The City of Delta has contracted with Arnie Butler & Company to conduct real estate appraisals on a number of city-owned properties, including three that will be on the November ballot. The City of Delta will be asking voters for permission to sell, transfer or convey Cottonwood and Riverbend parks -- a total of 115.2 acres -- for a sale price of not less than $4,575 per acre. If the sale or exchange of property is approved, the city has announced its intention to pursue a swap for the St. James property on the south side of the Gunnison River. The appraiser will also be evaluating those parcels to determine if the swap is equitable.
Voters are also asked to consider the sale or transfer of the non-operational municipal, light and power plant at 1133 Main Street. At their Sept. 4 meeting, Delta council members amended the sale price of that property to "not less than $100,000 or the fair market value" as determined by the appraiser.
The appraiser will also be establishing value for smaller city-owned properties, including a house on E. 7th Street and parcels left over from construction of the alternate truck route. Arnie Butler & Company was one of two firms to bid on the service. The cost is not to exceed $20,250.