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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.
A solid waste removal system was installed with a price tag of about $200,000, which helps to more efficiently remove solid particulates from the incoming wastewater.
On May 20, the Marana town Council unanimously approved a $115 million tentative budget for the 2014/2015 fiscal year, a $32 million increase from the current year.
After months of discussion, the Marana council officially adopted the town’s streets, parks, recreation facilities and water fees during the regular meeting on May 6.
A public hearing will be held in Marana, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, regarding the proposed wastewater and water rate increases. The town council will hear from the public as they continue to the process to approve proposed rate increases for the current fiscal year.
The Marana Town Council approved 7.3-acre land exchange with Sky Ranch Homeowners Association in exchange for an 18-acre parcel during the Jan. 7 regular meeting.
This month marks the two-year anniversary of the town assuming management of the wastewater system in north Marana. It was an important acquisition, one that allows us to strengthen our water portfolio and provide better-cost containment for current and future customers.
Bicyclists and pedestrians will be able to travel from The Loop to Mike Jacob Sports Park and Xtreme Fun Spot on a car-free path when a Pima County construction project ends in February.
I read with interest a recent opinion piece by Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller, “Pima County taxpayers deserve better.” Her interpretation of the facts to support her views, is a far cry from real analysis.
Each year brings the promise of exciting new opportunities for communities across the country. In Marana, we are optimistic that 2014 will be a year filled with positive developments that move our town forward in many ways.
The Marana Town Council approved to further reconsider changes to the ordinance regarding two medical marijuana dispensaries in Marana at the council meeting on Oct. 1. The change would allow for the owners to buy marijuana from other dispensaries and sell it at their own.
Declaring a conflict of interest, Marana Mayor Ed Honea removed himself from the council dais on Tuesday night when it came to discussions over emergency sewage connections in the Honea Heights neighborhood, of which he is the landowner.
After successfully reaching an agreement with Pima County to assume control of the Marana Wastewater Reclamation Facility, the Town of Marana is planning $1 million in efficiency upgrades to the plant in the 2013/2014 fiscal year.
By a 2-to-1 margin, Marana voters approved the Home Rule Option in the May 21 General Election. It was an all mail election for the second time.
By a 2-to-1 margin, Marana voters approved the Home Rule Option in Tuesday's night's election. It was an all mail election for the second time.
During the annual State of the Town Address on April 26, Marana Mayor Ed Honea said Marana will continue to stay true to its core mission, which is devoted to strong public infrastructure, public safety and public services.
After a March election that demonstrated overwhelming support for a town-owned wastewater treatment facility, members of the Marana Citizen’s Forum are looking at the next logical step forward for this session’s topic – the development of North Marana.
The Town of Marana is fortunate to have residents and business owners who care about the community. We can always find people who want to volunteer to improve the quality of life we all enjoy here.
One of the rites of spring in Marana is our State of the Town luncheon. It’s an event I look forward to each year because it gives me an opportunity to share a positive message with the community about where our Town is headed.
Marana voters spoke loud and clear in the town’s March 12 Primary Election.
With the unofficial election results flowing in for the Town of Marana's all-mail election.
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.
The Town of Marana has hosted a pair of open houses — the most recent last week at Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library on N. Schisler Drive, to help educate the public about the town’s pursuit of a wastewater system.
The Town of Marana took over its own wastewater management last year.