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, Alliance 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. .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!
One of the next projects to be addressed is the watercourse in the park (Chicken Vly Creek). It needs to be dredged and stream banks reinforced. A permit application is pending with the WI DNR. We hope to begin the work before any Spring thaw
Special thanks to LaVae Wantoch for donation of some straw bales to assist with chronic frozen pipes at the town hall. They helped but knowing a long range plan was necessary, we also had the situation assessed and will, at the Feb. board meeting, consider some ideas.
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.