Again this year, we have arranged for people to be at the town hall during designated dates and times for the purpose of tax payments. This is an alternative, if you desire, to the mail. You may also choose to use the drop box outside the town to left of entry door. The box is locked and will be checked daily.
Collection times at the town hall are:
Sunday, December 31 3 P.M. to 7 P.M
Sunday, January 14 3 P.M. - 7 P.M
Tuesday, January 23 5 P.M. - 7 P.M.
Wednesday, January 31 3 P.M. - 7 P.M.
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. Our legal responsibility is to post in the three designated locations: Town Hall, Wine House, Allied Bank of Bluff Siding. Another way is to email those for whom we have an email address. Right now that is about 33% of our household units in the town. If you would like to be included but not now receiving any email messages from the town, please send your name and email address of choice to: t[email protected].
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. We anticipate another meeting with FEMA agents sometime in December. We have moved forward with the necessary project work and estimate it is about 75% complete.
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! Makes town budgeting a challenge!
UPDATE on FEMA: We have had several phone calls with FEMA and the process is moving forward. Our next contact is scheduled to be "recovery scoping" on Thursday, December 28. The FEMA agent will be meeting with us to do a site inspection and assist in the application for funding consideration.
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.