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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.





From May 6 to May 24, there is a detour around construction during the week. Eastbound traffic: OR 154 north to Lafayette then east on OR 99W to McDougall Junction.  Westbound traffic: west on OR 99W from McDougal Junction to Lafayette, then south on OR 154. 

Local traffic can travel to and from Dayton on OR 18 from OR 154 to the OR 18/OR221 (Salem-Dayton Highway) interchange. 

The three week full closure is 24-hours a day beginning Monday mornings at 12:01 a.m. and ending Fridays at 6 a.m. The road is open on weekends.

After Memorial Day (May 27), there will be periodic one lane closures at night. Travelers should expect up to 20 minute delays.

Click here to visit ODOT's page about this project.
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ayton City Council

Next City Council/Budget Meeting:  Monday, May 20, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Dayton City Hall Annex located at 408 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon.  Meeting Agendas and Packets will be posted here three days prior to the meeting.

Notice of Budget Committee Meetings & Public Hearing on State Revenue Sharing Funds

The Budget Committee of the City of Dayton, Yamhill County, State of Oregon, will conduct the following public meetings to discuss the budge for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2019 to June 30 2020.  All meetings will be held at the City Hall Annex, 408 Ferry Street, Dayton, Oregon:

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 6:00 pm.  This is a meeting where the Budget Committee will receive the Proposed FY 2019/20 Budget and hear the Budget Message.  Any person may appear at this meeting to comment on the proposed programs. At this meeting a public hearing will also be conducted on possible uses of State Revenue Sharing Funds.  


To review the proposed budget, please click here.


Monday, May 20, 2019 - 6:30 pm.  This is a meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.

Monday, May 28, 2019 - 6:30 pm.  Continued deliberations if necessary.

A copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained on or after May 6, 2019, at the Dayton City Hall, 416 Ferry Street, Dayton, Oregon, between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday - Friday.   A copy will also be available for review in the Mary Gilkey Public Library, 416 Ferry Street, between the hours 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, after May 6, 2019. 

The location of the hearing is accessible to the disabled.  If you need any special accommodations to attend or participate in the meeting, please notify City Hall.  For further information, please contact City Hall at (503) 864-2221.


Patty Ringnalda
City Recorder



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Community Calendar

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  May, 2019 


May 20 - Budget Committee Meeting

May 28 - Budget Committee Meeting (if needed)


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