Scottsdale Radar System Could Come To Star Valley

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Star Valley officials are considering the implementation of a photo-radar system, much like the one used on the Loop 101 freeway in Scottsdale.

The Star Valley Town Council will meet today at 5:30 p.m. in a work-study session to hear a presentation from Dick Baranzini and Bruce Calin, police contract administrators from the Scottsdale Police Department, about photo radar systems.

The system in Scottsdale includes cameras and radar machines that automatically photograph and cite drivers who reach certain speeds above the posted speed limit.

Town Manager Vito Tedeschi said that the town is interested in implementing the photo radar system to force drivers to slow down to the 45 mph speed limit as they pass through town. The photo-radar system would most likely be in place on Highway 260 on both ends of Star Valley.

Tedeschi said business owners and residents have expressed concerns about heavy speeding through the town.

"We can't get drivers to voluntarily slow down, so we have to do something," Tedeschi said.

The council will also meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m., following the work-study meeting to discuss a bid for the street-sign replacement project throughout the town. The council will also discuss and possibly act on a letter of intent to purchase approximately 6,000 square feet in the Windmill Village project for a new Town Hall building.

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