Tuesday May 21, 2013
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Yes. The Personnel Handbook can be found by using the search box on the town's website.
Mr. Fruth: The station will not be unmanned so the Engine will not just sit there. . It is apparent that you do not know what being a Firefighter means. One can not just be "cross trained" and fill their position. There are many requirements to become a Firefighter. Many years of schooling and training go with the job. They are not Hot Shots or Seasonal workers with the Forest Service! However they do go on wildland assignments such as the Wallow Fire, Willow Fire, Rodeo Chediski Fire and the Dude Fire and many others. Firefighters work 24 hr shifts and their overtime is not calculated after 40 hrs. They are on call 24 hrs a day even on their days off. And while there are times they do not go on calls constantly they are not sitting around watching TV or reading magazines or coming up with "creative ways" to get more overtime. Their families sometime don't see them for days. And they work every holiday, miss important dates that so many of us take for granted. Many of them struggle to make ends meet therefore they take 2nd jobs. People are allowed to ride along with them. Perhaps you could go down and do this and then you would realize just what a vital service they provide to our community and the surrounding areas.
With the latest fire near Bear Canyon Lake on the Rim it would make perfect sense to cancel the fireworks for the 4th of July Celebration at GVP. Payson also is in the middle of a very dry forest and all it would take is one spark blown by the wind (which there is plenty of lately) and we could have the same catastrophic wildfire such as the Wallow or Monument or Horseshoe 2. Just wondering what everyone else's thoughts are on this matter.
This is not olnly going on at the High School here in Payson but the grade schools as well. It has been a constant problem for one of my Grandchildren the whole year. And complaints have been filed and yet it continues!
Big big oops! Grey not Gray...
PB Now that you mention it the word ideology does not fit! Still have no idea of who might have said it maybe Zane Gray?
PB: I cheated and looked it up on the internet. The only difference that came up was he used the word ideology instead of anatomy so maybe someone else! I truly don't even know who Paul Samuelson is or was!
Papa Bear: I am not against growth here in Payson. I do not want to see the forests or the deserts disappear either. However I am 100% against changing codes to suit the needs of a few select individuals to acheive businesses and/or homes being built. For instance a local restaurant i business here for more than a year now just got a business license but was still allowed to be open. And this is just the tip of the iceburg. There is a long list that goes on and on. I could maybe overlook this if it had only happenend once or twice but to repeatedly occur in our town is a bit much. It seems to me that the the majority of our town's citizens voices have fallen on deaf ears when it comes to our Town Council. Growth is a good thing but it should be done right and all of the rules and codes and other regulations should be followed! I too wish you a wonderful Sunday and a great week ahead!
Tom: When a group of people go before the Town Council and and voice their concerns over a scheduled agenda and are on the most part ignored I am going to have to say I disagree with you and your statement about a group of people with goals that match the goals of people of Payson. For instance when the Council voted to allow a change to the type of buildings erected on a parcel of land located off of Bonita Street. Professionals in the business of Public Safety spoke against this change (since codes were once again being changed to suit a developer) and were totally ignored. Mind you these were men who have many many years in their profession and know their jobs. The Mayor then proceeded in one of his "sermons" to chastise one of the men who spoke and somehow came up with something that was not even in the person's statement. Again he did the same thing during last Thursday's mtg. It is clear to me and surely to others that this town council does pay attention to who has the money.
Papa Bear: I agree with yourt statement that"All sides (of every issus) deserve to be openly heard and failry heard" However is seems to be that the standard with our current town council is to go with whoever has the money disregarding anything and anyone else! For instance allowing businesses to circumvent Building/Safety Codes and then voting to change codes that are in effect to provide a safe environment for all citizens just because some developer wants to change plans and build something on land other than what it was approved for! If you have any doubt about this go back and watch the archived town council mtgs videos. If I were Mr. Lamb or one of the neighbors in the area I would be checking with an attorney to see what legal rights I had. I for one am also tired of hearing our mayor and his brand of sermons and "tripe" at almost every council mtg.
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