Dayton Flood Plan's Ready For View

Dayton's Town Council gave first-reading approval to a new floodplain ordinance Monday evening.

The new ordinance and floodplain map are available to the public at the Town Hall, and the ordinance has also been posted on the town's web site,

Also at Monday's meeting, Dayton Councilman Bob Alley was selected as voting delegate to the Wyoming Association of Municipalities winter meeting scheduled for the end of February.

Mayor Bob Wood was named an alternate delegate in the event that Alley is unable to attend. The Council also authorized the mayor to negotiate a lease agreement with Verizon for placement of a cell tower in the town.

The mayor says he hopes to negotiate a lease similar to the one Verizon has for its tower at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. And the council approved Dooley-Jelley CPA of Buffalo as auditors for the town of Dayton.

Commissioners also have received word that the Tongue River Valley joint powers board agreement has been approved by Wyoming's attorney general. The joint powers board has been created to find a way of bringing natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester. The towns currently rely on propane for their heating needs.

Officials say the new floodplain ordinance will significantly impact building and remodeling in the flood plains in the town. The ordinance is being considered in conjunction with state and Sheridan County floodplain revisions and must be in place by Jan. 1.

The ordinance will be presented to the council for second reading at the Nov. 20 meeting. Third and final reading is scheduled for Dec. 2.

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