Thursday October 8, 2015
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Yep, NIMBY. Deal with it. And Mr. Barnes, thanks for your identifying the transcendental bias reporting on the University fiasco.
I was told by a SL provider employee that the Rim Club Residential Community paid for 1/2 the cost of a separate dedicated fiber optic line with Sudden link/Century Link for all of their Internet, telephone, and cable TV services. Were they impacted by this last outage? Just curious.
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Ok, show us so called old curmudgeon naysayers an unbiased community environmental impact report. One that's all inclusive of all the probable pluses and minuses for local public consumption. It would include all the typical projections for increased employment opportunity (more than food service jobs), new business development, cultural event probabilities, conventions, increased police, fire, emergency medical services, traffic impacts, potential crime impacts, etc. All inclusive for the RESIDENTS to consider and then they make an informed decision of support or not. Not just would you support a university in Payson with no specifics as to future public costs and alteration of their current quality of life in Payson. This is done in the professional business world for such large projects. Hell, the Town did it for the last Payson ten year plan update with lot's of citizen input, meetings, and information given out. What is so different about this University Plan? If it's going to generate so much in money for the community, and all the positive impacts, what's the problem? We have heard nothing but silence from the Mayor, and all the Private non-profit support groups. Just, it's coming and we have a sign now.
So where is Payson's local Amnesty International Group 1101 when it comes to the human rights of viable unborn infants? From their own mission statement> A Local Group is a powerful way for people from all walks of life to come together to advocate for human rights. Local Group members organize and educate local communities to support the release of Prisoners of Conscience and other individuals at risk, and campaign to stop torture, abolish the death penalty, prevent violence against women and work on other human rights issues." The silence is deafening.
One small caveat. Most current solar panels only have a service life of 20/25 years before they need to be replaced. So the school district has "leased" the current system installed at Payson High School, and they don't own it? But after 25-30 years they will own the failing solar panel system that will have to be completely replaced. "PUSD promised to continue paying the same amount it had for the electricity even if the solar energy cost less." Savings?????
Our TV was out, our internet was out, and most worrisome our land line and cell phone were out the entire period until my TV (which was left on) started talking and woke me up at 1:09AM. Getting tired of the poor link between all the linked companies. That squirrel must have been trained by Al Queda. What a bogus explanation. Can't believe they don't have some redundancy back-up system.
Sorry Tom, I have to disagree with you on this one. This combined University and as yet unrevealed related commercial development (stated 157 projects!) is a major development and financial undertaking, no matter who is paying for all of it. As you and the proponents of this plan have stated, it will have major impacts on our Town and surrounding community's. MAYBE they will be positive for more local job employment and private investment business opportunity. But the flip side is what are the potential negative impacts to our quality of life issues. The point being, only the pie in the sky point of view is being presented for local public consumption by the Mayor, by the Roundup, and the various declared non-profit groups. I and many others believe that as tax paying residents, we are being excluded from the entire process and kept in the dark. Not one Payson Town entity has presented a full disclosure to the public of what the complete goal is, what the local financial impacts should be (good and bad), and what the benefits will be to existing residents and businesses. Not one University representative has publicly appeared to show what their vision and goals would be, weather or not the project comes to fruition in Payson. Discussions are taking place to require that the Town/SLE/RCEA conduct a neutral Community Environmental Impact Report and present it's findings to the citizens of Payson. It would address all of the connected development issues, prior to any public/private College construction. That is fair transparency in implied partnerships between government/private organization plans of this size, that will affect a community for years to come.
Now we are told it's a "MULTI" University project? OK, what other University's have committed as we know ASU has not? This is a hoot> "Evans said engaging the developer, project manager and financier will take time to work out, but won’t delay the land sale or the start of construction on the infrastructure." So his statement reveals, if there is no project manager/developer at this point, who pray tell is doing the following> Infrastructure design, construction, and paying for all of it. Hmmmmmm, could it be the Town of Payson on our tax dollars? How do you work on infrastructure when you have no commitment from anyone as to what is going to be built there and what the specific needs will be? I know, it's a secret.....
As reported in the Friday, Sept 25 Roundup Newspaper article "Land sale, two weeks". Now we are told it's a "MULTI" University project? OK, what other University's have committed as we know ASU has not? This is a hoot> Mayor "Evans said engaging the developer, project manager and financier will take time to work out, but won’t delay the land sale or the start of construction on the infrastructure." So his statement reveals, if there is no project manager/developer at this point, who pray tell is doing the following> Infrastructure design, construction, and paying for all of it. Hmmmmmm, could it be the Town of Payson on our tax dollars? How do you work on infrastructure when you have no commitment from anyone as to what is going to be built there and what the specific needs will be? I know, it's a secret.....
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