Delta Mayor Ed Sisson reports that contract negotiations with city manager candidate Mark Collins are nearly complete. He expected to have signed documents in his hands as early as Tuesday afternoon. The next step will be formal approval by the Delta City Council.
Collins was one of two finalists brought to Delta for interviews with city council and staff members Monday, July 6. He is currently the associate vice president for administrative operations at University of Wyoming, and previously served as city manager in Gunnison, Grand Lake and Lander, Wyo. He has lived in Laramie for 10 years, two as city manager and eight with the university, and said he is looking forward to moving back to the Western Slope of Colorado. He has also missed working in city government.
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.