Delta County Economic Development will host its 21st annual meeting Thursday, April 20, at the Orchard City Town Hall. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers.
The meeting will be called to order at 6 p.m.
During the meeting the board will announce the results of the election of directors. The mail ballot by voting members is currently underway. Brad Harding (First Colorado National Bank), incumbent is seeking to be re-elected to a three-year term. Cheryl Hines (area farmer), Jere Lowe (Earth Friendly Supply, Company), Paul Larmer (High Country News), and Darnell Place-Wise (Delta Area Chamber of Commerce), are seeking first terms on the DCED board of directors. The ballot also provides for write-in candidates.
DCED would like to give special thanks to two longtime members who are stepping down from their board seats. Jack Graff (Better Compost) and Ed Marston (Paonia businessman) will be missed.
A recap of the 2016 year will be discussed and members will be briefed on the 2017 budget. Details will be provided on current projects DCED is working on, along with a vision for the future.
The meeting is open to the public; however, voting is restricted to investors of $500 per year or more.
The cost of the annual meeting is $10 for DCED members and $15 for non-members. Please go to www.deltacountyed.org and click on the link for the annual meeting to purchase your tickets or call 970-874-4992. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 19.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.