Payson Council To Discuss Sign Ordinance

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Business facades townwide could benefit from a Payson Town Council agenda item Thursday evening.

The item directs town staff to prepare an ordinance that will dictate new landscaping and signage requirements.

Back in December 2005, the Arizona Department of Transportation released the right of way from behind curbs to the Town of Payson.

"People can landscape and put up signage, which they weren't able to before," Town Manager Fred Carpenter said.

Also at tonight's meeting, as the town prepares for a series of water studies, the council will approve the first of several consultants. The water department will seek the services SWCA Environmental Consultants to analyze a redesign of its water information system. This step bolsters the data gathering capacity of the department's current platform, creating a more user-friendly environment for future studies. If passed, the council authorizes the town to spend $43,300 out of its water budget.

A 14-unit subdivision called Manzanita Hills Phase 6 passes before the council for final plat approval. If the council passes the agenda item, the project moves toward construction.

The town engineering department will also seek the rerouting of a current right-of-way.

The Payson Town Council meets at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, in the council chambers, 303 N. Beeline Highway.

At 4 p.m., the council will gather for a special meeting to discuss the pending land swap with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Tonto Apache Tribe.

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