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Dayton Lakes working with Liberty County

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    The Vindicator | Travis Huffman
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Members of the City Council for Dayton Lakes met with Klint Bush, Liberty County Elections Administrator and Greg Arthur, County Commissioner for Precinct 2, at The Vindicator offices earlier in the week. The meeting was arranged between the officials in order to help Dayton Lakes get back to the standards of a city in the State of Texas.

The city hasn’t had a council meeting in months and hasn’t had a stable leadership structure in years. Bush will be working with the current mayor and city council to facilitate a city council meeting on March 4, with a concrete agenda aimed at getting the city structure in place to move forward.

Citizens also came to the meeting at the Vindicator offices voicing concerns about the water situation in Dayton Lakes. The TCEQ recently inspected a water well system that is in place in Dayton Lakes and asked Liberty County to issue a boiled water notice for all residents. The TCEQ is currently testing water from the system due to medical issues being reported by residents.

Three of the residents who came to the meeting also showed interest in being in the city council or applying for other positions within the city to help. The entire group’s general consensus was their love for the city and wanting to ensure it moves in a positive direction. Other concerns were the roads in the city and repairs to city hall.

Bush has stated, “I am glad and encouraged that citizens from that city showed up and they appear to be wanting to get involved and get the city back on its feet for whatever direction they decide. The county will assist them in dissolving or functioning properly, with citizens consent through the ballot box”

The meeting agenda includes appointing a Mayor Pro Tempore, accepting a possible resignation of a City Council member, appointing vacant city council positions, swearing in new city council members, appointing a City Secretary, approving city personnel, and appointing a Water Department Manager and assistant.

Other topics on the agenda include entering into an inter-local agreement with Liberty County, approving a city telephone number, approving a trash service provider, considering and approving a county tax agreement, and discussing solutions to the water well situation so it meets standards.