Buffalo Council Barely OKs Resolution For Water Project

Buffalo City Council
Buffalo City Council

The Buffalo City Council had a heated discussion at their meeting Tuesday concerning a Resolution brought before the council by Mayor Randy Dyess on a water line project in the North and Northwest sections of the city.

The project was originally sponsored by Johnson County and the application was sent to the Wyoming Water Development Commission before their October 1st deadline for consideration.

Greg Reid, WWDC Engineer, explained the issue to the council.

The water line project, if approved, will build a water supply line from North Main Street to near the airport and then cross lands to the east to tie-in with the Greenleaf subdivision and eventually loop back into the city's existing water line on Highway 16 East.

After more discussions about how the project will be paid for and whether or not annexation would help build the infrastructure, or vice-versa, the discussions became heated.

The council then voted, with councilmen Stan Lakin and Bill Hawley voting for the Resolution, councilmen Bruce Hepp and Russ Humphrey voting against, and Dyess casting his vote for a 3-2 passing of the Resolution.

The WWDC meeting to discuss the proposed project will be at 5:30 pm Thursday, October 13th at the County Planner's Office, located in the County Annex Building at 26 N. DeSmet in Buffalo.

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