An update on the Vine Street Park…..at the September City Council Meeting we will be selecting the company to construct the new park, We are also applying for a Campbell County Extension Environmental Sustainability Grant for the planting of trees and a butterfly garden at the park.
We have received authorization for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to begin the design work for the Dayton Pike Safe Routes to School and the Streetscape between McKinney. It’s great that we are now able to get these projects moving forward.
I’d also like to let you know about TreeDevelop Dayton. It’s an initiative to bring more trees to Dayton. TreeDevelop Dayton is offering to plant trees for residents and business owners for only $25. We’re, also looking for volunteers to help plant the trees. If you're interested in getting a tree or volunteering to help plant trees, please fill out the online form for volunteering or the application for a tree available at www.daytonky.com/trees or contact Bob Yoder, Main Street Manager at 859-491-1600.
The Dayton Civic Association will be putting on Kitefest again this year on Saturday, September 30 from 12 PM - 5 PM at Gil Lynn Park. Kitefest will have free kites to the first 500 children in attendance, over 14 local area mascots, princesses, and super heroes. The Mascot Parade starts at 12 noon with festivities going until 5:00. Games, photo booth, craft vendors, food and more. It’s going to be a great day for the family, so come out join us in the fun!
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.