If you plan to move to Star Valley in a manufactured home or park model older than 20 years, you may find yourself shutout if the Star Valley council passes a proposed ordinance.
At tonight’s meeting, Dec. 2, the council will discuss the proposed ordinance change that would put a manufacture date of 20 years or less on all manufactured homes and park model campers brought into town.
Existing homes would not be affected by the change, but any replacement homes would. Currently the planning and zoning code does not include a manufacture deadline. The new section of the ordinance would also require manufactured homes be inspected and constructed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements and park model campers follow requirements of the Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA).
The council is not voting on the ordinance change and a second reading is scheduled for Dec. 16.
The council will also discuss adopting the minor land division ordinance. The ordinance would allow town staff to approve all minor land divisions instead of the planning and zoning commission. Any requests that do not meet code would be submitted to planning and zoning.
Council will also discuss having Mayor Chuck Heron signing a memorandum of understanding required by the state of Arizona. Currently, the state requires all new hires be verified through E-Verify, a program that establishes eligibility. This would put Star Valley in compliance with the state.
Town attorney and interim town manager Tim Grier said newly hired consultant, Glenn Smith, is tentatively scheduled to give a financial report of where the town stands at a Dec. 16 work-study session.