Dayton, KY City Council has second meeting on taxes and surplus property

by Jennifer Sierra

A new daytime curfew for minors is in effect for the city of Dayton, Kentucky. It was proposed at the last council meeting 2 weeks ago and was voted on and passed at the meeting last night. The penalty for violating this is considered a class B misdemeanor. The city has had a problem with juveniles that had been suspended from school walking the streets and getting into trouble during the day.

The second reading and the vote for city tax rates occurred last night as well and are as follows, 0.4950% for real estate; 0.5009% for automobiles and personal property; 0.7500% for all other property.

Three properties the city owns have been declared surplus property: 410 8th Street, 525 5th Street and 522 7th Street. Two additional offers to purchase the property came in after the deadline but were considered at the meeting.

The first offer for $7000.00 came in for all 3 properties for total remodel and increase curb appeal for each property. One offer came in for 410 8th from Keith Young $2165.00 to fully rehab the 8th Street property and he offered $165.00 more than the first bidder. The 3rd offer was for 410 8th Street from a neighbor to that property for demolition $5100.00 and to not rebuild on the lot.

City Administrator Michael Giffen said dozens of people have looked at the properties and the city had no offers over the last several years. Giffen recommended the properties be sold to the one person offering to fix up all three so the city could once again get tax revenue from these properties once they were resold.  A motion was made to accept the first offer on all three properties and it was voted on and the offer was accepted to sell them for $7000.00. The offers are included below.

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