October 18, 2011
Star Valley town councilors, commission members and several residents attended the council’s annual retreat held Friday at Tonto Natural Bridge.
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The Town of Star Valley is wading into the unknown with the potential purchase of the local water company and the sale has some councilors and community members concerned. Will the town have to raise rates to fix the infrastructure? Who will run it and maintain the system? Will the town expand it? How much will it cost to buy and what impact will it have on other town projects? Town councilors, commission members and several residents dived into these issues at the council’s annual retreat held Friday at Tonto Natural Bridge. The group agreed it is crucial the town buy the system to secure sustainable water for residents. “That’s why this town incorporated and we are taking that first step” with the purchase of the system, said town manager and attorney Tim Grier.