Council To Revisit Telecommunications, Payson Pines Plan


When the Payson Town Council chose to table the proposed changes to the unified development code regarding placement of telecommunications towers, the Community Development Department made a few changes. The revised version will be presented to the council at its Thursday night meeting for consideration.

Semantics in the UDC and issues regarding spacing between towers on town property were some of the issues that the public and members of council wanted clarified prior to accepting the changes.

The Planning and Zoning Commission, the town attorney, and the Community Development Department have ironed out the regulations for telecommunications towers.

Payson Pines

Developers of Payson Pines Properties have retained the law firm, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite from Phoenix to represent them in the ongoing dispute over whether developers have water rights to unused taps from the first Payson Pines development.

The developers want to build a 32-lot subdivision on a 7.75-acre parcel off North McLane adjacent to the Payson Ranchos.

When Payson Pines representative Brian Young came before the town council for the zoning change, he stated that he was under the impression that they could use the excess water from the original developer who downsized the subdivision.

Public Works Director Buzz Walker said that there was no such documentation to show any arrangement for excess water credits and the water now belongs to the town. In order to build the subdivision, the developers would have to find their own water supply.

Payson Pines Properties and their lawyers will request a variance from the water supply requirements set forth in the town code which states that developments of more than 20 lots must acquire their own adequate water supply.

Main Street Parking

A public hearing is on the agenda addressing Community Development's plan to loosen zoning regulations on Main Street.

The zoning change would liberalize open space and parking requirements in the Green Valley Redevelopment area to encourage businesses to relocate there.

Consent Agenda

  • A resolution certifying court collections for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2003-2004 as reported by the Payson Regional Justice Court.
  • A resolution authorizing the town manager to execute an agreement between and among the town of Payson and Gila County Community College District and Pima County Community College District for a fire sciences educational program.
  • A resolution accepting title to certain real property pertaining to the McLane Road Improvement Project.

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