But costs, delays spur talk of alternatives to FS site
They want to sell us the land. Really. Badly — just not quickly. That’s the mixed message that emerged about the Rim Country Educational Alliance’s struggle to buy 260 acres of land from the U.S. Forest Service for a 6,000-student university campus and various spinoff facilities.
Officials charge $8 for report, citing law requiring ‘reasonable’ charges for copies of public documents
Should a citizen have pay $8 to make a copy of a two-page police report? Sounds outrageous, but agencies across the county and the state are charging more and more for copies of public records.
Police department is in violation of proposed ordinance
Payson’s effort to loosen limits on big storage containers instead triggered contradictions and complaints — and the discovery that the police department is among the leading violators.
Residents could soon lawfully keep metal storage containers in their yards after the Payson Town Council took the first step to loosen regulations at a recent meeting.
Payson’s economy remains stubbornly stuck in first gear, lagging behind the economic recovery that has seemingly set in elsewhere in the sta
he Payson Town Council has objected vehemently to the Arizona Department of Transportation’s plan to drop plans to widen Highway 260 on the way up to the Rim.
Payson hires a $200,000 consultant to help develop another plan for the future
With existing plans gathering dust and years of meetings without progress on projects like revitalizing Main Street, some Payson residents have started to question the value of the expensive and time-consuming overhaul of the town’s general pla
Business owners gripe about limits
Historians say revolutions take place when an oppressive regime tries to liberalize.
Payson plans to overhaul airport rules to get on ‘cutting edge’ of research, technology
If the Payson Town Council has its way, Rim Country could wind up on the cutting edge of the explosive expansion in the use of pilotless drone aircraft.
The bills keep trickling in on Payson’s third fire station.
The Payson Town Council last week voted a rare approval for a new, all-direction stop sign — this one at the T-intersection where Bradley Drive meets Easy Street.
Line would bypass Blue Ridge pipeline treatment plant so town can sell irrigation water to golf courses, university
The Payson Town Council last week approved a $31,000 engineering contract with Tetra Tech to complete the design of a water line that will allow the town to sell water from the Blue Ridge pipeline to golf courses and other customers.
Mayor Evans says proposed shift could cost town at least $320,000 annually
Cities and towns across Arizona have rallied to try to block the overhaul of how the state collects and distributes sales taxes, fearing the shift will cost hard-pressed local governments millions of dollars.
The Payson Town Council last week passed one more resolution to bring C.C. Cragin water to Payson, adding to a lengthy history of council resolutions nearly as long as the pipeline that will deliver the water.
Town’s new events planner escapes the bustle of the Valley to plot recreation and tourism comeback for Rim Country
David Roehrig first experienced Payson from the cockpit of a Chaparral Pines golf cart — now he works in the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department as the new event planner.