The Buffalo City Council passed Ordinance No. 1344 on third reading to change the time of the council meetings but only after a mild spat between council members.
Councilman Bill Hawley made a motion to change the time of the meetings in the Ordinance from 5:30 to 5:00, prompting the following exchange between council members Bruce Hepp, Russ Humphrey and Hawley.
When the vote was called for, Humphrey and Hepp voted against the amended Ordinance while Hawley and Stan Lakin voted for it. With the council split, Mayor Randy Dyess cast the deciding vote for the amended Ordinance. The new time for the council meetings, 5 o'clock, will take effect with the March 15 meeting.
Also at the council meeting, Doyle Kincaid, with the Buffalo Tree Board was awarded a plaque from the city in recognition of his years of service to the community on the tree board and as a trained arborist.
And the BLM gave a presentation to the council regarding fire fuels mitigation and prescribed burning they would like the city's approval on in Mosier Gulch. The venture will need to have joint approval of the city, county, BLM and private landowners as all own lands and have interests in the area. The City gave their approval.