The Delta City Council authorized $26,810 for a design to repair seepage on the city-owned auxiliary dam of the Big Battlement Reservoir on Grand Mesa. The bid was awarded to Colorado River Engineering.
A routine housekeeping matter for the City of Delta proved noteworthy for a couple of reasons.
At the end of each year the Delta City Council is presented with a supplemental appropriations request for items not covered in the calendar year budget.
The Delta City Council business meeting June 20 began with the appointment of Mary Cooper to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. Cooper served as a councilmember for 11-plus years. She replaces Gerald Roberts who was recently elected to city council.
Mary Cooper brushed tears from her eyes as she reflected on her tenure as a Delta city councilmember. Cooper was appointed to the post in 2005, then twice elected to subsequent four-year terms. Term limits prohibited her from running for re-election this year.
Delta City Council member Ray Penick said this week he will not be seeking another term in office, bringing to three the number of vacant seats to be filled in the upcoming municipal election.
The other two seats are held by Mary Cooper and Robert Jurca, both of whom are term limited.
A bid to demolish two city-owned houses and outbuildings has been awarded to Wells Excavation and Farming.
The house at 1390 East 3rd Street is located across from Stafford Lane and is on the route proposed for future extension of Stafford Lane to Pioneer Road.
A number of residents of the Orchard Estates subdivision off G Road have been advised they're blocking the neighborhood drainage system by filling in their "roll over" curb and gutter with gravel or concrete. Among them is a tenant of Pat Stroud's who is battling cancer.
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