Buffalo City Council Addresses 'Spice;' Grant Money

Buffalo City Council
Buffalo City Council

Sheridan Media News Director for Johnson County, Aaron Palmer, has this report from Tuesday's Buffalo City Council meeting.


The Buffalo City Council at their regular meeting Tuesday passed on second reading Ordinance No. 1345, essentially banning “Spice” in the city. Councilman Bruce Hepp recommended the Council adopt a Resolution to send to the State Legislature to urge them to take action at the state level. The Council agreed.

Buffalo Police Chief Mike Chapman addressed the Council about a grant offered by Homeland Security. The grant is a bi-annual grant that has been accepted by the city in the past. Chapman said the $14,118.70 would be used by the police department to purchase new radios if accepted by the council, which voted to accept the Federal grant.

The State of Wyoming had made a request of municipalities to send a “wish list” of projects they would like to see funded by the state. The State Legislature wants the information to show there is a need for the state to release funds from the Consensus Block Grant account. More than $50 million is being earmarked for possible projects around the state. The city contributed a waterline expansion project in the area near Brock and Angus Streets and a plan for a new City Hall/Administration Building, although the council agreed the water project was more “pressing” and the new City Hall was more of a future wish.

Also in council business, renewal of liquor licenses was passed without any issues.
The city building inspector told the council a new modular home was installed in the Greenleaf Subdivision without the proper permits, and he will be looking into why and at possible fines for the contractor.

The Criminal Justice Center Joint Powers Board revisions were given to the council for review by City Attorney Ben Kirven before they are sent to the county commission.
A November 30 date has been set for the bid opening for a new shop to be constructed at the city yard. It will be at 2 pm in City Hall.

From the Johnson County News Desk, I'm Aaron Palmer for sheridanmedia.com news.

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