While everyone on the Star Valley Town Council is still enthusiastic about the new park the town is building, there was a little dust up over fencing at the March 18 meeting.
Councilor Gary Coon, who resides in The Knolls, which neighbors the park site, wanted the council to approve a project to fence the entire property. He was concerned about park users not knowing the site’s boundaries and trespassing in the residential area where he and others live.
Coon said there was a serious liability issue for these residents should someone from the park get injured on the private properties in The Knolls.
After a lengthy debate of the necessity of a full fence at this early stage, Coon’s motion for the project failed for a lack of a second.
Councilor Vern Leis motioned that the issue of a fence be dropped until it could be determined if one was in fact needed. Barbara Hartwell seconded. The motion passed 6-1, with Coon opposed.
In other business, the council approved contracting with Sol’s Construction Company, Inc., of Taylor, Ariz. to install the water line extension to serve the town hall. Owned by Gary Solomon, the company’s bid for the project was the low offer at $27,750.
Before the council made the approval, Town Manager Tim Grier reported that extensive research into Sol’s showed it was a reasonable and responsible bidder.