The Chandler City Council met at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14, and took action on 22 agenda items, including:
- Approved an ordinance increasing the number of members on the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee to 16 from 14. The Committee’s primary goal is to encourage resident response for the 2020 Census and to guide efforts to obtain a successful and accurate complete count.
- Approved a resolution for the acquisition of property for the Chandler Boulevard Bike Lane project from the I-10 freeway east to 56th Street.
- Approved a resolution authorizing an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between ARM (Affordable Rental Movement) of Save the Family Foundation of Arizona, the City of Chandler, and Maricopa County, on behalf of the Maricopa Home Consortium, for the acquisition and rehabilitation of one single-family home in Chandler that will be leased to eligible low-income individuals and families. The project uses fiscal year 2018-2019 Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) funds in the amount of $225,000.
- Approved a resolution for an amendment to the 2017-2018 Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Newtown Community Development Corporation (Newtown), the City of Chandler, and Maricopa County, on behalf of the Maricopa Home Consortium to acquire and rehabilitate one Single-Family Home, using fiscal year 2017-2018 Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) funds in the amount of $80,000.
- Approved a resolution to amend the Southshore Area Plan and rezone from multi-family to single-family residential for Enclave at Pinelake, a 57-lot single-family residential subdivision on approximately 16.2 acres located at the southeast corner of Pinelake Way and Ocotillo Road.
- Approved a resolution to adopt an amendment to the Downtown Ocotillo Area Plan that rezones from commercial to multi-family residential for Ocotillo Patio Villas, a residential condominium community on approximately 5.6 acres located east of the southeast corner of Price and Queen Creek roads.
- Approved a resolution authorizing a grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to accept an Airport Improvement Program grant in an amount not to exceed $600,000 for the Chandler Airport Master Plan Update. Additionally, the Council approved a resolution authorizing a grant agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation to accept a grant in an amount not to exceed $26,808, for the Chandler Airport Master Plan Update.
- Authorized an agreement with DNG Construction LLC, for Park and Ride Shade Canopies, in an amount not to exceed $164,121. This project will cover an additional 36 parking spaces, for a total of 216 covered spaces and 247 uncovered spaces, at the lot located on the southwest corner of Germann Road and Hamilton St. in Tumbleweed Park.
- Approved a construction contract with AJP Electric, Inc., for Summit Point Park renovations, in an amount not to exceed $284,205. In addition to irrigation improvements, lighting upgrades, sidewalk improvements, new swings and outdoor fitness equipment, the project will include a new shade structure, playground surfacing and landscaping. The project will also enlarge the park by approximately 1,900 square feet by incorporating and repurposing an alley adjacent to the park’s northern border.
- Tentatively adopted an ordinance authorizing and approving two Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET) leases between the City and DT Chandler, LLC, for improvements to property located within the Chandler Central Business District. The leases cover the use and operation of commercial development on the southwest corner of Chandler Blvd. and Arizona Ave.
- Approved a resolution authorizing the execution of a license to use Salt River Project property, located along the Consolidated Canal between Germann Road and Chandler Boulevard, to conduct the annual City of Chandler Family Bike Ride event on Saturday, April 6.
The meeting adjourned at 6:16 p.m.
During a Study Session on Monday, March 11, Mayor Kevin Hartke and the Council proclaimed March as Disability Awareness Month, so that people in the community have a greater understanding of the importance of individuals with disabilities and their impact on society. Then Mayor Hartke, Councilmember Sam Huang and the Council presented certificates to the winners of the Chandler Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities annual recognition awards.
Photos from the Study Session may be viewed and downloaded online at facebook.com/cityofchandleraz/photos/.
The next meeting of the City Council will be a Study Session at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25. Council meetings are aired live, as well as replayed on Cable Channel 11, and streamed on the web at chandleraz.gov/video and youtube.com/cityofchandler.
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 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 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.