Editor:

I’m glad the council accepted the splash pad grant. I’m sad one councilor, Schinstock, chose to vote against it. Same councilwoman who quoted at the previous council meeting that a new pool could be built in two years. I disagree, but I am for renovating or just getting Taylor Pool up and running for next summer while a new dream pool is built and I won’t hold Mrs. Schinstock to her two-year promise. In the meantime, the kids just want to swim and have fun.

Dave Golembewski

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Jeff Robbins

Payson Proud, Support the Payson splash pad and Transparent Payson must be a bunch of Democratic leftists or Elitist RINO’S. If you don’t vote there way you get called out or cancelled. That’s what they do in communist countries. Now their socialistic tendencies are out in full display. Back at the taxpayer trough to get there way. Drink up that big free munificent taxpayer subsidy. Thank God we have one true conservative on the town council protecting the taxpayers from elitist bloated spending. Jolynn Schinstock recommended people help themselves by fundraising like they did in Show Low and not be controlled by big government handouts. Why would anyone vote to spend taxpayers’ money on a fumbled project that has no plan, no know cost, and no maintenance plan? The only fiscally aware person on the Town Council deserves our respect for doing the conservative right thing.

Proverbs 6:16 - 19

Jeff Robbins

SPLASH PAD GRANT

418000 Project (207500k town budgeted item)

207500-10375(5% surcharge) =197125 grant reserve

Grant required Project manager = 100k

97 k balance grant reserve

Archeology monitoring =200k plus

Grant required archeologist

permits

Grant Required site training

Grant required reports

Studies

special equipment

ADA compliance

Grant required Design review plan

The Grant stipulations will be more than the total award and slowdown timeline to build

Award -0 could be a 100k + debt or more

IF you increase the cost to accommodate this grant than you must increase the match it’s a 50/50 grant. In this case with the stipulations, it may very well turn a 400k project into a 600k project. In Courtney spawns report it clearly says: CONS – Accepting the grant would increase the cost of the project and delay build time.

I am not against the Splash Pad project it would be nice for the little kids. I am against the fumbled way this thing has been handled since Jan 2019.

Paul Frommelt

Why would a council member turn down a $200k+ grant? It doesn't lock the town into any particular plans? Conflicting loyalties come into question. And she admitted that she had never even looked at the plans!

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