Marana Council approves plans - Tucson Local Media: News

Marana Council approves plans

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:00 am

During the regular meeting on Nov. 9, the Marana Town Council voted on several measures to improve sidewalks and walkways along with voting to continue efforts to keep town salaries and jobs competitive.

The council approved a highly-competitive pay philosophy in order to keep and recruit professional staff for the town. The pay philosophy was a yearlong study conducted by the third-party consulting firm, Waters Consulting Group, a national firm that took job analyses, evaluations, surveys and market comparisons to outline a pay plan for Town of Marana employees. New salaries as well as changes in some job descriptions will go into effect on Dec. 28.

Also, approved were three separate plans for construction improvements and the design of walking paths. The town approved the request of $675,000 from the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) fund to go towards the construction of a 14-foot wide asphalt path that will be more than a mile from El Rio Park to Avra Valley Road.

The council also approved spending $80,000 on the construction of a walking path along the south side of Ina Road between Meredith Boulevard and Thornydale Road.

Another approved improvement will include a sidewalk path that will be constructed on Sandario Road for residents living in the Gladden Farms and Rancho Marana communities.  The path will give easier access to the Marana Health Center and Marana schools.

Near the end of the meeting, the council voted to repeal a town code ordinance that required town employees and the Marana police department to meet. The town doesn’t believe these meetings are the best or most productive process. The town will instead present a new concept to maintain a good relationship with the police department. The repeal of this ordinance will not affect the current Meet and Confer.

© 2016 Tucson Local Media. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More about

More about

Welcome to the discussion.

Clutch - X-Ray Visions

More Featured Videos

Featured Videos

Spacer4px

Online poll

The Marana capital improvements improvements are expected to take years to complete as Marana finds the best plan of action to complete the projects and fund the improvements. Do you think this is a good idea?

The town of Marana is looking at ways to do capital improvements to the oldest neighborhoods in Marana. Over the next few months the town will survey older neighborhoods and see what amenities they need and form a plan to make sure neighborhoods have paved roads, sidewalks, adequate drainage, lighting and even pocket parks. “We want to make sure that every neighborhood has a base standard for infrastructure,” said Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson. The improvements are expected to take years to complete as Marana finds the best plan of action to complete the projects and fund the improvements. Do you think this is a good idea?

Total Votes: 19

Loading…

How do you feel about a potential memorial art project to honor our community’s bravest men and women?

During the Jan. 20 town council meeting, a vote was unanimously passed to look into the feasibility of a “Memorial Public Art Project,” at the request of Oro Valley resident Dick Eggerding to potentially be placed somewhere in the town to honor military veterans and first responders. Though no concrete plans were then ready to act on, there was a show of overwhelming support for such project from residents and staff alike during the council meeting. In an effort to poll to community at-large, The Explorer would like to know how you feel about a potential memorial art project to honor our community’s bravest men and women.

Total Votes: 36

Loading…

Follow us on Facebook