The following is compiled from the written city-wide monthly report presented in the Delta City Council meeting on Sept. 7.
2022 City BudgetThe City of Delta is starting to focus on the development of the 2022 city budget. This includes refining the five year Capital Improvement Plan, evaluating all programming and services, and developing projections for 2022. Each department is being asked to look for opportunities to reduce costs, better align budget needs with projected projects, and to fine tune the process by taking a critical look at the budget. The goal is to identify how to reduce the need for interdepartmental transfers.
GrantsIn the last month, the City of Delta has received $2 million for the rebuild of Hillside Drive, $101,000 for a demonstration of traffic calming on Main Street, $25,000 for a broadband plan, $100,000 for a downtown façade grant program.
Delta has also received a $3 million loan for a sewer line project.
AirportStaff continues to work with the county to develop a final game plan to move forward with water expansion at the airport. A draft intergovernmental agreement (IGA) has been developed and is being refined.
LibraryA small working group including Delta City Manager Elyse Casselberry, David Hood and Rod Myers and staff from the county and library to develop a conceptual plan for the old City Market building for relocation of the library.
RecreationThe Bill Heddles Recreation Center pool boiler project is complete. All pools seem to be heating well.
The recreation team is offering a 12-week homeschool P.E. program for ages 8-12 with an array of fitness classes, sports and games.
GolfDevil’s Thumb Golf Course experienced a water break which took three people two days to repair and lost at least 100,000 of water. Because of this, the golf course is now determinedly short on water this season.
Some of the weaker grass was lost during the repair of the mountain water line.
Public Works and UtilitiesStaff put out a bid for the Fifth Street Stormwater upgrade.
Crews started preparing for road resurfacing.
Staff completed an abatement of a leak that sprung up on the Mountain Water Pipeline.
City DevelopmentDelta Apartments are developing a phasing plan to begin to open units for staff to review. All foundations are complete, two or three buildings are left to frame, two are in the final trim stage.
The Delta Planning Commission will review the plan elements with all goals, policies and actions during the Sept. 13 meeting, which is a public meeting that anyone can attend.
MarketingStaff is setting up a music series for the end of September and beginning of October for West Legacy Park.
Police DepartmentIn terms of community policing, the Delta Police Department has stepped up social media activity to communicate with the community this summer.
The Delta Police Department responded to 1541 total calls from July 27 to Aug. 30, including 58 arrests and 15 summons.