Tuesday December 1, 2015
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Is this the same Paul Frommelt that has posted his insistence that ASU knew nothing about this project and he had the e-mails to prove it?
Don, thanks for posting Dr. Stanley's letter. We have been reporting from day one that ASU has not made a firm commitment but have been in discussion for many years. Until last week, when the Forest Service land purchased was finalized, there was nothing really material to offer ASU. That has changed.
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Sorry, I was not clear this morning, I was in a bit of a hurry.
When plans for the university project were shown to ADOT by the Rim Country Educational Alliance (that's the WE), ADOT dictated that the project would require 2 roundabouts on State Hwy. 260. That was when Payson was part of the Prescott ADOT district. Since that time, Payson became part of the Flagstaff ADOT district who have said they would reconsider the decision.
Hope that answers your question.
As an aside, how about you stop referring to people as idiots.
When this information is available you can bet we will cover it extensively. Serious issues arise when planning street expansion as you suggest. As you stated, one choke point may be relieved a bit but create others. Another issue is protecting the neighborhoods affected. Costs, will of course be extensive and only two funding sources are available, state and/or local tax dollars.
The roundabouts you mention are a dictate from ADOT. As you know, they control everything that happens on state highways.
Payson was in the Prescott ADOT district until about 4 months ago at which time Payson was transferred to the Flagstaff ADOT district. At that time we re-addressed the issue and it is under consideration.
If articles you are reviewing don't have authors attributed just let me know and I'll let you know who wrote them.
As new stories are added to the page, older stories move down. To make sure as many readers as possible saw this important story, it was re-posted to stay on the top of the page for the week, thus the 11/4 date.
It was never taken off the front page. You and whomever you are talking about are wrong.
Here is the one sentence email I sent to you deleting your comment that was untrue. In no way did I threaten you with a civil action. I was attempting to protect you from such action
"Your comment concerning Richard Johnson was incorrect and to avoid a lawsuit it was deleted."
As I'm sure you know, 18 years ago the hospital was some $15 million dollars in debt and many local doctors were going to lose everything as they had personal guarantees on the property.
Mogollon Health Alliance brought in CHS to run the hospital and turn it around before it was shut down.
18 years later and all the debt relieved, MHA again made the decision that they felt was best for the medical care of community residents and sold the hospital to a highly respected, Arizona based, health care provider, Banner Health.
There were numerous suitors, some who would possibly pay more for the facility.
Banner was chosen for one reason and one reason only, their reputation for quality health care and a commitment to enhance the facilities and capabilities of the hospital.
I don't believe anyone would be spinning in their graves, quite the opposite.
I know it is confusing, as many business transactions can be. Much like the Forest Service having a rule that they won't use escrow companies. Bottom line is that Banner owns all the assets of the hospital, including buildings, land, etc.
Banner and MHA merged to facilitate the sale in a timely manner as the lease was up July 31st.
Ms. Reidhead, I was named Publisher of the Payson Roundup April 2007
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