CityScope: April - May 2021

May is Water Safety Month  

Drownings are 100 percent preventable. The month of May is Water Safety Month and Chandler Aquatics, Fire and Police are pooling together to walk door-to-door delivering water safety information to Chandler households. The annual Water Safety Walk will take place on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The City of Chandler invites you to turn the tide on drownings in our community, to volunteer email or call 480-782-2120.  Please swim safely and follow the ABCs of water safety: Adult Supervision, Barriers, and Classes (CPR and swim lessons). 

Rain and warmer weather brings weeds 

With the changing seasons, many types of vegetation grow quickly in lawns, alleyways and empty lots throughout the City. That means Chandler residents and property owners should be ready to clean up areas they are responsible for maintaining. 

A Chandler ordinance states property owners or persons in control of any private property are responsible for maintaining their entire premises, ensuring it is free from weeds, overheight grass and uncontrolled vegetation. This includes any abutting right-of-way up to the curb or street (or the edge of the pavement where curbs are not present). Owners also are responsible for maintenance to the center of their alleys. These areas should be free of any and all weeds and grass in excess of six inches in height, and any litter, trash or debris. 

Also, keep in mind landscaping should not obstruct public rights-of-way, including streets, sidewalks, signs, fire hydrants and traffic signals. Trees and shrubs should be trimmed back to avoid these situations. To report a violation or obtain more information, use Public Stuff (the City’s mobile phone app) or call or text 480-782-4320.  

Information for Southwest Gas customers

Southwest Gas is transforming their customer information system from the ground up on Monday, May 3, 2021 to provide a fantastic customer experience along with enhanced security. For important information on how this will impact you and the way your account will be serviced, please visit Southwest Gas. The site will provide regular updates and tools to help you navigate the new system.  

As the weather heats up ... 

...leave bees alone. 

The Chandler Fire Department advises residents to leave bees alone, and they’ll leave you alone. Bees are sensitive to noise, such as power equipment and barking dogs and may attack pets or people in the area. Generally, a swarm of bees will only stay in a location for an average of 24 hours. Take the necessary precautions to prevent disturbing them, and 
contact a bee keeper or exterminator if they appear to be staying longer. 

If bees have made their home in the City-owned water meter, City-owned water valve boxes or around a fire hydrant, the City will take responsibility for their removal. This is the only instance in which the City will remove bees on private property. To determine if the City should be involved, contact Water Distribution at 480-782-3706.  

... cool off in Chandler pools.

Chandler has six pools and aquatic centers scheduled to open in May: 

Arrowhead Pool

1475 W. Erie St.        

Folley Pool

600 E. Fairview St.

Desert Oasis Aquatic Center

1400 W. Summit Pl.

Hamilton Aquatic Center

3838 S. Arizona Ave.

Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center

5901 S. Hillcrest Dr.

Nozomi Aquatic Center

250 S. Kyrene Rd.

Find opening schedules and hours of operation, or call 480-782-2350 for more information.  

Calling all movie lovers: Enjoy movies under the stars; CinePark returns in May

It’s movie season! Enjoy the return of the popular movie series, CinePark. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and get ready to watch free, family-friendly flicks on a giant screen on three consecutive Friday evenings in May: 7, 14 and 21. Movies begin at 8 p.m. and reservations will be required to attend. Reservations will be taken beginning April 12.  Health and safety protocols will be in place for all those in attendance. Check out all the movie magic details.

Movie Schedule:

Movies begin at 8 p.m.

  • Friday, May 7            
    The Croods: A New Age         
  • Friday, May 14           
    The Mighty Ducks                                               
  • Friday, May 21           
    Trolls World Tour

Earth Day is April 22 — see what you can do to protect our environment 

Earth Day is April 22, but residents should think about protecting our environment every day. With the changing weather, many residents are taking time to clean their homes, garages, sheds and yards. The City provides many safe and convenient ways to dispose of items properly: 

1. Leftover paint, pesticides, oil, antifreeze, pool chemicals and other household chemicals should be disposed of properly. DO NOT place these items down the drain, in the street, alley or in your recycling or trash can. Residents may schedule an appointment to bring these items to the Household Hazardous Collection Center by calling 480-782-3510.  

2. If you have items that are too large to fit in a curbside or alley trash container, you may need a bulk materials pickup. Residents paying for City-provided solid waste services can receive one free curbside bulk pick up every six weeks. Call 480-782-3510 to schedule your collection. 

3. The Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center, located at 955 East Queen Creek Rd., is available to residents paying for City-provided solid waste services. The Center is open Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for residential recycling and trash items, including yard waste. Disposal charges apply to some items. Please contact Solid Waste Services for details.

4. Residents need to only place items accepted in Chandler recycling in their curbside blue recycling containers. All items not accepted in the City’s recycling program are considered contamination and landfilled at a higher cost then placing it in the trash. If in doubt, throw it out or call Solid Waste Services for disposal options. 

5. Residents with smartphones or tablets can use the Recycle Coach (formerly My Waste) app as a way to get information and set reminders on recycling and trash collection. The search feature will tell you if the item is recyclable or how to dispose of the material. The Recycle Coach application is now available online and on the mobile app.

If you have any questions about recycling or trash service, call 480-782-3510.

  • City offices will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021 for the Memorial Day holiday. Trash and recycling collection will not be affected. 
  • Find the most up-to-date and accurate information about Chandler’s response to COVID-19. You’ll also find links for regional resources for the latest vaccination schedules, eligibility and learn how to sign up to receive a vaccine.
  • The City of Chandler Cares team is available to assist you and your family. If you have experienced a loss of income, have unexpected expenses or are in need of food, medical, utility, rental or other assistance, call 480-782-4302 or email the team at
  • Interested in joining the team at the City of Chandler? Review all of the current job opportunities.

7, 14, 21    CinePark, Tumbleweed Park
13, 27    City Council Meeting, Council Chambers, 480-782-2180
27    Zora Folley’s Birthday Celebration, Chandler Museum, 480-782-2717
31    Memorial Day, City offices closed

Bigger than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title
August 25, 2020- August 29, 2021 

Once Upon a Playground 
April 6- May 25, 2021

@Vision Gallery
April 3 – May 8, 2021

@The Gallery at the CCA
CUSD 2021
April 14 – May 6, 2021

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