Sunday March 9, 2014
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What a wonderful use of taxpayers dollars!!! Our government should immediately stop benefits to the people who are making these type of transactions!
If anyone has ever heard of the Gladiator Fire which affected the community of Crown King? Almost 10,000 acres were burned by this fire in 2012. The cause of this inferno? A structure fire.
the Mayor stating that he had never heard of a structure fire spreading and causing a forest fire? In 2012 embers from a structure fire in Prescott ignited brush and 300 yards away and burnt 1.5 acres. Multiple fire agencies were called in because of limited water resources in the area. Also in 2012 Arizona had a large wildfire of almost 10,000 acres that affected the community of Crown King that was started by a structure fire. There are many more incidents of structure fires igniting wildfires but I put these two on here because they both occurred in areas much like Payson. It does happen and it can happen and God Forbid it ever happens here in Payson.
It is apparent that this Town council and Mayor do not have the citizens of Payson first in their priorities. They have repeatedly sided with the developers in changing the fire codes and/or basically doing away with them because the developer wants to do something that does not follow the codes. If they do not listen to the Fire Officials that have years of training and experience in the area then it is time for a change. The people of Payson need to present a united front and tell this town council and Mayor what is important to them.
The reason that codes are in place is because of significant property loss and/or deaths have occurred and not just the public but also of the brave men and women who put their lives on the line just doing their job. Anita Christy if it was your husband, son or son in law or another family member that put his life on the line just doing the job would you have this same opinion? This town council and mayor have repeatedly changed and done away with Fire Codes because builders/developers have asked them to so that they could build here in Payson. It is a disturbing trend as far as I am concerned.
I would like to see the $$$ amounts for each of the fire departments budget showing the salaries being paid for administrative staff. No one has ever printed that information and I think it would bring a lot of light to this whole situation. I know one department complains of budget woes and yet they are building a new station! There is an awful lot of information that needs to be brought to the public aka Taxpayers who will ultimately be the ones most affected by this JPA.
It has been reported that Mr. Voden has on several occasions used a firearm in to threaten or intimidate people. At one time he attended a Payson Town Council Meeting and drew what looked like a weapon (turned out it was just a wooden gun that used rubber bands) at a member of the Town Council! Is this considered acceptable or normal behavior? And now he has shot an unarmed man. not once, not twice but four times! My question is when I saw Mr. Voden he was at the hospital by himself. While I realize he has the right to seek medical care for himself I just wonder what precautions are in place to prevent him from obtaining another firearm from someone? To me this is very disturbing since it seems that he has a penchant for having altercations involving this type of weapon.
He must be able to go other places that are not mentioned in this article. I recently saw him by himself at PRMC when I was there to visit a patient.
The suspect appeared to be under the influence of a illegal drug. Or maybe he was suffering from Schizophrenia or another mental illness.
Meria: I do not care about what they say Marijuana can help with. The true fact is that it can not cure any disease or condition and people these days are too easily diagnosed with depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, and migraine headaches and supposedly marijuana helps them cope and treats their symptoms? Well all it does is deaden their senses and they are in a state of euphoria. I have a condition Familial Hemiplegic Migraines and when I have one come on it mimics a massive stroke. The pain is intense and the symptoms last for days. Not once have I ever thought about using medical marijuana for this condition or the many others that i have that easily would make me an ideal candidate for it. As far as I am concerned, and this is my opinion it is a gateway drug. It is still illegal to grow or possess by Federal Laws. I am against it being legalized in anyway shape manner or form.
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