The Buffalo City Council, at their regular meeting Tuesday, approved on first reading an ordinance banning the sale, use and possession of certain intoxicating substances, commonly referred to as “Spice.”
Buffalo Mayor Skip Hancock introduced the ordinance to the council.
Spice has caused a number of high school-age kids in Wyoming to become sick, and the City has taken a very proactive stance on banning the substance after discovering it was for sale at some local establishments. It has since been removed from the stores.
The City's ordinance will establish the use, sale or possession of the substance as a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $750.
In other Council business, a request by Hot Iron, Inc. for the City to reverse an earlier decision to withhold $7,000 in liquidated damages for the company not meeting the substantial completion date on the Tisdale/Lobban Streets project was rejected by the Council.
The Council approved a request from Steve Grimshaw of Grimshaw Apartments to waive the moratorium on street cuts in the Shiloh Subdivision. The street cuts are needed to install water and sewer taps for the new apartment complex.
Councilman Bruce Hepp requested that Public Works Director Les Hook look into placing a speed trailer on French Creek Road to help slow traffic in the area.