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Dayton Moves City Council Meetings to Larger Facility, Narrows Administrator Field

At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, Dayton Mayor Ken Rankle informed the public that the committee in charge of hiring the new city administrator has narrowed the field of applicants down to six finalists, with interviews to start Wednesday and continuing into next week.
 
After the initial round of interviews, the committee will choose two candidates for a second round. The committee received applications from twenty-five candidates.
 
The city is on the search for a new city administrator after the sudden resignation of former City Administrator Dennis Redmond from the position. Redmond's resignation has been a point of contention for city officials, with Redmond telling WCPO in January that he was forced out of the position.
 
"It is the Mayor's goal to have a new city administrator by April 1," said Dayton Main Street Manager Michael Giffen in an email Wednesday.
 
The city is not releasing the names of the candidates at this time.
 
It was also announced that all future city council and planning & zoning committee meetings will be held at the Dayton Independent School District Central Office building at 200 Clay Street until further notice, as a result of high attendance at meetings.
 
"The attendance at our recent meetings (in the city building) has caused people to have to sit on the floor and stand in the hall," Giffen explained. "This move will allow for everyone to have a seat so they can follow all the exciting updates the city is working on."
 
Lastly, the Dayton Museum has set regular hours, the second and fourth Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
 
Written by Pat LaFleur, RCN contributor
 
Photo: Dayton City Council meeting/RCN file