Wednesday May 4, 2016
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Do we really need one if they don't have scheduled meetings because they have nothing to discuss in public?
Yes. I don't recall a time in the last 25 years when the Payson Town Council didn't have a regular scheduled meeting. I think this is absolutely fabulous. Think about it.
No planning and zoning issues are in conflict.
No Water dept issues need settling.
No Street dept. issues need resolution.
and on and on and on.
Tells me the town is working like it should.
That said, there is only one reason I can think of to have a Council meeting when all other town departments are functioning as they should and that is.....
A call to the Public.
You must have missed the sarcasm.
There are street problems. Stop signs that can't be seen because of trees and brush covering them for one. Weeds growing up thru the sidewalks. Street signs faded so bad they can't be read.
But we are getting stalls, barns or something with roofs over them at the event center. Don't know how long before they will decide they put them in the wrong place and will be moving them like other things they have done out there. Street and Parks dept. doing the work I think.
I don't remember when it was voted on to spend all that money and time at the event center.
But I was told a long time ago it was going to be done in dribs and drabs so there wouldn't have to be a vote. This by a council member at the time.
If that's the case then someone needs to bring the matter up to the town for discussion at the public forum. Any citizen can request a topic a be included in the Council agenda. Any citizen can request a councilman place a topic on the agenda. This time no one did. Nothing to discuss, therefore, no meeting needed. Tickles me plum to death.
You are such a nice innocent man.
It is a good thing there are nasty people like me that isn't afraid to ask the questions.
Not that I ever get them answered, but maybe they make other people think about what goes on in town.
How many people know there is a sidwalk going off the highway on the west side of 87 just past the trailer court before you get to the Casino road? It has been there for years and goes nowhere.
No one can make me believe there was absolutely nothing that should have been discussed in public at a scheduled council meeting.
If nothing more than an update on ASU or the event center. Where is the next round-about?
Does the council get paid if no meetings or if they are absent from one that is held?
The stalls at the event center did not cost you or any taxpayer a dime.
The grading that has been done there,as I have said before,is to improve drainage issues and provide much needed additional parking.
The way I see it, no progress being made. No issues since there is nothing going on economically in Payson. No business, no building, no street improvement money, no Big Lots, just another slow day in Payson. In reality there is plenty to do including figuring out to handle the cost of health insurance that for retirees on the golden parachute plan that the town has promised all of its retirees. For heaven's sakes, maybe the mayor could give us another update on how the "fundraising" is going for a university.
All sarcasm and cynicism aside, one meeting a month is plenty.
Who paid for the stalls? Back to my other question why build them if the event center is only temporary as was told on the radio a week or so ago?
Clearing off the hillside on the west side of the stalls and second arena is going to help drainage? From where, the top of the hill?
If this has been a drainage issue why did they haul all the dirt in on the north end a few years ago? I was told they were building a lake and park there.
The stalls are privately owned and are placed there under a contract with the Town. I do not know the details of the contract.
I'm not a civil engineer but I do know that the grading that has been done so far has helped with some drainage issues and increased parking.
I am aware of a proposed retention basin at the north end but have heard nothing about a park.
In the contract with the town. Is the town paying the owners or are the owners paying the town and do they have insurance?
As I said...I don't know the details of the contract. I suggest you contact the Town for the answers to your questions.
Rex you are so good at answering my questions.
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