Dayton approves Phase II of River Hills development

By Megan Hopps

SUN PRESS Newspapers


The City of Dayton met to discuss the next phase of the River Hills development, to clarify language in the city’s parking ordinance and to address other matters to affect the city in the coming months.

Construction of Phase II of the River Hills development begins this spring. The development is located north of North Diamond Lake Road. (Photo by Megan Hopps)

Construction of Phase II of the River Hills development begins this spring. The development is located north of North Diamond Lake Road. (Photo by Megan Hopps)



River Hills: Phase II

The second edition of the River Hills development, located just north of North Diamond Lake Road in Dayton, was brought before the council.

This phase of construction consists of 41 lots. Twenty lots are single family homes, while the other 21 lots are part of the Village Homes within the association maintained portion of the development. The Village Homes will be located north of the single family lots. This is the first phase of the Village Homes portion of the development. The lots vary in size from 40 to 60 feet, with the larger lots available for three-car garages.

The development does include outlots reserved for future development. All homes will include a combination of brick, stone or Hardi-siding on the front exteriors, and Hardi-siding on the sides and rear of the homes. The homes throughout the development will be a combination of one and two story homes and landscaping will be provided including full sod, irrigation, shrubs and trees.



Back in 2009, the city approved amendments to its parking ordinance. Changes were made to prohibit parking on city streets between the hours of 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. without a permit. It was recently discovered, while dealing with a traffic complaint, that the city’s policy for parking on streets during those hours was vaguely written.

The ordinance was amended to specify that residents could park on city streets during the early morning hours so long as their vehicle is parked adjacent to their own property. The city ordinance now reads:


“Parking prohibited during certain hours. No vehicle should be parked upon any public street or right-of-way within the city between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. except by permit. Permits will be issued by the City of Dayton, to Dayton residents only, upon completion and approval of permit application. Permits will be issued at the discretion of the Chief of Police. Permit parking is allowed along the curb, or edge of roadway, within the applicant’s property line. Permit does not allow exemption from any other section of this ordinance. The application fee should be set by resolution as part of the city’s fee schedule.”



The City of Dayton plans to hire Brian Hagen as an administrative assistant. Hagen currently works for the City of Hanover as an administrative assistant and intern. The city has requested a job sharing agreement with the city of Hanover to divide Hagen’s time between the two cities.

In an effort to save funds, the city discussed dropping the city attorney’s retainer and switching to an hourly rate.

Dayton plans to replace the light fixtures in the Public Works building to streamline the crews work and provide adequate lighting.

The city rescheduled the next city council meeting to Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m.

Contact Megan Hopps at [email protected]

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