City of Surprise

Wolcott’s pay will increase from $34,030 a year to about $46,000, and the salary of council members will increase from $20,242 to about $27,000, according to The Republic’s calculation, which city officials said they could not confirm.Jun 12, 2018

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Are any city council members in Surprise violating this statute?

Title 9 – Arizona Revised Statutes 9-304? Compensation of alderman or councilman; failure to comply; classification
A. No mayor, alderman or councilman of any city or town shall, during the term for which he has been elected, knowingly accept, take or receive for his own use from the city or town, any money or other thing of value other than that which is provided to be paid him for his services as such.

City of Surprise

  • Southbound Loop 303 closed between Greenway and Waddell roads from 10 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday (June 20) for installation of electronic message sign and traffic flow sensors as part of freeway technology project. DETOUR: Traffic can exit to westbound Greenway Road and use southbound Cotton Lane to eastbound Waddell Road to reach Loop 303.
  • Northbound Loop 303 closed between Northern Parkway and Peoria Avenue from 10 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday (June 21) for installation of electronic message sign and traffic flow sensors. Westbound Northern Parkway ramp to northbound Loop 303 closed. DETOUR: Traffic can exit to eastbound Northern Parkway and use northbound Reems Road to westbound Peoria Avenue to reach Loop 303. Traffic on westbound Northern Parkway can use northbound Sarival Avenue to westbound Peoria Avenue to reach northbound Loop 303.

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By Jason Stone
Twitter: @thestonecave

Surprise Mayor Skip Hall and Councilman David Sanders have both tested positive for COVID-19 and will self-quarantine for the next 10 days.

The mayor made the stunning announcement the he had contracted the virus by telephone during the June 16 City Council meeting, which he attended via phone from home.

“I tested positive for COVID, so I will be out of pocket for the next 10 days,” Mr. Hall said at the beginning of the meeting.

Mr. Sanders, meanwhile, also attended the meeting telephonically and confirmed afterward that he had also tested positive.

Surprise, AZ (June 17, 2020) Beginning Tuesday, July 7, the city of Surprise will resume drop-off recycling by allowing residents to bring acceptable materials to the city’s Public Works North Yard, 17274 N Litchfield Road.

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Bob Vukanovich, former councilman & vice mayor

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The Mayor and Council Members
THE MAYOR AND SOME OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS MUST BE MADE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHILE THEY FEEL INVINCIBLE, THAT IS NOT THE CASE AT ALL. THEIR CONSTANT SHOW OF ARROGANCE AGAINST ANYONE THAT DARES TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THEM WILL BE THEIR DOWNFALL.
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November 16th, 2006 at 7:17 pm e WE SHOULD CALL OUR LOCAL PAPERS AND TELL THEM THAT IN OUR OPINION THEIR COVERAGE OF SURPRISE IS POOR IF NOT NONE EXISTING.
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November 16th, 2006 at 7:19 pm e RVUKANOVICH, I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WERE VICE-MAYOR IN THE CITY OF SURPRISE, WILL YOU BE WRITING ARTICLES? OUR LOCAL NEWS BLOG IS A JOKE.

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Bob Vukanovich, former councilman & vice mayor

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PRIVILEGE (SALES) TAX COLLECTIONS City of Surprise, Arizona

Surprise Fiscal Privilege (Sales) Year Tax Collections

2017 $49,416,383

2016 $46,807,817

2015 $42,111,177

2014 $39,685,844


2013 $37,836,088

Former-Vice Mayor Bob Vukanovich’s opinion

Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris JuddMayor Skip Hall

The City of Surprise archives are a mess, they should be brought up to date. How anyone can read the archives is beyond me.

A few years ago because of our neglect we lost over $800,000. Fortunately we were covered by insurance.

Closing starts with dissolution, and to dissolve your nonprofit, you will need a proposal to dissolve.

Surprise

Nancy Hayden council member

Regular City Council Meeting

Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

surprise az newsh The Regular meeting for the Surprise City Council.The secondary property tax assessment to fund the bond projects begins July 1, 2018. The secondary property tax rate is $0.42 per $100 of assessed property valuation.

To review the scope of the projects, construction timeline, costs and more visit www.surpriseaz.gov/decidesurprise.

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Councilmember Chris Judd

District 6

FACILITIES

Asante to get next city library

Construction under way on $5.1M facility; January 2020 opening planned

By Matt Roy

INDEPENDENT NEWSMEDIA

The community’s newest library will break ground soon, headed for completion by the end of the year in one of the its newest neighborhoods. City leaders got an update on the development at the City Council work session Feb. 19 at City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza.

Construction will commence in April on the Asante Branch Library, a $5.1 million project funded primarily by developers’ fees, which will be situated in Asante Community Park

near 167th and Grand avenues.

