At their May 7 meeting, Delta City Council members approved a donation of $300 for the Delta High School all-night grad party, although the party won't go all night. City clerk Jolene Nelson, who is also the mother of a graduate, said the party will run from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. the night of graduation and will be held at Bill Heddles Recreation Center, at the request of the students.
The Delta City Council will consider lifting the moratorium on medical marijuana establishments at its March 19 meeting.
In November, city voters approved the establishment of retail medical marijuana centers, cultivation facilities, testing facilities, and other types of businesses related to manufacture and development of medical marijuana-infused products.
The Delta City Council, while reviewing an extensive list of programs and projects for 2019, plus requests for five new employees, faced the grim reality that sources of new revenue are limited. While sales tax collections are up 5.47 percent year to date, voters soundly rejected a half-cent sales tax increase that would have generated up to $1 million for parks, recreation and golf.
Delta City Council hosted Delta County Commissioners on Nov. 14 for continuing talks regarding the city extending water and sewer to Blake Field and the renovation, or building, of 1525 and 1550 roads leading to the airport and golf course.
The City of Delta is exploring a possible land swap with Bill St. James, a move that would exchange park land on the north side of the Gunnison River for numerous parcels St. James owns on the south side of the river from Ute Street to the east.
The land swap will require voter approval, and to get the question on the November ballot, the wording must be finalized by the Sept. 4 council meeting.
At a work session Tuesday, July 10, Delta City Council members agreed staff should pursue a pre-annexation agreement with the county before water and sewer are extended to Blake Field in North Delta. Whether or not that pre-annexation agreement is exercised is up to the city, attorney David McConaughey advised, but it will serve as a tool for outlining expectations for both entities.
During a short meeting July 10, Delta City Council members heard the results of the 2017 audit from Holscher, Mayberry & Company. The audit looked at the city's major funds -- General Fund, Parks and Rec Center Fund and the Citywide Capital Improvement Fund, and four major enterprise funds -- Municipal Light & Power Fund, Sewer Fund, Water Fund and Golf Course Fund.
Delta City Council and staff joined Delta County Commissioners and staff on June 26 at the courthouse to talk about projects of interest to both entities. They explored how they can work together to resolve problems which will benefit residents and visitors to both county and city.
The Delta City Council periodically reviews compensation and benefits paid to city appointed officers and employees of the city to determine appropriate compensation for those positions.
After a 2-2 tie vote for mayor pro-tem two weeks ago, council members voted unanimously to name Christopher Ryan to the office on May 1.
Council was unable to break the tie at the April 17 meeting due to the absence of the fifth council member, Nathan Clay.
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