At their last meeting, the Buffalo City Council approved City Attorney Ben Kirven to negotiate an easement agreement with a property owner for an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) approved ramp near the new Cloud Peak School property.
The engineer on the project had designed the ramp and had included an approach for the property owner, who seemed agreeable to the agreement. Kirven's request was approved with a $500 cap on the negotiation.
Kirven also reported that representatives of O'Reilly Auto Parts, who are interested in building a store next to McDonald's on East Hart Street, were recently there to begin preliminary work to construct the building. He said unless he has direction from the council to the contrary, he will not waiver on his insistence that building permits are not issued until the city has assurances that the easements and funding are in place for Burton Street, the access road the city is requiring adjacent to the property.
The landowner is responsible for the cost of the road and so far has not been able to acquire funding for the road, which is holding up the O'Reilly store project.