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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.
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 opponents lined the back wall of the Marana Town Council chambers with their signs of opposition last Wednesday.
Randy Metcalf / The Explorer, Ed Stolmaker, president and chief executive officer of the Marana Chamber of Commerce, shares the chamber board’s endorsement of the Marana Regional Landfill proposal with the town council last Wednesday night.
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.
Albert Vetere Lannon of Picture Rocks has become one of the most persistent, most animated critics of the Marana Regional Landfill proposal.
Al 'The Truth' might add some math to resume
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.
Landfill needed; letters not
With 1070, son of Arizona won’t be coming home
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.
GOP has 'true conservatives,' and the RINOS
This writer chooses not to take a position on whether the Marana Town Council should approve a zoning change that would allow a large commercial landfill for municipal and residential waste in West Marana.
Northwest Tucson needs a new, commercial landfill, DKL Holdings president Larry Henk believes.
Since January, Steve Storzer, Melissa Rohlik and Pam Ruppelius have been consumed by the possibility that a major commercial landfill might be built near the rural subdivision they call home off Silverbell Road.
By increasing rates, Pima County has made its Tangerine Landfill "cost-prohibitive" to commercial trash haulers, DKL Holdings' Larry Henk believes.
Money carrots more golden as decision nears
'Fill developer has something up his sleeve
In the 1970s, Gilda Radner of Saturday Night Live played a recurring character named Emily Litella who suffered from hearing loss. Emily appeared regularly on the "Weekend Update" portion of the show to annoyingly rebut an editorial because she misunderstood a word. (Why does Puerto Rico want to become a steak?) When she was corrected by the newscaster, she would always say "Never mind."
Rail-hauled waste would not be accepted at the Marana Regional Landfill, the project's developer said last week.
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.
More than 120 people filled the SkyRider Café at Marana Regional Airport last Tuesday, largely expressing their opposition to a proposed, privately operated landfill off Avra Valley, Silverbell and Trico roads.
Marana town government is moving forward with annexation of 1,200 acres of land on its west border, within which is a 590-acre parcel being proposed for a privately operated landfill and surrounding buffer by a Tucson company and the property's owners, Herb and John Kai.