AS OF TODAY, APRIL 2, THE APRIL 7 PRIMARY IS STILL SCHEDULED. EXTRA VIRUS PROTOCOL IS BEING PREPARED FOR THE SAFETY OF VOTERS AND ELECTION WORKERS.
Pursuant to the Governors order and action by the Town of Buffalo Board Supervisors, the Town of Buffalo Annual meeting of electors scheduled for April 14, 2020 will be cancelled and re-scheduled per s.60.11(4) Wis.Stat. to:
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
This is one, maybe the, most difficult decision I have had to make recently. I had to place yellow tape across the town park entrance because the Governor's Safer at Home Order clearly states "All playgrounds are ordered closed."
Road weight restrictions that have been in place for most of March in the Town of Buffalo will be REMOVED as of Monday, April 6.
The TOB Town Hall is not available for rental purposes during the Covid-19 "Safer at Home" order from the Governor.
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.
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 approximately $17,000 of state reimbursement.
Please note that the water at the town hall and the park has been tested by the county as per requirement and deemed biologically safe to drink. Specifc details of the testing and results have been posted at both sites.
We are aware that there are a few new address/fire signs and posts (current red replaced with blue flag style) now in the town. If you want to keep the old sign put a piece of duct (or similar) tape around the post and the installers will leave it rather than haul off site. All signs will be replaced and those hauled away will temporarily be kept at the recycle site. On 12/17/19, we were told there was a delay in replacement due to installer issues - scheduled to resume this Spring.
The new signage (sign,post,brackets and install) cost approximately $40 each. Buffalo County is paying one-half and Town of Buffalo (using CAPX funds) is paying one-half so residents will have no fee assessment for the replacement signs. Residents are responsible for care and maintenance of the signs.
The construction work underway on Hwy 35/54 is the development of the Flyway Trail (Bike trail) Phase I from Winona bridge to Buffalo Park entrance. Work on the trail will continue as long as possible into the Winter season (they have permission to do concrete work all Winter) with a completion date in June. Phase II will extend the trail from the park entrance to Trempealeau F&W entrance with no date fixed for that.
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 Jan. 27, our town will have made payments of $150,000 ($75,000 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.
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.