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The City of Delta has contracted with Wells Excavating & Farming to make drainage improvements on H Road.

Steve Glammeyer, utilities/public works director for the City of Delta, said H Road was identified for chip seal application this year due to early visible signs of structural failure and raveling.

"The main cause of this failure is inadequate roadside drainage," Glammeyer explained in a memo to city council members. "Every year during irrigation season water seeps come off the mesa and damage the road where there is inadequate ditch storage. Staff would like to address the drainage concerns that are immediately impacting the roadway prior to the chip seal application. Establishing the shoulder drainage is key to extending the life of the chip seal application scheduled for H Road."

Of the four bids received from qualified contractors, the lowest was from Wells Excavating & Farming in the amount of $101,782.80. Wells Excavating & Farming has completed a number of other public works projects in the city.

City council voted unanimously to award the bid with a 15 percent contingency.

The second meeting of the month was moved up one night, to June 19, because several staff and city council members planned to attend the Colorado Municipal League convention in Breckenridge later in the week.

Council also approved a liquor license transfer from the Delta Fireside Inn, 820 Highway 92, to Needle Rock Brewing Company. Sam Kimbriel is listed as the facility manager.

The city's annual audit was provided by Holscher, Mayberry & Company. The complete report is posted online at www.cityofdelta.net with the city council packet of June 19.

The next city council meeting falls on Tuesday, July 4, but because of the holiday was cancelled. City council also agreed to the closure of Delta City Hall on Monday, July 3.

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