Buffalo Council Denies Variance Request

A variance request from a homeowner was denied by the Buffalo City Council during their Tuesday meeting.

The variance, for a property located at 296 S. Williams Avenue, would have allowed them to finish constructing a walkway for a deck that would have extended about a foot onto city-owned easement near the street.
The Planning and Zoning Commission had recommended the council approve the variance, although they were split in their vote to allow it.
City Building Inspector Toby Rhoades explained what the commission had approved.

In discussions during the Public Hearing on the matter, concerns voiced by the city council members included sight lines for traffic, the proximity of the deck to the street, and the precedence the council might set by allowing the variance.

The council voted unanimously to deny the variance request.