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At the midpoint of the year - on July 1 - the Mountain Vista Fire District will become what it calls “fully operational” by adding 33 firefighters to its full time staff.
Despite opposition from local residents, the Town of Marana approved a plan for future development in The Twin Peaks Corridor.
The Marana Town Council approved 7.3-acre land exchange with Sky Ranch Homeowners Association in exchange for an 18-acre parcel during the Jan. 7 regular meeting.
“Exciting” is the word used by Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson to describe the approaching 2014 calendar year as the town continues to trend in the right direction following the nation’s hard-hitting 2008 recession.
Each year brings the promise of exciting new opportunities for communities across the country. In Marana, we are optimistic that 2014 will be a year filled with positive developments that move our town forward in many ways.
Mountain Vista Fire District has surpassed the number of signatures of owners and the amount of property value required to annex nearly four square miles of Northwest Tucson into its district for fire protection.
Annexations by Northwest area fire districts are blooming this spring as quickly as desert flowers. The Northwest Fire District has four annexations in progress, Mountain Vista Fire District has one, and Golder Ranch Fire District has the largest annexation of them all.
A second annexation petition of Northwest Tucson properties proposed by the Northwest Fire District has failed to secure the required number of signatures to be successful.
The deadline for submission of an annexation petition for the Teal Blue Trail area in unincorporated Pima County to be brought into the Northwest Fire/Rescue District has passed without enough property owners agreeing to be annexed.
Mountain Vista Fire District’s board of directors last week voted to discontinue service to the Teal Blue Trail, Thornydale/Moore Road and Camino de Manana III areas effective Oct. 1. All three are areas the neighboring Northwest Fire District is offering to annex.
Property owners in unincorporated Pima County in Northwest Tucson who aren’t currently part of an organized fire district have a few options open to them, according to the state fire marshal. But unless those property owners choose annexation, they face the prospect of losing fire protection for their homes and property within weeks.
When it is opened to traffic this Friday, Nov. 19, the combined Twin Peaks Interchange and Twin Peaks Road transportation corridor is going to change the way people travel, and live.
Twin Peaks Interchange and Twin Peaks Road are described as “the first major roadway corridors” built through the Regional Transportation Authority and the Town of Marana.
Marana is planning a major celebration of its combined Twin Peaks Interchange and Camino de Mañana road improvement projects.
Marana has agreed to continue paying Pima County for animal control services within town borders for the next two years.
A number of Northwest projects have been named finalists for The Metropolitan Pima Alliance's sixth annual Common Ground Awards, a release said.
The Camino de Mañana road project is progressing smoothly, on time and on budget, according to the project manager responsible for the construction of the roadway.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Jeremy Cravey with Borderland Construction prepares a concrete water drainage pipe to be lowered into place along Dove Mountain Boulevard Extension. The road project, which includes the building and widening of Camino de Mañana, is expected to open to traffic by November.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Along the newly constructed road, which will connect to an exit off Interstate 10 to Dove Mountain Blvd., there are nine animal crossings of three different heights to accommodate large and small animals.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, David Vystrcil, right, and Peter Farruggia hand-place rocks on the east-facing side of the Camino de Mañana road project.
Marana is about to get a loan of up to $5.25 million from the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona to complete a number of water system improvements, among them the formal purchase of seven wells from the Cortaro Marana Irrigation District.
A unanimous Marana Town Council has approved a water rate increase to take effect in February.
In 2010, the Town of Marana may establish the first groundwater resource acquisition and development fee in its water rate structure.
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