Looking For More Facts On Humane Society Building



My wife, our dog, Rambo, and I are in total agreement with Judy Buettner about the need for a new facility for the Payson Humane Society.

That said, in order to aid the community to engage in the project, I think it is only fair to ask for more details.

I recall for many a day, a sign west of the Chapman dealership which announced the new home of the Payson Humane Society. Apparently, that land was sold and another purchase of land was made, and, as Judy mentions, "the land is already there."

My question: What was the initial cost of the land by Chapman? What was the sale price? What was the cost of the new land? Where is it? How did the proceeds affect the building fund?

Judy mentions that a building fund has been established with $400,000. How does that relate to the questions asked above? Will the local couple who have pledged to match $10,000 in donations from the public, for a total of $20,000, be enough to complete construction of the new facility? Is indeed the funding adequate? Or do they need more dollars? Have the neighbors for the proposed new facility been contacted? Do we have their approval to move forward?

Lest anyone think that I am the "Grinch Who Stole Christmas," please be assured that Rambo, my wife and I, Judy and many friends at Payson Paws in the Park, are in total agreement that a new facility is desperately needed and deserved.

Just give me the facts. I have no doubt that, given the facts, the community will respond, ourselves included, with matching funds.

How about a community meeting at the Payson Library?

John G. Wakelin, Payson

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