Water Quality Tops Agenda


A presentation on lead and copper monitoring in the town's water supply headlines an abbreviated agenda at the regular Thursday meeting of the Payson Town Council.

Water Quality Specialist Karen Probert is expected to tell the council that all samples obtained through repeated rounds of testing have indicated that lead and copper levels are below the standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

An article earlier this month in the Washington Post claimed that negligence in "collecting, reporting and responding to tests," and manipulation of test results by "cities across the country" are putting millions of Americans at risk.

"Despite the critical claims outlined in the recent article, the Payson Water Department has conducted all lead and copper monitoring in full compliance with the federal lead and copper rule," Probert said.

A resolution approving and adopting a market compensation adjustment for town employees will be on the consent agenda Thursday evening. Based on a market study by Human Resources Manager Tracy Snyder, it authorizes a market compensation adjustment of 2.5 percent, up to $500 per month, for each pay grade an employee's position changes.

The council is also expected to approve a request from the Rim Country Classic Auto Club to close a portion of West Main Street on April 30 for the 12th Annual Beeline Cruise-In and Charity Car Show.

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