Issues

Dayton 2019 is a site for examining quality of life issues of interest to townspeople. Consider these issues and voice your opinion on the ones of interest to your household. Before the upcoming election, learn which candidates share your vision for these and other issues that are found in all small communities.

In group discussions, deep research, and references to peer towns, citizens have the ability to explain findings to  townspeople, other citizen groups, and the town council.

Key quality of life issues that townspeople might find worthy of discussion are listed. There are surely more issues to add. Each of these issues are expected to be addressed by small groups of townspeople that then share their findings with the town council.  A citizen might have strong feelings for one to three issues, though not likely to have the need to provide input to each group.

Beautification

Flowerbeds, signage, flags, and banners have been used to celebrate out unity for decades.

Beautification

What are your thoughts on adding banners for every season? SIA seeded the flag fund in the early days. Is it time to beautify with hanging flower baskets?
Join the conversation

Community

Seasonal events at Town Hall and the Gazebo bring the town together throughout the year. New ideas are always welcomed.

Community

Back in the day, Dayton Days was a celebration of the town, our history, and summer. In the 21st century, what activities should the town endorse or provide?
Join the conversation

Economic Development

What kind of business environment is appropriate north of 38 and east of the interstate? What kind of retail and highway businesses should be included in the area?

Economic Development

What steps are valuable in the town's involvement with development of the land between CR200S (Haggerty Lane) and SR38, east of Interstate 65?
Join the conversation

Education

The elementary school is a gem in the heart of town. Vocational training is highly valued.

Education

Education doesn't always occur in a classroom. What skills do you want to learn? What can you teach to others?
Join the conversation

Faith

Dayton has always had at least one house of worship. 190 years of faith is seen among townspeople daily.

Faith

Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Dayton United Methodist Church hold worship services and provide other outreach to the community.
Join the conversation

Finance

Do you have insights to help in the budgeting process? Who are our peer towns? Can you describe the grant steps from research to funding?

Finance

The town is maintaining, as seen in the review of a decade of data. Is it true that a town not growing is a town dying?
Join the conversation

Infrastructure

Are water pumps costly? How many are located around town? Which roads should be paved in each of the next 3 to 5 years?

Infrastructure

What are the elements of the town's infrastructure? What is the distribution of the monthly utility bill? Are we limited in growth due to current systems?
Join the conversation

Neighborhoods

Small towns are a collection of neighborhoods. What kind of housing is proper in a 21st century development? How should we maintain the Historic District?

Neighborhoods

Do you know your neighbors? Do you treat renters differently than owners? Is it reciprocal? What words describe your neighborhood?
Join the conversation

Public Safety

The Dayton Police Department keeps the peace. Fire coverage from volunteers with station right in the middle of town is valuable. Do we need a mini-clinic?

Public Safety

Skilled folks keep us safe. Their gear and communications and technology are updated with regional plans. Continuing education is a regular activity.
Join the conversation

Recreation

Long ago, a town park existed. Is it time for a modern park with exercise stations, swings, and slides? Should the park be connected to regional trails?

Recreation

Recreation to some is a baseball field. To others, a soccer field. A pair of basketball goals? Lots of discussion ensues on the town's involvement on resident recreation.
Join the conversation