Yesterday, Dayton voters gave the city commission an extra .25% of their income- for the kids, for public services, for paving streets and of course, to fill Nan’s hole:
The Dayton City Commission this morning approved spending $294,500 to finish demolishing and cleaning up the majority of the former downtown Dayton Daily News property in the hopes of setting the stage for its redevelopment.
The city has approved hiring Bladecutters Inc. to work on the nearly 2-acre site, which has been stuck in limbo for several years after a student housing project failed to move forward. The city recently declared the property a nuisance, which will allow demolition crews to remove the problem conditions.
Earlier this year, Dayton commissioners authorized the city to spend about $450,000 to purchase the property from Steve R. Rauch Inc.
Rauch, a demolition firm, was expected to be granted the deed to the land from its owners as part of a settlement over unpaid demolition costs. But that transfer has not yet happened.
Note, the city contributed a million to the “developer” who was going to build “student housing” on the site. That money went bye-bye.
As to Rauch owning the Historic old Cox building on the corner, one wonders if the building inspectors will go after him for the unsightly exterior violations the way they go after people in my neighborhood for peeling paint (but neglect the dope houses).
And in other news, Dr. Tom Lasley and Learn to Earn staff all left on their all expense paid 8 year joyride at taxpayer expense, while the Dayton School Board is in the process of firing at least 32 para-professionals who are hands-on, in the classroom folks.
I can tell, Dayton is well on the way to being great again already!