Notices
Plattes Valley project bid notice
May 06, 2020
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2015 tax brochure
Dec 30, 2015
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Special meeting - CapX
Feb 26, 2015
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Notice of TOB meetings
Jan 28, 2015
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Report of caucus
Jan 28, 2015
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Welcome To The Town Of Buffalo 

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           DENNIS MICHAEL SEMLING               

1960 - 2021

                   TOWN OF BUFFALO                                      BOARD SUPERVISOR                                  

1997 - 2021               

 

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, theTown of Buffalo lost a good friend and dedicated worker for improvement of the town and its citizens. Dennis will be greatly missed and forever remembered.

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THE ABCs OF TOWN GOVERNMENT

 

#9 NOVEMBER, 2021, TOWN GOVERNANCE (PART E)

It has been noted in previous postings that the day-to-day business affairs of the Town of Buffalo are entrusted to an elected board of supervisors. In our town that is a chairperson and two supervisors. We also elect a town constable. The clerk/treasurer and deputy clerk/treasurer are appointed positions. The Town of Buffalo uses the caucus system to select candidates for town board elected positions.  Pursuant to Wis.ss.8.05, the existing town board, between December 1 and January 1 of even numbered years, must decide a caucus date to be held between January 2 and January 21 of the odd numbered years (i.e. 2023). Posted notice of the caucus meeting will indicate that qualified electors may attend and nominate candidates for board positions who will, if elected at the Spring general election, serve two year terms commencing in April of the odd numbered year.

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 IMPORTANT NOTICE:

 

 

DUE TO A COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE PROBLEM FOR THE TOWN ASSESSOR. THE DATES FOR OPEN BOOK AND BOARD OF REVIEW NEED TO BE CHANGED:

 

OPEN BOOK:               SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.

                                      MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 11 A.M. - 6 P.M.

 

BOARD OF REVIEW:   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 10 A.M - 12 NOON

 

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE:  2022 BUDGET HEARING

 

The public hearing for the Town of Buffalo proposed 2022 operation budget will be held:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021

6:45 P.M.

TOWN OF BUFFALO TOWN HALL

The proposed budget will be available for inspection at the town office of the town clerk by appointment. Contact Lisa Braaten, 715.495.4736

 

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NOTICE:  The town recycling site will be closed on Saturday, December 24, 2021.  Regular schedule of operation will resume on Saturday, December 31, 2021.

 

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Several months ago the Town of Buffalo Board Supervisors authorized the formation of a committee to explore the options for enhancing the possibility of initial or improvement of internet service to town citizens. The six town officers have met several times now with seven (7) citizens to form a 13 member Broadband Exploratory Committee.  That committee is looking forward to continued work on this extensive project and is pleased to announce that Jeff Strom has been selected for and agreed to accept leadership of this committee going forward.Our committee is meeting next on Tuesday, Nov 30 6:30 to prepare a resident survey mailing regarding the broadband project.

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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. 

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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.

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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 the $6,167 of state reimbursement for administration costs (We are not alone in waiting for FEMA promised funds. The county  and several area towns are in same situation.) We just received word that, because of Covid caused issues,  it could be as late as October, 2021 before we receive the final FEMA payment.

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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 July 21, our town will have made payments of $175,000 ($87,500 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.

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You may have heard, or read, about funds coming to local muncipalities (cities, towns, villages) by way of the March, 2021, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). ARPA set aside $2.5 billion for the State of Wisconsin with $411.6 million designated for non-entitlement units (NEUs) defined as municipalities with less than 50,000 people. There is a published chart that indicates the Town of Buffalo would qualify for approxmately $72,000. On June 25, the town received the first payment of just over $36,000. The 2nd payment of equal amount is scheduled for one year. We know that the funds were(are) intended for Covid19 related response but specifics are still unclear so the funds have been placed in a separate account pending the board plan for disbursement as per guidelines.We know it is likely that we will not be able to use the funds for usual/common town business nor can we reduce tax/or debt obligations however, there is a formula that will allow an amount  toward government services  as "replacement of lost public revenue." The Towns Assn promises guidance for us in this - so far they advise patience as we will have over three years to "obligate" the funds and 5 years to complete any projects that are funded by the money. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.


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