Dayton City Council

Dayton City Council approved a wage increase for the city’s fire fighters at the March 26 council meeting. Dayton Fire Chief Jason Mickelson requested a wage increase for the city’s fire fighters in order to bring the city into compliance with the federal minimum wage standards. A letter from Minnesota League of Cities representative Rebecca [...]

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The Interstate 94/Brockton Lane interchange project is back on the minds of Dayton City Council as city administration and the project’s steering committee is seeking approval to apply for the Transportation Economic Development (TED) grant. The committee is seeking funding for phase one of the project. The interchange project carries a $16 million pricetag. Hassan [...]

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BY TIM MCNEIL DAYTON MAYOR   After the new council in Dayton was sworn in this January, I noticed a rise in the number of people attending council meetings. I am encouraged by that fact, and I hope that it is a sign of a renewed interest to be involved in the community. And while [...]

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Thanks to an initiative kick started by Councilor Eric Lucero, the Dayton City Council anticipates saving thousands of dollars by using iPads. Lucero’s desire was to avoid having to deal with the physical storage requirements of the reams of paper accumulated over the years from agenda packets and other communications involved in city council work. [...]

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Dayton is in the process of hiring a new associate planner. The interview panel will consist of City Councilor Rick Shermer, City Administrator Samantha Orduno, Planning Consultant Tina Goodroad, and Planning Commissioner Paul Kangas. Orduno said there have been a number of applicants. They will pare that down to 8 to 10 for preliminary interviews [...]

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After a nearly two month paid administrative leave, Dayton Police Chief Richard Pietrzak was welcomed back on the job Monday, Feb. 25. The reinstatement comes on the  heels of an oral reprimand for what the council determined as unprofessional conduct. However, Mayor Tim McNeil declined to comment whether the paid administrative leave was related to [...]

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