Tuesday March 31, 2015

On a 3-2 vote, Glen Black, community development director for the City of Delta, was named interim city manager during the March 17 city council meeting.
Black will serve in that capacity while the city searches for a replacement for Justin Clifton, who has accepted a job in Sedona, Ariz. Clifton’s last day as Delta city manager is April 8.

Thefts are up in both the City of Delta and in unincorporated areas of Delta County, a trend Chief Robert Thomas and Sheriff Fred McKee say is tied to drug usage.
“We have a meth problem,” Chief Thomas told council members during a work session last week.

As expected, Tri-State Generation and Transmission has filed a strong objection to DMEA’s recent petition to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
In its March 11 response, Tri-State denies it is a public utility as defined by and under jurisdiction of the Federal Power Act.

The Board of County Commissioners wants to have a conversation with the Colorado state demographer about growth projections for the county.
The state demographer’s office recently published a projection that shows Delta County’s population increasing from the present estimated  30,299 to an estimated 53,669 by the year 2040 — an increase of over 77 percent in the next 25 years.

The Delta City Council has appointed Carl Jahn to a second term on the Delta Planning Commission, leaving two positions open on the seven-member board. Richard Simmons expressed interest in filling one of those vacancies, but is prohibited from doing so by city charter, which restricts planning commission members to two terms, or six consecutive years.

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