Star Valley Buys 5 Acres For $200,000

Town of Star Valley

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On May 3, Star Valley bought five acres for $200,000 in a bankruptcy sale. At tonight’s council meeting, the council will figure out what to do with it.

The property, at 3615 E. Highway 260, has a house dating back to the 1950s, a barn and a well. Councilor Vern Leis at the May 3 meeting had said Glen McCombs, owner of Plant Fair Nursery, said the well on the property was one of the best in the area.

The council will also discuss securing and maintaining the property, concerns about the septic system and possible issues with lead-based paint and asbestos.

Leis and Councilor Gary Coon said they weren’t too worried about any of those issues because the house had been rehabilitated several times.

The council on May 3 voted 5-1 to make a bid on the property, with only Councilor George Binney opposing. He said the town didn’t need the property and shouldn’t take it off the tax rolls.

However, Leis said the town will need the land to accommodate future growth, since it’s close to town hall. He said the town could convert the barn to a meeting facility with plenty of parking.

The Star Valley Town Council will also discuss the 2013-2014 budget in a public hearing and also talk about a resolution for tribal gaming fund grants.

The council meets at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 at the Star Valley Town Hall, 3675 E. Hwy. 260.

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