Meals On Wheels Funding Question Before Sv Council


The Star Valley Town Council will decide Tuesday night if it wants to help fund the Meals on Wheels program.

The program currently serves 14 Star Valley residents who can otherwise not cook one hot meal a day.

The Payson Senior Center is currently carrying the load of the program, covering food costs and delivery. On average, food costs $192 a week or $10,010 a year to serve 14 people. Another $11,320 is spent a year for a driver, fuel, vehicle insurance and maintenance, according to Senior Center Director Joanne Conlin.

Conlin predicts the program could easily pick up another 11 residents, bumping the cost up to $30,495 a year for food and delivery. The Payson Senior Center is asking the council to donate an appropriate amount.

Any money appropriated for the program would come out of the town’s administrative contingency account, which currently has an available balance of $293,500.

The council will vote on the measure at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Lamplighter RV Park recreation room, 3933 E. Highway 260.


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