Those involved with trying to bring the Cowboy Carousel to a new home on North Lobban Avenue attended the last Buffalo City Council meeting, to gain support from the council as they pursue a grant to make the move and the Carousel Center happen.
A number of citizens stood and spoke in favor of the carousel and the project, asking the council to consider backing the CDBG Planning Grant application for a feasibility study for the proposed project.
Some concerns were raised by one citizen about possible contamination on the site as well as possible noise issues and how the carousel may affect those living near the proposed site by Councilman Russ Humphrey.
The carousel committee responded by saying they are aware of the concerns and have plans in place to address those issues if they should become a problem. The area where the carousel is proposed to be housed is zoned residential/commercial.
The council was not asked to back the carousel financially, just sponsor the grant application, and Mayor Randy Dyess explained more at the meeting.
The council opted to sponsor the grant application by passing Resolution No. 1351, with Councilman Humphrey the lone dissenting vote.