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Dayton council sets budget work study date

DAYTON – Dayton Town Council set a work study date to discuss the 2013-2014 budget at its regular meeting Wednesday. The council will meet at 7 p.m. April 30 at Town Hall to examine preliminary figures and determine project priorities for the upcoming budget year. Members of the public are invited to attend.
Council members appointed Councilman Bob Alley as delegate to the Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention in June in Riverton. Alley will represent area towns along with Mayor Dave Kinskey at the convention. Mayor Bob Wood was appointed alternate delegate.

The Wyoming Association of Municipalities advocates state and federal legislation beneficial to municipalities, opposes detrimental legislation, builds leadership in municipalities through education and facilitates cooperative programs for municipalities, according to its website.

Dayton Town Council heard from three county service organizations for the remainder of the meeting.
Carmen Rideout, executive director for the Sheridan Senior Center, provided an update on services in Dayton. From October 2012 through April 2013, the Senior Center provided in-home respite care for three Dayton families, completed an average of 42 rides per month between Dayton and Sheridan, and served 2,300 meals to Dayton seniors between meal delivery and meals at the Dayton Community Center.

“We’re definitely out here,” Rideout said. “We appreciate so much your support in the past and do not take it for granted.”

Bonnie Young, executive director of the Advocacy and Resource Center, said the center served 367 county residents in 2012, including 43 males and 37 children. She did not have specific numbers for Dayton but said Dayton residents have utilized the center. Young also reported the center plans to offer a workshop at the Tongue River Community Center about working with and caring for abused children.

Carrie Rogaczewski, director of the Sheridan County Conservation District, told the council that funds appropriated by Dayton last year will be used for a Tongue River monitoring program to begin May 1. The conservation district also received a grant to conduct river channel survey assessments in Tongue River Canyon.

“It’s very important to the community for us to support those social services,” Wood said. “They help out Dayton a lot.”

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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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