The Board of County Commissioners on Monday, July 17, engaged an attorney specializing in work that will involve the county's interests in negotiations with the Delta Urban Renewal Authority.
In other business on July 17, Region 10 director Michelle Haynes reported that the broadband middle mile system is now providing service to carrier neutral locations in the cities of Delta and Montrose. The service is being established with independent internet service providers (ISPs) and anchor institutions.
A July 25 ribbon cutting has been set in Delta. Haynes said the system will continue to add regional connectives and new users. Also, Montrose County has decided to become a participant in the enterprise, a decision that will bring fast internet to Montrose County's West End.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.