Delta Village Council Takes The Next Step Towards Separation

The Delta Village Council, without discussion or hesitation, voted 6-0 to approve the second reading of Ordinance #16-20 which authorizes the Village attorney to petition the Board of County Commissioners of Fulton County to change township lines. This effectively would move the borders of Swancreek Township and York Township back to exclude any property within the municipality of Delta. The third and final reading is scheduled to be put forth for a vote at the next Council meeting on July 11, 2016.

The Council also unanimously passed the first reading of legislation to renew a five mill tax levy to fund the Delta Police Department. Stephanie Mossing, Village Finance Director, reported the levy currently generates $217,772 for the department’s operations.

Brad Peebles, Village Administrator, reported that the trustees from York Township wanted to meet to discuss details of the next fire and rescue contract between the two public entities. The current contract expires in December of 2017 and, in an earlier letter sent by the Village Council to the Township trustees, a possibility of a non-renewal was posed if negotiations involving the percentage of financial responsibility from each failed to be agreed upon.

In other news, the Delta Chicken Festival Committee requested streets on the route of the festival’s parade be closed. The parade will go from Taylor to Fernwood to Wood to Eastwood to Northwood. The closings were approved.

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