John Naughton

John Naughton 8 months, 2 weeks ago on University backers record title to land

Mr. White:


Statement 1, You need to inform my readers that the Town of Payson has nothing to do with a bypass around Payson. That billion dollar effort would be up to ADOT. That is whom the mayor is quoting concerning "no money." This topic has been bantered around for 20 years or more. It is still no where close to the top of ADOT's list and won't be probably for another 20 years.

Statement 2, I said no such thing. Here is what I said to you: "Serious issues arise when planning street expansion as you suggest. As you stated, one choke point may be relieved a bit but create others."

Statement 3, Again, I said no such thing. Here is what I said to you: "Costs, will of course be extensive and only two funding sources are available, state and/or local tax dollars."

In addition, I do not agree with your statement that this project will not be providing any money for the public infrastructure needed for this project. In fact, as reported on multiple occasions and at extensive public forums that you and others on this forum obviously never read or attended, this project will pay multi million dollars in impact fees. And, yes, Mr. White, impact fees are essentially a tax.

Here is the link to our conversation: http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/201...

Now, I would appreciate it if you would not fabricate comments that are intended to mis-lead readers. If you can't comply with that simple request, stay off this site.

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John Naughton 8 months, 2 weeks ago on RCEA Board fails to show up for advertised meeting?

The meeting was posted for cancellation on Monday, 11/9. Meeting will be rescheduled. Yes, I was at the Police Department around 1:50 on unrelated business.

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John Naughton 8 months, 3 weeks ago on Details of a ‘multiversity’

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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John Naughton 8 months, 3 weeks ago on A little bit of everything about the so called university site

Mrs. Randall, 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.

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John Naughton 8 months, 3 weeks ago on Details of a ‘multiversity’

Mr. White,

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.

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John Naughton 8 months, 3 weeks ago on A little bit of everything about the so called university site

Mrs. Randall,

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.

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