Deep pockets, big dreams – big target
The financial picture of the Town of Star Valley gets brighter all the time, making it possible for the town staff, mayor and council to entertain big dreams. It also makes the town a big target for funding requests from all over Rim Country.
The work to create the B. Diane McDaniel Community Park cost the Town of Star Valley less than anticipated. The town budgeted $40,000 for the first phase. The work cost only $31,488.
Home Rule is an issue both Payson and Star Valley voters will find on their ballots this fall.
Star Valley’s $5.8 million 2014-15 budget won easy approval from the council on June 2. The budget includes $3.1 million in reserves carried forward from FY 13-14.
The Star Valley Town Council and its staff, plus some volunteers, put on a great party May 14 to dedicate the B. Diane McDaniel Community Park.
Work on the newly approved Star Valley Park was underway the day after the town council approved the plan.
Visions of picnics, park benches and horseshoe pits had the Star Valley Town Council bubbling with excitement Tuesday as it approved spending $40,000 to build its first public park.
Government meetings are not that exciting most of the time — at least not in a good way. Things might heat up if controversial hits the agenda, but that isn’t the “good” kind of excitement.
Firefighters brave the smoky darkness
Smoke filled the old home quickly, pouring out from cracked window seals, rusty air conditioner units and a hole in the roof where a downed tree lay.
PHS club hopes to color runners crazy
Star Valley’s town council will sponsor the April 26 5K fund-raiser planned by the Payson High School Adventure Club.
A mid-year checkup shows Star Valley’s finances are in good health. The town has almost $3 million in cash and savings halfway through the 2013-14 fiscal year.
Three days after burning down to embers in a stove, ashes remained hot enough to start a brush fire in Star Valley on Saturday.
The five acres Star Valley bought this past fall is set for some improvements.
Rates low, improvements mount – reserve still huge
Star Valley’s town council had good news from Water Department Superintendent Robert Rippy Tuesday night.
$2.6 million in reserve, workers get bonus
Conservative money management has Star Valley sitting pretty as 2013 closes. The council directed staff to maintain a $2.6 million reserve by the end of the 2013-2014 budget year. Halfway through, the town has a reserve of $3 million.