Star Valley Council To Appoint Board Members, Commissioners

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The Star Valley Town Council will hold three separate meetings tonight, Tuesday, most of which will focus on forming committees and naming chairpersons who will steer the town through its next phase of incorporation. The council will hold a workshop at 5 p.m. before going into an executive session at 5:30 p.m. Its regular meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

The committees and appointments the council will discuss tonight include:

  • Volunteers to the board of adjustments.
  • Appointing five volunteers to the planning and zoning commission.
  • Appointing a chairperson to the flood plain committee.
  • Appointing an elected official to serve on the executive board of the Central Arizona Association of Governments.

Star Valley town manager Lanny Sloan said the committees and appointments are vital to the town's future.

He said the planning and zoning commission, as well as the board of adjustments, are mandated by state law.

The planning and zoning commission is responsible for issues like setting zoning and variances. The board of adjustments grants zoning variances and hears appeals. Sloan said having a chairperson on the Flood Plain Committee is important because a lot of homes in the community have been declared to be in the plain. Having a member sitting on the CAAG, he said, gives the town a vote on some important issues that could affect Star Valley.

"Planning and zoning and the board of adjustments are mandatory," he said. "The other two are just a good idea." There will eventually be seven members on the town planning and zoning commission, and there will be five appointees to the board of adjustments.

In the work session, the town council will discuss declaring as a public record the Town of Star Valley's zoning code before discussing whether to adopt it.

The council will also discuss purchasing software to add to its Caselle program for business licenses. Caselle is a local government software for utility billing and fund accounting.

All three items will be voted on at tonight's regular meeting.

The Town Council will also discuss and possibly approve the town's seal, logo and letterhead that members of the community voted on at the end of May.

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

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