A letter was submitted to the Buffalo City Council requesting re-allocation of $17,000 of one-percent curb and gutter funds at their meeting Tuesday night, but the council tabled the request until they could get more information on the situation. The request was for work performed at the new Johnson County/Buffalo Recycling Center that was constructed earlier this year.
Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess explained what he knew of the request, telling the council that the request was for payment to Romine Construction for concrete work around the recycling building. The curb and gutter project apparently came in cheaper than anticipated, and the decision was made to pave out the back door of the building and up the loading ramp. The request was to re-allocate the funds to pay for the concrete work.
Councilman Bill Hawley voiced some concerns with the re-allocation.
Although Hawley wasn't opposed to the concrete work being performed, he was concerned that proper procedure had not been followed with the request.
The council voted to table the issue until there could be discussions with the county commissioners and the recycling center's Joint Powers Board.