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On Dec. 16, prior to Marana’s Town Council Meeting, the council held a special study session to discuss the adoption of the Marana Strategic Plan III. For nearly an hour, Town Manager Gilbert Davidson went over the plan.
In the end the Marana Town Council voted 6-1 to move forward with the implementation of a half-cent sales tax to fund the construction of a new police station, but it wasn’t without a lot of debate, verbal jousting and some tense moments.
The Marana Town Council voted 6-1 to move forward with the implementation of a half-cent sales tax to fund the construction of a new police station, but it wasn’t without a lot of debate, verbal jousting and some tense moments.
It was a busier than normal night at the Marana Town Council last Wednesday, and it could have been an even busier session had a council action agenda item not been taken off the board. As it was, the council held the first of two public hearings over the possibility of building a new police station.
The Marana Town Council met on Aug. 5 for the first time since taking a summer break in July, hosting a 40-minute session to discuss a variety of topics.
In a special worksession on June 24, the Marana Town Council discussed building a new police station, the Heritage Park Arena and a new water/sewer system.
Rising tensions between the Continental Ranch Homeowner’s Association Board and some neighborhood residents prompted a number of newcomers to run in the annual board of directors’ election. The results were finalized late last month.
After having councilwoman Roxanne Ziegler ask for his resignation about four months ago, John Lambert, president of Continental Ranch Homeowners Association, turned the tables at the Town of Marana meeting on Nov. 6 by asking for Ziegler’s resignation from council. Ziegler was excused and not present at the meeting.
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.
A recent Continental Ranch Homeowner’s Association (HOA) meeting became so out of hand that it prompted a police presence and a premature adjournment – the result of what residents are saying was an unjust dismissal of an attempt to recall the entire board.
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.
MARANA TOWN COUNCIL
I am a member of the recently formed Continental Ranch Committee for Recall, which has grown to a fairly substantial grassroots effort. Our goal is to recall the entire board which consist of: John Lambert, Peggy Bracken, Marilyn Stimpson, Connie DeLarge, Robert Volbrecht, Karie Westphal and Roxanne Ziegler (who also serves on the town council in the Town of Marana).
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Five candidates are running in the newly-created Congressional District 1 in Arizona with hopes of taking a seat with the U.S. House of Representatives.
A presentation by Northwest Fire District, calling for annexations of areas within the Town of Marana, resulted in a council debate during the regular meeting on Dec. 6.
The old adage “Never let facts get in the way of a good story” seems to apply to Councilwoman Roxanne Ziegler’s recent opinion in The Explorer (“County official should follow best practices,” Oct. 5, 2011).
What is wrong with Pima County? That question probably isn’t unusual for most people who live here, but what many probably don’t know is just how far off base the county is when it comes to best practices for managing local governments.
With unanimous approval from its town council Aug. 9, the Town of Marana is preparing to eliminate physical polling locations and instead transition to mail ballot elections.
It is the tale of two budgets. While Oro Valley is challenged with where to make deep cuts due to a lack of growth, in neighboring Marana, officials spent their first budget work session planning how to spend extra money coming from a growing population.
The Marana Town Council voted to allow Mayor Ed Honea to execute a one-year extension of the intergovernmental agreement between the town and Pima County for provision of water-consumption data and sewer-user account billing.
Marana voters will be deciding two issues in the May 17 General Election, with the town looking for approval to ratify its General Plan, and Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc. seeking renewal of its franchise agreement.
Marana voters turned out in record numbers for the March 8 election, according to the official canvass results confirmed by the town council on March 15.
March 17 meeting to detail Copper Creek kindergarten registration
Unofficial and Unaudited Results of the March 8, 2011 Primary Election Marana Mayor and Town Council below