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Q: There used to be a small man-made lake visible on the east side of Tyler Parkway, about opposite 600 N. Tyler Parkway. That little lake is now drained. I wonder what is it for? Will it be refilled?

A: “There are actually four lakes on that property that are used to store water for the golf course in Chaparral Pines,” said LaRon Garrett, public works engineer for the town. “In the wintertime, there is more effluent available from the sanitary district plant to fill those lakes. So in the wintertime, they fill those lakes up and then in the summer time when they can’t get enough water to keep the golf course green, they pump the water out of these lakes to supplement the water that goes onto the golf course.”

Q: You recently answered a question about shooting guns in the forest. What about inside the town limits?

A: “It’s unlawful to discharge a firearm anywhere within the town limits,” Payson Police Lt. Don Engler said.

He also provided additional information on the statute that covers shooting in the forest.

“It’s actually Game and Fish Department code,” he said. “It is unlawful to discharge a firearm while taking wildlife within one-fourth of a mile of an occupied farmhouse or other residence, cabin, lodge or building without permission of the owner or resident.”

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