The Buffalo City Council, at their Tuesday meeting, approved two projects to be added to the Northeast Wyoming Municipal Group's packet, essentially a wish list for funding that will go to the Wyoming State Legislature at their next session.
The council chose the asbestos water line replacement on the south storage tank and the paving projects on Lobban, Burritt, and DeSmet Streets as their submissions, and City Planner Zach Montgomery will get the information to the City Of Gillette who compiles the information for the Northeast Wyoming Municipal Group.
Montgomery explains further.
He will also include in the “priority list” for the Legislature, the Buffalo council's suggestion that they revisit the antiquated funding models or formulas used to get towns and municipalities their annual operating funds from the state.
Montgomery said the current funding model doesn't provide cities and towns with the best funding possible, and changing the funding model would better accommodate what they have to deal with on a daily basis.