City/County Engineer Gives First Report To Buffalo Council

City/County Engineer Gives First Report To Buffalo Council

At their last meeting, the Buffalo City Council heard the first full report from New City/County Engineer Wayne Hill, who has been on the job just over a month.

Hill said he is pleased with city staff and employees and has been working with the city planner to determine the best way to approach projects.

Projects Hill is currently working on include a new outlet for the Greenleaf Subdivision through one of the unused lots in the adjacent business park. Water runoff and drainage in the subdivision is also being examined, he said.

Hill is also reviewing the sports fields complex, looking at design engineering for potential problems and possible cost savings.

The southwest quadrant infrastructure project has been scaled back to concentrate on water supply and related components needed for the new Cloud Peak School, and Hill is working to get that project ready to go.

Drainage issues at Watkins and Burritt Streets has been looked at and he said more survey work will need to be done before he can determine what the best solution will be for that problem.

The O'Reilly Auto Parts Project on East Hart Street is also being reviewed and readied for construction to begin, and water rights for property owners around the property are being reviewed.

Finally, Hill said he is looking into the possibility of streamlining the process of awarding paving projects through a yearly contract to try to get more paving projects done each year in the city.

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