The Cedaredge Town Board approved appointment of three new members to the planning commission at its Aug. 20 meeting, reports Mayor Pat Means.
Karen Hebert was appointed to complete a three-year term that expires in 2017.
In addition, Walt Anderson and Larry Naslund were appointed to three-year terms that expire in 2018.
In other action at the meeting, trustees transacted the following business:
• The board approved an intergovernmental agreement to participate in the November election.
• The board approved a second intergovernmental agreement for sharing costs of the county's Code Red emergency notification system. Approval was recommended by Police Chief Dan Sanders.
• Trustees approved a special events liquor license for the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce AppleFest Gala on Oct. 2.
• Trustees also approved a special events liquor license for the chamber's annual Town Park AppleFest events on Oct. 3-4.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.