Dayton hires seasonal office assistant

By Megan Hopps

SUN PRESS Newspapers


The Dayton City Council met to discuss the benefits of hiring a part-time office worker, discussed liquor licences for businesses in town and reviewed the details of a small, new development off Zachary Lane.



Recently, Dayton city staff recommended the hiring of a seasonal office worker.

As the city undergoes several new developments, staff anticipates city hall will become more busy, especially in the summer months. The city hired Hailee Gifford as a part-time city office secretary to assist with various tasks in the office. Gifford is currently a student at Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota studying supply chain and operations management.

Gifford has managerial experience, has taught summer school as a special education para at Blaine High School and currently works in the map library at Wilson Library on the University of Minnesota campus during the school year. She will be assisting the City of Dayton with office work through the duration of the summer.


Zachary Preserve

The preliminary plat for the single-family development in Dayton, known as Zachary Preserve, was approved back in October of last year.

The developer is requesting a few changes to the approved plat and has brought the item back to the council. Zachary Preserve is a five lot development that spans across nearly 2 acres in the north west corner of Zachary Lane and Elm Creek Road. The proposed lots are located north of the existing Nature’s Crossing development.

Two small out lots have been added to the plat since the Planning Commission reviewed it. Both out lots lie to the south of a proposed access easement. The plan also includes visual buffers between developments as part of the Preliminary Grading Plan. The revised development includes a proposed shared private drive off Zachary Lane. Neighbors near the development have suggested the city relocate the trails within this development to utilize the proposed shared private driveway easement which the developer would need to attain.


Liquor licenses

City staff and council also reviewed liquor licenses the 2014-2015 year for various businesses in the city. Daytona Country Club, Dayton Bar and Grill, Sundance Golf Banquet and Bowl, Dehn’s Country Manor, French Lake Golf, Hayden Hills Golf and Dayton Gas stop all requested liquor licenses for the year and were approved.



The council also:

CONSIDERED a reduction in escrow for the second addition of the River Hills development.

APPROVED an on-sale temporary liquor licence for St. John the Baptist Church for Aug. 3.

REVIEWED the city’s 2013 audit report.


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This map shows the location and layout plan of the Zachary Preserve Development. The development contains five single-family homes that range in size from just under 15,000 square feet to nearly 18,000 square feet. The development is to be located at Zachary Lane and Elm Creek Road.