Buffalo Drafting Water Users Agreement For Non City Users

Buffalo Drafting Water Users Agreement For Non City Users

At the last Buffalo City Council meeting, City Attorney Ben Kirven discussed a draft Ordinance he has drawn for a water users agreement for users outside the city limits to purchase city water.

Kirven said he had found an existing agreement that could be used to model Buffalo's agreement after.

Mayor Randy Dyess was pleased with the draft and suggested Kirven bring a final Ordinance for the council to see.

Those with current water users agreements will continue under the existing agreements, according to Kirven.

Kirven also discussed an issue with piles of snow and the hazards they present to traffic when near intersections.
He said city statute, although it doesn't address snow specifically, does address “depositing some sort of obstruction in a street's sight triangle” which he believes gives the city an existing statute to send notices to property owners to remove them from the sight lines.

Finally, the city and Optimum Cable are closer to a franchise agreement after nearly two years of negotiations. Kirven and the mayor will be working with representatives of Optimum to finalize the agreement soon as the company has been sold again. The city would like to get the agreement done before the company is officially acquired.

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