The Buffalo City Council approved a request from the Recycling Board to reallocate funds away from curb and gutter to pay for concrete in the area surrounding the new recycling center.
Mayor Randy Dyess explains further.
The recycling center originally was to have a dirt lot around the building, with road base near the building, but rotomill was available from the county and was used in the lot, with concrete added near the building and in loading docks and ramps at the facility.
Curb and gutter around the site was originally allocated almost $35,000 from one-percent funds, but when actually constructed was only about one-third that cost. The extra funds from the one-percent that were allocated to the curb and gutter project was then reallocated to the concrete work at the facility.
Mayor Dyess explains his thinking on the reallocation of the funds.
The council voted 2-1 to allow the reallocation of funds, with councilman Russ Humphrey the lone dissenting vote.