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Supervisors disagree on Payson situation

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 8th, 2014

Globe — The Gila County Board of Supervisors spent most of its meeting on July 1 debating how to best handle the overcrowding and safety concerns at the county’s Payson facility.

The issue at hand was an action item to purchase the NAPA Auto Parts property and building at 110 W. Main St. in Payson for an amount not to exceed $450,500. The item eventually passed with a 2-1 vote, but not without some measured debate between board chairman Michael Pastor and supervisor Tommie Martin.

Martin and supervisor John Marcanti voted to buy the property and building, while Pastor voted against the purchase. Martin kicked off the discussion.

“The way we transport patients from the jail to the court in Payson is a disaster waiting to happen,” she said. “The liability we have is huge. And we have major

For the complete article see the 07-09-2014 issue.

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