City Council Sets One-Percent Goal

In addition to the wastewater treatment plant discussion, the Buffalo City Council had a full agenda to work through.

One-percent appropriation was discussed and a target amount was set to recommend to the one-percent committee. City and county entities submit requests for funding in hopes of receiving some of the fifth-penny tax money from the city and county through the one-percent committee, which makes recommendations as to which requests should be funded.

After some discussion, the council took Mayor Randy Dyess' suggestion for setting the one percent goal amount, with the understanding it could be revised.

In other council business from Tuesday, Ordinance No. 1344, which will change the time of the council meetings passed on second reading. It will take effect if passed at the February 15th meeting. The favored time appears to be 5:30 on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

The council approved Vista West Engineering to perform Professional Services (planning, design and engineering) for the Brock Street/Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Project.

The council heard reports from the Buffalo Housing Authority and the Planning and Zoning Commission. Planning and Zoning recently had one member resign and are in the process of looking for a replacement.

And the council approved the mayor's appointments of Dean Knauer to the Recycling Board and Stan Lakin to the Buffalo Trails Board.