- Your Voice
Letters to the editor published in the November 17, 2010, edition of The Explorer.
Michael Racy approached the Marana Town Council one more time Wednesday, representing DKL Holdings with regard to the company’s proposed Marana Regional Landfill.
For nearly all of 2010, people have deluged the Marana Town Council with facts, opinions, emotions, protests and demonstrations about the Marana Regional Landfill.
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 proponents, like Craig Young, wore t-shirts exclaiming their support; foes brought their signs to the chambers, as they have done for months.
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.
With several suggestions, the Marana Planning Commission has advanced a development agreement between the Town of Marana and Marana Regional Landfill developer DKL Holdings to the town council.
Landfill needed; letters not
A near-capacity crowd packed the Marana Town Council chambers on Aug. 17, ready to comment during a resumption of the public hearing on a zoning change that would allow a commercial landfill in Northwest Marana.
At an Aug. 12 civic group gathering in Dove Mountain, an opponent of the Marana Regional Landfill was called a Communist, and council members sparred over the format.
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.
The Town of Marana and DKL Holdings continue to negotiate the terms and conditions of a development agreement that would govern operation of the Marana Regional Landfill.
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.
By increasing rates, Pima County has made its Tangerine Landfill "cost-prohibitive" to commercial trash haulers, DKL Holdings' Larry Henk believes.
The developer of a landfill in West Marana would agree to pay for a surface overlay of Avra Valley Road within the town limits, a distance of more than six miles, Town Attorney Frank Cassidy told the Marana Town Council last week.
Money carrots more golden as decision nears
After a lengthy presentation by the developer and 36 comments from the public July 20, the Marana Town Council has set an Aug. 17 date for anticipated votes on a development agreement and zoning change that would allow a commercial landfill on ground in West Marana.
Proponents of a permitted but undeveloped landfill in Southern Pinal County have a new investor, the Marana Town Council was told last week.
In a draft development agreement forwarded by the developer of a commercial landfill, the Town of Marana would receive a "host fee" of $1.20 per short ton of trash deposited, with quarterly payments made to the town's general fund.
Documents and decisions concerning the future of a commercial landfill in west Marana are moving forward … if not at the identical pace.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, People came to the Marana Municipal Complex last Thursday for an open house detailing DKL Holdings' plans to develop a commercial landfill in west Marana. Craig Young, an environmental engineer with Cornerstone Environmental Group, studied a display with a visitor, while Michael Racy of Racy Associates, back left, explained details to other guests. On the table are examples of piping and lining material that would be used in the landfill.
After hearing long analysis of the Marana Regional Landfill's potential impacts upon groundwater, surface water, traffic and the airport, Town Councilman Jon Post had to step back and wonder about scale.
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.