Buffalo Employees' Health Insurance Will Not Increase

Buffalo Employees' Health Insurance Will Not Increase

Buffalo's City Council, at their last meeting, renewed the city's existing employee health insurance program with Blue Cross/Blue Shield for another year, because the provider did not raise the rates on the city for the insurance.

The council also passed and/or approved a number of other items on their agenda.

Recommended by Buffalo Pool Board was concessionaire Angela Webber to run the concession stand at the outdoor pool, which was approved unanimously by the city council.

Mayor Randy Dyess proclaimed Friday, May 2nd as Arbor Day in Buffalo.

The Mayor's Appointments to the Tree Board, Terry Gibbs and Joe Hulet for two year terms each were unanimously approved by the council.

The Mayor's recommendation of Jim Martin to a three-year term on the Planning and Zoning Commission was discussed, with Councilman Russ Humphrey saying he felt Martin should not be appointed to the board because heee is currently the engineer on the Burritt Street Reconstruction Project and the NW Water Pipeline Project, and that it creates a conflict of interest.

Mayor Dyess countered that he was the only applicant and has served
a number of years on the board already.

City Planning Director Lynn Barrett defended Martin's application for the planning commission.

The council voted 4-1 to appoint Martin to the board, with Humphrey the lone dissenting vote.

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