The family of Russel Radebaugh was presented with an honor in his memory by the Town of Cedaredge on July 16.
Radebaugh had served as a town trustee and member of the charter commission. He passed away on June 24.
Mayor Pat Means presented a certificate of appreciation for his service to members of the family who attended the regular trustee meeting for the event.
In other business at its July 16 regular meeting, the Cedaredge Town Board dealt with the following matters:
• Larry Murphy, golf pro, gave credit to local resident Bob Page for working to increase participation in the Partners fundraiser tournament.
• Trustees were informed that dirt moving work has begun at the site of the new sewer treatment plant.
• Town work crews are applying sealant to sections of exposed aggregate sidewalk downtown. The work is costing $5,000 and needs to be done regularly, trustees were told.
• The police department has purchased one personal body camera for $1,400, the chief reported. It will be used for special assignments like crime scene investigation. Other less expensive units may be bought soon for officers to use on duty.
• Two trees were damaged at the skate park. One was deliberately killed by having the bark stripped from its trunk, the police chief reported.
• Word will soon get around town, Police chief Dan Sanders said, that the municipal judge is putting people in jail for committing theft.
• Trustees set up a schedule of hearings and workshops for the 2016 budget beginning with the annual budget retreat on Sept. 3.
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.