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 13 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. An additional $7,300 is estimated for administration costs for a total of $170,000.
As of the end of January 2019 (18 months post flooding), FEMA has approved a reimbursement of $105,728 and the State an additional $17,621 plus $6,167 for administration costs. This is a total of $129,516 Fed/State reimbursement related to the flooding project. Our adjusted estimate for the total cost of the project (actual to date plus projected misc. costs) is $161,455 so Fed/State reimbursement will be 80% of actual cost of the storm related project.
PLEASE NOTE: As of October 19 the park restrooms have been winterized and closed for the Winter. They will reopen in May.
Following the budget public hearing on November 29, the Town Board adopted a budget for 2019 of $326,664 or a 1% decrease from the 2018 budget Citizens who wish to preview the detailed budget may do so BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please contact the town clerk, Lisa Braaten @ 715.495.4736 for an appointment.
FYI - The Buffalo County Sheriff has issued a county-wide alert regarding a re-emergence of a telephone scam known as the "Grandparent call." If you are a grandparent and receive a call from someone identifying as "your grandson/daughter" and makes a plea for money, be aware that it may be a fraudulent call. Ask for details only your grandchild would know and if it is an attempted scam, call the sheriff at 608 685 4433.
At the caucus meeting on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, the following individuals were nominated by Town of Buffalo citizens to be placed on the election ballot in April, 2019 for Town of Buffalo officers during the term of April 2019 to April 2021:
Board Chairman: Steve James
Board Supervisor: Claire Waters
Board Supervisor: Dennis Semling
Town Constable: Donald Bittner
NOTICE: The Buffalo County Highway Dept. has issued notice that weight restrictions will be imposed on certain County Trunk Highways effective THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2019 and remain in effect until at least mid-April. For clarification, exemptions and single trip permits call (608) 685-6226 (ext #1)
Rental use of the town hall facility has increased significantly this year. Available dates (especially on weekends) are filling up several months in advance. If you are considering use of the hall please contact Claire Waters well in advance for open availability.
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.