Occasionaly, there is an issue or announcement related to town business that seems to rise to the need to make contact with as many citizens as possible. One timely way to do this is through email contact. If you are not on the town's contact email list and would like to be, please contact [email protected] This is used for emergency/important town business ONLY.
Thanks to CAPX funds commissioned by the CAPX Advisory Committee, our Town Hall area (inside & outside) and the park area are now monitored by motion sensing cameras. This is for the safety and security of our citizens who utilize the hall and park. Images are only viewed in the event of an activity or event which needs to be revisited such as vandelism, injury, etc. The cameras have already helped resolve two issues that otherwise we would have had no clue as to what took place.
UPDATE ON FLOOD DAMAGE: Following the July 2017 storm, the Town of Buffalo submitted a flood damage report that included 12 specific projects that needed to be addressed with maintenance or repair. Following notification that Buffalo County was granted disaster status by state and federal authorities, application was made to FEMA for funding assistance. Ultimately, our estimated project cost was set at $162,700.
As of the end of August (13 months post flooding), FEMA has approved a reimbursement of $105,728 and the State an additional $17,621 for a total of $123,349. We anticipate an additional amount tied to administrative costs that should be $5,000-$7,000. Our actual expenditures for storm related issues is not yet finalized but likely will be in excess of $150,000. This will means our reimbursement is approximately 87% of the storm related costs. We can/should be grateful for that level of assistence.
By the way, we have no idea when the reimbursement will actually be in our possession but we do have documentation indicating it has been approved!
I need to repeat here the caution notice sent out by email regarding a number of encounters in our town with timber rattlers. It happens every year, especially during dry periods of summer, but this year the reported encounters have increased. Just use care in yards, gardens,etc.
Guess what? Have a reunion, birthday party, graduation or just a plain ole family gathering? Are you aware the town hall is available for rent?
Full kitchen, RR facilities, air conditioning, plenty of tables & chairs, use of park. Special rate for multiple days
Contact Claire Waters at 687-8419 for details.