I was at the meeting at the library on May 19 re: the apparent “cast in concrete” deal between the city and True Life Companies. Mr. Barry referred to the general plan of the city to extend Rumsey from McLane to the back side of Walmart. This, according to the presenters, as being an 18 percent grade. The developers also want to extend Forest Park Drive to Rumsey.
Both of these extensions result in fast, steep grades through neighborhoods of children and people walking their dogs or elderly citizens enjoying a leisurely stroll — all occurring without benefit of sidewalks to provide some protection from speeding cars.
The people who live on Forest Park Drive enjoy our quiet street and we put up with the cars on Longhorn which are exceeding the 25 mph which causes us to wait and wait and wait before we can make our way to the 87/260 lights.
If I were a business along 87, I would be really disappointed that our city fathers feel that Walmart needs a secret way in so their customers can avoid buying from Payson businesses.