The Buffalo Center City Council is going forward with a pair of important projects. The first is to try and hire Cemetery Restoration to bring back nearly 100 tombstones which are leaning over. Concerns are aesthetic according to some on the council who want to see the improvements. The costs associated with the repairs and restoration is around $55. The Council will look at possible grants or fundraiser ideas to raise the $5,500 needed for complete restoration.
The Council has gone forward with the painting of the water tower. Central Tank Coating won approval to go forward with the project during a May 13th meeting. The total cost will be nearly $50,500. The company will also investigate if the inside of the tower needs a protective coating applied within. No timetable was set on the actual painting process, but it is expected to take place later this summer.
The Buffalo Center City Council also threw its support behind the Winnebago County Nature Center currently being laid out on Highway 69. The council agreed to a $500 donation to aid in the costs of construction for the new facility which is expected to be nearly equidistant between all Winnebago County school districts including the North Iowa Community Schools.