Friday, May 18, 2012

Last Quigley hearing set for Monday

Council scheduled to decide issue June 4

Express Staff Writer

The public will be given a last chance Monday, May 21, to submit comments on the proposed annexation of about 900 acres in Quigley Canyon, east of Hailey.

Developer Dave Hennessy's proposed plan would bring 444 housing units, four times the amount allowed under county zoning. The developer has offered the city of Hailey an 1880 water right valued at $2.2 million to $3.3 million if the annexation is approved, plus other incentives including public open space and trails.

During the City Council meeting Monday, the council will first hear a rebuttal by Hennessy to questions raised two weeks ago concerning the value of water rights in Quigley Canyon, the estimated $6.7 million in annexation fees proposed by consultants, and the formulas used to derive the fees.

Public comments made Monday will be considered at the next meeting, on June 4, with no public comments taken then.

Mayor Fritz Haemmerle said the council will decide the issue at the June 4 meeting. The decision will put to rest an annexation request that has occupied city staff and public officials on and off since 2007.

A water rights study, fiscal impact study and other Quigley information are available on the city's website at

The public hearing will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Wood River Middle School in Room 860. For more information, contact Heather Dawson at 788-4221, ext. 18, or

Tony Evans:

About Comments

Comments with content that seeks to incite or inflame may be removed.

Comments that are in ALL CAPS may be removed.

Comments that are off-topic or that include profanity or personal attacks, libelous or other inappropriate material may be removed from the site. Entries that are unsigned or contain signatures by someone other than the actual author may be removed. We will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or any other policies governing this site. Use of this system denotes full acceptance of these conditions. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.

The comments below are from the readers of and in no way represent the views of Express Publishing, Inc.

You may flag individual comments. You may also report an inappropriate or offensive comment by clicking here.

Flagging Comments: Flagging a comment tells a site administrator that a comment is inappropriate. You can find the flag option by pointing the mouse over the comment and clicking the 'Flag' link.

Flagging a comment is only counted once per person, and you won't need to do it multiple times.

Proper Flagging Guidelines: Every site has a different commenting policy - be sure to review the policy for this site before flagging comments. In general these types of comments should be flagged:

  • Spam
  • Ones violating this site's commenting policy
  • Clearly unrelated
  • Personal attacks on others
Comments should not be flagged for:
  • Disagreeing with the content
  • Being in a dispute with the commenter

Popular Comment Threads

 Local Weather 
Search archives:

Copyright © 2020 Express Publishing Inc.   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy
All Rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Express Publishing Inc. is prohibited. 

The Idaho Mountain Express is distributed free to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area community. Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express will read these stories and others in this week's issue.