DAYTON CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
111 S. 1st Street
Dayton, WA 99328
1. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Craig George calls the meeting to order at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Roll Call: Present: Kathy Berg, Matt Wiens, Dain Nysoe, Byron Kaczmarski, Delphine Bailey,
Mike Paris, Zac Weatherford
Staff: Meagan Bailey, Planning Director; Trina Cole, City Administrator
2. CONSENT AGENDA:
ACTION: Berg makes a motion; Paris seconds the motion, and the motion carries unanimously
approving the Consent Agenda as follows:
• Approval of the following vouchers for payment:
Claims: 46406-46407; 46461-46524; 46556 $ 116,354.66
Payroll: 46525-46555 $ 65,331.96
Total $ 181,686.62.
3. SPECIAL GUESTS/PUBLIC COMMENT
Kathryn Witherington, 702 N. 1st Street, also serving as Port of Columbia Economic Development
Coordinator, provides statistics regarding the affordable housing in Columbia County. She
explains that she is seeking out volunteers to serve on a solution-based affordable housing
committee for the area. Discussion surrounds the value of incentives in creating affordable
housing for Dayton. Mayor George states that Meagan Bailey, Planning Director will be a
volunteer on the committee. Berg asks if senior housing will be considered. Ms. Witherington
states yes, that is part of a multi-tiered solution. There is no action.
4. COMMITTEE/BOARD/ COMMISSIONER REPORTS
Public Safety – There is no report.
Public Works – There is no report.
Finance – There is no report.
Parks/Public Grounds – Cole reports that the City was selected to submit a full proposal for the
Department of Urban Forestry’s Small Community Forestry Assistance Program. The proposal is
due in February. Nysoe asks what the grant would be specifically used for. D. Bailey and Cole
explain that the proposal is to hire a consultant to assist the City and stakeholders in creating
management solutions for the Main Street Trees.
Planning/Economic Development – There is no report.
Personnel – There is no report.
Emergency Management – There is no report.
Chamber of Commerce – There is no report.
Commissioners – There is no report.
5. REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS
Sheriff – Wiens reports that the Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a Citizen Academy in 2019.
Public Works – There is no report.
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Planning Director/Code Compliance – M. Bailey reports: December’s Code Compliance Focus
and commends cooperation efforts of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in the abatement
process; updated Comprehensive Plan Update timeline; and, based on building activity statistics,
property value increases reflect that property owners are reinvesting in their properties. Nysoe
asks if fire marshal inspections are underway in the downtown district. M. Bailey responds that
letters of notice have been drafted, currently under review and walk through of downtown will
be within the week. D. Bailey asks if the open administrative assistant position is still open. M.
Bailey states yes.
D. Bailey comments on the recent positive feedback she received from individuals that visited Ski
Bluewood and stayed locally for three days.
City Clerk-Treasurer – There is no report.
Mayor Pro-Tempore – There is no report.
Mayor – There is no report.
6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
7. NEW BUSINESS
ACTION: Nysoe nominates D. Bailey to serve as Mayor Pro-Tempore in 2019. D. Bailey states
that although she would like to serve as Mayor Pro-Tempore, the County has advised her
that it would be a conflict of interest for her to serve in that capacity. D. Bailey makes a
motion and Berg seconds the motion to elect Zac Weatherford to serve as the 2019 Mayor
Pro-Tempore. There is no further discussion. The motion carries unanimously.
8. FINAL PUBLIC COMMENT
With no further business to come before the Council, the regular meeting is adjourned at 6:29 p.m.
City of Dayton
By: Craig George, Mayor