Brief Look At This Year's City Of Buffalo Budget

Brief Look At This Year's City Of Buffalo Budget

At the last Buffalo City Council meeting, the council approved on first reading Ordinance No. 1363, the annual appropriation, or budget bill.

The second reading is expected to be approved Tuesday and finally adopted later this month on third reading.

The budget, although still open to changes by the council, has been divided into three categories: general, capital improvements , and outside agencies.

The general portion, which encompasses law enforcement, animal control, mayor/council,fire, streets, and other general city business, has been allocated $7.2 million.

Capital Improvements, which has some carryover from previous years' projects that were not completed, has an allocation of $7.4 million.

Finally, outside agencies such as the YMCA, CASA, and the Jim Gatchell Museum will also received funding from the city. Although most did not get the exact amount applied for, the city will still allocate $552,157 to those outside agencies.

The total preliminary budget is $15.225 million for this year.

For a complete breakdown of the preliminary budget, go to the end of this story at

Mayor/Council $187,000
Legal/Judge 79,680
Clerk/Treasurer 254,175
Admin. Asst/Planner 166,600
Dispatch 420,830
Law Enforcement 1,287,860
Animal Control 76,980
Fire 62,080
Streets 1,178,775
Recreation 372,075
Water 710,775
Waste water 328,070
Sanitation 475,650
Insurance 104,500
Misc. Equipment 475,076
Cap. Impov 7,470,696
Outside Agencies 552,157
Loan Repayment 997,465
Contingency 25,000

Capital Improvements:
NW Water Pipeline 4,133,000
S Tank Water Line replacement 750,000
SW Quadrant/Burritt Street 2,000,000
Sports Fields Complex 508,321
Crazy Woman Square 79,375

Outside Agencies:
CASA 8,700
Buffalo Trails Board 1,000
Golf Course 10,000
Trap/Skeet Club 500
CJC JPB 5,000
Buffalo Downtown Assn. 37,000
Grouse Mt. Archery Club 800
Chamber of Commerce 70,760
Northern Wyo Mental Health 10,000
Children's Center 15,800
Senior Center 73,645
YMCA 86,500
Boys'and Girls' Club 45,000
Crisis Center 4,250
Library 10,000
Gatchell Museum 48,202
Recycling Center 85,000
Jo Co Solid Waste District 40,000

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