News & Announcements

Public Works Maintenance Dept. Seeking Applications for Employment

The City of Dayton Public Works Department is seeking qualified applications for the position as Maintenance Department Crew Member.

Application instructions and detailed job description can be found online.

Position is opened until filled.


Notice: DHPC Regular Meetings Canceled; Special Meeting Scheduled

The regular meetings of the Dayton Historic Preservation Commission for Nov. 27, 2019 and Dec. 25, 2019 have been canceled to accomodate the holidays.

A special meeting has been scheduled by the Chair of the DHPC for Dec. 18, 2019 at 6 pm, to be held at City Hall (111. S. 1st St., Dayton, WA 99328.

The meeting agenda will be posted online before the meeting.

DHPC agendas and minutes

Public Hearings scheduled for public input on City of Dayton 2020 Budget

Preliminary 2020 Budget (updated 11/13/2019 -  changes are highlighted in yellow)

2020 Revenue Sources and Property Tax Increase Public Hearing is scheduled for November 13, 2019.

Preliminary Budget Hearing is scheduled for November 13, 2019.

Final Budget Hearings will be held November 20, 2019 at December 4, 2019.

The public hearings will be at 6:00 p.m. or soon thereafter and will be held at 112 S. 1st Street, Dayton, WA 99328.

For additional information please contact Dayton City Hall at 509.382.2361 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.m or at 111 S. 1st Street, Dayton, WA 99328.

Get those leaves bagged - leaf collection is approaching

Basin Disposal Inc. (BDI) will begin collecting bagged leaves in November. Pickup dates are tentatively scheduled for:

  • Monday, November 18
  • Monday, November 25
  • Monday, December 2

Take note -- these dates might be outside your normal waste collection dates.

If you have an alley, place bagged leaves in the alley. If you do not, place the bagged leaves on the curb/edge of the street. 


  • Leaves must be bagged. Loose leaves will not be picked up
  • Bags must not exceed 40 pounds
  • There should be no bricks, garbage, rocks, sticks, etc., in these bags
  • This program helps to keep gutters and storm drainage grates clean and fully functional through the winter

Leaf Pickup 2019

Beware of Costly FOG

Fats, oils, and grease, as well as "flushable" wipes, towelettes, and rags are the major cause of blockages of the sewer system which can lead to sanitary sewer overflows. Food and grease should never go down the drain because they build up in the line and can cause serious, expensive, and irreversible damage. Only water should go down the drain. Blockages caused by the improper disposal can cause serious damage and be a threat to public health. 

FOG Trash it

Here are some simple steps you can take to keep FOG out of the sewer system:

  • Recycle cooking grease, oil and food wastes.
  • Freeze your grease – pour grease into a jar, let it cool, seal it, freeze it, and throw it into the trash.
  • Never dump used cooking oil down the drain.
  • Scrape and dry wipe pots, pans, and dishes before washing. Take a paper towel and wipe the pan then discard the towel and food waste into the trash receptacle. You can also use coffee grounds to soak up oils and place them into your trash receptacle.
  • Dispose of rags, wipes (both flushable and non-flushable), razor blades, toilet deodorants, dental floss, and other non-biodegradable products into the trash.
  • Never use hot water, detergents or degreasers to flush FOG down the drain; this pushes grease into the pipe where it will cool, congeal and clog the sewer.
  • Never dump FOG (or anything) on the street, parking lot or into storm drains as it will end up in our creeks.
  • Communicate with your friends and neighbors about the problem of grease and other products in your sewer system and how to keep them out. The solution starts right in your home with your actions.


Best Managest Practices for FOG

Now Accepting Facade Grant Applications

The Dayton Development Task Force, in partnership with the City of Dayton, is proud to announce the opening of the 2020 Facade Improvement Grant Program!

Grant applications will be accepted between now and December 15, 2019. 

2020 Facade Grant Application

Qualifying projects must be within the downtown cooridor on Main Street, must improve/enhance the facade of your building, and must be for projects not yet completed.

More information can be found on the attached application.

For more information, or to discuss a potential project, please reach out to Meagan Bailey, Director of Planning and Community Development, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Planning Commission Vacancy

There is currently one vacancy in the Dayton Planning Commission (DPC).

The DPC meets monthly, on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at City Hall. The objective of the DPC is to provide guidance and direction for Dayton's future growth through continued review, improvement and implementation of the city's comprehensive land use plan and related land use documents (DMC 1-13). The DPC also makes formal recommendations on all Type V projects, which includes:

  • Comprehensive Plan amendments
  • Development regulation amendments
  • Zoning text amendments
  • Annexations
  • Development agreements, and more.

Additionally, the DPC is responsible for overseeing any Type III closed record appeal, which includes conditional use permits, variances to the zoning and/or sign code, plat vacations and alterations, shoreline variances and conditional use permits, essential public facilities not already permitted, critical area variances, reasonable use exceptions and public agency exceptions.

To qualify for appointment, interested members shall have an interest in environmental affairs, planning, land use, and residential and commercial development as evidenced by training, experience, or actions; city residency is also a requirement. Appointment is made by the mayor subject to confirmation from City Council.

For more information, or to submit a letter of interest/request for appointment, please contact Meagan Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DPC Webpage