Be A Part Of The New Trails System

TOWN OF PAYSON NEWSLETTER

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In February 2007, the Payson Town Council unanimously voted to support the implementation of a townwide trails system, known as PATS.

Since then, the Town of Payson Parks and Recreation, Engineering, Community Development and Fire Departments have worked in conjunction with a very dedicated group of volunteers in the Trails Task Force to get to the point where we are today -- the beginning implementation phase of PATS. This not only includes the formation of a Trails Segment and Section Construction Narrative and Specification Manual, which Town Departments will use to plan and communicate with developers as PATS begins to be built around Payson, but also the solicitation of funds from individuals, businesses and groups in the Payson area to support PATS.

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A view of Payson from the Peach Orchard trail.

We have a 10-year goal date of completion for PATS, based upon development schedules and available funding that is 50 percent from the Town of Payson, and 50 percent from anticipated state and federal grants.

If we are able to collect additional resources in the form of monetary or in-kind donations, this will accelerate the trail-building process and our community will be able to enjoy PATS sooner. In addition, sponsorships help to create community ownership in any project and will leave a legacy for future generations of Rim Country residents to enjoy and appreciate.

The following are seven different suggested sponsorship levels that will be accepted for PATS, but others will be considered as we journey through this process:

Platinum Sponsor -- $10,000

  • Each $10,000 will build a quarter-mile of trail
  • Specific trail sections can be requested
  • Sponsor will get name(s) and/or company logo displayed on all signs in trail section
  • Recognition in all PATS advertised sponsor information and on PATS Web site at Platinum Level

Gold Sponsor -- $3,500

  • Each $3,500 purchases a kiosk at one of the Centers of Interest, which will provide critical information to trail users
  • Sponsor will get name(s) and/or company logo displayed on kiosk
  • Recognition in all PATS advertised sponsor information and on PATS Web site at Gold Level

Silver Sponsor -- $2,000

  • Each $2,000 purchases a bench for use at Centers of Interest and trailheads
  • Benches will have nameplates with sponsor recognition
  • Recognition in all PATS advertised sponsor information and on PATS Web site at Silver Level

Bronze Sponsor -- $1,000

  • Each $1,000 purchases a smaller bench for use at key sites along PATS routes in town.
  • Bench will have nameplate with sponsor recognition
  • Recognition in all PATS advertised sponsor information and on PATS Web site at Silver Level

Cyclist Sponsor -- $250 to $1,000

  • Each $250 to $1,000 purchases a custom bike rack for installation at key sites on PATS - Sponsor gets to select preferred bike rack, with Parks and Recreation final approval
  • Bike rack will have sign or nameplate with sponsor recognition, along with custom style or theme chosen by sponsor
  • Recognition in all PATS advertised sponsor information and on PATS Web site at Cyclist Level

Patron Brick -- $100

  • Each $100 purchases a personalized engraved brick that will be placed at one of the four Center of Interest kiosk sites
  • Recognition in all PATS advertised sponsor information and on PATS Web site at the Patron Level

Trailblazer 100 Sponsor -- 100 hours of donated labor or equivalent in materials

  • Recognition in all PATS advertised sponsor information and on PATS Web site at Trailblazer Level, along with specifics of the donation when possible

As you can see, there are various levels of sponsorship for all budgets, and donations are tax-deductible, but check with your tax adviser.

Upon receipt and processing of donations, we will contact any organizations and businesses to obtain your logo for use on appropriate material. The Town of Payson greatly appreciates your support and looks forward to a fantastic future, enhancing our community's health, quality of life and economy with PATS. Contact Mary McMullen at the Payson Parks and Recreation Department for more information on how to become a PATS sponsor. Call (928) 474-5242 ext. 358.

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