In the minutes - Dayton Council

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Members of the City Council are Christine Broughton, Kathy Berg, Merle Jackson, Terry Herrin, Charlie Button, Jim Cooper and Bill Graham. Mayor is Craig George. With Graham absent Monday the council:

  • PLANNING: Marcene Hendrickson outlined for the council challenges she has faced over the past 13 years in working with planning and development issues. She requested clarification and improvements in the planning process

  • CHAMBER: Heard report from Dayton Chamber of Commerce director Lisa Ronnberg on the chamber's activities. She told the council about current advertising programs, upcoming events and a new event, Mule Mania, which would be held concurrently with Alumni Weekend in July.

  • BUDGET: Finance committee chairman Mel Jackson outlined the preliminary 2011 budget. The budget is expected to be about 4 percent more than the 2010 budget, due in part to increased revenue from motel/hotel taxes, grant funding and increased utility rates. Proposed utility increases are 3 percent, or 94 cents for water; 6 percent, or $2.61 for sewer, and 3 percent, or 41 cents for garbage service. The total increase for single-family residential accounts would be $4.06. Jackson said focus is on maintaining existing services, with primary concern for health and safety, street improvements and maintenance.

  • LIQUOR LICENSES: Took no action, meaning there were no objections to liquor license renewal applications from Patit Creek Restaurant and Steve's Grocery, and application for a special occasion license by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce.

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