Fire Board To Discuss Spending Funds And Brush Pickup


Tuesday was election day in Gila County and the voters have spoken and defeated the county's courthouse and jail proposal.

(Editor's note: Results of the Tonto Village Water District and county-wide jail and courthouse vote can be found on page 1 of today's newspaper or on the Payson Roundup Web site.)

Tonto Village had a vested interest in this election, the water board for the Tonto Village Water District was voted on.

I do not have any idea who the voters selected, even though my husband Bill and I manned the Zane Grey voting place, along with four other residents.

There were so many variables that will influence the votes, such as provisional ballots, along with the early voting votes.

The other people who manned the polling place were Jeff and Dee Daniels, Karen Fuasz, and Jake Garrett. The Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Church was the polling place again this year.

Thank you to the congregation and the pastor for allowing the residents to use their facilities.

When Bill and I rode into the village Tuesday evening, we spotted a paving truck by the mailboxes.

We both said, maybe the road crew was going to start paving the Control Road, and we both cheered. But, my neighbor said that the truck was gone by 7 a.m. the next morning. Shucks! We are all hoping that the paving starts real soon.

Tonto Village Chapel

Interim Pastor Roger Pike has called for a cleanup day at the chapel on Saturday, Nov. 10.

The chapel and the grounds will be spruced up.

If you are interested in helping, be at the chapel by 9 a.m. with a sack lunch.

Work will go on until completed or until 2 p.m., whichever comes first.

Double D pool games

The Double D gals along with the Christopher Creek gals manned the pool tables on Tuesday evening for their nine-ball tournament.

Ethel Cain, Sue Prach and Patty Boeschling shot for the top three spots. Congratulations to all the winners.

Tonto Village Fire District

There will be a regular fire board meeting at the fire station # 61 in Tonto Village at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Please mark your calendar and make time to attend this meeting.

There are many items to be discussed, and we all should play a major role in how the fire department should be run and how the tax money should be spent.

There is a Tonto Village Fire District Web site that is updated on a regular basis.

It is

Chief Hatch states in his newsletter that the fire district is telling all property owners in the district that a brush pickup is available for the residents.

All you need to do is to go to his e-mail address and request a brush pickup.

The e-mail address is


The fire department is also doing firewise inspections.

The department will make recommendations on how to help make our community safer from the threat of wild land fires and provide for a better success in holding structures from leaving the point of origin and spreading to neighboring homes.

If you are interested in this program, go to Chief Hatch's e-mail site.

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