At their last meeting the Buffalo City Council Passed on first reading Ordinance No. 1362, which will lift the moratorium on municipal water sales to those outside the city limits.
City Attorney Ben Kirven explains the Ordinance further.
He said the intent of the Ordinance is to provide water to individuals that are near existing municipal lines just outside the city limits. The idea will be for users to form Special Improvement Districts to hook onto the municipal lines and incentives will be in place to annex into the city to save money on water rates. For anyone hooking up to municipal lines that are outside the city limits, water rates will be double those paid by city residents.
The council voted to approve the Ordinance on first reading 4-1 with Councilman Russ Humphrey voting “nay.”
The Ordinance will have to pass two more readings before being adopted