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June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012 Chandler City Council Meeting Recap

The Chandler City Council met at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2012, and took the following action:
  • Adopted a tax levy to generate an estimated $28,643,800 to fund general municipal expenses in the upcoming fiscal year and pay interest related to bonded indebtedness. The total tax rate will be $1.2714 per $100 of assessed valuation, unchanged from the current year.
  • Authorized the submission to Chandler voters in the November 6 General Election, a proposed amendment to the City Charter that would change the Mayor’s term of office to four years from two years, the same as City Councilmembers.
  • Authorized the $62,500 purchase of a parcel of land and a temporary construction easement for a future drinking water well site located south of Ocotillo Road, east of Arizona Avenue.
  • Approved a Preliminary Development Plan and Final Plat for an 87 lot single family subdivision, the Oasis at Autumn Park, to be located at the southwest corner of Riggs road and 116th Street.
  • Approved a $45,000 contribution to the Chandler Lions Club to help fund the Club’s annual 4th of July Celebration held at Tumbleweed Park.
  • Approved an $87,035 agreement with Otto Logistics, LLC to provide inspection, loading and hauling services at the City’s Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center located on south McQueen Road.
  • Held a public hearing regarding the proposed annexation into the City of a 34-acre parcel of County land located west of the Appleby Road/Gilbert Road intersection.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Mayor Tibshraeny wished everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July, as did Councilmembers. The Mayor also congratulated Marla Paddock on the 10th anniversary of her appointment to the office of Chandler City Clerk.

The meeting concluded at 7:25 p.m. The next City Council meeting will be combined with a Study Session and is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012. Council meetings are aired live, as well as replayed, on Chandler Channel 11 and streamed on the Web at www.chandleraz.gov/video.
 
At Monday’s Council Study Session, Mayor Tibshraeny proclaimed July 9-13 as Celebration of a Drug Free Community Chandler week and the month of July as Parks & Recreation Month.  He also accepted a handmade Centennial-themed quilt constructed by teacher Barb Kish and her 4th-grade students from Bologna Elementary School.

The Mayor and Council also recognized Ann Marie Riley, Chandler’s Transit Services Coordinator, for her 10 years of service to the City and the citizens of Chandler.
 
Note: These are not official meeting minutes of the City Council but rather a brief recap of the Council’s actions provided as a courtesy of the Chandler Communications and Public Affairs Department.

The City Clerk’s office posts official meeting results the morning following Council meetings. For a complete list of actions taken, visit www.chandleraz.gov/agendas. Throughout the agenda, items are posted in red to signify any changes made at the meeting, and who voted no, or abstained.

For past City Council meeting minutes visit www.chandleraz.gov, or contact the City Clerk’s office at 480-782-2180. For any other information, contact the Communications and Public Affairs Department at 480-782-2000.