Buffalo's City Council, at their meeting April 18th, approved an agreement between the city and John and Laura DeMatteis to build a “fence of convenience” on City-owned property in Mosier Gulch to contain their yaks on their property.
The Dematteis' yaks have a history of leaving their property and showing up on other landowner's property near theirs.
The property owned by the Dematteis' does not have fence, and the City-owned property adjacent to theirs in Mosier Gulch is more feasible for installing the fence, but a legal agreement between the parties was necessary to protect everyone's interests.
The agreement allows a fence to be installed on city-owned property without an easement or other such agreement, or change of possession of any lands, it merely states the fence can be erected on city lands. The Council voted to adopt the agreement.
Also at the meeting, the Council voted to allow Buffalo Youth Baseball to repair a backstop, dugouts, lights and replace fencing or netting at the baseball fields at Prosinski Park.
They also requested the City allow them to refurbish an on-site shed with water and electricity for a concession stand. All of the repairs will be done at the organizations' expense.
The City Council agreed to let them do the repairs at the park.