Please take note of the following schedule for Town of Buffalo meetings:
Friday, July 17, 1-5 P.M. Stop at town hall to receive an absentee ballot for August 11 election.
Tuesday, July 28, 6:00 P.M. CAPX Committee meeting
Tuesday, July 28, 7:00 P.M. Monthly board supervisors meeting
SPECIAL NOTICE: The next election day for Wis. residents is Tuesday, August 11,2020, 7 A.M - 8 P.M. This is a preferential partisan election (watch media outlets for details of what else is on election ballots).
If you intend to vote, there are three options available:
1. Vote in person at the town hall 7 A.M - 8 P.M.(COVID safety measures will be observed)
2. Go on-line to wis.gov.com or contact town clerk at 715.495.4736, email: [email protected] to request a mailed absentee ballot.
3. Stop at the town hall on Friday, July 17, 1 P.M. - 5 P.M. and register, if necessary, and/or get an absentee ballot which can be completed on-site or mailed later.
The TOB Town Hall is again available for rental purposes, depending on dates and with certain conditions, limitations applied. Contact Claire Waters for availability and details.
TOWN HALL NEWS: New floors have been installed in the kitchen and storage room of the hall. Special thank you to Claire Waters and husband, Denny, for some nice improvements to kitchen. Also we received notice from Buffalo County Health Dept. that the town hall water was tested and found to be safe for drinking. The park water will be tested in the next few days.
Another new addition to the town hall is a nice bench outside purchased and installed by Donald Merchlewitz and family in memory of Louise Merchlewitz.
Appreciation also to Terry Duellman for helping us replace a worn-out flag and rotted rope at the hall.
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.
UPDATE ON FLOOD DAMAGE: Following the July 2017 storm, the Town of Buffalo submitted a flood damage report that included 13 specific projects that needed to be addressed with maintenance or repair. FEMA approved a reimbursement of $105,728 and the State an additional $17,621 plus $6,167 for administration costs for a total of $129,516 or approximately 80% of the related costs. The project has been closed since December 31, 2019. We are still waiting for approximately $17,000 of state reimbursement. (We are not alone in waiting for FEMA promised funds. The county and several area towns are in same situation.)
The new address/fire signs are in place for the Town of Buffalo however, there are approximately 45 that are missing, incorrect, etc. Those have been ordered by the county and will be placed when available.
The new fire/address signage (sign,post,brackets and install) cost approximately $40 each. Buffalo County is paying one-half and Town of Buffalo (using CAPX funds) is paying one-half so residents will have no fee assessment for the replacement signs. Residents are responsible for care and maintenance of the signs. Please be aware that sign placement is determined by Buffalo County Zoning guidelines following emergency response directives.
The Flyway Bike Trail is opening for biking/hiking. A grand opening celebration is being planned for later this summer
There have been some questions about the new fire station (Officially it is the Ft. City Public Safety Bldg) now in construction. In June 2019, our town and each of the other muncipalities that form the Fountain City Fire Assn., made a commitment of up to $200,000 toward the development of the new fire station. As of Jan. 27, our town will have made payments of $150,000 ($75,000 each from the town and CAPX). Fortunately, we have been able to do this without borrowing funds and/or adding special tax assessments but it will be a strain on the town budget. Donations of any amount are encouraged and very welcome as each dollar will potentially help with this significant commitment. Donations can be made to the Ft. City Fire Assn or to the Town of Buffalo. We thank several local residents/businesses who have made donations.
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.