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At the Sept. 2 council meeting, Star Valley councilors will discuss hiring a new town manager and possibly a temporary manager.

Mayor Chuck Heron said there are a few ways to find a new manager, including putting an ad in the paper, hiring a firm to find someone and using the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.

"The League of Arizona Cities and Towns sent us a 44-page recruitment guide that goes through the ways of recruiting a town manager," Heron said. "I want all the available options laid out in front of us."

Heron said the town is looking for a manager with rural town experience, preferably from Arizona.

The town is looking at hiring a temporary manager to come in and do basic things until someone new is found, Heron said.

Also at the meeting, the council will discuss progress in the case to acquire the Payson Water Company in executive session.

A new court date has been set for Sept. 24.

Visit with Mayor

Rim area residents now have the opportunity to sit down and chat with Star Valley

Mayor Chuck Heron once every month.

Heron recently announced he would host a "cracker barrel session" the last Tuesday of each month at Diamond Point Shadows Restaurant, east of Star Valley on Highway 260.

The first sit down is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30

The meetings are non-structured and non-agendized, Heron said.

At regular council meetings, residents are allowed to address the council with concerns during calls to the audience, but the council cannot comment back, Heron said.

"They come up and speak, and they can say what they want to say, and then turn around and go back to their seats," he said. "The purpose of this is to make myself available."

Heron held town hall meetings until January 2008, but people felt it was too formal.

"I want this to be like an old general store where people would talk around the cracker barrel," he said.

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