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Dayton Main Street Manager Takes Job in Cincinnati, City Lands New Residential Development

Dayton Main Street Manager Anthony Cadle has resigned his position with the city and will work across the river in the City of Cincinnati Community and Economic Development department.

Cadle took the job during an administration shake-up that left a vacancy in the city Administrator's job. When Michael Giffen was promoted to that position, Cadle dropped out of the city council race and took the Main Street Manager job that Giffen vacated. 

“It's a bitter sweet time but it's definitely a move forward,” Cadle said. “It's time for me to move on from Dayton and Dayton can find someone that will have just as much progress. I feel pretty confident that they are in good hands and I'm pretty excited about their future.”

Cadle announced his resignation at the City Council meeting on Tuesday night where his work was praised by the council members and prompted applause from those present. During his time as Main Street Manager, Caddle was able to bring new businesses to Dayton such as The Purple Poulet and Kate's Catering.

“Anthony has been offered a great opportunity and we wish him the best of luck going forward,” Giffen said. “Congratulations Anthony and thank you. We appreciate all of your hard work.”

Other notes:

  • City Administrator Michael Giffen said that he has been in contact with a developer that owns property in Dayton which intends to build a single-family home development around the streets of O'Fallon, 10th and Walnut. Red Knot Homes intends to submit its site plans to the Campbell County Building Department which would then generate the reports needed to take the plans to the Dayton Planning and Zoning Board. In order for the plan to move toward construction, City Council approved vacating several “paper streets” which are roads or streets that appear on maps but don't exist in reality. Councilman Bill Burns raised concerns about the development featuring a retaining wall to prevent slippage and drainage issues along the hillside of the proposed site.
  • City Council chose to close the abandoned and unimproved section of Lower Belmont Road. An agreement was made between the city and residents affected by the section of Belmont pertaining to easements on the property in question.

  • Police Chief David Halfhill said that the department has hired Jared Demoisey who is a 20-year veteran from the Boone County Sheriff's Department. Halfhill expressed the need to have a mix of officers that range in age and experience.

  • Halfhill also provided some annual statistics that showed drug arrests up 42 percent in the city, but overdoses down 19 percent compared to the previous year. “You can tell by these numbers that the guys are out there working. They're really out there with the public on foot patrol and being visible which I think is important to make a safer community,” said Halfhill.

  • Bellevue-Dayton Fire Chief Michael Autrey also gave annual stats of his department that included 116 more runs than the year prior, 139 inspections and handed out 60 free smoke detectors and 29 burn permits.

  • Dayton Councilman Joe Neary is the Dayton appointment to the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments board.

  • There will be a public hearing on January 21 where Dayton residents can learn more about the plans that the architecture firm KZF intends to implement through the city as part of the Riverfront Commons development that will run across the River Cities in Northern Kentucky.

  • City Council approved a stop sign to be placed on Vine Street southbound near Lindsey Avenue before the railroad tracks.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that drug crimes are up 42 percent. That is not correct. Drug arrests are up 42 percent. This story has been updated to reflect that and RCN regrets the error.

Written by Bryan Burke, associate editor

Photo: Anthony Cadle (provided)