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Before I lived in one, I always thought that neighborhoods with Homeowner’s Associations were better than those without. I imagined manicured lawns and pride of ownership and major curb appeal—all great things when it comes to resale value. I’m here to tell you that I was wrong. Now that I own a home and am subject to CC&R’s, I get to see the good, the bad and the oh so very ugly.
Upgrades and improvements to the Marana Water Reclamation Facility made during the past year have resulted in a more efficient collection and treatment system, according to the town of Marana’s utilities director.
Oro Valley resident Theresa McLeod was sitting at her kitchen table working on her computer when she saw some movement out the window. Two bobcats walked through the yard and out the gate into the easement next to the house.
Through the end of September, the monsoon season will continue to nourish the desert around us, but will also continue to add a safety concern for those in the area.
On Monday, July 22, the portion of 1st Avenue that extends east from Oracle Road will be permanently closed. After the closure, motorists driving to and from the La Reserve residential area will use La Reserve Drive exclusively.
Oro Valley Town Council was faced with a difficult decision last Wednesday when it considered allowing a modification to a conservation easement for an undeveloped residential lot located in the Sunridge II subdivision between Tangerine and Moore roads, east of La Cañada Drive.
The Oro Valley council voted 6-1 on Wednesday night to fund $2.1 million in contingency reserve funds to underground utility lines along Oracle and Tangerine roads in a three-project proposal brought forth by Tucson Electric Power several months ago.
After nearly five hours of discussion relating to a zoning amendment of the 110-acre Desert Springs parcel, council had limited time and public input at the Dec. 5 meeting to consider another important issue: the potential authorization of $2.1 million in contingency reserves to fund the underground installation of Tucson Electric Power utility lines.
Many of us are small business owners, including farms and ranches. When you have a farm or ranch or own your own business, there is no guarantee your children will want to run the ranch, farm or business like you are doing. You may know that well in advance. A common scenario which I have frequently dealt with is when a large amount of land, or a family owned business, has been passed on to several children and no one wants to run the farm, ranch or family business. Sometimes one child is willing to take over, but the others want their shares in cash.
Boilerplate wills and trust documents that can be purchased online, or in stores are not geared toward anyone’s specific circumstances. You are not a boilerplate person and your circumstances are not boilerplate. The boilerplate forms rarely take into consideration the variances in your life, which can include spouses and ex-spouses, or significant others, children, personal property, real property, businesses, other assets, inheritances, and much more.
Reminded recently by a friend about a canyon hike not yet experienced, my hiking boots were making tracks on Ventana Canyon Trail on a recent mid-January day, with temperatures in the 60s, and the sky cloudless and windless. Two-and-a-half miles ahead with 1,200 feet in elevation gain lies today’s destination, Maiden Pools.
Linda Mayro, director of Pima County’s Cultural Resources & Historic Preservation Office, will lead the first of two presentations about the successes of Pima County’s voter-approved historic preservation and open space bond programs at the 9th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference in Tucson.
U.S. District Court Judge David C. Bury has granted the town of Marana’s motion for summary judgment in a federal civil rights case brought against the town and some of its employees and police officers by Steven J. Blomquist and Sharyl V. Cummings.
Through their attorney, two residents of unincorporated Pima County have requested that the Town of Marana attorney’s office file felony kidnapping or misdemeanor unlawful imprisonment charges against the manager of McClintock’s restaurant at Saguaro Ranch.
With prejudice, Pima County Justice Court has dismissed charges of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct against Stephen J. Blomquist.
'Stuff the Bus' school supply drive to begin
Marana town government has denied a request from resident Phyllis Farenga to provide her with e-mails generated by town council members and specific town employees that contain 23 specific key words or phrases tied to a proposed landfill.
Opponents of a landfill on ground west of Marana continue their pleas to the town council against the project, and in opposition to annexation of ground intended for the commercial facility.
There's a new wrinkle in the civil court case filed by four Pima County plaintiffs against the Town of Marana for abandoning a public easement.
Plaintiffs suing the Town of Marana over the abandonment of a public easement have amended their lawsuit to include claims of violations of Arizona's gift clause and its open meetings law by several Marana Town Council members and town officials.
Steven Blomquist, the Tortolitas foothills resident consumed by a battle with the Town of Marana and Saguaro Ranch developer Stephen Phinny over an abandoned easement, purchased 22 TV spots for some $3,000 on a Tucson television station last week to make his case.
Marana Municipal Court has transferred a criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct case against Stephen Blomquist to Pima County Justice Court, although a date for it to be heard has yet to be determined.
Two residents of unincorporated Pima County have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Town of Marana, its town attorney, the police chief, seven police officers and others, alleging their civil rights had been infringed through unlawful arrest.
Three Marana residents cited for trespassing on a former public easement abandoned by the town of Marana have had criminal trespass charges against them dismissed by Oro Valley Municipal Court.