Presentation of Volunteer Awards from the Delta Police Department

Steve Dunivan, policing coordinator for the Delta Police Department, publicly recognized two high school students, Garrett and Russell Cannon, for their volunteer work on a summer series of crime prevention videos.

Garrett put 36 hours into the project, serving as producer and editor, ultimately putting out about 20 short videos.

His brother Russell acted as “the bad guy” in a number of these videos, putting in six hours of his own.

Both Cannon brothers will reportedly receive letters of recommendation from the Delta Police Department for any institute of further education they choose. They also received certificates.

Ordinance #10, 2021, Second and Final Reading: Zoning Amendment for a portion of Lot 2B of the Boundary Adjustment of Lot 2, Showalter Subdivision – Parcel 2 Showalter/Davis Boundary Adjustment from R-1 to R-3

The Delta City Council approved the second and final reading for a zoning amendment within the Showalter Subdivision. As this was the final reading, the ordinance will now be put into effect.

Ordinance #11, 2021, Second and Final Reading: Amending Chapter 13.04 of the Delta Municipal Code

The council approved the second and final reading of a new ordinance to amend Chapter 13.04 of the Delta Municipal Code. Section 13.04.030(B)(2)(b) currently states, “The owner and applicant agree to annex, to execute a petition for annexation of the property served, and to vote for annexation at any annexation election to the City, upon the City’s request, at any time that such property is eligible for annexation. They shall irrevocably appoint the City Clerk as their attorney-in-fact with respect to annexation proceedings. This agreement shall be binding upon and shall run with the land for which service is provided. The City may require immediate annexation at the applicant’s expense.”

It would be replaced with “Such other terms and conditions for service outside the City limits as the City Council may determine in its sole discretion, which may include a requirement to process a petition for annexation to the City as a condition of continued service if and when the property is eligible for annexation. The approval of any utility service outside the City limits is entirely at the discretion of the City Council.”

The change gives the Delta City Council the power to use its discretion on a more appropriate case-by-case basis, according to City Manager Elyse Casselberry.

As the ordinance was passed on its second and final reading, it will now be put into effect.

Consent Agenda

In an initial consent agenda, council approved the street closure for the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce’s Parade of Lights from 4-8 p.m. on Dec. 3. The road will be closed along Main Street from the intersection of 2nd Street to the intersection of 9th Street.

Also in the consent agenda, council approved its usual joint use agreement with the Delta County School District for Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Confluence Park, Devil’s Thumb Golf Course, and any other city-designated park.

As part of the agreement, the school district agrees to pay $7,750 to the city for the use of facilities.

Lucas Vader is a staff writer for the Delta County Independent. Follow him on Twitter, @lucasrvader.

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