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(BPT) - As ever-increasing home energy bills continue to plague Americans, homeowners are looking for cost-effective ways to reduce their heating and cooling costs. If your house has not been properly insulated, you may be paying more than you should to heat or cool it.
If there’s one thing that Satish Hiremath and Patrick Straney agree on, it’s that the position as Oro Valley’s top government official is one worth having.
I was stunned to read the letter last week that extolled the wonderful accomplishments of the three council members up for re-election and the mayor. The writer must have been out of town a great deal.
Why are you running for Town Council?
(BPT) - Whoever first said, “You can’t go home again,” probably wasn’t considering the 38 million home-based businesses in the United States, or the approximately 37 million households that have active home offices. More workers are plying their trade from home, as employers recognize the value of flexibility for their work force and more employees decide to enter the ranks of American entrepreneurship.
Oro Valley’s primary election date is quickly approaching on August 26, 2014. In addition to voters being asked to select mayor and town council candidates, also on the ballot will be an extension of the town’s local alternative expenditure limitation, otherwise known as the “home rule” option, listed on the ballot as Proposition 414. It is important for Oro Valley residents to understand what home rule is and the consequences of either a “Yes” vote or a “No” vote on this issue.
Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath at one point declared he desired only to be a one-term mayor, but has decided to seek reelection in August after seeing “a lot of positive momentum, not only for the Town of Oro Valley, but region wide.”
(BPT) - Moving up – vacating your current, smallish home for a larger, roomier abode – was the American way before the Great Recession. Now that the economy is humming again, at least some of the people who stayed put during those lean years will be looking to move into larger, nicer homes this summer. High demand and low inventory, however, may leave many with nowhere to go. Some will rediscover a time-honored space-gaining technique: attic conversion.
(Family Features) The average family is always looking for ways to save a little bit of cash. While some efforts to save money may seem small and insignificant, it’s beneficial to look at the big picture. By saving here and there where you can, the amount can really start to add up.
Now that Oro Valley Town Council has approved the FY 2014-15 budget, I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about what’s in the budget for our residents.
(NAPSI)—The unexpected breakdown of a major appliance or system in summer can leave a homeowner hot under the collar in more ways than one. These types of breakdowns usually mean costly repairs and a less-than-comfortable home until they’re fixed or replaced.
On May 20, the Board of Supervisors set the budget ceiling for fiscal year 2014/2015. The tentative budget, if adopted on June 17, will raise the primary property tax rate an additional $.61 (per hundred dollars of assessed value). This is about 17 percent more than last year’s tax rate and an almost 24 percent increase from fiscal year 2012/2013. While the county administrator calls this a “maintenance budget”, I disagree.
During the April 15 council meeting, Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson and Finance Director Erik Montague gave a preliminary presentation on the recommended budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
Despite that fact that we are in the year 2014, one of the issues that continues to be debated is abortion. While I understand the moral debate, believe me I have my thoughts on it, I don’t understand why it continues to be discussed and debated by lawmakers.
As our government, nationally, at the state level and locally begin debating and presenting budgets for the 2014/2015 fiscal year, it’s clear Tucson residents have a reason to be angry, while Oro Valley can continue to be happy with the direction their town is headed.
While the cities of Tucson and Phoenix are facing a more than a $30 million budget gap, the Town of Oro Valley has proposed not only a balanced budget, but one that includes development and growth for fiscal year 2014/2015.
(NAPSI)—The recent spike in propane prices has consumers looking for alternative ways to condition a home. As a result, a growing number of homeowners are considering geothermal heating and cooling as that alternative—and for a number of good reasons.
“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.
Pima Community College issued its annual financial report along with the unqualified opinion from the Arizona Office of the Auditor General indicating the College’s financial statements are reliable, fairly presented and prepared according to accepted accounting principles.
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Residents of Oro Valley will not see a reduction in their utility bills after the council unanimously directed Town Manager Greg Caton to look no further into exploring the tax decrease as preparation for the town’s five-year financial forecast approaches.
Anthony Smith, Pinal County Supervisor, District 4, represents an area that covers SaddleBrooke, Arizona City, western Casa Grande and Maricopa, including everything in between these communities. Smith’s district resembles a giant “L” at the western and southern flanks of Pinal County.
Recently, an opinion piece appeared in the Explorer, authored by Oro Valley Councilmember Mike Zinkin. This piece was a reaction to the majority of Council defeating his proposal to consider a new rental tax for apartments, rental homes, and perhaps retirement homes in our community.