At the request of council member Kevin Carlson, the council released the $300 budgeted for Delta High School grad night festivities, and agreed in principle to donate $200 to each of the Destination Imagination teams headed to globals later this month. Since the expenditure was not listed in the agenda, city attorney David McConaughy suggested the matter be tabled until a special meeting May 8.
The city budgets just a few specific donations every year. Council members said they would like to see a discretionary amount that could be used for unanticipated requests, such as the donations to Destination Imagination. That practice was abandoned several years ago due to budget constraints.
It was also announced that a spring brush and leaf dropoff is planned May 16-18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the city's wastewater treatment plant in North Delta.