Architect Michael Oney has been awarded the bid to draw up plans for the renovation of Delta City Hall.
The project grew from the need to replace the building's heating, air conditioning and ventilation system. Discussion soon expanded into the building's other needs -- improved energy efficiency, better use of space, handicap accessibility (including elevator), better security for municipal court and the possible consolidation of the police department. The goal is to maintain the historic qualities of the building.
A portion of the cost will be covered by a DOLA grant. The city put out a request for bids earlier this fall and six firms attended the mandatory walk-through. Of the three which actually submitted bids, Oney's was the lowest at $55,920. In addition, he has dealt with similar projects.
Councilmember Robert Jurca questioned whether the city has the funds to follow through on the project. Interim city manager Glen Black explained the city has already budgeted $350,000 for the HVAC alone, and will likely pursue additional grant funds. If nothing else, Black said, the architect will furnish construction documents that will provide a realistic estimate of the cost.
At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.