Friday December 6, 2013
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The system as it is now is not broken. The local fire departments work closely with one another and respond accordingly. If a fire district is formed who is going to foot the bill? The taxpayers! Their taxes will increase by a lot not just a few dollars here and there. And if it were to go to a system where people pay for their fire protection and someone decides not to pay into that system the first time they need fire personnel/apparatus and have to pay out of pocket expenses into the thousands of dollars it would be an eye opener. i am 100% against a Fire District forming in the area. Bad idea, very bad idea!!
Tom: I am trying to find out what the recommendations were. I do know that it involves a new code. It was decided on in meetings held in April-June is what I was told. Fire codes are being constantly changed in Payson to suit developers and business owners. I can think of at least 3 major codes that were changed in the past 2 yrs all against the input by the Fire Department because of safety issues for residents, property owners and last but not least our Fire Fighters! I will let you know when I find out more information!
It should be public record. The Building Advisory Board would be the first stop in the search for exactly what was suggested by the Fire Department.
Mr. Garrett: I do not think it was "a piece of junk". The students who used the course had to earn the right to do so with correct behavior and grades. My grandson was excited to be in the group that got to accomplish the task. The course was designed to instill in the students that hard work does pay off for them. Shame on the company that took advantage of the Grants offered for Physical Education. Shame on our School board for not doing enough research and seeing into the future far enough to know that they would not be able to afford the course when the grant monies ran out! This is the same School board that voted to sell a perfectly good building to a private school and that decision also came back to bite them in the rear! Once again our students suffer because of someone's lack of integrity, honesty and poor decision making!
Tom: Evidently they must not have. In the beginning of the talks about firing missiles into Syria to stop this Assad person they were saying that that the missiles would be fired from Destroyers. This afternoon the news channels are reporting that aircraft will be used to fire missiles also. So when the United States invades Syrian airspace do they expect to encounter anti-aircraft fire? Won't that put American armed forces lives at risk? It seems this whole thing is unraveling and escalating already. And another point is if the Arab Nations say they will pay for the costs of the intervention why are they not doing it themselves? I just do not understand why the United States has to be the proverbial "Gate Keeper" to the rest of the world!
We also had to do that before we could graduate from the 8th Grade in Globe! What a coincidence. I agree though it is probably not even taught these days. Of course I can not remember any of it now!
I read in the Roundup where the pipeline from the C.C. Cragin Reservoir also known as Blue Ridge Reservoir is being constructed along Tyler Parkway and the water from the pipeline will first be used by the chaparral Pines Golf Course, Rim club Golf course and the proposed University site. My question is this: Why? Why do the 2 exclusive golf courses get the water first? Why is the water being piped to a university site where there are not even any buildings yet? What about the rest of Payson and its citizens that have been enduring no lawns, shrubs and drought conditions for years? I was under the impression that the university would not cost the Town of Payson anything and yet who will be paying for the pipeline that is being installed to the site? Is the SLE paying for that portion?
Don: Maybe those folks out there need the water more than we do. If they get to use it for their golf courses and possibly their swimming pools. Doesn't quite seem fair and why is the proposed university getting the water piped to them? do they have an agreement already signed with the Town for this? I didn't think the Town would be out any money for the University. But who is paying for the pipeline to be run out there? Again lots of unanswered questions!
Tom: My son also served in Kosovo. He has seen a lot of duty in combat zones. It is not a war they said today. Well what the heck is it then? We are going to fire missiles at targets in a foreign country. Just because there won't be "Boots on The Ground" does not mean it is not an act of war. It was an act of war when the planes were flown into buildings in the United States so what makes this any different? Israel will be attacked and Iran will rear it's ugly head and then Russia and China will intervene and before it is all over there will be a full blown Middle East war. I do not know who they think they are fooling but it is an act of war.
Pat: I too had to pay for books when I was in High School in Globe. It was a rental fee. also my two kids also had to pay for the text books. At the end of the year when you turned them back in to the bookstore they would buy them back if they were in good condition. I always made book covers for every text book I had. They never paid full price for them either. There were also fees attached to classes like Home Economics.
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