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Supervisors look at refinancing Yakima bonds

A “very efficient opportunity” could reduce County sales tax 11 – 13 years sooner than expected Everybody’s been taking advantage of low interest rates, and La Paz County is no different. The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on a way to save money and reduce the number of years it will need to pay off a court judgment …

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Former Quartzsite mayor proposes Yakima solution?

A three-time mayor of the town of Quartzsite, AZ announced last week that he is in the process of forming a public-private partnership as a response to the Yakima judgment. Charles Oldham released a press statement saying “La Paz Disposal, LLC is spearheading an effort by concerned citizens to form a $15,000,000 Public-Private Partnership (“PPP”) for waste management and disposal.” …

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Yakima rejects County’s offer, submits proposal

With Yakima Company rejecting La Paz County’s $9.2 million settlement offer, the Board of Supervisors have scheduled an executive session for Tuesday to meet with its attorneys and “review Yakima’s proposal…” The item following the executive session on Tuesday’s agenda is potential action with regard Yakima’s counter offer, a portion of the special meeting which will be open to the …

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Yakima hearing: live

This is Parker Live’s report on today’s La Paz Superior Court hearing in the Yakima / La Paz County case. See recent stories for recent history on the case. 2:02– After a delay, the proceeding continues electronically, with Judge Weiss presiding. Yakima does not appear to be ready to accept the settlement offer; Yakima’s attorney says “But we’ll look at …

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Yakima makes play for golf course

Despite yesterday’s news that La Paz County has authorized a settlement offer to Yakima of $9.2 million, Yakima’s Jim Willett says he has “received nothing from them or their attorney” and will have his lawyers in court today saying so. The County says the offer has been conveyed by now to the company. In a memorandum Willett says he has …

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County press release on Yakima settlement offer

Press release: The La Paz County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a settlement offer of $9.2 million to Yakima Compost Company at their Special Meeting held on May 24, 2011. This offer is being made to settle all current and future claims and judgments by Yakima against the County. The offer is subject to certain contingencies, the most important of …

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County offers Yakima $9.2m from bond

The La Paz County Board of Supervisors has issued a settlement offer to Yakima’s Jim Willett of $9.2 million, the amount of the original judgment. Out of this, Willett would need to pay his legal fees (which are rumored to be in the millions of dollars). The offer will be contingent upon an action granted to La Paz County by …

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Supervisors to make settlement offer to Yakima Tuesday?

Some miscellaneous items, an executive session and a worksession form part of Tuesday’s agenda for the La Paz County Board of Supervisors. Part of the special meeting Tuesday at 1:30pm will be public, but mostly it will be a private executive session devoted to discussing “settlement alternatives” to the Yakima case with the County’s attorneys. After the executive session ends, …

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Yakima seeks termination of bond

Yakima Company has filed a motion seeking the court’s help with terminating the performance bond it took out to secure its operations in La Paz County in 2004. The motion, for an order “to show cause why performance bond should not be released, exonerated, or otherwise extinguished,” states that there is no reason for the bond to exist, and asserts …

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