As I write this it’s raining, again. I know the recent rains have caused a lot of flooded basements. SD1 has recently announced their new Backup Assistance Program. Through this program, SD1 is offering financial assistance to help property owners prevent sewer backups caused by wet weather. For more info, check out: www.sd1.org/seweremergency.
There have been some beautiful spring days too for the baseball and softball games on the fields at Gil Lynn Park. I want thank the Dayton Park Board and everyone who worked on the new dugouts. The new dugouts look great!
I am looking forward to the 88th annual Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day Parade on May 29th at 10:30 am. Honoring our veterans is a long held tradition in Dayton. I also want to recognize the hard work of our Public Works Department to repair the damage to the War Memorial after the accident.
Dayton has again been chosen as one of the six communities that are eligible for the myNKY Nano Grants program. This program provides up to $250 for creative ideas to strengthen the community. The application deadline is May 31st, so if you have an idea for a project you can download an application or you can apply online at http://www.greatneighborhoods.org/grants/skyward-nano-grants.
The Main Street program is starting their Food Truck Thursdays starting June 1st. Once a month from June - September we will have Food Trucks at the Town Center/Memorial Park at Sixth Avenue and Berry Street from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For June, the Main Street Program will be hosting Packhouse Meats and Mister Softee.
Mark your calendars, and clean out the attic. The Dayton City-Wide Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday, July 22 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Main Street Program will be renting out spaces at the Town Center/Memorial Park. If you’d like to sign your house up for the yard sale or rent a space, contact Robert Yoder, Dayton Main Street Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 491-1600.
Until next month,
Mayor Ben Baker
Ben Baker is currently serving his first term as mayor after two consecutive terms on Dayton City Council. Mr. Baker lives on historic 6th Avenue and enjoys the walkable nature of Dayton as well as it’s many friendly streets.