100-Foot Tower Would Destroy Neighborhood


A proposed 100-foot tower, by an out of town company, close to the middle of Payson, on a beautiful hill, in a town-regulated residential neighborhood.

This can't happen; the Town of Payson zoning will protect us.

As soon as you break over the hill on Highway 87, heading north into Payson, past the casino, will be this awful 100-foot monstrosity, on this beautiful hill, in a residential neighborhood, close to the middle of town.

This can't happen; the Town of Payson will protect us.

As residents of this neighborhood and business people, we have had several dreams denied by Payson zoning. However, our zoning is the law and should apply to all of us. We also know this neighbor is very up to date on our zoning laws.

We are sure this neighbor would not like this 100-foot tower built less than 50 feet from his residence in his residential neighborhood. We believe our neighbor will not use some crack in the zoning law to destroy our neighborhood.

As residents in this neighborhood our house and our location is our dream. As any good neighbor would do, please do not destroy our dream and our faith in our zoning laws.

This neighbor, our neighbor and owner of the site for this 100-foot tower is the Town of Payson.

Phil and Helen Martin, Payson

Editor's note:

The tower referred to in this letter is one of three, 100-foot monopole wireless telecommunications towers the Town of Payson has contracted to have built at existing water tank sites.

This one will be located on a site at Vanderlink and Summit streets. According to Town Manager Rich Underkofler, the town will collect rent on the towers, which should make more cellular and internet carriers available to Rim country residents.

A variance request will be heard by the Planning and Zoning Commission at 4 p.m. March 12.

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