Notes From Buffalo City Council Meeting

Notes From Buffalo City Council Meeting

At their last meeting, the Buffalo City Council heard an update from City/County Engineer Wayne Hill on the school crossing beacons to be installed on South Main Street.
He said the foundations for the beacons were scheduled to be installed last week.

Hill also said the high-pressure water main project from the high school to the schools on South Burritt has wrapped up and work on the projects on Conrad and Walters Streets are progressing.

The sports fields complex has been graded and topsoil is expected to be installed directly, Hill said, in preparartion for seeding.

City Planner Zach Montgomery fielded questions from Councilman Russ Humphrey, who asked who was going to be responsible for the maintenance of the fields once they are completed.

Montgomery said the city, who owns the fields complex, would maintain it like any other park, with the help of parents who will volunteer time to help get the fields in shape before baseball and soccer seasons each year.

Responding to Humphrey's question, “I guess we'll have to hire more help then?” Montgomery said with estimated costs to the city of $15,000 annually, that wouldn't justify hiring a third of a person for maintenance.

The council discussed possibly outsourcing the maintenance but decided there wouldn't be a definitive answer to that question until after the complex opens next spring.

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