Buffalo Approves Budget Bill on Second Reading

Buffalo Approves Budget Bill on Second Reading

The Buffalo City Council, at their regular meeting Tuesday, approved on second reading the annual appropriation, or budget bill, after some discussions.

The Budget has been amended, increasing the overall sum by just over $200,000 so far.

$125,000 in funding from the Rec District for the trail extension in Mozier Gulch was carried over into the next fiscal year, as was $75,000 in one-percent funding by the recycling center.

The budget, as passed on second reading, now sits at $10,727,435, which may still change before the third and final reading in two weeks.

The budget shortfall of nearly $800,000 was also discussed by the Council. Councilman Bruce Hepp pointed out some of his concerns, wanting to let the public know the tough decisions the Council is facing.

The Council has always budgeted on the conservative side, according to Mayor Randy Dyess, who said last year's budget shortfall was nearly $770,000, but that in the end they only dipped into Reserve funding for $63,000 at the end of the fiscal year.

The City's final budget will be adopted at the next Council meeting June 21st.

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