As I drive back and forth to meetings, I notice that the new construction on Main Street is really taking shape. The Payson Physical Therapy building and the Hinshaw & Associates buildings are a real boost to the area. The addition of “Reruns,” across the street, also is a sign that Main Street is still alive and kicking.
I have also heard that the Gila County Board of Supervisors is considering an agreement to relocate to the Payson Womans Club from their current location. Considering the current, somewhat hidden, location of the supervisors’ offices, the idea that the county supervisors could relocate to Main Street seems a good one from the chamber’s point of view. It makes them more visible, it helps put increased population on Main Street, it will enhance the semi-vacant building, and it will relieve congestion at the corners of Main and Colcord.
The county will also need to do some refurbishing, and that means jobs for local contractors. It seems to be one of the “win-win-win” situations that we need more of in Rim Country.
The chamber applauds the Payson Womans Club’s willingness to facilitate this decision, and we urge the Gila County Board of Supervisors to pursue this direction, and hope that others will consider this same type of positive change.
Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce manager