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.
This year, just two supplemental appropriations were requested and neither were related to the golf course.
The small number of supplemental appropriations was enough to generate comment; the fact that golf course operations came in under budget prompted kudos for parks director Wilma Erven and golf course manager Ken Brown. It's the first year in many the golf course did not require an additional infusion of revenue, staff noted.
The two items approved by the Delta City Council Tuesday, Dec. 20, included transfer of an $82,000 surplus from the capital project fund to the citywide capital improvement fund. The $82,000 represents unappropriated funds from the truck route project.
The second appropriation allocated $34,000 to the Delta Urban Renewal Fund. Reactivation of DURA was not anticipated when the 2016 budget was adopted.
The appropriations were unanimously approved.
In other business, DHS student Lydia Stalcup was selected to fill out the 11-member Delta Youth Council. She joins Jaspe Arias, Reagan Clay, Claire Corbasson, Ashley Frentzel, Logan Goodrich, Sameha Haque, Meysa Mulford, Hannah Owens, Kaylie Rankin and Kayla Teel on the council. Appointments are effective through mid-September.
John York, a Hartig Drive resident, sent an email urging the removal of the speed bump on 7th Street.
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