My husband and I drove down to Globe last Saturday for their historic home tour.
Globe looked fantastic with the flowering pear trees blooming on both sides of the sidewalk on Main Street. The community received a $96,000 grant a year ago and added great light fixtures, benches, attractive trash receptacles, very nice signage and part of town had brick sidewalk.
They also removed the two traffic lights, installed stop signs and planters. It really made the town much more attractive for the tourists and folks who are moving there.
They have also renovated the train depot and it is quite a tourist attraction.
We stayed in the newly opened Chrysocolla Inn, which is probably more than 100 years old and done beautifully.
I think I remember last year that the Town of Payson gave back a $480,000 grant for streetscape on Main Street for the lack of around $24,000 matching funds. But, now I read that they just approved $24,000 for a “recycling” program?
While Globe is growing more attractive and garnering more tourism dollars, Payson is concerned about recycling.