After interviewing two applicants, the Delta City Council appointed Mark Lee to the Delta Planning Commission. The commission is comprised of seven members. The position has been open for several months, so council members agreed it was exciting to see interest from citizens.
In other business at the Jan. 19 meeting, council declined to sponsor the Soil Health Conference organized by Delta County Economic Development. The city is a member of DCED and has allocated an additional $25,000 for a future economic development project. Council members did not feel the Soil Health Conference met their vision for how those funds would be spent.
City council members expressed appreciation to Glen Black, who has served as interim city manager since April. The new city manager, David Torgler, is now on the job. Black will resume his customary role of community development director for the City of Delta.
At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.