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8/28/2012 11:12:00 AM
Stilo land transfer provisions approved by Tusayan Council
Escrow instructions for 40 acres to be deeded to town of Tusayan by land developer passed with minor revisions

Ryan Williams
Managing Editor

TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Escrow instructions for dedication of 40 acres of land to the town of Tusayan from Stilo Group were accepted by Tusayan Town Council members with three amendments during the Aug. 15 regular meeting.

The instruction document describes the method by which proposed parcels will be surveyed, the environmental clearance process, and the means by which the town would take possession.

Before discussion proceeded, Councilman John Rueter recused himself due to his employment with Camper Village.

Tusayan resident and businesswoman Clarinda Vail asked council members to postpone action until the land deeds become available to the public.

Mayor Greg Bryan clarified that the discussion only related to setting up escrow instructions for a final transfer but was not indeed an approval of a transfer.

Interim Town Manager Tami Ryall confirmed that council members were not approving or accepting the dedication of the 40 acres

"What you're doing is negotiating what has to be done before the surveying," she said. "This is not the last time you're going to see it."

Vice-Mayor Al Montoya motioned to approve the escrow instructions followed by a second from Sanderson.

The escrow instructions describe the property to be conveyed to Tusayan to be worth $10 million. Council members instructed staff to change the language to "market value." Other changes include specifying corners must be marked and visible and the developer must address and discuss elements of environmental, cultural and archeological significance.

Once the parcel is surveyed, markers will be placed at all corners.

Bryan said once legal descriptions and survey stakes are placed, officials with the town of Tusayan have 60 days to determine if the proposed parcel meets all of the towns needs.

"If we don't like that one then they have a responsibility to find another piece for us and so forth," he said. "So, as we commit to this, it does require a time line."

Ryall said the parcel will be surveyed, all documents will be reviewed to ensure the parcel is one the town would like to take and the town will have the ability to decline the land.

"I don't know if the next step would be acceptance of the dedication but you're going to see this again," she said. "This is just the escrow instructions."

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Article comment by: TO ERIC

Eric you carefully avoided all the other questions - ie what are the current local businesses doing to bring better and more jobs, and better housing. Thats because the answer is NOTHING. They like it the way it is because they make lots of money from overcharging visitors and underpaying their employees

Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Article comment by: Eric Sorensen

You answered your own question Tom. Stilo bought the election and now they're buying the rights to build all the tourist attractions they want. Tusayan will become a carnival town in the near future. Even Blasi won't be able to save us.

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Article comment by: tOM SMITH

I am not sure how giving the town 40 acres of land in exchange for the right to bring new employment opportunities, new housing and very needed competition to the entrenched local business (well represented by Clarinda) - is bribery

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Article comment by: Eric Sorensen

And the bribing continues.

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