Summary: On 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 June 1st 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/
Emergency Services – NO CHANGE. Police 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), taken over the phone (859-491-1600), or dropped off in the lockbox just outside the front door of the city building.
Parks – MODIFIED. At this time all parks in Dayton remain open to the public, but some amenities are being closed in order to meet social distancing parameters. We will not be taking reservations for any events at Sargent Park until further notice. All patrons of the Dayton’s Park system must adhere to the social distancing parameter of at least 6ft or more.
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 two weeks.
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. Starting on May 11th the Governor will allow certain businesses and sectors to begin opening under modified guidelines. 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.