Planner Asks For Public's Help Securing Grant Funds

Buffalo City Planner Lynn Barrett

City Planning Director Lynn Barrett has asked for the public's help in securing grant funding for a study to look into the possibility of a flood mitigation project west of Buffalo that will collect flash storm runoff and protect the northen end of town from flooding like that which happened in the spring of 2015, which caused extensive damage to many homes and businesses in the city.

Barrett said she had submitted the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for the study of the water retention area for flood mitigation which may be located west of Buffalo.
Barrett said the Program Manager will be in town within the next few weeks to tour and view the proposed site of the retention area.
Barrett asked that any citizens that would like are encouraged to submit letters of support for the project as they will be looked at positively by the CDBG committee awarding the grant funds.

Letters of support for the flood mitigation retention area can be sent to Lynn Barrett at planningdirector@cityofbuffalowy.com, or can be dropped off at Buffalo City Hall, 46 North Main St., Buffalo WY 82834.

Barrett also reported that the public meeting on the Sign Ordinance had been held week before the council meeting, with ten people in attendance.
The main discussions were on the maximum size of signage of businesses on Hart Street and for Theater Marquees.
It was suggested these items go back to the P&Z Commission for their thoughts and it was decided to schedule another public meeting to bring these changes to the public for their input.
The meeting has been scheduled for March 8th at 5:30 in City Hall.