Buffalo wins final approval for vet facility
The Wyoming State Building Commission has given the final word on the location of the state's first skilled nursing facility for veterans.
October 18, 2019
The Wyoming State Building Commission has given the final word on the location of the state's first skilled nursing facility for veterans. The facility will go up in Buffalo.
“This is a big sigh of relief for me and for everyone who has lobbied to locate this facility in Buffalo,” Johnson County Commissioner Bill Novotny said. “I want to thank the five elected officials on the building commission for realizing that Buffalo is the best place for this facility. This facility will get built, and it will be built here in Buffalo.”
The building commission is made up of Governor Mark Gordon, Secretary of State Edward Buchanan, State Auditor Kristi Racines, State Treasurer Curt Meier and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. They voted unanimously earlier this month to locate the facility in Buffalo.
“At this point, construction in Buffalo is a done deal,” Novotny said. “We still have to finish the design work and secure funding for the project, but unless some legislation comes forward this spring to cancel the project entirely, it will be located in Buffalo.”
Groundbreaking for the facility's construction is slated for Aug. 15, 2020 with the construction expected to be finished in 2022.
This post comes from an article from WyomingNews.com.