March 16th Mayor Ben Baker declared a State of Emergency for the
City of Dayton in conjunction with Campbell County and the State of
Kentucky. Effective immediately the
Dayton City Building will be closed to the public until April 6th
unless extended or suspended. It is the Mayor’s intention to have the city
staff and services operating as close to normal as possible during this time,
however, due to federal, state, and local orders the following updates are
being provided. Please note this is a
fluid situation and services may change without notice.
Dayton Website: www.daytonky.com
Dayton Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaytonKy/
NKY Health Dept.: https://nkyhealth.org/individual-or-family/health-alerts/coronavirus/
Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/
Services – NO CHANGE.
and Fire response shifts are fully staffed and will still be in operation
during the State of Emergency, but special precautions may be taken when
dealing with suspected COVID-19 contact situations.
Administrative Services– MODIFIED. The City Building is closed to outside
traffic. The employees have full access
to the tools needed to perform their jobs and have full access to email and
phones for continued communication with the public. Face-to-face interaction is currently
suspended. To reach any of the
departments please call 859-491-1600 or visit www.daytonky.com for email lists.
Public Works – MODIFIED. For the most part, Public Works will operate as
usual, however, without the help from the Campbell County Jail, tasks will be
more strictly prioritized. The
department is advised to avoid direct contact with the public and will focus on
individual projects when possible.
Meetings/Events – SUSPENDED. All
official meetings and Events of the City of Dayton are canceled until further
notice. If it becomes necessary to hold
a meeting during the State of Emergency the City will do everything in its
power to Live Stream the meeting in accordance with the Open Meetings Act and
any provisions allowed under the State of Emergency.
CCAP Recipients – NO CHANGE. Businesses
receiving CCAP incentives will continue to receive their money on a monthly
basis, regardless of their current or mandated business hours.
Payments Due to City – MODIFIED. Any payments due to the City may be mailed to
the City Building (514 Sixth Avenue) or we can take payment over the phone
(859-491-1600). We will not be accepting
payments in person. Due to the
circumstances, the city will not charge any penalty or interest accrued for a
missed due date during the State of Emergency.
Parks – NO CHANGE. At this time all parks in Dayton remain open to
the public. However, we will not be
taking reservations for any events at Sargent Park until further notice. All patrons of the Dayton’s Park system are
strongly advised to adhere to the social distancing parameter of at least 6ft
Permits – Modified. Campbell
County has instituted similar practices at the City of Dayton and are not
accepting walk in traffic or meetings.
The Planning and Zoning office is still open for business and they are doing
their best to approve permits via email.
The best place for communication is by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Garbage Collection/Service – MODIFIED. The schedule for trash pick-up remains the same
at this time. Effective March 18th
CSI/Republic WILL NOT pick up large/special items for at least the next
Utility Service/Payments – MODIFIED. Utility services should continue uninterrupted. Most of the companies have announced they will not shut off individual utility service for non-payment during this emergency. This is something offered outside of the scope of Dayton’s services, so we advise you check with your provider for more details.
Business Operation – MODIFIED.
If you aren’t aware the State of Kentucky and the Federal
Government have placed restrictions on many businesses and industries during
the declared emergency. All businesses
are advised to follow the Federal and State mandates as it pertains to
operating hours and services. We
encourage our citizens to support our local businesses in other ways by
ordering carry-out or buying gift cards if you are able.