CityScope: December 2020 - January 2022

Mayor Kevin Hartke

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah & Happy Holidays from Mayor Kevin Hartke

During this season of hope and joy, I want to thank our neighbors, businesses and City employees for coming together to support one another through the trials and tribulations of these past two years. Chandler’s unwavering spirit continues to inspire me and we have proved that together, we are stronger.

As I reflect on 2021, there is so much to celebrate. In collaboration with our residents and businesses, we have taken action on a number of items this year that lay the groundwork for the future of Chandler. We welcomed new businesses, cut the ribbon on the Field of Honor Veterans Memorial and started new traditions celebrating our diverse community.

I look forward to a new year filled with exciting opportunities, growth and innovation around every corner. On behalf of City Council, I wish you all a happy holidays Chandler!

New branding initiative for West Chandler

West Chandler Sign

During the 2020 Chandler State of the City Address, Mayor Kevin Hartke announced that the City would launch a branding initiative for its West Chandler employment corridor. This area is a significant economic driver for Chandler and is home to more than 630 businesses employing a total of more than 29,000 workers.

The City’s Economic Development Division is leading a couple of projects aimed at strengthening West Chandler’s image and sense of place. You may have noticed that new signage has been installed near major intersections throughout the area.

In addition, a marketing campaign has been launched to promote the West Chandler area highlighting business success stories, development projects and why the area is a great place to invest. You can learn more about this branding initiative and the West Chandler employment corridor.

27th Annual Multicultural Festival on Jan. 15

Chandler Multicultural Festival Asian Village

Join the City of Chandler Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Division for the 27th Annual Multicultural Festival on Saturday, Jan. 15. This event promotes the cultural diversity within our community through music, dance, art, storytelling, food and more. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., come enjoy cultural performances, kids’ activities, unique vendors and delicious food. Also, back by popular demand is the Asian Village, where a wide range of Asian cultures will be showcased. It will be fun for the whole family — so don’t miss this special Chandler tradition!

In addition, the Chandler International Film Festival is scheduled for Jan. 18–23, 2022. This year, film viewings will take place at LOOK Dine-in Cinemas in Downtown Chandler and the award ceremony will be held at the Chandler Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 23. 

What to do with your Christmas tree

Christmas Tree Curbside Collection

Looking for a way to dispose of your Christmas tree? Chandler offers several methods for tree recycling. Trees that are collected are chipped and reused in park landscaping projects. For safety, please remove tree stands, nails, lights, ornaments and garland before recycling, and do not place trees in bags.

Drop-off boxes are available at multiple locations from Dec. 26, 2021 through Jan. 14, 2022. Call 480-782-3510 for locations.  

Trees also will be collected separately at the curb on your recycling collection day, from Dec. 26, 2021 through Jan. 14, 2022. You do not have to schedule collection, but trees must be at the edge of your driveway (no more than four feet onto your property) by 6 a.m. on your recycling day. Do not place the tree in the recycling bin, on the sidewalk or street.

Live potted trees can be donated for replanting at City parks by dropping them off at the Community Center or call 480-782-2745 to schedule a pick up.
    

Be the solution to stormwater pollution

Stormwater runoff is a leading cause of pollution to surface waters in the United States. Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rainfall flows over the ground. The flows can pick up dirt, litter, automotive fluids, pet waste, household chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, yard waste and other pollutants as it flows over paved surfaces and yards. Paved surfaces like driveways, sidewalks and streets direct stormwater runoff into the street and gutter and eventually into a storm drain 
structure, where it discharges, untreated, into the nearest landscaped retention basin, park, greenbelt or community lake within your neighborhood. Please follow these tips to prevent debris and pollutants from entering the storm drains:

  • Sweep yard debris and properly dispose of in the trash, rather than blowing or hosing into the street.
  • Contain swimming pool or spa water on private property or dispose of it in the sanitary sewer cleanout associated with your home. For more information call 480-782-3507.  
  • Use fertilizers and pesticides sparingly and as directed by the manufacturer.
  • Pick up after your pet and properly dispose of the waste in the trash.
  • Wash vehicles at a commercial car wash.
  • Always use a nozzle on your garden hose around the home. Do not let the water flow into the street.
  • Maintain vehicles to be free of leaks and do not park leaking vehicles on the street.
  • Do not overwater your lawn.
  • Take household hazardous waste products, such as cleaning products, automotive fluids, paint, pesticides, herbicides and pool chemicals, to the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility for recycling and proper disposal. An appointment is required. Please contact Solid Waste Services at 480-782-3510.

Report illegal dumping into streets and storm drains by calling 480-782-3503 and find more information on stormwater pollution prevention.

The City of Chandler will close City offices on Dec. 27 and 31. City offices will be open with limited services available Dec. 28-30. 

  • City administrative offices will be closed:
    • Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 for the Christmas holiday
    • Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 for the New Year’s holiday
    • Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, for the Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights holiday

There will be no changes to trash or recycling collection. 

The Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center will be closed Dec. 25, 27, 31 and Jan. 1, 2022.

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