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Arizona Supreme Court rules in favor of Payson Mayor Tom Morrissey – no recall election

Posted by   /  December 9, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

AZ Law The Arizona Supreme Court has decided that Payson Mayor –  and, former Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party – Tom Morrissey will not face a recall election on March 10. The justices unanimously agreed with the trial court that the town clerk inappropriately used a 2002 election to calculate the number of petition signatures […]

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Gulch pathway project could become reality in Payson

Posted by   /  December 4, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

This is the newest section of the Atlanta Beltway. Businesses and multi-story housing continue to crop up along this walkway each month. / Michele Nelson / Payson Roundup By Michele Nelson | Payson Roundup Payson may make lemonade out of lemons — by turning the flood-prone American Gulch (or Old Town Waterway as some want to […]

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Developer proposes 120 new Payson homes, plus retail

Posted by   /  December 2, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

The two blocks on the left indicate where mixed apartments and shops will front the highway. The middle section indicates 90 manufactured homes. The top strip indicates the custom home sites of the proposed Ironline-Brookfield Community development off of State Route 87. / Town of Payson By Michele Nelson | Payson Roundup A developer with […]

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Payson mayor files suit to stop recall

Posted by   /  October 7, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Mayor Tom Morrissey has filed a lawsuit to challenge the validity of the signatures gathered and verified against him in order to stop a recall election. / Michele Nelson / Roundup By Michele Nelson | Payson Roundup Payson Mayor Tom Morrissey on Sept. 27 filed a lawsuit challenging the signatures on the already certified petitions […]

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Payson mayor recall effort certified

Posted by   /  September 26, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Jim Ferris By Michelle Nelson | Payson Roundup The Unite Payson recall committee learned last week that they collected enough signatures to recall the mayor’s seat. That is after the town and then the county went through every recall form and verified signatures. The Unite Payson recall committee is still gathering signatures to recall Jim […]

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Payson town attorney abruptly retires

Posted by   /  August 26, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Hector Figueroa By Michele Nelson | Payson Roundup Ahead of a hurriedly called Aug. 21 Payson Town Council executive session, Town Attorney Hector Figueroa submitted his decision to retire. “We went into executive session to address a personnel issue, and when we arrived we discovered that Town Attorney Hector Figueroa has offered his decision to […]

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Payson council committee will scrutinize projects

Posted by   /  August 21, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Hector Figueroa / Michele Nelson / Roundup By Michele Nelson | Payson Roundup In a 4-3 split vote, the Payson Town Council Thursday created a council subcommittee to review and oversee town projects. The subcommittee will receive reports from town staff, contractors and others and have the authority to hire consultants. Mayor Tom Morrissey will […]

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Payson group launches recall against mayor and three council members

Posted by   /  August 20, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Payson Town Hall. / waymarking.com By Michele Nelson | Payson Roundup On Aug. 12, a Payson resident filed paperwork to launch a recall of Payson Mayor Tom Morrissey, Vice Mayor Janell Sterner and councilors Jim Ferris and Suzy Tubbs-Avakian. Stan Garner, the widower of Payson Councilor Su Connell, filed the petition paperwork. Garner says he […]

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Payson Town Manager unexpectedly fired

Posted by   /  August 13, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

LaRon Garrett / Payson Roundup By Michele Nelson | Payson Roundup A bitterly divided Payson Town Council abruptly fired Town Manager LaRon Garrett during its Aug. 8 regular meeting. Garrett has served the town for 25 years, mostly in the engineering department prior to his Oct. 1, 2015 appointment as town manager. READ ON:

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Rim Country housing industry enjoying upswing

Posted by   /  May 15, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Teresa McQuerrey | Payson Roundup The Rim Country housing industry is enjoying an upswing. There are new developments going up in both Payson and Pine. One of the newest developments is Sanctuary at the Rim from Haven Construction and Wendy Larchick — At The Rim Team/Keller Williams Arizona Realty. It includes 43 lots, with […]

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