Dayton City Council members are Delphine Bailey, Kathy Berg, Christine Broughton, Bill Graham, and Dain Nysoe. With Nysoe absent Monday, the Council:
CHALK: Following request from Elena Riggs to allow chalk art on Main Street, approved motion to create a policy for chalking in committee and present it at the July 8 Council meeting.
SEWER: Heard update from Anderson Perry on the city’s wastewater treatment system. Due to new Department of Ecology guidelines, the city will have to stop discharging treated water into the Touchet River between May and October, and is currently exploring several options for treated water use, including irrigation.
INSURANCE: Approved joining the Association of Washington Cities Risk Management Agency for the city’s liability insurance. The city is switching from its previous provider because AWC’s coverage is comparable and costs less.
PLANNING: Approved amendments to city bylaws reducing the number of planning commission members from seven to five, and requiring meetings once per month for nine months of the year. The commission currently has three members, and the city has had difficulty finding more.
TRANSPORTATION: Approved 2014-19 transportation plan detailing proposed road work and maintenance in the city.
USE OF PROPERTY: Approved request to use city park for Mule Mania Parade and city pool summer youth and teen scene programs.
COUNCIL MEMBERS: Interviewed prospective Council members Byron Kaczmarski and Michael Paris, and approved both of them as new members, to fill seats vacated by Jim Cooper and Arthur Hall.