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Feb. 12, 2016

Feb. 11, 2016, Chandler City Council Meeting Recap

The Chandler City Council met at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, and took action on 24 agenda items, including:
  • Authorized a Crime Victim Assistance Program Grant Agreement with the Arizona Department of Public Safety in the amount of $65,183 for providing crime victim services. The Victim Services Specialist interacts with victims of actual or threatened crime in the community to assist in their recovery as quickly and fully as possible.
  • Authorized an Intergovernmental Agreement for data sharing between the City of Chandler and the Arizona Board of Regents, for and on behalf of Arizona State University. Through the agreement, the Chandler Police Department will join with other government agencies to collect data for the Arizona Violent Death Reporting System created by ASU. The system seeks to reduce the number of homicides and suicides in Arizona by understanding the facts behind these occurrences.
  • Approved the Final Plat for the Brio Apartments, a 192-unit multi-family residential development on the northeast corner of Arizona Ave. and Ray Rd.
  • Approved several contracts related to the McQueen Road Improvement Project. The project will improve nearly one mile of roadway between Chandler Heights Road and Riggs Road, including landscaped medians, bike lanes, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, street lighting, storm drainage and more. These contracts include:
    • Public Outreach Services to Central Creative, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $46,130;
    • Construction Management Services to Ritoch-Powell & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $542,044;
    • Construction to Grey Mountain, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $4,040,044.
  • Approved Liquor Use Permits and recommended Liquor Licenses for the following:
    • Payless Market, located at 405 S. Arizona Ave.;
    • Vinum 55, located at 2577 W. Queen Creek Road, Suite 112;
    • Arirang Korean BBQ & Sushi, located at 3002 N. Arizona Ave., Suite 18-19.
At the conclusion of the regular meeting, Mayor Jay Tibshraeny invited the public to attend his annual State of the City Address at 6 p.m., next Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Council Chambers. The event begins with a light reception at 5:30 p.m.

The Mayor’s Fun Run kicks off the annual Ostrich Festival Parade on the morning of Saturday, March 5, in downtown Chandler. For details and run registration go to
Tickets are still available for the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame luncheon at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Center for the Arts. Six individuals and two teams will be honored for their athletic accomplishments. Mayor Tibshraeny noted that one of this year’s inductees is Olympic Silver Medal winner Lyndsey Fry, who also appeared last year on his Chandler Channel 11 show, “Chandler Inside and Out,” which can be viewed on

Councilmember Kevin Hartke congratulated former City Councilmember Patti Bruno for being named the East Valley Woman of the Year by the non-profit Positive Paths. Bruno is currently the President of The Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona.

Councilmember Rick Heumann reminded everyone that the Arizona SciTech Festival is underway throughout the state. Chandler will participate with the Night of Art & Science on Feb. 19, and Science Saturday on Feb. 20, which is sponsored by Intel and will feature more than 50 local companies. Details are at

Councilmember Nora Ellen encouraged the public to attend Helicopter Days at the Chandler Municipal Airport Heliport at 9 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Councilmember Terry Roe asked the community to support the Chandler Public Safety Open House, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, March 5, at the downtown headquarters of both the Police and Fire, Health & Medical departments.

Vice Mayor Jack Sellers noted that earlier in the day he and Councilmembers Ellen, Hartke, Heumann, and Roe joined with former Governor Jan Brewer