Star Valley Town Code 400 Pages Of Rules, Regulations For Town

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The Star Valley Town Council tonight, Tuesday, could be taking another big step tonight toward its incorporation when it looks at possibly approving the town code.

The town code, which Star Valley has worked on for months, contains more than 400 pages on numerous items in the community.

Town Manager Lanny Sloan said the code is extremely important because it contains the rules and regulations for the operation of the town that must be followed.

"We have been working on it for three months," he said.

Sloan said every town has different rules and regulations so Star Valley had to create its own.

Parking, which has been a big issue to some residents, is included in the proposed town code that the council will vote on tonight.

Several Star Valley residents have said they plan on being at the meeting to discuss whether parking should be allowed on the streets in the town.

Sloan said the town did not follow Gila County's example when creating the proposed code.

"What we did is we used examples of other cities and towns of comparable sizes," he said, but the town code of Star Valley will not be exactly the same as any other municipality.

Some of the codes in the proposed town code include administration, boards and commissions, business and license regulations, public health and safety and motor vehicles and traffic.

Other titles are flood control, industrial development, subdivision regulations, zoning regulations, building regulations, some water and service regulations and public ways and property.

Sloan also said he thinks the town council could declare this an emergency to make the code effective immediately.

The council will meet at 6 p.m. tonight at the Star Valley Southern Baptist Church.

-- To reach Michael Maresh call 474-5251 ext. 112 or e-mail mmaresh@payson.com.

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