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Delta City Administration
76 North 200 West
Delta, UT 84624-9440

435.864.2759 Main Offices
435.864.4945 Library
435.864.4313 Facsimile
435.864.7984 Animal Control

NOTICE OF 2017 MUNICIPAL ELECTION(S)

NOTICE is hereby given that Delta City will hold a municipal election(s) this fall to elect a Mayor and two (2) Council Members to the Governing Body. Each municipal office shall be a four-year term beginning on the first Monday of January 2018. Given a sufficient number of candidates, a primary election will be held on August 15, 2017, with the municipal general election being held on November 7, 2017. United States citizens who have resided at least twelve consecutive months within the legal boundaries of Delta City proper that are registered voters within the same may file a Declaration of Candidacy statement, or a Nomination Petition may be filed in behalf of a qualified individual. Such qualified individuals shall be required to complete of Declaration of Candidacy form as well. Potential candidates are hereby advised that a local ordinance is in force that requires compliance with Campaign Finance Disclosure requirements throughout the elective process, and that a $25 filing fee is required at the time of executing a Declaration of Candidacy statement. The filing for elective office is to be made before the Delta City Recorder during the regular business hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., between June 1 and June 7, 2017 (deadline is 5:00 p.m. on June 7). Candidates are encouraged to also visit vote.utah.gov to add their profile to this website of the State of Utah. The polling locations were Delta City's Precincts 17 and 18 are within the Delta City Municipal Buildings Council Chambers. If you have any questions, please contact the Delta City Recorder at 76 North 200 West, Delta, Utah, 84624-9440, 435.864.2759 or by email at gschafer@delta.utah.gov. Set forth this January 25, 2017.

MUNICIPAL OFFICES THIS ELECTION

Mayor – four-year term, January 2, 2018 to January 3, 2022.

City Council Members (2, at-large, no districts) – four-year terms, January 2, 2018 to January 3, 2022.

MUNICIPAL ELECTION DATES

Municipal Primary Election Day (if necessary), August 15, 2017 (UCA 20A-1-202)

Municipal General Election Day, November 7, 2017 (UCA 20A-1-202)

VOTER REGISTRATION

Residents who desire to vote must be registered. Registration is handled by the Millard County Clerk Marki Rowley, within the Justice Complex, located at 765 South Highway 99, Fillmore, Utah 84631-5032, the telephone number is 435.743.6223. Registration can also be accomplished by logging on to vote.utah.gov.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S OFFICE PERSONNEL

In the event you have questions that the Delta City Recorder or Millard County Clerk cannot answer, please call.

INDIVIDUAL                                      PHONE                                    EMAIL

Derek Brenchley                                  801.538.1041                          dbrenchley@utah.gov
Justin Lee                                             801.538.1129                          justinlee@utah.gov
India Nielsen                                        801.538.1490                          inielsen@utah.gov

DELTA CITY MUNICIPAL CANDIDATE GUIDE

Please follow this link to download the Municipal Candidate Guide. (Available on Thursday, June 1, 2017.)

 

OUR FORM OF GOVERNMENT

The powers of municipal government in a municipality operating under the six-member council form of government are vested in a City Council consisting of six members, one of which is a Mayor. The Mayor in a municipality operating under a six-member Council form of municipal government is, except in limited circumstances, a nonvoting member of the Council. The Mayor votes as a voting member of the Council on each matter for which there is a tie vote of the other Council members present at a Council meeting; or when the Council is voting on whether to appoint or dismiss a municipal manager; or on an ordinance that enlarges or restricts the Mayor's powers, duties, or functions. The Mayor is the chair of the Council and presides at all Council meetings. The Mayor exercises ceremonial functions for the municipality such as ribbon cuttings and municipal appearances. The Mayor may not veto an ordinance, tax levy or appropriation passed by the Council. The Mayor is the chief executive officer. This means that all employees of the municipality report to him or her. The Mayor, among other things, is required to keep the peace; enforce the laws of the municipality; and ensure that all applicable statutes and municipal ordinances and resolutions are faithfully executed and observed. The Mayor, with the Council's advice and consent, can assign or appoint a member of the Council to administer one or more departments of the municipality; and appoint a person to fill a municipal office. The powers and duties of the Mayor in a six-member Council form of government can be taken from the Mayor and given to either the Council or hired administrators, such as a city manager or a city administrator by the adoption of an ordinance by the council. The vote on this ordinance must either be by the unanimous vote of the Council or the ordinance must have the vote of a majority of the Council and the Mayor. In the six-member Council form of government the council is the legislative body of the city or town and exercises the legislative powers and performs the legislative duties and functions of the municipality. This is done by either ordinance or resolution as may be appropriate. The Council in a municipality operating under a six-member Council form of government: can exercise executive or administrative power that has not been given to the Mayor under state law, or has been given to the Mayor under state law, but has been delegated to the Council by the Mayor. In addition, the Council can remove from the Mayor, by an appropriately passed ordinance, the Mayor’s executive and administrative power and give it to itself or to an appointed manager or administrator. The Council may not remove any of the Mayor's legislative or judicial powers or ceremonial functions, the Mayor's position as chair of the Council; or any ex-officio position that the Mayor holds. An ordinance removing from or reinstating to the Mayor a power, duty, or function requires the affirmative vote of the Mayor and a majority of all other Council members; or all Council members except the Mayor.