Buffalo Council Passes 2015 Budget On 3-2 Vote

Buffalo City Council
Buffalo City Council

Buffalo's City Council, at their Tuesday meeting, passed their appropriations bill, Ordinance No. 1371 on third reading.

The overall budget for the city for Fiscal Year 2015 is right at $16.5 million.
The general city fund was set at $864,000; protective services at $1.9 million; streets at $1.2 million; recreation at $380,000; water at $$1.5 million; waste water at $545,000; sanitation at $455,000 and miscellaneous equipment at $116,000.

There were some changes in the capital improvements budget from the second to the third read, and Mayor Randy Dyess explained what the changes were.

Outside agencies were funded at $480,000 by the council.

The council passed the budget on a 3-2 vote, with councilmen Russ Humphrey and Dave Long voting “nay.”

Outside agencies funded through the severance tax: CASA, $8,200; Buffalo Trails Board, $1,000; Buffalo Golf Course, $9,500; Trap and Skeet Club, $500; Criminal Justice Center Joint Powers Board, $5,000; Buffalo Downtown Association, $16,500; Chamber of Commerce, $11,500; Northern Wyoming Mental Health, $9,500; Buffalo Children's Center, $15,000; Buffalo Senior Center, $50,645; Johnson County Family YMCA, $29,500.

Those funded through one-percent funds: BDA, $40,000; Chamber Visitor's Center, $30,000; Boys and Girls Club, $50,000; Family Crisis Center, $42,500; Library, $10,000; Senior Center, $22,500; YMCA, $33,680; Recycling Center, $50,000; Johnson County Solid Waste, $40,000; Kaycee/Buffalo/Johnson County Economic Development Joint Powers Board, $25,000; St. Francis Animal Shelter, $8,000.

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