Fellow citizens of Delta. I consider it an honor and privilege to live here while raising my family in our town. As I look to our future as a community, there are two pressing developments before us right now on which I believe we are making grave, irreparable decisions of error, which we will sorely regret if we don't dream, plan and act responsibly with vision RIGHT NOW, as development progresses in the immediate months ahead.
1. Devil's Thumb Golf Course. Fellow citizens, we already own a premier, sustainable and usable property by our entire citizenship that is sorely needed and sadly none of us seem to see it.
I hope this letter will change that!
Build an event facility for groups up to 1,000+ at Devil's Thumb!
Devil's Thumb has 360° of panoramic, breathtaking views (some of the very best in our entire county!) and begs for us to build a meeting facility there where several hundred or even 1,000 or more people can gather at one time and enjoy banquets, weddings, reunions, business conventions, non-profit group events and the like. How foolish of us for not having such a facility already built and operating at Devil's Thumb or anywhere else in our town for that matter!
When our current, beautiful clubhouse at Devil's Thumb was built, how come a second story was not considered and built with a huge community room with dining ability, kitchen, oversized outside decking and panoramic picture windows?
Tear the roof off NOW and get this done!
Make Devil's Thumb a destination for our entire community to celebrate life here and an irresistible attraction for out-of-town groups to come, stay and bring commerce to our community.
A combination of golf and event facility at Devil's Thumb is a sure winner for us all!
2. Main Street. The truck route is soon to begin. AWESOME!
Let's not blow it by making Main Street and the truck route similar choices to pass through Delta.
Make Main Street like Grand Junction's!
Grand Junction has a great downtown model for us to follow. Follow their lead! Like they have so excellently done, make our Main Street desirable to come shop, hang out on, visit with friends and walk! Make parking plentiful, easy to access and near for all ages and businesses to benefit.
Do this and I can see new businesses soon coming in and our current ones revitalized. I can even see three or four quality motels catching vision with us and begging to build somewhere south beyond 6th Street on both sides of Main Street with meeting rooms and restaurants complementing both our new, wonderful downtown and Devil's Thumb meeting facility.
Friends, I love our town and I want to see us prosper as a community now and up ahead. I believe if we get momentum going on these two key areas of development before us right now, we will all rejoice over the progress, community pride and prosperity that awaits us up ahead.