There is an old saying that "Man (Woman) does not live by bread alone." Similarly, a "Community does not exist on streets, sewers and garbage collection alone."
There is a very real thing essential to every community called its cultural fabric. This is what nourishes the higher calling in each of us, and makes a community complete.
If the residents of Payson and town officials are content to provide only for the "basic needs" and resign themselves to the idea that enriching the soul of the community, with efforts like preserving the town's historic identity, is too difficult or "expensive," then we are all doomed to reside in a community devoid of its soul. The Town of Payson cannot afford to not preserve these links to the past.
Ken W. Volz, Payson