The Star Valley Town Council approved the purchase of the local water company Tuesday night, fulfilling a promise made six years ago at incorporation to protect resident’s water, councilors said.
The council hopes to close on the $775,000 deal with Brooke Utilities in January.
The town would then take over operation of the some 360-hookup system shortly thereafter.
The momentous occasion was marked with handshakes and congratulations around the council table. Few residents were present at the meeting, a disappointment for some council members.
“The Town of Star Valley was formed because of water and by doing this we have come full circle, we have now pretty much fulfilled that obligation, although this is the first step of that,” said Mayor Bill Rappaport. “I am just sorry that there are not more people from Star Valley here to see what is going on because this is spectacular.”
Read more about the sale in Friday’s Roundup.