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 storm, the Town of Buffalo submitted a flood damage report that included 12 specific projects that needed to be addressed with maintenance or repair. The cost estimate was approximately $151,000. Following notification that Buffalo County was granted disaster status by state and federal authorities, application was made to FEMA for funding assistance. FEMA has made contact with us(and done site inspection) and the application process is moving forward. .The best outcome for us would be 75% FEMA reimbursement and an additional 12 1/2% from the state - no way to know what the actual outcome might be but do know that it will likely be a slow process with any funding coming well into next year!
Our estimated cost has now increased (with guidance from FEMA inspectors) to $162,400 and to date we have spent $109,000 on 2017 storm related projects.
One of the projects is the dredging of Chicken Vly Creek in the park. It has become silt/muck filled and flood waters can threaten the town hall. The DNR permit for the project was approved but not in time to avoid muddy conditions that come with the seasonal thaw. We have yet to determine a timeline for beginning the work.
NOTICE: On Friday, May 4, residents of our town are invited to help with the annual highway 35/54 road clean-up. We walk/clean from railroad tracks to Town of Buffalo Park entrance. Meet at the town hall at 9:00 A.M., bring gloves. If raining we will re-schedule for a later date.
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.