Growth Vs. Water: Special Council Meetings To Address Tough Issues

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The Payson Town Council will attempt to come to grips with perhaps the most difficult issue it faces - how to reconcile growth and water supply - at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Payson Town Hall.

Among the topics scheduled for discussion are water availability, water conservation policies, and land development policies an issues, including rezonings, subdivisions and minor land divisions. The council will also review town ordinances relating to requirements for the development of new water resources.

The council will also hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday to adopt the budget for the 2004-2005 fiscal year. The proposed budget is $34,670,161, compared to the current budget of $30,228,383.

The council will also hold a public hearing on the primary property tax levy, which is scheduled for adoption at the regular council meeting on Aug. 12. The proposed rate represents a slight increase of $0.011 per $100 assessed value.

The council will also hold an open house on public transit at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

See the Tuesday print edition of the Payson Roundup for more information and comments from public officials.

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