Mark Lee and Richard Simmons have been re-appointed to the Delta Planning Commission, leaving two spots still to be filled.
Carl Jahn's three-year term also expired, but he declined to apply for another term.
The planning commission is comprised of seven members appointed by Delta City Council.
Glen Black, community development director, noted that four of the five members must be present to constitute a quorum, so he's hoping to fill the two vacancies soon. After the vote affirming Simmons and Lee's appointments, council member Gerald Roberts said he is aware of one individual who is interested in applying for the planning commission.
For an application, stop by Delta City Hall.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.