Sunday December 8, 2013
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Don, good questions. Let me try and answer some. While you have just about everything concerning an SLE, we must remember the foundation of this plan. The official name of this SLE is Rim Country Education Alliance. It was formed for one major reason, to protect the towns involved and their taxpayers from any liability.
Paragraph 1: “(So has the Town ceded it's authority to the SLE for all plan decisions?)”
Yes. The towns don’t have authority over the SLE. No authority, no liability.
Paragraph 2: “(A Big Red Flag for me, what powers are shared in common?)”
The SLE can set it’s own tax base for the specific piece of ground or, if they desired, start their own police or fire department.
Paragraph 3: “(What power does the Town (s) have over the footprint land and it's development decisions?)”
The towns will not have any power over the footprint. Certainly, they will have input.
Paragraph 4: “(potential for huge conflict of interests and nepotisim)”
I believe you are confusing the word “members” with the board members versus the towns who formed the SLE. It allows the SLE to contract with the towns for fire, police, sewer, etc.
“(Any Town approval?)
No, it is not the towns property.
“(Red Flag> Are the Town and it's taxpayers exempt from liability of decisions by RCEA)”
Yes, that is exactly why the SLE was formed.
Paragraph 5: (Red Flag>Is there any Town/Taxpayer obligation protection?)”
No obligation. Just think of the SLE as it’s own town.
“(Does the town have any authority/input as to where the Public College funds are invested?)”
No, the town does not have authority over the SLE.
Paragraph 6: “(Red Flag>sounds like they exempt themselves from any bad financial decisions they make, who pays for the debt obligation?)”
Again, you are confusing members of the board and the towns who formed the SLE.
Paragraph 8: “(Red Flag>No clear public statement as to the obligations/responsibility/authority for the Town as a legal binding partner? Scary!)”
The towns are not legal binding partners thus, they have no obligation. The one of the primary reasons they formed an SLE was to protect the citizens/taxpayers of the towns.
Paragraph 9: “(No specific examples or projections?)”
Over the years, we have been swamped by projections on this topic however, they are projections. Personally, I believe your final paragraph is a given. The region as a whole will prosper.
Tom, maybe it's this Mac I'm using but, again I really don't see it.
Me Senses Negativism
Yup and I will buy a case of Brasso to keep the plaques shined.
Yup, and I hope there are a number of legacy buildings.
Yup, I really do believe it.
Nope, you just don't get it and probably never will. And you know, that's ok.
Golly, I thought we'd gone through this before.
Rim Country Educational Alliance is the official name of the Separate Legal Entity (SLE) formed by the Town of Payson and the Town of Star Valley for the purpose of purchasing the land and entering into contracts to build the university.
The SLE is not part of either town they are their own entity. They have every power and legal right to sign contracts and legal papers. No, there is no personal liability, just as there is no personal liability with Payson or Star Valley town council members in doing work for their towns.
They are responsible for building and developing the university. Monies will be generated by leasing the facilities and taxes that are generated on that 300 acres. If any member leaves Payson or dies, another person will be appointed to the governing board. No, you can't vote for them because no one "lives" on the 300 acres.
In effect, the SLE is its own town with its own council. Payson and Star Valley have no say in what they do and, in turn, no liability. After all, that's why the SLE was formed.
This probably won't suffice but it was worth the try.
See ya around campus!
Don, I doubt it if Mrs. Rohner reads this blog.
I posted her comments in response to questions.
Now, now, Mrs. Randall. If you don't care about the sewer, why do you keep bringing it up?
I am not aware of any sewer problems associated with that property. However, I don't think the town would be responsible as they don't have anything to do with the sewer. You would need to contact the Northern Gila County Sanitary District to get answers on that issue and I will leave that bit of research up to you.
According to LaRon Garrett, Town of Payson, they do own the right of way.
It encompasses the entire corner from the side walk up to the bushes against the building.
When the Boy Scouts did the original landscaping they stayed within the boundary of the right of way and thus, so did the PHS students.
To accomplish its mission, FFA:
· Develops competent and assertive agricultural leadership.
· Increases awareness of the global and technological importance of agriculture and its contribution to our well-being.
· Strengthens the confidence of agriculture students in themselves and their work.
· Promotes the intelligent choice and establishment of an agricultural career.
· Encourages achievement in supervised agricultural experience programs.
· Encourages wise management of economic, environmental and human resources of the community.
· Develops interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications, human relations and social interaction.
· Builds character and promotes citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism.
· Promotes cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people.
· Promotes healthy lifestyles.
· Encourages excellence in scholarship
I think the bullet points above clearly represent how FFA (Club or better called a Career and Technical Student Organization) was represented on Monday.
Thank you! I really appreciate your interest in the subject!
Mrs. Jadee Rohner
Payson High School
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