I am retired military, and have lived in many cities and towns in my lifetime. My wife and I moved to Payson three years ago, and we both feel it is the greatest place we have ever resided. This town has everything we need, a wonderful hospital, doctors, restaurants, shopping, friendly people.
My question to all these businesses who are salivating over the millions of dollars they are going to rake in when 6,000 college students hit town is this: Please tell me just what benefits I personally am going to derive from this new campus?
Now that is a pretty simple question.
The local newspaper has been running articles for a year or so now how great it will be for Payson, but if it was in there, I missed the benefits that will occur for the average Joe.
And, please, I don’t want to hear that old argument about grow or die. This town has been here for a long time and I don’t think its death is imminent, new campus or not.
Now, I can think of many things that will happen that will certainly affect my lifestyle, but those are not benefits by any stretch of the imagination. But I will not discuss those until I hear of all the benefits I am going to receive.