The Johnson County Commissioners, at their meeting this week, got the recommendations for funding from the One-Percent Committee for the next two years.
The county had allocated $600,000 for each of the next two years, and the City of Buffalo had allocated $600,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year.
Requests for funding exceeded available funds, as is usual, but this year's requests exceeded available funds by just over $265,000.
The city received requests for roughly $619,000 in year one and $559,000 in year two. The county had requests for $855,000 in year one and $532,000 in year two.
The committee made their funding recommendations of $600,000 for the city and $600,737 for the county in the first year and $500,000 for the city and $598,856 for the county in the second year.
Bob Snowden, with the One Percent Committee, explained the process further.
Discussions also included the possibility of “building a war chest” of funding over a number of years and then have the One-Percent Committee meet every year to allocate funds that are “in-hand,” instead of estimating available funds as it is done now.
The idea would be to continue funding as always, but to set aside some funding each year to build the war chest.
No decision was made but discussions will continue on the matter.
The committee will also make a presentation to the Buffalo City Council at an upcoming meeting.