The overriding issue in the approaching election seems to be whether we are to have a much larger town, with our available water parceled out amongst a great many more homeowners. This should please those who would like to have more customers for their businesses. Or are we to have not so much of an increase in the number of homeowners using our water? This should please those who prefer that we use the water to preserve our residential greenery.
The residential greenery folk may outnumber those interested in more customers, but still not prevail in the election because they (including me) tend to be passive and apathetic, as compared to the more active and determined businessmen and women.
So, it seems that we may be destined to have a much larger town and a browner town, which is what we'll deserve.
Stuart Bishop, Payson