Dayton Sees Increase In Funds From State

Dayton Mayor Bob Wood expects his town to receive significantly more money from the state for the next two years than for the preceding biennium.

The mayor said according to a memo he received this week, Dayton will receive nearly $211,000 in funds from the state over the next two years. That's a nearly $77,000 increase over the past biennium.

The mayor says the increase will help a lot, especially since sales tax revenues are down 15 to 20 percent from previous years. The town in the past has budgeted sales tax funds to help offset shortages in the general fund.

The town council will make final decisions on how money from the state is used, but the mayor said two immediate needs for the town are a new pickup truck and new restrooms in the town's park. He said the town needs a new three-quarter-ton pickup that can pull a trailer. That truck would be put in service alongside the town's half-ton pickup for maintenance needs.

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