Commissioners approve $250,000 for Phase 1 of new daycare
By Ashleigh Plemper
Farmer Staff Writer
While it may have felt like a case of déjà vu for county commissioners at last week’s county commission meeting, the topic of building another daycare in Watford City, was readdressed and they are not weighing the decision lightly.
Two years ago, the Job Development Authority (JDA) looked at siting a new daycare and received $300,000 in funding from the county to take a preliminary look at what the process would entail.
With the county’s good graces, the JDA began conducting site work and getting a scope of the feasibility and architectural engineering aspect.
Then the pandemic hit and brought the world to a screeching halt, putting the project on pause. But as the onset of COVID-19 faded, according to Gene Veeder, Job Development Authority board member, the need for childcare didn’t.