Payson Airport Politics # 2

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Pat Randall 5 years, 1 month ago

What is wrong with the politicians in Payson? We don't have the waterfall flowing yet and now the town is going to spend $10 million on the airport. Does this include all the employees for upkeep it will require, since the mayor says the PRAA does not have the manpower to develope it. All construction would be done by licensed contractors I would hope. The town does not have enough land to develope the airport for a much longer runway for larger airplanes. Why would anyone say the facility was Payson's front door? The airport needs to be taken care of by people that know about airplanes not a council that changes members every 2 years. First it was ASU that was going to be for the future development of Payson. Now "The airport has to be a cornerstone for future development of the whole region, said Evans, insisting that the independent airport authority lacks the manpower and the resources to develop the airport." So far I haven't seen any improvment in the town in the last three years except for all the work that has been done at the event center? All talk and grand ideas. Maybe a big farm will be the next plan.

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Dan Haapala 5 years, 1 month ago

Pat, 40 years ago the scarriest drive I ever made was from Phoenix to Payson and on to the Rim. After moving here, I heard many complain of the 'Dangerous conditions in Sunflower' and that something should be done. I heard arguments against creating a traffic jam by allowing a Sunflower bypass. I heard many encouraging a safer four lane route to Payson and beyond. Progress happens. It took ten years, but the Beeline successfully bypassed Sunflower safely. More people came to Payson and Payson prospered. Many of those who moved here shortly after are vocal about no more change but change will come. And there will be still more changes that creat controvery. Discuss the changes, Yes. Fight them for the sake of anti progress, No. We shouldn't fight our elected officials, whom we put in office to make our lives less complicated, because they have plans to increase the tax base so that we don't have to pay as much in taxes. Heaven forbid we put a Mayor and Council in office whose goal would be to turn back the clock to 1950 and have everyones wages go back to around $5000 a year.

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Pat Randall 5 years, 1 month ago

Happala, Yes, but you could buy a new car for $600. and fill the gas tank for under $4.00. Very little crime. One deputy handled it all. No traffic. No one telling us what color to paint our house. Plenty of water for grass in the yard. Neighbors helping neighbors, didn't need organized charities with administrators being paid.

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Rex Hinshaw 5 years, 1 month ago

Mr. Jones, I resent your characterization of my parents generation. My Dad was in world war 2 , in both the Army and Navy. My mom and dad both worked hard to raise myself and my brother and sister. They did NOT have their hands out.....to the government. They where NOT greedy or selfish. They remembered the great depression ! We were taught respect for our elders and manners....and how to save for our future. Your comments are so offensive. You can blame my generation....the next several generations....but stay the HELL away from my parents generation! They were the "greatest" generation !

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Pat Randall 5 years, 1 month ago

P.B. You are so wrong. The grass was watered from private wells, then the town came in started drilling deeper wells next to them and dried them up. It didn't work on all of them as there are still private wells being used. Ex chief of police has one just below GV lakes. He wanted grass so drilled his own well. Also the rain water did go back into the ground as there was not all the concrete and pavement to stop it or the sewer to catch the runoff and send it on down to Phx. People saved thier money untill they could pay cash, didn't use credit cards.

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don evans 5 years, 1 month ago

All the details on this topic and the special interest motives were clearly explained and revealed on the first thread "Airport Politics" dated starting August 19th, I believe . Told ya so then and look what happened now. Dang I'm good. LOL!.........

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don evans 5 years, 1 month ago

Make that first title thread "Payson Airport Politics"

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Kim Chittick 5 years, 1 month ago

Hey Don, if you can quit patting yourself on the back erroneously for just a minute, you might go to the Payson Airport thread on Tom's "I'm Listening" blog.

Facts, sir, all facts!!

Dang, you're mixed up!! ROFLMBO!!!

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