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On March 8, Marana voters will determine who will fill two open seats on the Marana Town Council. In last week’s paper, The Explorer ran responses to questions about issues impacting the town from three of the four council candidates: incumbents Russell Clanagan and Roxanne Ziegler, and newcomer David Bowen. This week, candidate Jeffrey Gray weighs in on the same issues regarding the Marana Regional Landfill and Marana’s wastewater.
On March 8, Marana voters will determine who will fill two open seats on the Marana Town Council. Incumbents Roxanne Ziegler and Russell Clanagan are being challenged by newcomers David Bowen and Jeffrey Gray. Mayor Ed Honea is running unopposed.
This is not intended as a debate on whether the Marana Town Council made the correct decision Nov. 3, when it voted 5-1 to rezone a parcel of land owned by Vice Mayor Herb Kai, and to accept a development agreement allowing a 430-acre commercial landfill on the town’s western edge.
After months of talking by others, the Marana Town Council voted 5-1 on Nov. 3 to approve a zoning change and related development agreement that would allow construction of a 430-acre commercial landfill on land in west Marana.
Michael Racy approached the Marana Town Council one more time Wednesday, representing DKL Holdings with regard to the company’s proposed Marana Regional Landfill.
For nearly all of 2010, people have deluged the Marana Town Council with facts, opinions, emotions, protests and demonstrations about the Marana Regional Landfill.
DKL Holdings, developer of the Marana Regional Landfill, has agreed to accept no more than 10 percent of its waste volume each year from out-of-state sources, DKL representative Michael Racy told the Marana Town Council and a huge audience Wednesday night.
Randy Metcalf / The Explorer, Landfill proponents, like Craig Young, wore t-shirts exclaiming their support; foes brought their signs to the chambers, as they have done for months.
By a 5-1 vote Wednesday, the Marana Town Council has approved a zoning change and related development agreement that would allow construction of a commercial landfill on land in west Marana.
Marana's many-month consideration of a commercial landfill proposal may come to a formal conclusion this Wednesday, Nov. 3, when the town council holds public hearings on both the development agreement with DKL Holdings and the zoning change that would allow the project on land owned by Vice Mayor Herb Kai in the community's western edge.
Albert Vetere Lannon of Picture Rocks has become one of the most persistent, most animated critics of the Marana Regional Landfill proposal.
Wallet lost, then found; his thanks eternal
With several suggestions, the Marana Planning Commission has returned a development agreement between the Town of Marana and Marana Regional Landfill developer DKL Holdings to the town council.
With several suggestions, the Marana Planning Commission has advanced a development agreement between the Town of Marana and Marana Regional Landfill developer DKL Holdings to the town council.
Marana Regional Landfill opponent Albert Vetere Lannon took a day's garbage from his household, let it sit for a week in summer's heat, and poured off 3/4ths of a cup of "leachate," what he called "garbage juice."
Facts make clear Marana needs landfill
Principles of church, state remain constant
Pima County has changed its position on the future of its Tangerine Landfill, prompting strong response from Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson.
A near-capacity crowd packed the Marana Town Council chambers on Aug. 17, ready to comment during a resumption of the public hearing on a zoning change that would allow a commercial landfill in Northwest Marana.
At an Aug. 12 civic group gathering in Dove Mountain, an opponent of the Marana Regional Landfill was called a Communist, and council members sparred over the format.
An amended development agreement between the Town of Marana and landfill developer DKL Holdings has been sent to the town planning commission for its study and recommendation.
Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry believes developer DKL Holdings should improve Avra Valley Road from its proposed landfill site in West Marana all the way to I-10, a span that includes approximately two miles of county-maintained road.
The Town of Marana and DKL Holdings continue to negotiate the terms and conditions of a development agreement that would govern operation of the Marana Regional Landfill.
GOP has 'true conservatives,' and the RINOS
An Aug. 17 session before the Marana Town Council on the Marana Regional Landfill Specific Plan is a continuation of a July 20 public hearing, a conversation that drew more than 75 people, nearly 40 of whom spoke for or against the landfill.