No show means no votes at Dayton Town Council

DAYTON — A no show led to a no vote Wednesday night at Dayton Town Council.

Representatives from Crazy Woman Saloon requested to be on the agenda to discuss playing music outside on the Friday night of Dayton Days for another dance in addition to the all-night dance it will hold Saturday of Dayton Days. The saloon also requested a catering permit for Friday night.

Crazy Woman Saloon received approval to hold a dance Saturday of Dayton Days at the Feb. 3 Council meeting. A representative of the saloon asked that Friday night be added for approval, but the Council said that would require separate consideration at the next Council meeting.

However, Mayor Bob Wood said no one from the saloon showed up for the discussion, so the Council voted to deny the music and the catering permit for Friday night.

“They still have their Saturday night dance. They had just requested another night,” Wood said.

Sheridan County Justice Office Administrator Neal Madson gave an update on the juvenile justice program. Madson noted that funding is down, and Wood said Dayton would take that into consideration when it looks at its budget for the upcoming fiscal year. He said the town had to decrease its contributions of Optional One-Cent funds two years ago because the tax base was down and the Tongue River Community Center needed support.

In other business, the Council voted to renew three banks as depositories for the town for 2014: First Federal Savings Bank, First Interstate Bank and Cowboy Bank.

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board Chairman Peter Clark gave an update on the efforts to bring natural gas to the area. He said House Bill 47, which will allow municipalities to apply to the State Loan and Investment Board for funds for natural gas pipelines, passed in the state House on second reading by a vote of 59-1. The bill must pass one more reading before being forwarded to the Senate for consideration.

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Hannah Wiest is the government and outdoors reporter for The Sheridan Press. She has lived in Colorado and Montana but loves her sunny home state of Wyoming best. She joined The Press staff in February 2013.

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