Delta talks annexation agreement

By Hunter Huffman - for the Expositor

Delta Village Council discussed an annexation agreement among other topics at Monday’s meeting.

Council suspended resolutions 18-11 and 18-12, both of which involve a petition for the annexation of a 38-acre property along State Highway 109. The petition is expedited, so it requires an agreement between both the village and York Township in order for it to be presented to commissioners.

“The annexation agreement is key to the annexation being placed,” said Village Administrator Brad Peebles. He also stated the agreement mirrors the structure of previous agreements with MetalX from last year. That Indiana-based company broke ground last November for a $35 million greenfield scrap processing facility on a 60-acre site across from North Star Bluescope Steel.

The first readings of both resolutions were passed.

In other business, Council approved the third reading of Ordinance 18-16, which places an assessment of costs from sewer construction on the property tax duplicate. The village recently completed a sewer extension to several properties on Wilson Street; these properties will receive the assessment if it is not paid prior.

Council also passed the first reading of Ordinance 18-18, which will establish pricing for columbarium services at Greenlawn Cemetary. This will allow the storage of funeral urns at the site.

Ordinance 18-17, which amends part nine of Delta codified ordinances, was also passed.

Council was informed that the passage of Resolution 18-13 will change the office hours of Delta’s administrative offices to 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Lastly, council approved the payment of the village’s periodic invoices.

By Hunter Huffman

for the Expositor