The Buffalo City Council has yet to see plans for the new recycling center that is being paid for by the County.
The County is constructing the recycling center in exchange for the City-owned land where the new courtroom facility is being added on to the justice center, where the old recycling center is now.
Councilman Russ Humphrey asked City Attorney Ben Kirven why they had not seen the plans for the building, which will be constructed on City land; in the past the council has seen and approved the plans, according to Humphrey.
That prompted the discussion between Kirven and Councilman Bruce Hepp.
Although the Council may not have the authority to not allow the building to be constructed, everyone agreed the Council should look the plans over for their own informational purposes, and that will happen with this and future projects.
Councilman Bill Hawley explained his position on the matter.
The ultimate authority, it was finally decided, is the joint powers board regarding the new recycling center, which has already given its approval for the building plans.