Arizona Town Weighs RV Park Purchase

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April 20, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

The Star Valley Town Council has discussed buying a strip club and now it will consider purchasing an RV park, the Payson (Ariz.) Roundup reported.

What the town would do with the park is just now being thrown around by town staff, but possibilities include expanding town hall parking, adding additional office space and possibly one day a park, but the kind without travel trailers.

Doud daCosta, the owner of Lazy D Ranch Apartments and RV Resort, made a presentation on the property Tuesday (April 19) at the town council meeting.

The selling price of the two-acre RV park is unknown, but according to the Gila County assessor’s office, the full cash value of the property is $384,000.

The RV Park, at 3655 E. Highway 260, sits next door to Star Valley’s town hall and would give the town hall much needed space to grow.

Currently, town hall sits on a lot with only a dozen parking spaces and no room for expansion given the RV park borders it on two sides.

Star Valley Town Clerk Lois Johnson said whatever the town decides to do with the park facilities, which include a motel, mobile home park and office building, they could not run it as a business.

In January, the Star Valley council weighed buying Pete’s Place topless bar. Eventually, the council agreed to place a bid on the property at a trustee sale in Globe. However, the sale never happened and the town lost its opportunity to close down what many on the council saw as an eyesore.

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