DAYTON, Ind. (WLFI)- The town of Dayton is in the process of creating a redevelopment commission to help with economic growth in the community. The commission will be made up of five individuals which will include people currently on the town board and other citizens in the community.
The town recently established a Tiff district with the county, which requires a redevelopment commission to be attached to the area. The development commission is still going through the legal process to be established.
Ashley Stevens is a town board member and will also be part of the redevelopment commission. Stevens says this is just another tool Dayton can use to grow its local economy.
"The goal is to give Dayton another planning tool, it's just another tool in our box,” said Ashley Stevenson a member of the Dayton Town Board. “If and when businesses want to relocate to this Tiff area that has been recently established, the redevelopment commission can certainly help those businesses locate."
There are still public hearing and a few other meetings that have to take place before the commission will be established. Those involved with the new entity say it will likely go in to effect in the early spring of 2020.