At a scheduled work session Tuesday, the Johnson County Commissioners discussed implementing a Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) for the county, similar to one already in use by the City of Buffalo.
The work session gave the commissioners and Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess and City Planner Zach Montgomery a chance to discuss different scenarios and possibilities for a joint community building either at the fairgrounds or at a different location, such as on the Prosinski Park property in Buffalo or whether it would be feasible for each entity to build their own.
Montgomery said the city will be conducting public meetings on the possible uses of the Clear Creek School property which might include some sort of community events center. The city will then be ready to concentrate, along with the Vision Buffalo Commission, to begin looking into the feasibility of a community events center.
He also encouraged the commissioners to implement a CIP to have a “blueprint for the next four or five years” for planning.
Commissioner Jim Hicks volunteered to work with Montgomery to build a CIP for Johnson County.