Pam Mason

Pam Mason 1 week, 3 days ago on P/S residents blessed with fire pros

We are blessed indeed with our firefighters and special thanks to PSWID meter reader Jay Wilkins for alerting the homeowner so he could get out of his house.


Pam Mason 1 week, 3 days ago on PSWID Board Meeting Thursday March 19, 2015

Special thanks to Jay Wilkins the PSWID meter reader that woke up Pine homeowner Sam Scott and told him to get out of his house now as his large lean- to shed was on fire! In additional we are very grateful to the fire fighters of Pine, Strawberry and Payson for getting the fire out! We are so lucky to have such amazingt people in the Rim Country.


Pam Mason 2 weeks ago on PSWID Board Meeting Thursday March 19, 2015

Location and time: 6:00pm PSWID Office. 6306 W. Hardscrabble Rd. Pine.

Please be advised the agenda is posted for this upcoming Thursday but it is too long to cut and post successfully on here.


Pam Mason 2 weeks, 5 days ago on Building slump lingers in Gila County territory

Might be a good idea for Mr. Gould to check his Gila County Planning and Zoning website first. He will find that the incorrect year is referenced for some agendas and minutes. http:

It would seem that the last public meeting held by the planning and zoning commission was in Pine on June 19, 2014. No minutes are posted after that date. which indicates that they are not exactly rushed off their feet with applications. Over the years I have observed that the posting of P&Z agendas and minutes is hit or miss. If the commission plans to hold meetings throughout Gila County seeking community input, then they need to improve on their current methods of communication with the public.


Pam Mason 3 weeks, 2 days ago on 234 The Question Is.... Catch phrases.

Tom I am sorry you are also suffering from bad service with Century Link.

Century Link owe us money and their refund check was deposited into our account only to be refused. Our Financial Institution even sent them a letter with contact information advising that the amount in question was deposited and then they had to back it out of our account, So far we have hit a brick wall, in the end I complained to a State agency.

On the web I read numerous postings from people complaining about Century Link including that the data rate they were promised when they signed up never happened. That the service is slow and drops off line regularly. Seems like someone should do a thorough investigation maybe even team up with other States to straighten the company out. Maybe the ACC have some jurisdiction over them I don't know.


Pam Mason 1 month ago on Delayed mailing of bills seems like ploy to charge late fees

Yesterday I heard that people who are in the same billing cycle as you received an apology via email. There was a mistake made by the company who have the contract with CH2M Hill/PSWID for sending out the bills. The due date posted on your bill is in error. I would hope that PSWID will post a clarification on their website. For the people who live out of town and are not on the PSWID email list I would imagine that gave them quite a shock. If we could see some cost savings then maybe the billing should be done on a local level with improved oversight. We certainly need more jobs locally.


Pam Mason 1 month, 2 weeks ago on 205 The Question Is.... Mislabeling.

I do have problems with how inefficient and overreaching the Government is, but in this case maybe we should implement something along these lines.

The Trade Descriptions Act 1968

The Trade Descriptions Act makes it an offence for a trader to make false or misleading statements about goods or services. It carries criminal penalties and is enforced by Trading Standards Officers, making it an offence for a trader to: apply a false trade description to any goods supply or offer to supply any goods to which a false trade description has been applied make certain kinds of false statement about the provision of any services, facilities or accommodation.

Now I'm going to have to try and investigate the quality of and from where my vitamins actually came from.


Pam Mason 1 month, 2 weeks ago on 187 The Question Is... PSWID today.

PSWID April 16, 2009 - Prior to acquisition of the Pine Strawberry Water Companies by PSWID.

Comment: Mr. Harry Jones Interim District Manager for PSWID previously discussed application to WIFA for waste water feasibility study. 7) Call to the public for non agenda items. "Sam Schwalm question related to WIFA for waste water feasibility study."

PSWID minutes May 12, 2009. "5) Officer Reports Bill Haney addressed Sam Schwalm's question from last Board Meeting regarding application for funds to study waste water. Bill explained that no one on the Board needs Board approval to apply for grants or "free money". A Board vote would be required to accept a grant or funding, however. The second question suggested it was not appropriate for the Board to study sanitary sewer issues. Bill pointed out that , although there were no current plans, the Water Improvement District could be converted to include Waste Water Management in the future. He suggested that a study of waste water was in fact an appropriate action of the Board. There is a direct connection between septic system discharges and ground water pumping. Our communities depend entirely on septic systems, and as a result ground water quality and purity are a concern of the Board. He also indicated that at sometime in the future waste water collection could provide an alternate source of water for irrigation or similar use."

My comment: Can you imagine just how much money replacing and enlarging the entire water infrastructure, installing fire hydrants, eliminating septic systems and building and operating a Waste Water Plant would have cost those of us living within the PSWID boundaries? I have never heard this newly elected board discuss converting to Waste Water Management but we need to be on our guard for any grandiose ideas with future boards. Being a small community the same movers and shakers with expensive self serving goals never really go away. You only have to look at past events as to if our money was wisely spent or did a lot of it benefit just the "important people"