Dayton Has Final Say In Organizing Board

Dayton's town council appointed the last two members of a joint powers board set up to provide natural gas service to residents and businesses in the Tongue River Valley.

Councilors Norm Andersen and Joey Sheeley were appointed during the meeting Wednesday night.

In other action, the council voted to renew the lease between the town and the Tongue River Valley Community Center at 1100 U.S. Highway 14. Mayor Bob Wood said previous leases have been for five years, but the new one is for 10.

The center leases its building, which is owned by the town, at no monetary charge. Instead, the community center maintains the interior of the building and has historically paid for electricity and, next year, will start paying to heat the building. The town of Dayton maintains the building's exterior and pays for insurance.

Only three people other than the council and town staff attended the hearing on Dayton's plans for using its share of capital facilities tax revenues. No one spoke against the proposed continuation of the tax.

The natural gas joint powers board, whose members include two each from Dayton and Ranchester and one from Sheridan County School District 1, will meet at 7 next Tuesday evening in the Dayton Town Hall.

Dayton councilors were scheduled to discuss fees for the board at their meeting Wednesday, but decided instead that the joint powers board members should submit a request for funds after their meeting next week.

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