Dayton City Council

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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Council, Orduno must negotiate agreeable new terms if she is to stay past deadline Currently employed under a contract, Dayton City Administrator Samantha Orduno has a clause in her contract that stipulates an annual auto-renewal triggered six months before the expiration. With the contract expiration date of Sept. 19, 2013, the six-month window closes March […]

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Dayton City Council may soon do away with their inches thick council packets. Instead, they have asked city staff to research the cost benefits of issuing each council member an iPad. Council members and staff think using iPads could be a cost savings on paper, photocopying, gas and time. Twice a month, city staff prepares […]

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At their Jan. 8 council meeting Dayton City Council approved numerous official appointments and designations. They include the following: • Acting Mayor – Eric Lucero • Planning Commission Liaison – Rick Shermer • Public Safety Commission Liaison – Eric Lucero • Park Commission – remains open • Elm Creek Watershed Representative – Doug Baines with […]

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