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Commissioners struggle with high levy numbers

The county commissioners are grappling with high levy figures and how to make a half-percent sales tax increase for transportation.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with the board’s chair H


 

Commissioners continue to discuss sales-tax increase

Though no action was taken by the Board of Commissioners regarding a proposed sales tax increase in Cook County to be used for projects by the highway department, the topic was again discussed during


An old, tattered building contains some of the highway department's materials. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Highway engineer talks sales tax, facilities and road projects

The Cook County Highway Department and the County Board continue to discuss the possibility of a sales-tax increase that would generate funds for the highway department.


 

Budget talks begin and a transportation sales tax nears board action

The county board begins budget talks, which will last through year’s end. Also, the board will act soon on a proposed half-percent sales tax for county transportation needs.


 

County continues to discuss sales-tax increase to benefit highway department

The Cook County Board of Commissioners continue to discuss implementing a half-cent sales tax increase that would generate funds for the local highway department.


 

County administrator tells concerned residents Pike Lake Road is 'not that bad'

A public hearing was held Monday, August 15 at the Cook County Courthouse regarding a proposed sales tax increase.


Sales tax image by Joe Friedrichs

Public hearing set for proposed sales-tax increase

There will be a public hearing to discuss a proposed sales-tax increase in Cook County. The hearing will be at the Cook County Courthouse on Monday, August 15 at 6 p.m.


 

County on board with EDA housing project

The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to financially support a proposed housing project of the local Economic Development Authority.


 

New role pending for Planning and Zoning

Changes to the county planning and zoning mission are moving with the commissioners and a public hearing on a proposed transportation sales tax is coming up.


 

Sheriff: Picnic has calmed down for law enforcement over the years

Fisherman’s Picnic is just around the corner and Cook County law enforcement is ready. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sheriff Pat Eliasen about the Picnic then and now.