Recycling Center Building: Back to the Drawing Board

From left: Grizzly Engineering's Brent Bennett and Jake Wright, John Gibbs, Scott Pehringer, Smokey Wildeman and Skip Hancock.
From left: Grizzly Engineering's Brent Bennett and Jake Wright, John Gibbs, Scott Pehringer, Smokey Wildeman and Skip Hancock.

The joint Buffalo/Johnson County Recycling Center building that is in the drawing stages was sent back to the engineers for changes by the Johnson County Commission at a meeting Wednesday.

Commissioners Smokey Wildeman and John Gibbs, County Road and Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer, and Recycling Boardmember Skip Hancock attended the meeting at Grizzly Engineering, and looked over the plans they had drafted based on wants of the recycling board, the City of Buffalo and others involved in the project.

After seeing the cost and the relative complexity of the facility, the commissioners felt a re-design was warranted.

Wildeman explains the commissioner's position on the matter.

The new building for the recycling center became necessary when the county opted to build the new courtroom facilities at the new criminal justice center, which required relocating the old recycling center to its proposed location behind the Dollar Store on Butte Avenue.

The changes to the plan, according to Wildeman, will not affect the timeline for building the new building or the destruction of the old one.

The new building is scheduled to be complete July 1, and the old building will be moved or torn down soon after to allow construction to begin on that portion of the courtroom facility.

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