Buffalo

Buffalo Mayor Mike Johnson proclaimed April 5th as National Service Recognition Day in Buffalo, honoring volunteers and those who help by donating their time and efforts in their local communities.

Named and honored specifically in the proclamation was Americorps and Seniorcorps.

Johnson County's Commissioners approved and passed Resolution No. 534, which will adjust the county budget to show acceptance of a grant from the state to cover a purchase to be made by one county department.

The Johnson County Commissioners approved a $20,000 “advance” of funding for the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum to cover their payroll and other operational expenses through the end of this month.

Buffalo's City Council had the second reading of Ordinance No. 1382, dealing with transient merchants and special events in the city.

***UPDATE 04/08/16 11:30am***

Johnson County Public Health has informed Sheridan Media that the test kits they have on hand are not the correct ones needed to test for lead. They are now referring residents that want to test the water in their homes to Inter-Mountain Labs in Sheridan or the City of Buffalo for the test kits.
Also, Public Health will not be transporting the test kits to Sheridan as previously reported.
We apologize for any confusion.

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder, during his end of the month report for March to the city council this week, said that on March 30th, his officers had conducted tobacco compliance checks at 17 different locations, using an under age buyer. Only one establishment, DJ's Thriftway, sold tobacco products to the minor.

Johnson County Assessor Cindy Barlow gave the county commissioners her latest estimate on the valuation of the county for the upcoming year.

Buffalo's City Council held a public hearing during their regular meeting this week where they discussed a proposed variance request from a contractor wishing to build townhomes on an existing lot in the city.

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