Recovery from natural disasters is a top priority for the City of Dayton - for private and public properties alike. The Department of Planning and Community Development plays a critical role in assisting community members in numerous ways. Below find some useful information and guidance to aid in the next stages as we begin recovering from the 2020 flood event.
Updates and Notifications
Facebook has proven to be a useful tool for receiving notifications, including privately managed pages and the Columbia County Emergency Management page. Columbia County also uses a notification system called CODE RED, where emergency notifications and updates are pushed out accordingly via text and/or phone call. As always, call 911 in the case of an emergency, and save the non-emergency number for use as well: (509) 382-2518.
Before the Flood
Having a plan to respond to flood events is important for every everyone. The number one priority is public safety. Consider reviewing this FEMA publication on guidance for How to Prepare for a Flood.
During the Flood
During the flood event, it is critical to heed all warnings made by local officials. This includes: not driving over water on roadways, obeying road closures, and vacating immediately if notified of an evacuation order. As stated, the primary goal is public safety. Utilize the notification systems listed above to stay updated, and avoid impeding work of emergency management and other response crews by trying to see the flood. Generally, help and volunteers will be requested during the event utilizing the notification systems above.
After the Flood
Meagan Bailey, Director of Planning & Community Development and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), is available for help. This can include guidance on permitting, information on resources, and safety inspections with the Building Official. It is important for everyone to know that rehabilitating after this flood is a top priority. Email is the easiest way to communicate in some circumstances, and if assistance is needed (weekends or evenings included) send an email and staff will contact you ASAP.
Contact Meagan Bailey, CFM
Cell phone available upon request and need.
Contact Meagan Bailey through the methods above for additional resources, printed copies of guidance materials, or any other assistance you might need as you begin rehabilitation.
2/8/20 - 8:45 pm, MB
Effective immediately, the Touchet River Levee Path is closed. No walking, biking, vehicles, etc. The levee is experiencing high levels of erosion and due to potential safety issues, all use is prohibited. City and County staff and equipment operators are on site working to stabilize the structure using heavy equipment, rip rap, and rock.
Steer clear and stay safe!
Eff. 2/8/2020 at 11:00 am
Municipal water provided by the City of Dayton is potable and can be used as normal.
The 2020 Census is coming, with first mailers being sent from the US Census Bureau in early March. The census is critical for federal, state, and local agencies, and the data collected is used to allocate over $800 billion nationally in federal programs and resources.
The City of Dayton is taking a procative approach to assist in data collection for the 2020 census. See the attached outreach materials for more information and feel free to visit with staff at City Hall with questions or concerns. We will do everything we can, within our abilities, to help. If we can't, we will direct you to someone who can.
CITY OF DAYTON, WASHINGTON
Notice of Public Hearing to Surplus City Personal Property
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held on February 12, 2020 at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Dayton pertaining to the surplusing the following personal property (draft resolution here):
Said public hearing shall be held at 112 S. 1st Street, Dayton, WA, at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the hearing may be held.
Dated this 14th day of January, 2020
City of Dayton
By: Trina Cole, City Administrator
Published: Dayton Chronicle – January 23 and January 30, 2020
CITY OF DAYTON - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., or soon thereafter, at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Dayton to review and receive comment on proposed legislation to authorize the collection of existing sales and use tax revenues for affordable and supportive housing per House Bill 1406. The draft ordinance can be viewed online at www.daytonwa.com or at Dayton City Hall, 111 S. 1st St., Dayton, WA 99328.
This public hearing will be held at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, 112 S. 1st St, Dayton, WA, 99328.
Dayton City Council
By: Meagan Bailey, Director of Planning & Community Development
Published: Dayton Chronicle, January 30, 2020
Fats, oils, and grease, as well as "flushable" wipes, towelettes, and rags are the major cause of blockages of the sewer system which can lead to sanitary sewer overflows. Food and grease should never go down the drain because they build up in the line and can cause serious, expensive, and irreversible damage. Only water should go down the drain. Blockages caused by the improper disposal can cause serious damage and be a threat to public health.
Here are some simple steps you can take to keep FOG out of the sewer system: