Council appoints former judge to Star Valley post after resignation
Star Valley swore in Ronnie McDaniel as its new mayor this week, bringing him full circle. McDaniel was appointed the community’s first mayor and on Tuesday was appointed once again to the same post. He will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Bill Rappaport through the the fall elections of 2014.
Within minutes of seating Ronnie McDaniel as the new mayor on May 7, the Star Valley Town Council turned its attention to building a budget. Last year, the council directed staff to maintain a $2.6 million fund reserve at the end of 2012-2013. Town Manager Tim Grier and Finance Administrator Chancy Nutt Tuesday told the council the town will have a $2,618,000 reserve at the end of the fiscal year June 30, 2013.
The Star Valley Town Council will consider appointing a new mayor at its May 7 meeting, just ahead of a May 18 deadline. If the council doesn’t act by then, the town code will require a special election within 90 days.
Star Valley mayor irked by criticism from other councilors
Star Valley Mayor Bill Rappaport on Thursday resigned his position on the council, stung by the criticism of fellow councilors concerning his support for background checks for people who buy guns at gun shows.
Councilor blasts mayor’s letter on gun control laws
An “ugly little mess” has bitterly divided the Star Valley council, after Mayor Bill Rappaport wrote a letter supporting gun control on town stationery.
Star Valley’s $27,000 water master plan is in the works, and now a streets master plan has been launched.
Star Valley will likely use its next installment of federal Community Development Block Grant money to help subsidize Meals on Wheels and taxi programs for seniors.
A slew of calls kept emergency responders busy this weekend in both Pine and Star Valley.
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.