Community & Recreation Services Director Donna Miller explained the accelerated pace of the project, which city leaders approved last year. “The library was discussed during the FY19 budget process,” Ms. Miller recalled. “We knew it was going to be a really aggressive schedule … we prepared the procurement side of it and got everything lined up with our construction so that we could come back to council in August.”

To use development impact fees – which represent $ 4,651,900 of the $10,000-square-foot project’s $5,101,900 price tag – construction of the building shell must be completed before the end of this year.

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Whose B.S ing us on keeping our heritage in Surprise?

New tourism website launches; showcases city as a place to “Find your Surprise”

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Virginia Mungovan, Manager
                                   virginia.mungovan@surpriseaz.gov
623-222-1431
 http://www.surpriseaz.gov/ For Immediate ReleaseNew tourism website launches; showcases city as a place to “Find your Surprise”
Surprise, AZ (February 26, 2019)
The city has launched a new tourism website to help showcase the city of Surprise as a year-round travel destination.  

The website, ExploreSurprise.com, features the slogan “Find your Surprise,” and highlights the many ways to play, dine, shop and stay in Surprise! It inspires visitors to make the most of their stay by curating city attractions into one easy-to-navigate website filled with vibrant visual images. It also includes several trip itineraries and a blog with tips for tourists.

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Skip Hall Portrait

Whose B.S ing us on keeping our heritage in Surprise?

Kartchner Caverns State ParkWebsiteDirections Save 4.71,419 Google reviewsState park in the Cochise County, Arizona


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Kartchner Caverns State Park is a state park of Arizona, United States, featuring a show cave with 2.4 miles of passages. The park is located 9 miles south of the town of Benson and west of the north-flowing San Pedro River. WikipediaAddress: 2980 AZ-90, Benson, AZ 85602Hours: Closes soon: 5PM ⋅ Opens 9AM Tue

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Councilmember Nancy Hayden

City of Surprise

D2 Community Meeting

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Were there any big items at your meeting today?

I wish that the council members would take minutes of their meetings so that I could put the minutes on my web site.

Date: February 26, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Sun City Grand Palm Center – Mediterranean Room Address: 19726 N Remington Dr.
Surprise, AZ 85374 Contact: 623.222.1322 Email: Councilmember Nancy Hayden Link: District 2 Website

Surprise operates under a council-manager form of government. Under this system the city council determines city policy, passes ordinances, and approves a balanced budget each year.

The city manager is responsible for carrying out the council-created policies, and directing the day-to-day operations of city government. The manager reports directly to the city council, and is subject to council performance reviews. The city manager is also responsible for drafting a balanced budget for council review and approval each year.

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Councilmember David Sanders

Smoke alarmS are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.
SAFETY TIPS KKK Install smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement. KKK Large homes may need extra smoke alarms. KKK It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound. KKK Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working. KKK There are two kinds of alarms. Ionization smoke alarms are quicker to warn about flaming fires. Photoelectric alarms are quicker to warn about smoldering fires. It is best to use both types of alarms in the home. KKK A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove. KKK People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers. KKK Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

Mayor Skip Hall, CM David Sanders

City of Surprise,
Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd

Public Meetings and Public Hearing Rules Individuals wishing to address the City Council on specific items, during public hearings or at the Call-to-the-Public segment of the City Council Meeting shall be required to abide by the following rules:

1. Citizens wishing to be heard will be required to fill out a speakers request form and turn it into the City Clerk prior to the time the issue is called by the Mayor.

2. Staff will make opening comments describing the issue, providing details and staff recommendations to the City Council.

3. Parties to the action will be provided up to 10 minutes to present their request and position.

4. The Mayor will open the Public Hearing to the general public.

5. Each individual will be allowed to speak only once on an issue. Each speaker will be restricted to three (4) minutes (May be adjusted to five (5) minutes by the Mayor if number of speakers is limited and time permits). Mayor will announce any time adjustments at the beginning of the hearing. Organized groups with one spokesperson may be allowed double time by the Mayor, time permitting.

6. Speakers will go to the microphone, give your name and address for the record. You will be required to complete your statements prior to the Council or Staff responding. This will assure the speaker their full time. Should the speaker ask questions, the questions will be responded to following the completion of this statement and as directed by the Mayor.

7. Speakers and members of the audience will not be permitted to enter into verbal exchanges during this period of time. All questions should be directed to the Mayor/Chairman.

8. Council members and staff may ask questions at the conclusion of the statement. An additional two (20 minutes will be permitted for this action.

9. The party to the action will be permitted five (5) minutes for rebuttal and a closing statement.

10. Respect the rights of the parties speaking whether you support or disagree with them. Parties falling to abide by these rules will be removed from the Council Chambers.

