Tampico Village Board Oof Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday , November 7. Topics included the Tiger Cubbie Day Care, a new building code, and internet service. 


Cindy Slock, President of the Tiger Cubbies Day Care reviewed the status of the program. She gave a brief history of the facility. She outlined five options discussed by the board under which the program could restart.  She said the day care Board favored the option of not expanding the single classroom and changing the age of the children served from 3-5 to ages 5-12.  The facility would be only open during the summer only. She added that former staff is willing to return and work during the summer.  No action was taken.


Mayor Hill said she had a received a large amount of material in regard to creating building code/ordinance. It was decided to table the discussion until  Chief Strike and she could study the information.  She added that the intent of the action is to gibe the village a better "leg to stand on" in dealing with abandoned buildings.  Questions were raised about how this may involve the county building inspector, permits, and the costs of building remodeling for residents.  The  Mayor clarified the intent of codes and it would not as of now involve inspectors.


Considerable discussion ensued when a commissioner raised questions as to why Village was paying Day Care bills when it was closed. Commissioner Sigel stated he had asked for an explanation over last several meetings and still it had not been given. The Clerk and Mayor both said he was advised to come into the office for the information. A motion to pay bills was withheld until Clerk stated that no village funds were being spent on the day care. Motion to pay bills was then passed.


Mayoral Actions:

  • Thanked Sandrock insurance for furniture donation to the Village Hall
  • Thanked Jeff Fenton for the Halloween light display on the water tower. 
  • E-recycling went very well; thanked City of Prophetstown for assistance; 14 pallets of material were picked-up 
  • Frontier has capped off internet service to Tampico unsure what that means for future. Mayor mentioned that she had been contacted by another internet company but she was not at liberty to discuss any details.
  • Announced that Toys for Tots drive was underway
  • Signed/endorsed bicentennial resolution. Village will receive new flag.


The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00.

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