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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
Important HWY 18 ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION
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.
Dayton City Council
Next City Council/Budget Meeting: Monday, June 3, 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
A public meeting of the Dayton City Council will be held on June 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm at 408 Ferry Street, Dayton, Oregon. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, as approved by the Dayton Budget Committee. A summary of the budget may be inspected or obtained at City Hall, 416 Ferry Street, Dayton, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm or by clicking on the link below. This budget is for an annual budget period. This budget was prepared on a basis of accounting that is the same as the preceding year.
To review the Approved Budget, please click here
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.
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