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DAYTON — In an effort to make Scott Bicentennial Park in Dayton an even better place to play and relax, Dayton Town Council has opened bids for a project to construct an addition to the park’s restrooms.
“We’ve been needing something for a long time,” Mayor Bob Wood said. “Sometimes we get so many people at the park, the restrooms get crowded.”
The addition will be placed next to the old restrooms and will be handicap accessible. The old restrooms are not handicap accessible.
Two bids for the project have been received. O’Dell Construction bid the project at $104,700, and Center Fire Construction submitted a bid of $64,944. The engineer’s estimate was $60,000-65,000.
The council voted Wednesday to hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at Dayton Town Hall to award the project, which will begin within 60 days of the project being awarded.
Members of Dayton Town Council also voted to approve the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget on first reading with no changes. The budget for general fund revenues and expenditures has been set at $811,600.
The council also approved the mill levy ordinance on first reading for fiscal year 2015. The standard eight mills will be assessed.
The mill levy ordinance is passed annually and has been set at eight mills for many years, Wood said.
In other business, the council passed on second reading an ordinance that will delete a portion of the water and sewer ordinance to eliminate a penalty charge for late payment of water and sewer utility bills. Treasurer Vicki Cotton said the late fee has never been assessed and the town’s auditor said it either needed to be assessed or removed from the ordinance.
The council heard an annual update from Sheridan Health Center Executive Director Cathi Kindt who said that 17 people with a Dayton zip code are served at the center, which provides health care services for people who don’t have insurance, Medicare or Medicaid and meet the income requirements. Kindt highlighted the clinic’s expansion in hours and increased community partnerships that have provided more services and greater continuity of care.
The council also heard a presentation from Nadine Gale and Sherri Gazdik, who own Cloud Peak Scanning. Cloud Peak Scanning is a professional scanning service that helps individuals, businesses, nonprofits and government entities to “go paperless” by scanning documents stored in file cabinets and boxes and putting them on an external hard drive. Paper documents can be returned after being scanned or professionally shredded.
The electronic documents are easier to search, and eliminating boxes of files frees up storage space, Gale said.
The presentation was made to the council because Town Clerk Linda Lofgren had expressed an interest in the scanning service to make documents easier to find and to free up storage in the basement of Town Hall. No action was taken in regards to the presentation.
The council adjourned into executive session to discuss real estate and personnel. No action was taken following the executive session.
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