Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan On Star Valley Agenda

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It could be a short Star Valley council meeting Tuesday night with only one agenda item.

The lone item is approval of the town’s multi-hazard mitigation plan.

A nine-member planning team completed the mitigation plan in January and it is finally up for approval. The team determined Star Valley is most at risk to incur losses from a drought, flood, thunderstorm and wildfire.

If a flood were to hit the area, there is a potential loss of $2.5 million within Star Valley and a potential loss of $14.1 million for wildfires. On top of the damage to roads and homes, Star Valley has six facilities or infrastructure that could be impacted, with a total replacement cost of $2.7 million.

The council will discuss the plan and hear the Gila County Sheriff’s Department monthly report starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Star Valley town hall.

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