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Supervisors' resolution would deny San Tan incorporation petitions

Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Pinal County

FLORENCE — A persistent effort to allow residents of San Tan Valley to vote on whether to incorporate into a city could be facing a death blow. The Pinal County Board of Supervisors, in a special meeting Monday, is set to vote on a resolution that would reject petitions submitted by

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, San Tan Valley, Incorporation

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Queen Creek approves annexation of Pinal subdivision

Fri, Mar 9, 2018

Pinal County

QUEEN CREEK — Some San Tan Valley residents got their wish Wednesday to be on their way to becoming part of an incorporated town. The Queen Creek Town Council voted unanimously to approve the annexation of Ironwood Crossing, located in the northeastern part of San Tan Valley off Ironwood and Pima

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, San Tan Valley, Incorporation, Queen Creek Annexation

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San Tan incorporation effort 'shattered' by Shea Homes

Wed, Mar 7, 2018

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — The incorporation effort, in its current form, is over in San Tan Valley. Shea Homes sent a letter to Pinal County and the steering committee of Vote San Tan Valley certifying that Shea would not give permission to parties seeking to submit the petition for the community’s

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Commission declares emergency to investigate Johnson Utilities

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — State regulators, apparently alarmed at what they heard from Pinal County residents this week, are taking action against a San Tan Valley water provider.The Arizona Corporation Commission met Thursday to discuss the findings from the Johnson Utilities rate case hearings in San Tan Valley, which concluded Wednesday evening.

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Residents organize to hold Pinal utility accountable

Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — Residents living near a Pinal County wastewater treatment plant feel vindicated now that a new monitor shows air quality violations. The residents in Magic Valley subdivision had been pressuring the county to add additional monitors for hydrogen sulfide gas coming from the Johnson Utilities Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Tags: Arizona, San Tan Valley, Johnson Utilities

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Vote San Tan Valley finance shows low budget, spending

Fri, Jan 5, 2018

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — The political action committee Vote San Tan Valley has made significant progress in pushing for its goal of getting incorporation on the ballot since being formed last March. The group filed a map with the county in October and began collecting petition signatures. Members did this

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Tags: Pinal County, Casa Grande, San Tan Valley Incorporation

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San Tan Valley officials say citizens will decide on becoming a city

Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — Area residents who have backed an incorporation vote for San Tan Valley in the past are excited about legislation that will allow them to proceed, but no one has announced plans to do so immediately. Gov. Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2088 on Tuesday, allowing San Tan

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, AZ Legislature, San Tan Valley, Incorporation, HB2088

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San Tan Valley incorporation bill now up to Ducey

Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Pinal County

PHOENIX — The question of whether San Tan Valley residents get a chance to incorporate is now in the hands of Gov. Doug Ducey. On a 28-1 margin the state Senate on Thursday gave final approval to legislation which removes the ability of Florence and Apache Junction to veto an incorporation

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, AZ Legislature, San Tan Valley, Incorporation, HB2088

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Lamb tells lawmakers Pinal growth creating public safety challenges

Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Pinal County

PHOENIX — Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb took the lectern at the Arizona Senate’s Commerce and Public Safety Committee meeting Monday afternoon to outline the challenges he’s looking to overcome in Pinal. Topics ranged from the possibility of San Tan Valley incorporating, border issues, mental health, budget concerns and staffing shortages,

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, AZ Legislature, San Tan Valley, Incorporation, Budget

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Johnson Utilities opposes STV incorporation bill in multiple newsletters

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — Water-service provider Johnson Utilities has repeatedly made it clear it is against the House Bill that could mean incorporation for San Tan Valley. House Bill 2088 passed a House vote last week, and will move to the Senate next. The bill would revoke a legal provision that

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, AZ Legislature, San Tan Valley, Incorporation, HB2088

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