MORATORIUM … Beth Thomas speaks to council regarding a moratorium on marijuana in the village. (PHOTOS BY JACOB KESSLER, STAFF)
By: Jacob Kessler
The Delta Village Council held their meeting on Monday, May 17th. The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.
Following roll call, a motion was made and approved to excuse council member Ashley Todd who was absent.
The mayor then opened a public hearing for the Nature Fresh Farms Ag district renewal. This renewal has to be completed every 5-years and is open for the public to speak about it. With no one wishing to speak, the hearing was closed.
The meeting then moved on to the hearing of the public portion. Beth Thomas spoke first regarding marijuana in the village.
She spoke about the initiative that residents voted on and asked if a moratorium will be put in place by council. The mayor stated that they could look at working on it for the next meeting.
Next, Ernest Wells spoke again regarding the speed limit on his street. He asked if there had been anything figured out with the speed limit yet. The Law Director stated that the issue is still being looked into.
The Village Administrator then gave a report. First, Mr. Peebles asked council to approve the Ag district renewal. Following the districts approval, Mr. Peebles stated that he had filed the annexation area paperwork.
He is anticipating a public hearing to take place around the third week of July but that the date is not yet set. Council then moved to approve the invoices before moving on to approve the following matters of legislation.
The Third Reading for Ordinance 22-03 to supplement Ordinance 21-13 to make supplemental appropriations for the current expenses of the Village of Delta for the fiscal year ending December 31st, 2022.
The Third Reading for Ordinance 22-04 authorizing the Village Administrator to dispose of certain surplus property not needed for any municipal purpose.
The Second Reading for Ordinance 22-05 to amend the annual appropriations ordinance and creating a federal grant – JAG fund.
The First Reading for Ordinance 22-06, with Emergency Provisions, authorizing the mayor and village administrator to sign the required dedication of right-of-way plat and declaring an emergency.
The First Reading of Ordinance 22-07, with Emergency Provisions, specifying the approval of the Delta Village Council for the pending annexation petition filed with the Fulton County Commissioners being designated as the villages twenty-year growth area and declaring an emergency.
The First Reading for Resolution 22-08, with Emergency Provisions, indicating the Village of Delta will provide utilities and other services for property seeking to be annexed to the village with the filing of petition for annexation with the Fulton County Commissioners.
With no further business to attend to, council moved to adjourn for the evening.
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