Dayton Eyes $200,000 for Street Work

Dayton's Town Council expects to spend a little over $200,000 next year for street paving and repairs.

That's according to preliminary budget figures presented to council members at their meeting Monday night. Mayor Norm Anderson said he hasn't seen the total budget, but the street money is the largest line item presented to the council Monday.

Funds for the work will come from capital facilities tax money that the city has been stockpiling for the purpose. The council expects to receive the total budget for first reading at the meeting on May 18. The new fiscal year starts on July 1.

In other action Monday, the council approved a request from the Big Horn Trail Run promoters for a 24-hour beer permit that will allow the organization to serve beer in Scott Bicentennial Park. Beer will be purchased from the Corner Grocery in Dayton, and sales will be on the day of the run, on June 18.

The council tabled first reading of proposed Ordinance 396, which would replace the town's existing animal control ordinance. Anderson said the existing ordinance is vaguely written, and the new ordinance is to strengthen the language and provide teeth for enforcement.