Star Valley To Appoint Temporary Town Manager

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The Star Valley Town Council will be holding a quick meeting tonight, Tuesday, as there are only four items on the agenda.

The most crucial item is the appointment of Diane McDaniel as the temporary interim town manager as an hourly employee on an as-needed basis until a permanent town manager can be hired.

Councilor Mary Ann Kotelnicki said appointing McDaniel to the position is an emergency action, since the position is vacant. She said she understood that she and her husband, Ronnie, wanted to remain retired.

Kotelnicki said McDaniel told the town that she wanted to spend more time with her husband when she resigned as town clerk earlier this year.

She said when she resigned as town clerk after her husband announced he was not going to seek re-election as mayor, they informed the town the two would be available to help out if it was necessary.

"We do not want to be without a town manager," Kotelnicki said. "Since we are in a crisis situation, Diane stepped up to the plate."

The council will also:

  • Discuss the proposals from consultants for the master plan for Star Valley. The Central Association of Governments last Tuesday gave a presentation to Star Valley in a town hall meeting.
  • Discuss possibly adding Pete Hold to the Road and Streets Committee.
  • Will consider declaring a proclamation that Oct. 15 to Oct. 21 be the town's week following a recommendation from the Arizona League of Cities and Towns.

The council will meet at 5 p.m. in a work session, which will be followed by its regular meting at 6 p.m. Both meeting will be at 4180 E. Highway 260.

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

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