CITY OF DAYTON
January 3, 2017
A regular meeting of Dayton City Council was held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 7:00 p.m. in the board meeting room of the Dayton Independent Schools Administration Building, Third & Clay Street, Dayton, KY.
Mayor Boruske Aye Member Haas Aye
Member Volter Aye Member Lynn Aye
Member Burns Aye City Adm. Giffen Aye
Member Neary Aye City Att. Edge Aye
Member Baker Aye
Jay Brewer, Superintendent of Dayton Schools, has entered his fifth year with the Dayton School System. Mr. Brewer thanked the city for their support and the great effort between the school and community. Mr. Brewer showed a power point presentation concerning growth within the district. Dayton High School and Dayton Middle School has been rated by the state as distinguished. Construction will start on the High School this July. This will be a nice lighted space with an art studio and green tinted glass. The school will have a campus feeling. School personnel are very proud that student growth was fourth in the state out of 250. The following programs are currently offered: Health Point at Lincoln Elementary, Dental Clinic at Lincoln Elementary, reading a book a week at the pre-school (13,000 books), Children Inc. – Day Care, Head Start, Chess Club, One-One Reading, Gateway to Northern Kentucky University Technology pathway, financial university classes and the cafeteria staff are cooking the meals from scratch. Several other projects are in the working status. Mr. Brewer was commended for the great job he has done for the Dayton School System.
Bill Powell & Aryn Swift, reported the YMCA is currently working with Dayton Schools to provide academic excellent programs. The Y is working with the 21st Century federal funded grant and expansion grant at Lincoln Elementary. In February 2017 the YMCA will exit the teen center facility but still be involved with the school and offer programs. The building will go back to the city at the end of January. The teen center started in 2001. The 21 Century grant will be directly in the school and we will continue to see grant growth.
Aryn Fox, Newport, KY and Amber Hoeffer, Covington, KY addressed council in reference to opening a tattoo parlor at 618 Sixth Avenue. Colleen Carr, Bellevue, KY said Aryn is a true artist. Aryn has been on reality shows and done art projects. Please don’t stereo-type a tattoo parlor. Many people have tattoo for different reasons. This is a personal piece of art for an individual. Aryn said the art work is clean and it will be a safe environment. A tattoo parlor is regulated and Aryn will only allow customers 18 years and up. It will be a business the city can be proud of. The place will have a spa like feeling and will be appointment based. Aryn has a good cliental. Aryn is asking the city for a zone amendment to allow tattoo parlors in the CBD. Mayor Boruske asked if council would like to make a motion. City Att. Edge said the motion would be to send this request to Planning & Zoning. Member Volter, seconded by Member Lynn to send the request to Planning & Zoning to allow tattoo parlors in the CBD. Comments: This will go to P&Z on Feb. 1st. Motion carried—so ordered.
Dustin Fossette purchased three properties from the city. He is currently rehabbing 410 Eighth Avenue. Per Mr. Fossette he has until 2017 to bring all the properties up to code. He received $3,270.00 worth of fines from the city. He meet with City Adm. Giffen, Rich McAllister, Director of Codes and Mayor Boruske. Mr. Fossette did not feel he was given due process. He never received notification and was not permitted to speak at the Code Board Meeting. Mr. Fossette said he is trying to help the city by doing a positive thing. Bringing back homeownership to the community. City Att. Edge noted the city is happy you’re willing to help out but this agreement did not say you don’t have to follow the rules of code enforcement. Letters were sent to the address you have listed with the PVA. You were sent notices and did not appear within seven days. You have not followed any of the rules. If you have a problem you have been told to file a motion in District Court. This is the only way to challenge the fines. The files were mailed in compliance. City Planning and Zoning through the County has found numerous discrepancies over several months and have given you several breaks and tried to help you fix these issues. City Adm. Giffen noted that Mr. Fossette admitted he never changed his mailing address for the three properties or checked his mail.
Motion by Member Burns, seconded by Member Lynn to approve the minutes from the Dec. 6, 2017 meeting as received. Member Volter and Member Haas abstained. Motion carried—so ordered.
2017 Board Appointments:
Board of Adjustments:
Fire Board: Yearly
Housing Authority Board:
Parking Citation Board:
Planning and Zoning Board:
Sargeant Park Board: Yearly
Board of Architectural Review:
Urban Renewal & Community Development Board (Council) Every Two Years:
Motion by Member Burns, seconded by Member Haas to approve the 2017 Board Appointments. Motion carried—so ordered.
CITY OF DAYTON, KENTUCKY
ORDINANCE NO. 2016- #21.
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY FINES FOR ANIMALS RUNNING AT LARGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH REVISED INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT.
