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4/10/2012 10:00:00 AM
Guest column: Building permit applications on the way for Camper Village

Greg Bryan
Tusayan Mayor


Greetings Tusayan and Grand Canyon area residents. I hope each of you had a wonderful Easter and Passover weekend. We all have a lot to be thankful for in our lives.

Well, the May election question has finally been answered and there will be no May 15 vote. The Arizona Court of Appeals upheld an earlier decision to enjoin the election based upon legal issues. The decision now starts the clock running on timelines and actions on behalf of the Stilo Development Group. We have already received notification that they will be submitting a building permit application for the installation of the first six double-wide units at Camper Village per the Pre-Annexation Development Agreement. While the application is just the first of many, it is exciting and gratifying to see the first step in giving our residents some options for housing and the eventual ownership of their own homes. It will take a while, but our journey has begun and people's dreams are a step closer. Thank you to all who have had the faith to believe and the courage to do what it has taken to stay the course.

While CenturyLink does not have an interest in doing anything to improve our internet services, several other companies have stepped up to see what they can do for us and we hope to bring forth some firm plans and options in the next few months. Things may start off with marginal improvements, but they will be improvements and we are excited to have some options.

The town council has changed its second meeting this month to April 25 instead of April 18. The town hall facility is getting set up and we encourage residents to stop in and see it and then join us for a meeting. On April 24 we will be having a workshop on law enforcement options to consider as we move forward as a town. The session will be provided by our insurance carrier, Southwest Risk, and will be led by their manager of Law Enforcement Services, who has many years of law enforcement experience. We will be discussing options about how the town can migrate from total services provided by the County Sheriff to our own law enforcement and what the benefits and costs might be along the way. If you have an interest, come by and listen in.

It is budget time so your council will soon be working on next year's budget. Public hearings will be held so keep an eye out for when they are held and attend to give us your input.

As always, we encourage you to share your thoughts with us as we work to build our town together.

Respectfully,

Greg Bryan

Mayor

Town of Tusayan

928-638-8401

gbtusayan@gmail.com





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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2012
Article comment by: Eric Sorensen

Bottom line is until the workers in tusayan unionize, this will be a company town and the workers will be completely controlled by the big outfits. Company houses, company stores and company wages. Sounds like west Virginia in the 30's. We've come a long way baby!

Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012
Article comment by: Tom Smith

Hey Joe - the houses that Stilo are providing are way nicer then NPS or the Thurstons provide

Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2012
Article comment by: Joe Morris

The fight against STILO will never end. Once the residents see what they "voted" for, they will change their minds and finally rid the community of this bribing and conniving outfit. And by the way, double wide trailers will really make our town look classy. I can hardly wait... With all the money STILO has, couldn't they build something that would blend in with our beautiful environment.

Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2012
Article comment by: Park Employee That Cares

What a hard worker for Stilo!



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