Mike McDevitt

Mike McDevitt 2 years, 2 months ago on Payson Unified S.D. #10 Property Taxes

Anyone else seeing a 25% increase from 2011 to 2012 on your tax notice for Payson S.D.?

Will there be 25% more graduates this year? 25% higher test scores?

What the heck?

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Mike McDevitt 4 years, 5 months ago on Broken Town.

I don't think you should go into hock to throw a party. A lot of municipalities cancelled their fireworks last year and this year for just that reason. But I think Payson is in a different situation than say, Gilbert. If Gilbert has fireworks, the ONLY people who come out are locals. When Payson has fireworks, it draws in the visitors. The hope is that revenue from visitors will net more than the event costs. (we all know this - - I’m not trying to be condescending).
Maybe I’m wrong, but Payson “lives” or “dies” on visitor spending.

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Mike McDevitt 4 years, 5 months ago on Broken Town.

I have mixed feelings about these posts...... I understand the frustration of locals - - especially you guys who live near the park! But I suspect that the holiday weekend activities net far more dollars than are spent by the town on some overtime, busses, and porta-pottys. And a good time was had by all to boot (well...by most!). Maybe the most severly affected residents could be somehow compensated next year....perhaps some VIP seating at the event? Or a couple of tics to an event of your choice? ...?

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Mike McDevitt 4 years, 10 months ago on Smile. It's good for you.

That they vote is scary - - not at all funny.

After 9-11 I had a guy here at work (he's got a high tech job) tell me that some people above the crash floors survived when the building collapsed by "riding down with the rubble". No science could convince him otherwise - he'd "seen it on the news".

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Mike McDevitt 4 years, 10 months ago on License fee a good idea?

"There's move on to save the state park system by tacking on a $9 fee to auto licenses. The parks cost the state $21 million a year. The fee would bring in $30 million."

The $9 is another tax. And if it brings in $30 million then where's the other $9 million going? If you simply want to cover expenses the fee should be $6.30. But these guys are near thieves when it comes to taxation.

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Mike McDevitt 4 years, 10 months ago on Another Term

They claim that “Currently we're operating with significantly less money.”

Ughhhh - - Thats a good thing.

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Mike McDevitt 4 years, 11 months ago on Buy local

Where would one find a list of merchants that the town is using? If they had a halfway decent WEB site I suppose they could post it there. They don't even have search function.

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