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Opposition Builds Against Stilo Land Use Plan

February 14, 2013

By Mike Scerbo

More opposition continues to make its way to the Arizona Corporation Commission over Stilo’s attempts to establish a water company for its massive land use plan. Stilo’s application for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (known as a CC&N) has generated a batch of letters (21 as of this writing) from the public urging the corporation commission to say no to the Italian developer.

Here is an excerpt from one of the letters:
“Even though it has been almost a year since the company applied for a CC&N for permission to establish a water delivery   system, Tusayan Ventures still has not met the requirements of the permit. It has not revealed where the water will come from, nor how much wastewater would be generated and how it would be handled. The questions are many and the answers nonexistent. Please reject this proposed CC&N.”

Even Stilo is short on ideas as to where the water will come from. At a February 6th Tusayan Town Council meeting, Stilo floated the idea of bringing in water from the Colorado River at Laughlin and then bringing it to Tusayan via a complicated system of trains and pipelines.

Stilo remains out of compliance in its agreement with the Tusayan Town Council.