SIX-MEMBER COUNCIL FORM OF GOVERNMENT
The powers of municipal government in a municipality operating under the six-member council form of government are vested in a 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.
Mayor Gayle K. Bunker
262 N 100 E, 84624-9431
435.864.3159 Home, 435.864.7399 Cellular
Currently serving in his fourth consecutive term as Mayor, from 2002-2005, 2006-2009, 2010-2013 and currently from 2014-2017. Bunker has also served many years as a City Council Member from September 10, 1984 through December 31, 2001. He served for on the Planning & Zoning Commission from January 24, 1982 through December 4, 2011. Mayor Bunker is active in serving on various boards and commissions wherein he represents the interests of Delta City in our region. He serves on the Six County Association of Governments Executive Board and Economic Development Board. Mr. Bunker is also involved with the Millard County Economic Development Board, participates in the meetings of Millard County Mayors, attends as many of the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Socials so that he can be in tune with and interact with Delta area and Millard County business owners and concerned citizens. In his capacity as mayor, he is also the chief executive officer of Delta City.
Council Member Robert W. Banks
67 E 200 N, 84624-8403
Currently serving in his fourth consecutive term as a City Council Member. Terms from 2004-2007, 2008-2011, 2012-2015 and now from 2016-2019.. Mr. Banks has also served 4 years as the City Council Representative on the Planning Commission from 2006-2009. Mr. Banks has and continues to serve as the City Council Representative on the Library Advisory Board from 2007 through 2019. Mr. Banks is married and has five children, consisting of one son and four daughters. His wife, Karen, is a 4-H Educator for West Millard County at the Utah State University Extension Office in Delta. Mr. Banks' eldest daughter is Annalee Plumb. She resides in Cedar City with her husband Blake, who works as a computer technology technician at Southern Utah Univeristy. They have two young sons. His second child, Michael, is currently attending the University of Utah where he is majoring in computer science. He is married to Emma Nielson, who practices nursing in a rehabilitation facility. Next, is his daughter Emily, who attends Snow Colleage in Ephraim where she majors in business Utah State Extension classes. Next is Alicia, who is graduating from Delta High School in the spring of 2013, and his youngest child is Kassie, who will complete her Delta Middle School coursework this year as well. Robert has been an educator for 27 years and he enjoys very much the youth and people of West Millard County with and for whom he interacts, teaches and works. He also coaches boys and girls tennis, which is a hobby he has been enjoying for 22 years. He also works fo the USDA APHIS PPQ in the summer, a job that he has been doing for 22 years as well. This job allows him to travel throughout southern Uah in about 12 different counties and surveys grasshoppers and mormon crickets, with the data retrieved and reported to an office in Salt Lake City. He views all of southern Uah as his home. As a conservative Republican, Mr. Banks has strived to keep a wary eye on taxes in Delta City, and to assess carefully the fiscal budget. He believes strongly in the widespread traditions that are unique in our community such as the 4th of July, the Snow Goose Festival, the awesome wrestling program at Delta High School, and the capabilities and competency of Delta City employees who work on behalf of the city and its interests. As a resident of Delta, he is proud to live here and raise his family in a place where the people are friendly, they have high ideals and standards, and people can enjoy a warm, rural setting for a model lifestyle. Robert considers it a great honor to serve the people of Delta City. Mr. Banks' council assignments are celebrations and civic events, water and sewer enterprises and also serving as the council representative on the library advisory board.
Council Member Kiley J. Chase
425 N 490 E, 84624-5609
Currently serving in his second term as a City Council Member, having first served from 2006-2009, then elected for another four years from 2014-2017. Mr. Chase's council assignments include city beautification and streets department.
Council Member J. Travis Keel
271 N 450 E, 84624-8451
Currently serving in his first term, from 2016 through 2019, Mr. Keel has been assigned to be a council representative over Irrigation and as an advisor to those members of the local flying club, bringing their thoughts and feedback about the operation of the Delta Municipal Airport to the City Council. Mr. Keel also serves as an advisor to those area citizens that involved with the City in maintaining and upkeeping the Delta Shooting Range too.
Council Member/Mayor Pro Tempore John W. Niles
296 Manzanita Ave, 84624-8835
Currently serving in his third consecutive term as a City Council Member, After having been appointed to fulfill a council vacancy from 2008-2009, then elected to a two-year term from 2010-2011, he was re-elected for 2012-2015, and now in his second four-tear term from 2016-2019. Mr. Niles has agreed to serve as a Council Representative on the Planning & Zoning Commission and also advises those involved in the maintenance of the Delta Shooting Range along with the City.
Council Member Betty Jo Western
PO BOX 186/890 N 350 E, 84624-0186
Currently serving in her third term as a City Council Member from 2006-2009, 2010-2013 and from 2014-2017. I love Delta and I can't think of a better place to live, raise a family, and enjoy all the benefits that a small town offers. I have lived in Millard County for 30 years and I am proud to call it my "Home". I grew up in St. George and moved here in 1986 when I met and married my husband, Howard Western. We lived in Hinckley for 15 years. We have been blessed with three great children, Kamren, Kolby, and Kassidy. I began my career for Millard School District in August of 1988 as the Counselor’s secretary and have been there ever since.I transferred from the Counseling Center to teach at the Delta Technical Center in 2001 and currently teach Career Exploration/Economics, Web Development, Digital Media, 3D Graphics, and Animation, and serve as the Work-Based Learning Coordinator. I love learning and teaching others. I am a good listener, honest, hardworking, diligent, dedicated, and dependable. I went back to college and completed my Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Utah State University and minor in Sociology. I have served or are currently serving in the following capacities; EMT for Millard County for 23 years; AYSO President, Board, and Coach, 6 years; Fair Board, 15 years; Fair Director, 4 years; Hinckley Lions Club, 12 years; Delta City Council, 8 years; Delta Chamber of Commerce member, 10 Years; President of Classified Employees Union; CPR/First Aid Instructor - 12 Years; Various Church Leadership Positions, 30 years; Entrepreneur/Business Owner, 25 Years; Wife, 28 years and Mother, 26 Years. I have won several area awards including: Delta Area Giant, Teacher Up Award, and American Legion Auxiliary Service Award. I feel that the experiences that I have had in my life with work, school, and service has molded me into the person that I am today and I will be forever grateful for that and I want to give that to all Delta residents! Please feel free to call or email me anytime. I work for you, the people! Ms. Western's council assignments currently consist of celebrations and civic events, city beautification, and as a advisory board member to the library and advisor to those interested in the operation of the Delta Municipal Airport.