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The Dayton City Council met Tuesday and formally accepted the resignation from council of Dwight Pruitt. We reported Mr. Pruitt is stepping down to pastor at St. Miles Missionary Baptist Church in Ames. Mr. Pruitt thanked his fellow council members and the people of Dayton for an opportunity to serve on the Dayton City Council. No word yet on who the Dayton Council will appoint to fill the time remaining on Dwight Pruitt’s council term. Also at Tuesday’s meeting, in honor of Black History Month, Dayton Mayor Jeff Lambright read a proclamation in tribute to the first African American to be elected to Dayton City Council. Isaac Lee Love first joined the Dayton Council in 1973. He was present at last night’s meeting and was gracious in accepting the honor and the applause of the large crowd in the Dayton Council Chambers. In other action at Tuesday’s Dayton City Council meeting, council agreed to fund three major projects with estimated total cost of around $550,000. Most important of those items is $200,000 in repairs to the city’s Clayton Street Water Well. Dayton City Manager David Douglas said the problem is a long vertical pipe in the well that is deteriorated to the point of coming apart. Mr. Douglas said the repairs would bring the Clayton Streetwell back up and producing at almost full capacity. The other two items council approved buying were a new street sweeper and an software upgrade to the city’s accounting system. Dayton Council unanimously approved paying for these items out of existing funds in the various city departments’ budgets, then reimburse those budgets with a bond sale later in the year.