We had a great October in the City of Dayton, starting with the senior luncheon at the VFW. I’d like to thank Donna and Tiffany for all their efforts in planning the event and gathering all the prizes, Hometown Heroes for providing the lunch, Officer Josh Wilhoit for providing the musical entertainment, and everyone who helped put on the great event.
Next, we had the Dayton Civic Club’s Taste of Dayton, where we showcased the great restaurants in Dayton, our local musical talents, our wonderful retail shops, and local crafters. It was a fun time, and something I hope we see returning in future years.
I’d also like to point out two city projects at Gil Lynn Park. The first is the installation of two Concrete Picnic Tables next to the basketball courts. These tables have inlaid chess boards in honor of Dayton Independent School’s chess club. This group of Dayton students has done a great job competing against other schools in the region. It was great to meet these fine young students and their coaches at the ribbon cutting ceremony. The second was the installation of a sidewalk connecting the Lou Brueggen Walkway Park (The walking path on top of the Levee) to Gil Lynn Park.
On November 13, at the Dayton Independent Schools’ Administration Building we will have a public meeting to go over the draft of our new Dayton Comprehensive Plan. Working with the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, representatives from Dayton City Council, city staff, and the public we have been working for the past year on updating and expanding our comprehensive plan. A comprehensive plan is our effort to establish goals and objectives for development and redevelopment of the city over the next five years. This meeting will be an opportunity for the residents of Dayton to review the work and to provide input on the plan.
The Real Estate Tax bills have been mailed. If you have not received your bill, contact the Clerk’s Office at 859-491-1600. If your taxes are paid through an escrow account, please forward your bill to your mortgage company. Taxes are due on or before November 12, and will become delinquent on November 13. A penalty of 10% and interest of 1% per month will be added after November 12, 2018. The Clerk’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Lastly, the City of Dayton administrative offices will be closed November 22nd and 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday. I would like to wish everyone and their families a Happy Thanksgiving.
Until next month,
Mayor Virgil Boruske
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.