This ordinance amends the city fines for animals running at large or otherwise not under control of owner to the following:
(B) Violation of any provision of Chapter 91 § 91.05 is declared to be a civil offense. Any person violating § 91.05 shall be fined eight-five dollars ($85.00) for a first offense (with $45.00 of the fine being kept by the County Animal Shelter for impound expenses) and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for a second or greater offense (with $65.00 of the fined being kept by the County Animal Shelter for impound expenses). In the event the subject animal is not spayed or neutered, the fine shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00) for a first offense (with $45.00 being kept by the County Animal Shelter for impound expenses) and one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) for a second or greater offense (with $65.00 being kept by the County Animal Shelter for impound expenses). However, in the event that owner of the subject animal grants permission to the Campbell County Animal Shelter to spay or neuter the subject animal prior to reclaiming the animal, the fines shall be reduced to eight-five dollars ($85.00) for a first offense (with $45.00 of the fine being kept by the County Animal Shelter for impound expenses) and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for a second or greater offense (with $65.00 of the fined being kept by the County Animal Shelter for impound expenses).
I, Tom Edge, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, acting as attorney for the City of Dayton, Kentucky, do hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Council of the City of Dayton, and that said summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of the ordinance.
Motion by Member Neary, seconded by Member Haas to approve 2016#21 as read.
Member Baker Aye Member Volter Aye
Member Haas Aye Member Burns Aye
Member Lynn Aye Member Neary Aye
Motion carried—so ordered.
CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT:
The city advertised two items for bid. Twenty-nine Toshiba phones and six Christmas figurines. One bid was received for the Christmas figurines on behalf of St. Johns Church for $50.00. Motion by Member Burns, seconded by Member Baker to approve the bid from St. Johns Church. Motion carried—so ordered. No bids were received on the phones so they will be destroyed.
Mr. Robert Yoder has been hired as the Main Street Manager. He starts this Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.
The next Planning & Zoning meeting is Feb. 1, 2017. P & Z will review a zone amendment to add a tattoo parlor in the CBD and discuss zoning on the entire avenue.
DEPARTMENT HEAD’S REPORT:
Rich McAllister, Director of Codes, submitted a copy of his report. In reference to the registration of vacant properties only four people have complied. There is a problem with finding the owners of these properties. The ordinance states that anyone who has vacant property is responsible for paying the city a $500.00 yearly registration fee. This includes someone who is trying to sell their property. After discussion, a motion was made by Member Volter, seconded by Member Haas to revisit the ordinance and take a look at exempting homes that are up for sale and kept up. Comments: Member Baker suggested looking at people who are working on a home improvement project also. Mayor Boruske referred this to Member Volter, Member Lynn and Member Burns to review and make a recommendation back to council. Motion carried—so ordered.
Donna Leger, Clerk/Treas., submitted a copy of the financial reports. The auditors are currently working on the audit and a copy of the handicap renewals will be reported next month.
David Halfhill, Police Chief, submitted a copy of his December report and yearly statics. Since 2014 crime is down. The Police Department received word from the Department of Criminal Justice Training that we are in compliance with senate bill #63, which mandates that all Police Departments have a sexual assault policy.
Michael Auteri, Fire Chief, submitted his year end reports. All the fire hydrants in the cities of Bellevue and Dayton have received yearly maintenance per the work of the No. Ky. Water District and the FDBD. The fire hydrants belong to the No. Ky. Water District. This is the 19th year the Fire Department has helped bring hope and cheer to families during the Christmas season. The FDBD was able to help nine families and thirty seven children. The FDBD is very proud to announce that our Firefighter/Paramedic James “JP” Navin will be receiving an award from Gateway Community & Technical College on Jan. 18th at the Fire House. This award is given to a Paramedic Preceptor who has mentored/tutored students during the year. The new truck should be here next month. It will be put in service during March or April. The digital radios are at least three years out.
City Adm. Giffen and City of Bellevue are reviewing options for truck loans. City Att. Edge will review and see if this needs to be put out for bid.
STANIDNG COMMITTEE REPORTS:
The city is in good financial shape and once the committees are completed a meeting will be scheduled.
Pot Hole on Walnut Street between Lindsey Street and the rail road tracks.
Once a committee is established we’ll need to meet and discuss the fine structure on code violations, and the little library registration.
Welcome to Mr. Bob Yoder the new Main Street Manager.
Member Volter thanked City Adm. Giffen for putting the CCAP information on the web page.
Since the YMCA is closing Member Lynn asked what the city will do with the building. At this time the city is not sure. Maybe it could be used for community meetings. Council will discuss different options and deicide how much money they want to invest in the building.
The skate park is currently closed.
The city owns 501 and 507 Berry Avenue. Mayor Boruske reported 501 Berry will be demolished this year. City Adm. Giffen will send council a list of all city owned property.
The River City News did an article on the urban core. They mentioned Bellevue, Newport and Covington, leaving out Dayton. The city needs to advertise our real estate property on our web page so people don’t forget about us. City Adm. Giffen is currently in discussion with our current web designer.
Chief Halfhill was asked how he handles police calls to rental properties. Chief Halfhill personally notifies the landlord. Chief Halfhill has also had a heroin team coming into the community and talking with people and giving them options on how to get help.
The city has a lot of abandoned vehicles in town. For clarification if the vehicle is on public property it will fall under the Police for enforcement and if it’s on private property it will fall under the Director of Codes for enforcement.
Motion by Member Burns, seconded by Member Neary to adjourn. Motion carried—so ordered.
Virgil L. Boruske