I must apologize if my articles offended any members of PAWS in the Park. I had no intentions of having a conflict. I had originally suggested the park be moved to Green Valley, however, I no longer want the dog park moved. I would rather have PAWS in the Park support me in a new park at Green Valley Park. There is adequate space, a ramada, grass, the restrooms are not porta-potties, there is no sand to blow, and there is no polluted runoff from the road, or any polluted rivers or ponds.
I never said anything about people not picking up after their dogs. The people do a good job at that. I even provided a pooper-scooper and a handcart for the convenience of the more conscientious people that pick up for others that inadvertently missed their dog messes.
I circulated a petition at PAWS’ last event and in addition to many, there were several members that signed and agreed that a new park was a good idea. I have solicited numerous Payson citizens walking their dogs on the streets and at Green Valley Park. They were all excited to have a nice, clean park with all the amenities that Green Valley offers.
Dog owners are taxpayers too, they support the town in many ways, they were responsible for PetSmart coming to town. I must inform you PetSmart made their generous contribution for all dogs not just for PAWS in the Park.