Thursday December 5, 2013
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OK, change the word developer to construction guy.
Other than that, mainly because it's been a long week and I have more important worries,
I give up. You win.
Ok, remember this: The board of an SLE works much like a town council. They will make the final decisions as they have the power to contract, they have the power to zone, etc. The SLE will, in concert with a university, will figure out what is needed for a 6000 student 4 year university to operate. As reported on numerous occasions, there are plans for a conference style hotel and business park. The SLE will collaborate with the developer of the property on what goes where. I'm uncertain on zoning but would assume it will be zoned multi-use/commercial and, as I said above, probably the county will do the inspections.
Now, just curious, why is it important to know who does the zoning and inspections?
This is a multi-million dollar project, it's not someone sneaking an addition on their house. Certainly, you don't think all that construction will go without inspection.
Barbara asked " If taxes collected on this site benefit only the site how will that help out the Town of Payson since the sales tax revenue is down so much?" I replied "Taxes collected on the site have never been intended to help Payson. Taxes collected from sales off site certainly will be a huge boom."
Bottom line, the Separate Legal Entity developed by Star Valley and Payson allows the SLE to keep the taxes generated on that piece of ground only to benefit that piece of property only.
If Papa John's Pizza opens a store on the site, the SLE gets it's portion of sales tax collected. If they open a store across the street out side the boundary of the SLE site, Payson would reap the sales tax.
Actually, I have no idea.
My assumption would be that retail taxes will be collected at point of sale just like everywhere else. The retailer sends tax receipts to the state, they keep their portion and then send the town what is owed them. In the case of Payson that would be 2.12%. I don't know if the SLE will have the same rate as Payson or not.
I would think the taxes collected will be kept in a bank?
Surely, the county will send a little card for property taxes.
Barbara, sorry it was not intended for you rather, Mrs. Randall just above your post.
I can't answer for how the town reacts to your questions.
Taxes collected on the site have never been intended to help Payson.
Taxes collected from sales off site certainly will be a huge boom.
If the Forest Service traded the land to someone to subdivide for houses it would be a part of Payson.
This is not a part of Payson, it is its own "Town" when Star Valley and Payson agreed to form a Separate Liability Entity allowing in essence a new "Town." Key word here SEPARATE.
Some entity will inspect the buildings, probably the county. Who inspects new buildings in Pine, Strawberry, Mesa del, etc.?
How about you perform your magic and research the issue. Perhaps, a call to the county or the town would be in order then we'd know for certain.
1. Because I know them all.
2. It was not town property before, it will not be town property when sold. It is it's own "town."
Su Connell is a volunteer as a citizen, not as a town counsel member. There are dozens of volunteers helping wherever needed in this effort.
Mayor Evans is not on the RCEA board. He is certainly involved and is a spokesperson as he started the whole thing. Once the board SLE was formed, ultimate decisions are made by the board. Do they have assistance or input? Of course, but final decisions and contract negotiations are that of the board.
I have no idea who will be responsible for inspections. I would assume the county as the SLE is in the county. Will the buildings be inspected? Well of course.
There can be no election because no one lives there. I've tried to explain that the property owners, citizens, taxpayers, etc. will not be affected in any way shape or form. The SLE can only tax what is on that specific acreage. The taxes collected on that site will benefit and be used for that site only.
Mrs. Randall, I will answer as I'm sure Tom doesn't know:
We have covered most of the information here in the Roundup, including who was on the board of the SLE. Actually an impressive group of volunteers, none have children who will benefit or a dog in the fight except to better our community. They are not paid except with headaches of dealing with the bureaucracy.
The only non-resident is former State Treasurer, Dean Martin.
None have a financial interest in the project.
Here's the link:
When you get there click on the name and it will give you a short bio.
Steve Drury, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mary Kastner, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Jim Lyon, Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors
Honorable Dean Martin, Member of the Board of Directors
Judge Ronnie McDaniel, Member of the Board of Directors
James Scott Scheidt, Member of the Board of Directors
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