"Everything is very frontloaded," said Scott Nelson, Oro Valley special projects director.
"You'll get all costs up front."
Councilwoman Paula Abbott was the only member to vote against authorizing the money, saying the town's annexation and economic development policies aren't clear enough to pursue annexation.
The annexation process will cost the town around $60,000, Nelson
still has a number of tasks to complete before filing the formal map next May or June.
First on his
agenda is to negotiate the economic development agreements that the mall and the Omni have requested.
said if residents are satisfied with their fire service, he
doesn't see why they would have to change.
"Oro Valley is not in the fire business," he
Even though the business owners in the area only make up 4 percent of the total property owners, they represent 23 percent of the land value.So after the economic agreements are settled, and the town has the businesses on board, it will go to the residents. Nelson
told the council that leaders of homeowner associations gave him positive feedback about annexation.