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Welcome to Dayton, Oregon
The City of Dayton is located in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley. It is situated just off Hwy 18 between McMinnville and Newberg and is centrally located 55 miles from the Pacific Ocean, 24 miles from the State Capital and 60 miles from Mt Hood.
Rich in history, Dayton was founded in 1850 by General Joel Palmer and Andrew Smith. Incorporated in 1880, the history of Dayton dates back to Oregon's beginning. The current population is 2635.
Dayton was the first city in the State of Oregon to be designated as a national historic resource. The numerous homes and buildings on the National Historic Register are easily viewed on a walking tour within the city. For walking tour brochures contact the City of Dayton at (503) 864-2221 or stop by City Hall at 416 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon, Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
News and Announcements
We appreciate that residents have reached out to City Hall about the recent earthy taste in the water. Public Works recently flushed all of the water lines in town, and began investigating possible causes of this issue. Our working theory is that high mineral concentration from our well water could be the cause of this taste. To test this theory, only spring water will circulate in our lines for the next few days. As we all use water, the spring water will fill the lines and flush out the well water.
If your water has recently had an earthy taste and improves at the beginning of December, please call City Hall at 503-864-2221 to let us know. We would like to confirm this theory, or start developing others. Once we have heard from residents, we will develop a plan to address the issues moving forward. Please rest assured that our water is tested regularly and has been shown to be safe to drink while this has been going on. We work diligently to provide our citizens with the water we all need, and we regret that this situation has occurred.
Thank you for your understanding.
Dayton City Council
Next City Council Meeting: Monday, January 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Dayton City Hall Annex located at 408 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon. Meeting Agendas and Packets will be posted here the Thursday prior to the meeting.
The City of Dayton is excited to announce that we're a drop-off location for Letters to Santa!
Please include the address where you can receive mail and drop your letter off at City Hall by December 14th to get a response from Santa and his elves!
For more information, click here.
Budget Committee Vacancies
The Budget Committee will have four openings for the 2019-2020 budget cycle. The committee is comprised of the 7 members of the City Council (the Mayor and 6 City Councilors) and 7 citizens that live within the city limits of the City of Dayton. Members are appointed by the City Council and serve a 4-year term and meet each year in the spring. To be considered for appointment to the Budget Committee, please fill out this application online by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019.
Planning Commission Vacancies
There are upcoming vacancies on the Planning Commission. To be considered for appointment to the Commission, please fill out this application online, or stop by City Hall (416 Ferry St) to pick up a printed application. The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month as necessary at 6:30 pm in the Dayton City Hall Annex to hear land use cases. The Commission is comprised of five citizen members who are appointed by the City Council. Meetings are open to the Public.
Press Release - 6.26.18
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December 1 - Christmas Tree Lighting
December 8 - Breakfast with Santa
December 8 - Holiday Bazaar
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The City of Dayton will provide inclusive, responsive, efficient, and ethical municipal government services to facilitate the health, safety, and livability of our community.
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