There is an air of positivity in the Village of Delia as they explore potential growth, residentially and commercially.
CAO of Delia, Mark Nikota, says it has been a really good summer for the village. Its property inventory is falling and he says there are only two village-owned lots left that it wants to sell.
In 2015, the village offered 15 residential lots in their Highland Way subdivision for $10. There is only one left as this summer they sold four.
“In the last year and a half we have sold probably 10 lots so things are happening,” said Nikota. These are a mix of residential and commercial.
Last year the Prairie Land Regional School Division announced the construction of a new school, which is another bright spot. He says the Delia School Enhancement Society has been making great progress in its fundraising efforts to make the school a community hub.
“They already have pledges for over $400,000, so they are moving quickly,” said Nikota. “Their leadership group is doing a heck of a job.”
Another bright sign for the future of the Village is that it is midway through a water project to expand its capacity through the addition of a reservoir. This is a $1.5 million project.
“The tank has been ordered, so that has been tendered out. The rest of the project, the piping, and work inside the pump house is going out for tender next week so we will have the rest of that taken care of,” said Nikota.
The project is expected to be complete by spring 2019.
“It is all coming together, council is really working well together,” he said.