Orchard City board of trustees met May 8 for a short meeting. Dick Kirkpatrick warned the trustees that the water fund has decreased by $182,000 since the first of the year. "If it picks up during the summer, good, but just a head's-up for this point in time," he said.
Under new business trustees awarded the Kaiser waterline bid to Frontier Pipeline. With the savings on this project they'll also look at completing another water project this year. Next they approved the Delta County Housing letter of support and approved a liquor license renewal for Eckert Food Store.
After water committee's report on their meeting earlier that morning, road committee updated trustees on some projects. Trees will be trimmed in town soon and Iris Road has been cleared twice for rocks.
Also, on Iris Road it appears someone has stolen a traffic barrel, twice. A mud puddle forms when it rains that the town is trying to fix. The barrels were used to warn walkers. Staff will be looking at another solution.
Another challenge the road committee is battling is high speeds when cars exit Highway 65.
When park committee met last, it discussed the liabilities of having a dog park, which was a recent request on the visual survey. Delta had to close its down a few days, reported trustee Gynee Thomassen, which makes the town hesitant to pursue this idea.