Heavy Consent Agenda Tops Council's Meeting


Although the town council is absorbed in budget issues, they are scheduled to have a regular council meeting Thursday. Most of the agenda is consent, meaning that with one vote, those particular items will be approved unless someone asks that an item be pulled.

The following items are on the consent agenda:

  • he annexation of additional territory into the Northern Gila County Sanitary District.
  • Authorization of the mayor to execute an intergovernmental agreement between the state and the town of Payson relating to the beautification landscaping project along Highway 87 between the southern boundary of town to the intersection of Highways 87 and 260.
  • Authorization of the mayor to execute a purchase agreement for a fire truck and equipment.
  • Acceptance of title to certain real properties pertaining to the Payson Road Improvement Project.
  • Authorization of the mayor to execute federal pass-through participant agreements from the state historic preservation office.
  • A resolution authorizing a Texas law firm to represent the town of Payson in certain litigation, involving a class action suit filed jointly by all Arizona municipalities.
  • A request by Public Works director Buzz Walker to enter into an agreement with environmental consultants for environmental assessment necessary to obtain groundwater exploration drilling permits in the Little Diamond Rim area.
  • request from Turf Paradise to renew its off-track parimutuel wagering permit for Famous Sam's for a period of three years.

Things not on the consent agenda are a public hearing on an application for a liquor license by Tiny's Family Restaurant (formerly Mario's Italian Restaurant).

Also discussed will be a possible speed limit study for West Main Street. Council will decide whether to direct town engineer LaRon Garret to perform the study.

There also will be a public hearing on rezoning property located at 1009 South Goodfellow Road.

Meetings of the town council begin at 6 p.m. in council chambers at town hall, 303 N. Beeline Highway. They are open to the public.

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