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Despite the objections of many in attendance, the Marana Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend two proposals to the Town Council in regards to the Lazy K Bar Ranch development.
The developers of a proposed subdivision on the site of Marana’s historic Lazy K Bar Guest Ranch are trying again for rezoning with the hope that this time, the entire town council will vote on their request.
The motion to approve a specific plan that would allow for denser developments at the Lazy K Bar Guest Ranch failed to pass in the Marana town council meeting.
“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” (Federalist Papers #51)
Owners of Lazy K Bar Guest Ranch, located north of Saguaro National Park West, were approached by Mattamy Homes who now awaits approval to develop on the historic ranch.
Even though the recession took a hard hit to cities throughout Arizona, residents can remain hopeful and optimistic – especially those in the town of Marana.
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.
With the coming of the monsoon season, Saguaro National Park is expected to begin helicopter spraying of herbicides on Park buffelgrass infestations. Arizona has declared Penisetum ciliaris a “noxious weed” but the federal government and Texas state agencies continue to develop more hardy strains and Mexico’s government subsidizes planting el zacate buffel in Sonora. Buffelgrass crowds out native plants and can fuel devastating wildfires. The park’s action come despite a majority of public comments opposing aerial spraying. So just what is “public comment” and is it working?
In 2003, John Corbett, owner of All About Running and Walking, Gregg Forzst of Ventana Medical Systems, Jami Eggold of Northwest Medical Center, and Ainsley Reeder from The Town of Oro Valley collaborated to bring a world-class half marathon to Oro Valley.
Last month Marana resident Stephanie Mathews decided to chase some storms around the Northwest, as the monsoon season came to an end. While on the adventure, she stumbled upon the tunnel at the north end of Thornydale Road, leading into Saguaro Ranch.
The Best of the Northwest received nearly 400 votes
Marana Founders' Day Festival is off to a great start. The four-day festival kicked off last night with the Rotary Heritage Awards Dinner and the opening of the carnival.