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10/2/2012 10:41:00 AM
Guest column Tusayan Mayor's update from town hall
Greg Bryan
Tusayan Mayor

Tusayan and Grand Canyon area residents:

What a couple of weeks with an airplane landing on Highway 64, condors flying free and a very successful Celebration of Art event. It just shows what an interesting place we live in.

The Planning and Zoning Commission met recently and have proposed some real changes to the zoning ordinances. After several meetings and hearings to take public comments, they will send their changes to the council for review and action. The Town Council will schedule another public hearing and consider the changes before taking final action on the ordinances. The process has been a long one in an effort to take the original Coconino County zoning documents and make them more applicable to our community and better reflect our needs and community vision. We encourage residents to take the time to review the documents when put up on our town website and come give the council your opinion.

One of the first visible steps in getting new housing options for our residents has started as the infra-structure installation for the temporary housing at Camper Village has begun. This has been one of our goals since we started our housing efforts several years ago. It has not been an easy process and we have continually faced opposition. I am very happy to see this visual evidence of what we are trying to provide our residents become a reality.

Recently the Internet broadband supply has been marginally increased as we have worked with Comnet to bring in some additional commercial supply. This process is the first step in working to test capabilities and resources that will hopefully bring a significant increase in Internet supply for the whole community. Recently, I received a request to meet with two other suppliers that have the potential to work with the community for increased supply. We will work with all of these companies to see how we can combine efforts to meet our community's needs. Next to housing, this has been one of my key goals to improve the quality of life for our residents and businesses.

Tonight your council will meet at 6 p.m. to consider several actions including the next step in developing our housing plan, purchase of town staff housing units and considering pieces of a town code. The council is working steadily forward in creating important codes and guidelines that establish the town's infrastructure and process for operating in a legal and quality process. We encourage you to attend and see how we are representing your interests today and for the future. Don't take someone else's word for what we are doing, come see for yourself.


Greg Bryan


Town of Tusayan



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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Article comment by: Keith Wilmot


Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Article comment by: HOUSING THOUGHT

Perhaps in addition to housing for the town staff we could also find a way that the head of our Chamber of Commerce could live in town instead of living in Williams. It would be much healthier for the Chamber to have some who lives in town

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