Sv Will Seek Federal Help For Six Homes On Starlight Drive


With six Star Valley residences in jeopardy of foundation destruction when another strong storm hits, the town of Star Valley is asking the federal government for help.

At Tuesday’s council meeting, Mayor Bill Rappaport and Councilor George Binney will discuss a May 20 letter Rappaport sent to Senator John McCain’s office for support.

In the letter, Rappaport said the town has already petitioned the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance, but there are no funds available.

The town is therefore going to contact the United States Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Conservation Service “for assistance before our projected monsoon season arrives, typically in June and July.

The town is prepared to sponsor six homes on Moonlight and Starlight Drive if funding becomes available through the USDA or NRCS.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda, the council will discuss adopting a tentative budget for 2010/2011, an intergovernmental agreement with Gila County for rural addressing services and have a second reading on an ordinance pertaining to the National Flood Insurance Program.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., in the Lamplighter RV Park recreation room, 3933 E. Highway 260.


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