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Oro Valley Town Manager Greg Caton gives a presentation on the Hilton El Conquistador property.
Oro Valley’s top officials know the town’s recently unveiled plans to raise sales taxes and to purchase the El Conquistador golf and recreation facilities seem rushed and unorthodox – but it’s a rare opportunity that may never come around again, they say.
The town of Oro Valley wants to spend $1 million to buy the Hilton El Conquistador’s golf courses and other country club facilities for a recreation center.
During the Oct. 1 Oro Valley Town Council meeting, mayor and council incorporated a new 39-acre property and rezoned it, amended the town code for elections, and approved the programming components for Naranja Park.
Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is giving an ultimatum to municipalities that are seeing rising costs related to the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC): pay for the increases or see animals taken or received from that jurisdiction euthanized.
Families of Oro Valley will soon be able to enjoy a fun, interactive and hands-on learning space for their children as the town is looking to open a Children’s Museum in the first quarter of 2015.
On Sept. 3, the Oro Valley Town Council rezoned and approved the development of a store that will have a functional water feature. The council also approved the use of larger banner signs that will be along Ina Road to promote Tohono Chul Park.
If there’s one thing that Satish Hiremath and Patrick Straney agree on, it’s that the position as Oro Valley’s top government official is one worth having.
At the request of the WLB Group, the Oro Valley Town Council voted unanimously to modify the review process for the Kai Naranja Development.
For quite some time, the 213-acre plot of land known as Naranja Park in Oro Valley has sat with very little improvements as there were many discussions surrounding what to do with the property.
Now that Oro Valley Town Council has approved the FY 2014-15 budget, I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about what’s in the budget for our residents.
With a minor proposed amendment, the final budget for the fiscal year 2014/2015 for the town of Oro Valley was approved, along with the 15-year capital improvement plan, in a 4-3 vote on May 21.
On May 6, during the Oro Valley Planning and Zoning Commission, the town requested a zoning code amendment to add text to include “Owner-Occupied Lodging House” for larger-lot houses.
The Oro Valley Town Council meeting’s agenda for May 7 was set for a simple meeting where the council considered making a private street public, it listened to a couple of presentations, adopted the tentative budget for the next fiscal year, and to look at the manner in which people are appointed for boards and commissions within the town. But with a divided council and recent public remarks made by council members about the police department, the meeting was filled with dissention and the destabilization of a collaborative council.
If Oro Valley’s next fiscal budget is approved, the town will implement an on-site health clinic for its employees in the hopes of taking a proactive approach to the health and wellness of the people who work for the town.
Even before the Oro Valley Aquatics Center officially opened last spring, town officials were beaming about the U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships event that was slated to take place more than a year after opening.
As our government, nationally, at the state level and locally begin debating and presenting budgets for the 2014/2015 fiscal year, it’s clear Tucson residents have a reason to be angry, while Oro Valley can continue to be happy with the direction their town is headed.
While the cities of Tucson and Phoenix are facing a more than a $30 million budget gap, the Town of Oro Valley has proposed not only a balanced budget, but one that includes development and growth for fiscal year 2014/2015.
It doesn’t have to be your birthday to celebrate in Oro Valley this spring.
While the recall efforts of Councilman Mike Zinkin did not succeed, some are calling the independent investigation into his actions vindication.
The March 5 Oro Valley Town Council meeting focused primarily on budgeting and financial issues, including passing a $500,000 program implementation and council members expressing frustrations over a difference of opinion on how the town operates its budget.
The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce will host Mike Grassinger, CEO Planning Center Present for Davis Monthan on Thursday morning.
When an event reaches its 10-year anniversary, it signifies something special. When that event continues to be hosted at the same venue year after year, it’s an accomplishment.
The first dirt has been moved at Naranja Park, jumpstarting a $2.3 million improvement project scheduled for completion by the beginning of 2015.