Give credit where credit is due

Editor:

In response to the recent story, “Payson financial picture brightens,” I would like to thank our previous Mayor Craig Swartwood and past council for having the insight to create our current financial windfall.

His leadership and forward thinking has brought many good things for all of us including the building of Green Valley Park and the plan to bring a road from the event center to the park and the current revitalization of Main Street.

The Rumsey Park plan was ambitious although not popular and I give him credit for trying to bring commerce to our town using donations and not public funding.

I feel he never receives the recognition he deserves and the current council is celebrating success of ideas he adopted and implemented.

I hope Craig Swartwood understands that most of the town population is grateful for his hard work and foresight that has allowed us to complete projects in the future and he rescued us all from financial mismanagement of the past. Truly a mayor we all should be proud of.

Thanks Craig, and I wish you the best in the future. I for one am very grateful for your service.

Jack Hastings, Payson

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(8) comments

Jack Hastings

thank god Mr Swartwood and the council made that decision or we would be in a dire financial situation right now. Your own Tea Party group even acknowledged that publicity as several budget meetings. Short Memory? Or once again spinning the truth to incite?

Phil Mason

Are you indicating that the economic upturn that has occurred across America including our fantastic Rim Country is a result of the decision of Mr. Swartwood? WOW, I am waiting for the construction of his National Monument on the Mall between Lincoln and Washington.

Phil Mason

My memory is quite fine, thank you. I always spin (tell) the truth to inform and remind historical facts as opposed to your twisting the truth to display your displeasure with the will of the people to elect a better future with new leadership.

Jack Hastings

Thank god he did or we would be in a dire financial state. This is not a dating site and you are not my type.

Phil Mason

I refuse to even have a link to your dating site on my computer and, thank goodness, very few people seem to be your type. BTW, God is spelled with a capital letter for those who believe in Him.

Jack Hastings

“THE TEA PARTY NEVER OPEN THEIR MOUTHS WITHOUT SUBTRACTING FROM THE SUM OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE.” “THERE ARE ONLY TWO PERFECTLY USELESS THINGS IN THIS WORLD. ONE IS AN APPENDIX AND THE OTHER IS THE TEA PARTY.”

Phil Mason

I note that you use quotes twice in your latest rant. Who are you quoting? Yourself? Bloviating using quotes without credit does not enhance the value of the verbiage. I would add one perfectly useless thing in our world. A biased person who continually plays a one-note rant of disharmony without ever offering an alternative solution. You have been asked to provide documentation on some of your other screeds on multiple occasions without response.

Paul Frommelt

Oh, I believe Craig Swartwood has received the credit for which he is due. A 42% sales tax increase, in which the taxpayers were never allowed a vote, (a broken campaign promise). And remember, the Green valley Park project WAS voted on by the people! Unless Mr Swartwood would like to attempt to take credit for a nationwide and statewide economic upturn, I believe he has had enough credit. I would actually like to meet "Jack Hastings" someday, but then I may already have, under it's real name. But it's hard to converse with a pseudonym!

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