Whether or not the Year 2000 Payson Strategic Plan will be adopted at the request of Town Manager Richard Underkofler is just one of several questions that will be put to councilmembers at Thursday evening's meeting.

"This is the document that we will use to define what we'll be doing in the next couple of years," Underkofler said. "We've been working on this since Dec. 17, and since then we've had five meetings to review it. Once adopted, the strategies become objectives and the benchmarks by which we evaluate our performance."

The top four priorities of the Year 2000 Payson Strategic Plan, Underkofler said, are:

• Water resource management and development.

• New library

  • Capital improvement plans for streets and roads

• Give town employees a market adjustment to their compensation plan.

When Public Works Engineer LaRon Garrett takes the floor, he will ask councilmembers to give thumbs-up to the final subdivision plat for the Sawmill Crossing shopping, dining and entertainment complex, even though it's already under construction on Main St. and the S. Beeline.

"In a commercial subdivision such as this, it is not uncommon at all to be under construction when you do this replatting," said Town Engineer LaRon Garrett.

Hypothetically speaking, what would happen if the plat weren't approved?

"From the town's standpoint, nothing would happen. This is to facilitate them, so they can sell off (the four cement pads on the property's perimeter, created for outside businesses such as restaurants). It's just a process we have to go through with."

Parks and Recreation, Director Bill Schwind will ask for permission to increase fees for open swimming at Taylor Pool from $1 to $1.25 and $1.50, and for the swim team from $30.00 to $40.00.

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