As you all know, summer is approaching and there are some Code issues that the City will be stepping up enforcement on this year to keep Dayton a safe, clean and beautiful community.
For the past year I have been doing Addresses or Building Identification as a secondary charge when a more pressing issue comes to my attention through a complaint or via observation. Addresses are “VITAL INFORMATION” for Police and Fire when responding to an emergency run; a few extra minutes could be the difference in saving someone’s life. We are requesting everyone in the city to; please get your address numbers (4 inches) up on the front of your building to identify your address. If you receive a Violation in the mail for not having your numbers posted, you will be given 10-14 days to obtain the numbers and have them posted before a citation will be issued. It will be much more economical to post your numbers than to pay a $250.00 fine for not having them posted.
We will also be stepping up enforcement on garbage; the ordinance for garbage is Chapter 50 which will provide the info on proper containers, what you can and cannot sit out for pick-up, as well as setting out large items. A brief explanation; by City Ordinance you can sit out up to SIX containers for trash pick-up weighing no more than 35lbs each; the containers must be made of durable, water tight, rust-resistant material with handles and a lid to help with collection. Large items, such as mattresses, box springs, clothing, cushions, carpet or other items must be totally encapsulated in plastic and secured. There is only one large item per trash day permitted unless prior consent from Republic has been obtained. Trash and large items cannot be set out for pick-up prior to Tuesday Evening at 6:00 pm as trash day is Wednesday and all empty cans must be removed from the curb or alley by Thursday morning at 11:30am. If you would like additional information or would like to read the entire Ordinance, a copy can be obtained at the City Building or you can read chapter 50 on the website. Anyone failing to follow the above requirements for trash pick-up will be subject to a $50.00 fine for each infraction.
We will also continue enforcement on grass for the upcoming season. If you are given a violation or a Door Hangar for high grass and/or weeds you will be given FIVE (5) days to cut your grass. After the five days, the city will issue you a Citation in the amount of $250.00. Please keep your yard cleaned up and your grass cut to prevent receiving a violation and/or a citation from the City.
Let’s all work together to keep Dayton a safe, clean and beautiful community!!!
Phil Liles Jr.