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Council moves on 47-acre annex

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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:00 pm

The Marana Town Council held a public hearing last week on its plan to annex approximately 47 acres of land near the northwest corner of Lambert Lane and Blue Bonnet Road.

Assistant Planner Lisa Shaffer said three parcels of land and adjacent rights-of-way in the parcel would be annexed as part of the Camino de Manana road improvement and extension about to commence in Marana. There is one residence on the property; the rest of the land is undeveloped. It would be designated for low-density residential use.

Neighbor John Conant Jr., asked if the annexation would "pave the way for further things like development that might impact water use, and a well on my property." He also queried the town about its contingency plans for flood control.

Town engineer Keith Brann said a drainage report had been conducted as part of the Camino de Manana design. That study analyzed the effects of a 100-year rainfall event.

Utilities director Dorothy O'Brien said a water line has been designed from Twin Peaks Road near I-10 to Tangerine Road. "We do not have the funding at this time" to proceed with the line, she said, so sleeves would be placed as part of the Camino de Manana project for installation of a water line at a later date.

"There are no plans in our water master plan to do any drilling in that area," O'Brien said.

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