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The Marana Town Council approved a measure to acquire the top portion of a $60,000 freeway monument sign near the interchange of Interstate 10 and Marana Road on during the March 4 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.
Pinal County has a compelling logistics story to tell. First, think of Guaymas, Mexico. There are several deep-water ports on the west coast of the United States and Mexico.
Despite residential opposition, the Marana Town Council approved the Twin Peaks Oasis Annexation in a 4-3 vote, which will annex 36.79 acres into the town.
On Sept. 3, the Marana Town Council hosted a public hearing regarding an annexation of 36.79 acres of residential property on the northeast corner of West Twin Peaks and West Oasis roads. Residents of the area filled numerous seats at the meeting waiting for a turn to voice their opposition to the proposal.
Marana has proposed annexing 36.79 acres of residential property.
The Marana Town Council Meeting hosted a public hearing on Sept. 3 regarding the Twin Peaks Oasis Annexation where area residents voiced opposition to the proposal.
The Marana Town Council unanimously approved the annexation of 38.84 acres of land in the Twin Peaks area during the regular session held on Aug. 6.
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
Northwest Fire District’s governing board approved a contract for Michael J. Brandt to become its fire chief, dropping the “interim” from his current title when the two-year contract kicks in on May 28.
In a unanimous vote on Wednesday, the Oro Valley Town Council made official the annexation of 107 acres in the northwest area of Ina and Oracle roads. The three-year process came to a close earlier this month after the town secured more than the required support of 50 percent of the area property owners, representing more than 50 percent of the assessed property valuation.
The Town of Marana’s election season has officially arrived. Beginning last Thursday, the Pima County Recorder’s Office began to mail out ballots to approximately 20,000 registered voters in town.
While the Town of Oro Valley will retain all current council members until at least June of next year, the Town of Marana will have a busy election season come March, when four incumbents and two challengers will compete to earn a seat on council.
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.
In the wake of the Newtown Conn. elementary school shootings that claimed the lives of 26, including 20 children, local school administrators said they immediately began looking at their own safety procedures and policies.
As the Town of Marana and Pima County continue to battle for possession of the Marana Wastewater Reclamation Facility, a recent ruling by the Arizona Court of Appeals has the county optimistic about the potential outcome.
Sun City name change: My opinion
Officials from the Town of Marana and Pima County are still looking at what will happen next following a ruling last week, where the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled the town’s takeover of a wastewater plant is invalid.
Leading to the Town of Oro Valley’s recent adoption of the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget, a new addition to this year’s final tally is $25,000 in funding for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, previously known as the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce.
The Town of Marana continues to combat the poor economy, first by showing a 2 percent growth in its projected 2012-2013 fiscal year budget, and now by planning future annexations of a county island in the Twin Peaks Interchange and north into Pinal County, to include the Pinal County Airpark.
Sandefer’s response to readers
With proper foresight and clear priorities, Marana Mayor Ed Honea said the Town has maintained a structurally balanced budget and encouraged sustainable economic growth.
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.
This November we’ll elect all five members of the Pima County Board of Supervisors, and six of the seven county line officers. Supervisors are chosen by district as are Justices of the Peace and Constables. All are partisan offices.
Brendan Burns, 33