Approval of funds for Delta Area Chamber of Commerce

The Delta City Council unanimously approved funding of the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce (DACC) to the amount of $3,000. The money, according to the request from DACC Director Mitchell Gronenthal, is to be used for advertising and events which includes Deltarado Days, Delta Proud and the Parade of Lights. Gronenthal thanked the council for its continued support.

Approval of contract for Leon Street sewer line project

The City Council, with the recommendation of city staff, approved the contract for Wells Excavating and Farming, LLC to undertake the Leon Street sewer line project. The project will take place between Seventh and Ninth streets along Leon Street. Public Works Director Betsy Suerth told the council that the project had an estimated turnaround time of 60 days and would hopefully finish in May.

As per the agreement, the project will cost the City of Delta $264,336.96 and allow staff a 10% contingency for a project budget not to exceed $290,771.

Approval for public works to buy a new mower

The council approved the funding for a new subject mower for use at the cemetery at a cost of $13,887.86. The old mower, which has 4,944 hours of use, according to Suerth, will be repurposed to the disc golf course and surrounding areas. The money approved for the mower came out of $16,000 set aside in the budget for that purpose.

Cunningham Orchards Filing No. 2 Plat

The City Council unanimously agreed to move forward on plans for the Cunningham Orchards Estates area. Full plans are available in the meeting packet at

Official appointment of interim city manager

At an executive session that followed the regular City Council meeting, the council decided to continue using Parks and Recreation Director Wilma Erven as the interim city manager. Erven has already been filling this role since old City Manager David Torgler was placed on paid leave. She was put in the role due to the order of succession for the position but Tuesday's executive session elected that she stay in the position until it is properly filled.

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