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Roberts Rules of Order Woodland Lake Park process: Dead or alive?

Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 5:00 am

A couple of weeks ago, the USFS, Lakeside Ranger District, ran a legal advertisement in The Independent proposing a comment period now that their Draft Environmental Assessment on Woodland Lake Park is done.

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  • Midnight Rider posted at 11:12 am on Fri, Oct 5, 2012.

    Midnight Rider Posts: 90

    Aww heck, let's put this issue to rest, sell off all but the five acres immediately surrounding the "Crown Jewel of Pinetop" (better known as the family jewels of Pinetop) *rolls eyes*, sell off the remainder 500+ acres to developers, put in a grocery store, like Frys, someone who doesn't rape us like Pinetop Safeway, let Target move in instead of going to Show Low and THEN develop the "Walnut Creek Lymphnode". Just think, that would solve ALL of Pinetops financial woes, load the coffers with monies to pay the town managers salary, give the employees a 20% cost of living raise so the town manager can partake in their raises too....problem solved![beam]

  • wes alderson posted at 11:48 am on Fri, Oct 5, 2012.

    wes alderson Posts: 9935

    Well, Midnight Rider, if we go that far, we may as well let the Firestrone Tire & Rubber factory build there by the Lake, and that way the 200 foot smoke stacks would belch their black, sooty smoke into the pine trees instead of our back yards,

  • Arizonan posted at 11:38 pm on Fri, Oct 5, 2012.

    Arizonan Posts: 158

    just think of all the jobs that would be created [wink]

  • Midnight Rider posted at 9:11 am on Sat, Oct 6, 2012.

    Midnight Rider Posts: 90

    Arizonan, you're on to something...with the unemployment rate on the mountain, just think of all the jobs indeed! Wes, you too sir, are on to something, that thick black sooty smoke would block out the sunlight thus reversing the "Global Warming" on the mountain, thus lowering our fire danger during the summer months before the Monsoon kicks in. Such great ideas! Also, Firestone could open a huge retail outlet in the Walnut Creek Lymphnode thus creating even more jobs...a win win solution all around! Let's see, Target, Firestone, Costco, Chili's, Olive Garden, all located within the W.C.Lymphnode, the town manager would be rolling in dough, possibly making more than the CEO's of Chase, Wells Fargo, Starbucks, Firestone combined. I say we all show up at the public meetings sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, lay these proposals on the table and watch it happen...I'm sure the general, year round population would support it, maybe even a few on the city council would jump on the band wagon especially seeings how some of their terms are coming to an end and they want to send a message to the city manager that they truly care about him!

  • wes alderson posted at 4:11 pm on Sun, Oct 7, 2012.

    wes alderson Posts: 9935

    Midnight Rider - Great News!

    I just heard from my friends at the Pao Verde Nuclear Generating Station. That finally got tired of Maricopa Couny making them fix flaws that could cause a nuclear explosion. Therefore, they will be locating their Palo Verde Nuclear Reactor to Woodland Lake Park. How wonderful! More jobs.

  • Been here longer than you posted at 3:31 am on Tue, Oct 9, 2012.

    Been here longer than you Posts: 2

    Don't be an idiot. This community is such a financial failure no successful company would dream of spending the money to install a " belching smokestack ". If we don 't get some chain stores up here soon with jobs especially for young people it is going to look like Mc Nary before much longer. Only people who don't need money because someone else worked all their life and left it to them feel that way.

  • wes alderson posted at 11:36 am on Tue, Oct 9, 2012.

    wes alderson Posts: 9935

    To: "Been Here Longer,"

    Sir or Madam? You mean you didn't even realize we were joking? Good grief.

    But on a more serious note, the more financial duress and especially joblessness that any area is under, the more likely an industrial company is to relocate to that area. The reason is the businesses like to hire people in the immediate vicinity.

    The idea of bringing retail chains in is entirely impractical. The reasons are:
    1. Retail chains merely drain money from the Mountain to the chain headquarter.
    2. The jobs at retail facilities are the lowest pay jobs anywhere.
    3. The task that needs to be accomplished first is not to find places to spend money, it is to earn that money to begin with.
    4. All retail chains have a study they do of any area that requires a certain income level and number of citizens who can become customers. The Mountain does not cut it, generally.

    By the way, "Been Here." When we exchange opinions on this blog site, made available to us by WMI, we try to follow their code of conduct, which is shown below, and that includes not calling each other idiots.

  • wes alderson posted at 1:01 am on Fri, Oct 12, 2012.

    wes alderson Posts: 9935

    In fact, the new Woodland Lake Park slogan should be:

    Less Pine Trees,
    More belching smoke stacks.


  • lakesider posted at 2:39 pm on Fri, Oct 12, 2012.

    lakesider Posts: 831

    I agree with you.
    Unfortunately, the Q-Tip voting majority feels it's best to keep the jobs at the Duce. Pinetop-Lakeside is merely the elite bedding community of Show Low. I hope some youngsters get involved politically before we establish a tax to harvest young PT-LS resident stem cells to keep us voting any longer than naturally possible... We really won't care about this place after we are dead - that's your problem.

  • wes alderson posted at 4:43 pm on Sat, Oct 13, 2012.

    wes alderson Posts: 9935

    Hey, Lakesider, thank you for a highly creative idea. Let us vote in an ordinance in Pinteop-Lakeside which makes it mandartory that every first-born is sacrificed for stem cells to keep us oldersters alive - even Arizona Al.

    We can charge immense prices for such things and do away with both sales tax and property tax.



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