Rim Trail Domestic Water Improvement District
240 E. Box Elder Lane   Payson, AZ 85541   (928) 472-7585



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Chase Burn Pit

7/16/15   FYI,

Today I went to inspect the Chase Pit to see if it could be re-opened for the 26th of July to receive brush, pine needles and grass clippings again following the burn that took place on May 26th.  The pit has been CLOSED for fire safety reasons since the burn because there were still hot spots of over 500 degrees as recent as the end of June.

I discovered today that someone with access to a key has dumped three loads of material in the pit since the end of June.  By doing this they have not only put the residents of Verde Glen, Rim Trail, Washington Park, Cowan Ranch in danger of a wildfire, but they have also dumped building materials which is ILLEGAL.  This illegal dumping could cause the Forest Service to permanently close this brush pit. 

The CHASE PIT is still CLOSED until further notice, at least until it can be pushed to make room for material to be dumped.  There are a lot of large logs and stumps that did not burn that are blocking any more use of the pit at this time.

Ron Sattelmaier
Fire Chief/Paramedic
Whispering Pines Fire District
928-474-3088 – office
623-337-2576 – cell
928-472-3392 – FAX
Website  www.wpfd.us 

Revised Rate & Fee Schedule  

Several minor corrections were made to the Rate & Fee Schedule during the Board Meeting on June 27, 2015.  Most were technical.

However, there was one change which will benefit the vast majority of the RTDWID users.  Starting July 1, 2015, most users will be billed simply the base rate of $79 each month regardless of gallons used.  At the end of the fiscal year (June 30), each account will be analyzed to determine if the annual usage was in excess of 36,000 gallons.  If this is the case, a one-time billing for excess usage will be made.  The Board determined that most users only have two to three months where usage is over the base 3,000 gallons and that the usage during the rest of the year is far below the base.  The Board decided that it was fairer to most users to not charge for excess usage where, for the most part, overall usage is below 36,000 gallons per year.

The Board trusts that most users will welcome this enhancement.  It also will simplify things for those that wish to pre-pay, say on a quarterly basis, to avoid having to write a check each month and/or worry about excess use charges.

Please visit the Financial Statements page to view the complete new Rate & Fee Schedule. 

Note regarding Cattle

To residents along the East Verde River above Second Crossing,

Cattle have been a significant part of the history of the Payson area.  Many of the early settlers in the area were cattlemen and cattle were a big part of the economic base of the area below the Mogollon Rim.  For a variety of reasons cattle have not been pastured in many areas surrounding Payson for a number of years.  One of those areas is along the East Verde River that is referred to as the “East Verde Pasture” of the Cross V grazing allotment.  Many residents enjoy seeing the cattle quietly grazing on the range, others may find them a nuisance when they get into their yards and flower beds.

The purpose of this note is to advise the residents along the East Verde River in the subdivisions of Washington Park, Rim Trail Ranch, Verde Glen, Cowan Ranch and Whispering Pines that cattle will be returning to the East Verde Pasture about August 15, 2015 and are planned to be moved out of the pasture by the end of October, 2015.  Many long time residents of the area are aware and understand that Arizona is an “Open Range” state and if property owners prefer to not have cattle on their property it is the owner’s responsibility to adequately fence their property (A.R.S 3-1426, 3-1427).

Residents who may want help with getting their fences in shape or building a new one may want to contact Fred Henderson – 928-472-6627 or Ty Chilson (Payson Fence Co.) – 928-474-7400.  Both are natives of Payson.  Fred is an individual with many years of barb wire fence building and repair experience and Ty is a licensed contractor and builds most any type of fence except block.  There may be other good fence builders in the Payson area and this is not an endorsement of either one but are two we know and/or have had experience with.

Ray Tanner
Cross V Ranch

Craigin Pipeline Update

7/8/15 The contract for construction of the C.C. Cragin pipeline has been awarded to T & T Construction Company of Fountain Hills, AZ.  Current schedule shows that they will begin digging the week of August 5th at the Tailrace at the North end of the project and work their way down Belluzzi Blvd. The Rim Trail DWID will blue stake our service lines on Belluzzi Blvd the week of July 20th. Current estimate is that the trenching will progress at 200 to 300 feet per day, so we expect this project will impact travel on Belluzzi Blvd. between two and three weeks.  Observe road construction warning signs as you approach Belluzzi Blvd and drive carefully as there will be many construction workers along the road.

Don M. Ascoli, District Manager

Current Rate and Fee Schedule 7-1-2015

Official Postings of Board Meeting Minutes and Agendas can be found on the bulletin board at the corner of Beluzzi Blvd and Bridge Road. (Right beside the mailboxes). 

Click Here to read the official Posting Location Notice provided to Gila County.

Additionally this site is a repository of Agendas and Notices they can be found at: Agendas and Notices. These go back to March 2011.

A repository of Minutes can also be found on this site at: Minutes.  These also go back to March 2011.