In a recent article Mayor Evans indicated it may be a good idea to employ, soon to be ex-councilman Vogel on a part-time basis so he can continue recruiting new businesses for the town.
No one can disagree with the goal of bringing business and new jobs to Payson, especially in these hard times. If Vogel wants to continue his work after he leaves the council, more power to him. He might even ask a few others to help. However, creating a new paid position in light of the cutbacks and furloughs every town employee has taken seems to be the wrong approach at this time.
It also seems like a slap in the face to the hundred-plus citizens who have volunteered and received no compensation for serving on the many committees, boards and commissions for the betterment of the town.
If Vogel wants to continue his efforts for the good of the town, let him volunteer like so many others have done in and out of town government.