I’m a certified curmudgeon, one of those grouchy people you cross the street to avoid. But somehow my editor keeps sending me off on articles that are supposed to melt my heart. Ha, good luck with that.
A firestorm of controversy hit the Star Valley Town Council meeting last week over discussion of repair work needed on fire hydrants and a pump.
Water is making things boil between the Star Valley Town Council and the Hellsgate Fire District.
Star Valley is balking at an estimated $2,000-a-year cost of maintaining fire hydrants in The Knolls that the Hellsgate Fire District relies upon to provide fire protection for the community.
At the last possible moment, the Town of Star Valley attracted enough participation in a special survey to secure a $200,000 grant from the Arizona Department of Housing.
The Star Valley Town Council is inviting residents and all interested parties to volunteer for a new beautification committee.
Star Valley residents served by the Milky Way Well could face higher water bills if the town does not get enough of them to participate in a survey due by Jan. 31.
A monumental mistake by an organization designed to help small towns navigate state and federal red tape might cost Star Valley a $200,000 award from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Town running behind on spending, but ahead on revenues
Colors, pie charts, graphs and more show the status of Star Valley finances.
The Star Valley Town Council will continue to stash its cash. “Probably the most important issue a council can decide is what to spend its money on and how much money it should have,” Town Manager Tim Grier told the council.
What’s well trained, under-utilized and can save Payson and Star Valley money at the same time? Sounds like a trick question — but there’s a simple answer: A building inspector.
The months-long debate among members of the Star Valley Town Council over its Rainy Day Fund may finally reach a conclusion at its next meeting.
Star Valley will continue its photo radar enforcement program for another year. The council first signed a five-year contract to run the program with RedFlex back in 2007, with the option to extend the agreement for a year. At its July 17 meeting, the Star Valley council exercised that option.
As new operators of the water system in Star Valley, the members of the town council are learning about wells, monitoring systems and the cost of repairs. At its July 3 meeting, the council heard a report from Town Manager Tim Grier and town water operator Robert Rippy. Grier led off by telling the council he had a concern about the $5,000 limit on his spending authority when it came to emergency water issues. The concern arose when the pump at the Milky Way site well went out over the weekend.
A toddler died early Friday morning when officials say he rolled off a bed at his grandparents’ Star Valley home and got lodged between the mattress and footboard. Paramedics tried briefly to revive Brendan, but believe he had passed hours before his grandmother discovered him, said Hellsgate Fire Chief Gary Hatch. Brendan was reportedly visiting his grandparents for two weeks at their Star Valley home. Brendan, from the Valley, reportedly took turns visiting his grandparents, who are in their 40s, with his two other siblings.