11. Personal comments are excluded: The Mayor and City Council will not accept comments of personal nature about any individual or group of individuals during council meetings since such discussion is not part of the business of the City. Persons making such comments may be excluded from the meeting.

12. People wishing to express personal views about individuals or groups of individuals may do so in writing by submitting your statements to the attention of :

City Manager and/or the Mayor Surprise City Hall 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ

Please attach any written materials to be distributed to the City Council. Materials must be received prior to the calling of the issue by the Mayor. If written notes are used during your address, please provide a copy to the City Clerk

Mayor Skip Hall, CM David Sanders

Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd

We have a long line of business licenses on the city’s web site

Why can’t we have a list of our ordinances & resolutions on our web site also.

The city council members should look at our archives file and bring it up to date.
Example:
City Council Working Group – Old Town Site Stakeholders Agenda
All Archives
No agendas
 There have been no meeting agendas posted yet.

Mayor Skip Hall, CM David Sanders

City of Surprise,
Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd

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There was a courageous citizen that appeared before the city council on an open hearing agenda and was told that the council could not respond to her question. Because the council said they couldn’t respond, you would be surprised how many citizens of Surprise believe this too be true, which it is not.

The city because there will be more open hearings should explain this on their web-site.

Cactus Rd, Citrus Rd to Perryville Rd, has been REOPENED

City of Surprise, Mayor Skip HAll & Councilman David Sanders

Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd

Roger Naylor talks Route 66

Arizona Republic contributor Roger Naylor will be in Sun City West on Jan. 16 to talk about Route 66. He will discuss the rich history of the Mother Road, its demise and Arizona’s role in saving and restoring it. He’ll offer travel tips and suggestions on where to find the best pie. Naylor is the author of several books, including “Arizona Kicks on Route 66.” 

Details: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. R.H. Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Free. 623-544-6027.

Council approves 5 year Utility Rate Study schedule; new solid waste rates begin July 1

City of Surprise, CM David Sanders

Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd

FINANCES

City officials start budget talks Feb. 19

The city of Surprise FY2020 budget-building process kicks off at the City Council work session 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza.

This will be the first in a series of presentations to council by the city’s Finance Department regarding the overall development of the budget. This presentation will review the major revenue sources focused mainly on general fund operations, including sales tax and stateshared revenue.

Future council work sessions and regular meetings will include presentations related to department operating and capital budget development.

The recommended budget is scheduled for release in April, followed by council and public review, which will result in the adoption of a balanced Fiscal Year 2020 budget in June. FY2020 begins July 1, 2019.

Council agendas are posted online at www.surpriseaz. gov/agendas at least two business days before each meeting. City Council meets the first and third Tuesdays

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Mayor Skip Hall – CM Roland Winters – CM Nancy Hayden – CM David Sanders – CM Patrick Duffy – CM Ken Remley – CM Chris Judd

City Center development accelerates

LAND USE

Design firm to deliver master plan this summer; public outreach continues

By Matt Roy

INDEPENDENT NEWSMEDIA

Momentum appears to be growing in the decades-long effort to develop the empty land, which surrounds the city’s civic core.

After years of legal wrangling and contentious debate over the property’s future, landowners and city leaders are finally collaborating to create a master plan for the roughly square mile of dormant desert bounded by Bell and Greenway roads, Litchfield Road and Bullard Avenue.

Scott Phillips, vice president of Scottsdale- based Carefree Partners, confi rmed his group has selected a design firm to oversee the development of a master plan for the more than 500 remaining acres awaiting development at the City Center.

He said requests for proposals had been issued to seven top firms last fall and, after considering responses from five of those, the landowners selected

Surprise AZ TechCelerator awarded international soft landings designation

Surprise, AZ (March 28, 2018) After completing a rigorous application and peer-review validation process, the AZ TechCelerator is excited to announce its acceptance in the Global Soft Landings Network under the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA).

InBIA recognizes entrepreneurship centers that have the ability to serve foreign companies interested in expanding outside of their domestic markets. The AZ TechCelerator is now a member of the InBIA global network which, as of today, has 31 members in more than 8 countries.

“The AZ TechCelerator clearly demonstrated they have the resources and programming to meet the needs of foreign/non-domestic firms that want to enter the center’s domestic market,” states Kirstie Chadwick, InBIA’s President and CEO.  

Benefits of the designation to the AZ TechCelerator include global visibility, credibility, and opportunities to collaborate with InBIA on international projects and grant proposals. 

The InBIA Soft Landings designation is valid for two years.

To learn more about the AZ TechCelerator visit http://www.aztechcelerator.com/.


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Mayor Skip Hall

Scott Phillips

Joel Thomas