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Buffalo County
  • Part-Time Cook Opening
    Consolidated Management Company is accepting applications for part-time cook in the jail.Newspaper ad

    Job information and how to apply
  • Deputy Sheriff Opening
    The Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for a Deputy Sheriff.Newspaper job ad

    Click here for more information or to apply
  • Full-Time Helpdesk Technician Opening
    ESU 10 is accepting applications for a full-time Helpdesk Technician to work at Buffalo County.

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  • City of Kearney/Buffalo County Phone RFI
    The City of Kearney and Buffalo County are jointly seeking Requests for Information (RFI) for joint telephony services for the City of Kearney and Buffalo County. For more information, the RFI Packet will be available at the City Clerk's Office on April, 20 2015.
  • Notice of Public Hearing - June 9th, 2015
    Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Buffalo County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 9:45 A.M.

    See the Notice Information for full details.
    
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There are approximately 962 square miles in Buffalo County. Within this area there are 1500 miles of road: 109 miles are County oil or concrete roads. There are 348 bridges over 20 feet in the County. There are also 242 bridges that are 20 feet and under which are not considered bridges but are classified as culverts because of the constricted water flow.highway

The Highway Department has 39 full time employees and during the summer months we employ two to three more people. In addition the Highway Superintendent, there are: an assistant Highway Superintendent, two clerical, three foremen, 17 maintainer operators, four heavy equipment operators, three bridge crew laborers, one sign man, one welder, one mechanic, one mechanic assistant and four truck drivers.

We have an inventory of approximately $1,509,000.00 which includes office equipment and supplies, signs, sign posts, lumber, steel, tools, culverts, filters, oil, grease, radios and other supplies.

We also have a large inventory of machines and equipment valued at $6,200,000.00. This includes 20 maintainers, one crane, three backhoes, four loaders, 40 pickups and trucks, and a considerable number of other pieces of equipment. The cost of fuel alone for operating this equipment in the fiscal year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 was $595,231.00. The cost of repairs was $234,372.00

The Highway Department Budget for the present fiscal year, July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 is $7,508,402.00.

We have an excellent communication system which includes 2-way radios which are used extensively. We have 2-way radios in the office, maintainers, loaders, and a majority of the other equipment. The radios also give us communication with the Sheriff's Department and the County Surveyor. Our foremen also have cellular phones. The County telephone system gives us communication with the Sheriff's Department, Surveyor, other Courthouse offices, and also the City of Kearney offices just by dialing four digits.

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Buffalo County is divided into 26 Townships. Each Township is given a Zone that we use when bidding gravel each year. The period is from April 1 of one year through March 31 of the following year.

Buffalo County Went to the GEO Base Addressing system and signs were installed in 1997.