Tim Fruth

Tim Fruth 4 years, 3 months ago on Re: Speed on McLane.

No. Completely disagree. Payson is rural with less then 13000 full-time residents. What does 1 minute get you when it puts others at risk? The people that live on McLane between Payson Parkway and Longhorn have every right to expect a 25 mph zone. It is time to slow down, enjoy life, instead of racing around to save a minute.

If you were to ride your bicycle on the road or even jog, you might understand, otherwise you don't. Once again this is a small rural community and the expectation is that you can ride your bicycle, jog without being at risk. You want to promote a rural community? You sure as heck don't promote a place that you race around in. You want a college? That means bicycles and pedestrians and they sure need to be protected. I know since I run down that road, ride down that road, drive down that road.


Tim Fruth 4 years, 3 months ago on McLane residents appeal to council to slow traffic

Completely disagree. Mayor Evans is being hypocritical. He helped support the group that opposed the roundabout that would have connected Mudsprings Road with Highway 260. This would have helped tremendously with the traffic flow in that area. This is a small town. Any street that has houses that have to back out on to the road should have a maximum speed of 25 mph. All streets in the Valley that have houses on the road that have to back out have speed control for those residents. On McLane from Longhorn to the Payson Parkway, the speed limit should be no more then 25. Not fair to those who live and have to back out on the street.


Tim Fruth 4 years, 4 months ago on Reckless School bus

The person driving the smaller white bus would probably not be a bus driver. Most likely a teacher, extracurricular sponsor, or coach. If I remember from Pat's post awhile back, the culprit was an extracurricular/co-curricular sponsor who happened to be a teacher.


Tim Fruth 4 years, 4 months ago on School board struggles to adapt to mandates

Excellence in Board Leadership. I think under current conditions that would be considered an oxymoron. As one board member recently commented. "I don’t have a light bulb in the sky."


Tim Fruth 4 years, 4 months ago on School board struggles with hiring controversies Part II

What the administrator fails to state is that his wife moved to RCMS as approved by the school board in the late spring of 2012. He then hires a school board member's child in early summer 2012. Some might think that this could be a quid pro quo situation and considering that the school board votes up and down on administrators' contracts then what administrator, (in their right mind) would fail to hire the school board member's son? By all appearances, it does not look or smell good. Clearly a case of nepotism could possibly be stated by any who failed to get that particular job.

I'm not certain what would have prompted RIF's when they hired more then they let go. What a dangerous web they weave.


Tim Fruth 4 years, 4 months ago on Editing information at the Roundup

I have noticed that a Roundup arrest story from last Friday has been removed from the Payson Roundup online archives. The requested page could not be found. I also note that no mention in the Police beat as reported in the paper. I have no problem with that in fact I whole heartedly agree with that policy but lets be fair to everybody and get rid of the police beat as part of the local paper and lets get rid of stories that are archived that are damaging to others. It also appears that certain court resolutions for negative activity are not reported for some but are reported for others. What is fair for one should be fair for all. Isn't that what a real liberal would believe? I know this conservative believes it.

Thanks for allowing me to express my opinion.


Tim Fruth 4 years, 5 months ago on Town council

The way I see it, no progress being made. No issues since there is nothing going on economically in Payson. No business, no building, no street improvement money, no Big Lots, just another slow day in Payson. In reality there is plenty to do including figuring out to handle the cost of health insurance that for retirees on the golden parachute plan that the town has promised all of its retirees. For heaven's sakes, maybe the mayor could give us another update on how the "fundraising" is going for a university.

All sarcasm and cynicism aside, one meeting a month is plenty.