Many thanks to Keith Blankenbuehler, president of the Payson North IV (Home Owners Association) for the personal effort and job well done on the greenbelt cleanup. Seems there has been a lot of negative, overly dramatic "poetic criticism" of the results.
The fact remains that the greenbelt is now fire retardant as recommended by local fire officials.
In my opinion, it is magical thinking to think that the greenbelt would never catch fire and that homes would not be lost in such a fire.
I'm wondering if the individuals who have written negative comments about the clean-up offered any assistance or input before the job was started, or even volunteered to be on the board of directors.
John Depert, Payson