Friday March 7, 2014
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Walmart had nothing to do with the way Main St. looks. Be thankful Walmart is here.
What is trying to be done on Main with the looks of the buildings is not the way it ever was.
If you want it to look better start with tearing down the so call mansion and old cabins on the corner of Main and McLane. Get Amons building trailers off Main. There is an ordinance no vehicles or anything parked on vacant lots. The business places on Main are not what tourist are looking for. Clean all you want, make false fronts on buildings but until you get some eating and drinking places forget the rest of it. Main St. is not the only street that turns people off.
Maybe someone should do something with the famous Pioneer Park. What a joke and waste of money. It also was built so high it blocks people from seeing the Lone Pine Hotel and it is a historical bldg. which has been renovated back to the way it was built. Not a bunch of fake crap put on it. I have pictures of it before the east end was built on for a hotel when my granddad owned it. Both of my grandmothers owned it at different times so am very familiar with it and what it looked like.
I know I have posted all of this before but it is not getting thru to anyone. Go back and read the post above this I put on yesterday or day before.
Thanks when do I get my medal?
She is like her mother, can think fast but sometimes opens her mouth to quick. (:
Wait until the baby is about 2 yrs. old, have your bag packed and when your husband gets home on a Fri. night from work, tell him, you will be back in a week. Love you Hon, have fun,
Your loving wife.
I can't add anything to Ronald's post. I think he said it all.
You should have addressed your letter to the Town of Payson. Find out where they buy their office machines, vehicles. and all the other things that we as tax payers pay for.
They need one person that does all the purchasing and buys all the same kind of copy machines, and every thing else. I remember about 7 or 8 yrs. ago when one department was buying a copy machine. One of the same quality purchased from an office supply place in SEDONA could have been bought here in Payson from a local office supply business that is no longer here. All the machines should be the same and parts and repairs would be cheaper. Paper bought at one place at a discounted price because of the volume bought. Think of the freight and other costs buying out of town.
How many vehicles have been bought from the two automobile dealers in the area by the town and what year did they start buying them? Yes, one is in Star Valley but sales tax goes to Gila county same as Payson. Not SEDONA. It is in Yavapai or Coconino county.
Thank you so much Tom.
You are always so willing to help.
If the town had left Nethken's alone to redo the Oxbow, we would have a thriving Main St.
They spent at least $300,000. and the town kept nit-picking. Nethkens' were getting ready to put the restaurant back in operation and the back rooms into small retail shops but they had someone from the city nagging at them at every turn and almost every day. Until there is a Good reasonable eating place down near or in the Oxbow, forget your wild dreams.
Back in the late 40's. 50's and 60's there were 4 restaurants, 4 bars 2 grocery stores, the P.O 3 dance halls and other business. Not the kind that are there now. What is there to make someone want to walk from one end of Main to the other? Get a grip folks. Leave the street the way it is with the middle turn lane. Evidently the planners have not seen Main and town employees that make decisions don't know about the traffic on Main..
Kinda like the man that drew out the plans for public transportation. He had never driven the streets of Payson until the day he came to show the design to the town council. Had looked at the streets on a computer. Didn't know there were any people living past Green Valley Park. Yes, I was at the meeting when he said there were no houses past GVP.
Help get the Oxbow up and running as a restaurant, bar, and dance hall then go from there.
Only way it will work.
You would not believe the money spent when Roosevelt Dam was raised in the early 90's because someone decided there might be a 200 yr flood and cause it to fail. On the Salt River side over $8 million was spent to dig up Indian ruins. Most of what was dug up was then reburied. Some was saved. No reason to dig it up. Can anyone really tell how old pottery is and who made it? What's more what difference does it make? Water will cover it all if the lake ever fills.
It was decided everyone should camp up on the hills instead of by the water so they built camp grounds. Restrooms that cost $27.000 not counting the septic system they put in and that later blew up and burned down a couple of restrooms. Shower buildings that were over $50,000 and the drains in a few were higher than the rest of the floor. So all the water couldn't drain out. Some engineers they had.
A fish cleaning station was put in at one of the parking lots. Not a bad looking stainless steel sink, but just for the sink without the stand it was placed in cost $7000. That does not include the labor and materials for the stand.
I passed a petition and got over 15,000 signatures to keep the lakesides open. It worked. We can still camp by the water, the last time we were there it was $5.00 per vehicle plus $5.00 for a boat trailer. They charged me $10 for my trailer because I had 2 wave runners on it. Even if you aren't camping and just want to sit near the water for the day you have to pay the $5.00
I know, off the subject except for the stupidity of Govt. Agencies and people who want to save rocky beaches, nasty bugs, poisonous plants and the rest of the crap they consider important.
The most avid ones probably have never seen any of what they want to save.
It may surprise you how many women go bald or partly bald. They buy wigs.
It is almost time for me to buy one.
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