Recap of Chandler City Council Meetings on Aug. 12, 2021

Aug. 13, 2021
City staff accepts proclamation for Drowning Impact Awareness Month

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Chandler City Council met at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, taking action on a total of 46 agenda items. Meeting highlights included:

  • Approved a resolution to adopt the 2021 Parks Strategic Master Plan. The purpose of this master plan is to provide the City a roadmap for equitable future development and improvement of park facilities and opportunities. This plan is based on nationally recognized park planning principles and standards and reflects input from Chandler residents, stakeholders, City staff, City Council, and the Parks and Recreation Board.
  • Awarded a contract to Foresite Design & Construction, Inc., for Mountain View Park Sidewalk and Drainage Improvements, in an amount not to exceed $141,966.64. The neighborhood park is located at 575 S. Twelve Oaks Blvd in West Chandler. The project will allow the considerable ponding and drainage issues that currently exist on a portion of the park's sidewalks to be corrected in a timely manner. Improvements for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance also will be completed on the sidewalks.
  • Approved an agreement with Pioneer Landscape Centers, Inc., for rock, granite and miscellaneous supplies, in an amount not to exceed $540,000, for a one-year period, which will be used by the Community Services and Public Works & Utilities departments.
  • Appointed Joshua Wright as City Manager and approved an employment agreement for the term of Aug. 13, 2021, through June 30, 2022, with an annual base salary of $261,500.
  • Approved the first amendment to the 2018-2022 License Agreement with Chandler Chamber of Commerce and Steve LeVine Entertainment, LLC, extending the agreement to 2024 and allowing a second week of the Ostrich Festival in 2022.
  • Approved an area plan amendment to the Brooks Ranch Area Plan by adding single-family medium density; approved rezoning from Agricultural District (AG-1) to Planned Area Development (PAD) for single-family residential; approved a preliminary development plan for subdivision layout and housing product and approved a preliminary plat for a single-family residential subdivision (Old Stone Ranch Phase 4), located west of the northwest corner of Chandler Heights and Lindsay roads.
  • Introduced and tentatively adopted an ordinance to approve the rezoning and preliminary development plan for the Price & Queen Creek Campus located at the northeast corner of Price and Queen Creek roads.
  • Approved a preliminary development plan for the Chandler Corporate Center Lots 8 & 10, located north of the northwest corner of Chandler Boulevard and McClintock Drive.
  • Approved a use permit time extension for the continued operation of Dogtopia, an outdoor dog play area, located at 4901 S. Arizona Ave., Suite 7, at the northeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Heights Road.
  • Approved a preliminary development plan and preliminary plat for the Chandler Airpark Technology Center, located at the southwest corner of Gilbert Road and Insight Way.
  • Approve a preliminary development plan for Crave Chandler, a one-story commercial building, located on the southeast corner of Cooper Road and Yeager Drive.
  • Approved preliminary development plan for exterior signage for Compass Christian Church, located at 1825 S. Alma School Road.
  • Approved a preliminary and final plat for a proposed multi-family development located on the southeast corner of Nevada Street and Commonwealth Avenue.
  • Approved a final plat for the Queen Creek Commerce Center, located at the southwest corner of Queen Creek Road and Hamilton Street.
  • Approved a use permit for a Series 7 Beer and Wine Bar license for Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, located at 3325 W. Chandler Blvd.
  • Adopted a resolution designating the City of Chandler Economic Development Division as Chandler's Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for fiscal year 2021-2022. This June, the Arizona Office of Tourism notified City staff that communities will be required to submit a notarized DMO affidavit to participate in any AOT programs, including but not limited to Proposition 302 funding, trade shows, co-operative marketing and familiarization trips. The DMO affidavit is required to participate in all fiscal year 2021-2022 activities and will be required on an annual basis.
  • Authorized a grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to accept an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant not to exceed $59,000 for airport operating purposes.
  • Adopted an amended agreement between the City and Maricopa Medical for the provision of ambulance services.
  • Approved payment for fire and emergency medical dispatch services for fiscal year 2021-22, in accordance with the current intergovernmental agreement with the city of Phoenix, in the amount of $1,321,186.44.   
  • Approved the purchase of an armored rescue vehicle, from Lenco Armored Vehicles, Inc, in the amount of $350,900.30. Over the past 12 years, the rescue vehicle has been utilized in more than 500+ operations, providing ballistic protection for both officers and residents. This vehicle is a significant tool used by Chandler Police in meeting its obligations as a member of the Urban Area Security Initiative Rapid Response Team.
  • Approved an agreement with AM Signal, LLC; Clark Transportation Solutions; JTB Supply Company; and Sierra Transportation Technologies, for traffic signal equipment, in a combined amount not to exceed $720,000, for a one-year period. These agreements will be used to purchase streetlight and traffic signal equipment in advance for street and intersection improvements. This will ensure the timely delivery of the equipment to project sites when needed to help avoid project delays.
  • Approved an agreement with Aquafit Chlorination Systems, LLC; Calgon Carbon Corporation; CarbPure Technologies, LLC; DPC Enterprises, L.P.; Hill Brothers Chemical Company; Momar, Inc.; Polydyne, Inc.; Salt Works; Solenis, LLC; Thatcher Company of Arizona, Inc.; TR International Trading Company; Univar Solutions USA, Inc.; and Waternuts Aquatic Enterprise, Inc., for the purchase of water treatment chemicals, in a combined amount not to exceed $9,025,100, for a one-year term. These agreements will be used to purchase bulk and packaged water and wastewater treatment chemicals for use at the City's treatment facilities and swimming pools.
  • Awarded a professional services agreement (amendment 1) to Premier Engineering Corporation, for the Dobson Road Improvements at Intel Driveways #1 and #4 Design Services, increasing the contract limit by $72,751.13, for a revised contract amount not to exceed of $239,573.13. This amendment is for additional survey and design to coordinate with a new project for Salt River Project to underground a 230-kilovolt transmission system with an alignment through Intel Driveway #4.
  • Authorized the payment of FY 2021-2022 membership dues to the League of Arizona Cities and Towns in the amount of $100,800.
  • Appointed Mr. Erik Morgan to serve on the City’s Planning & Zoning Commission.
  • Recommended a Series 7, beer and wine bar liquor license application, be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for The Sugar Bar, located at 960 E. Warner Road, Suite 6.
  • Recommended a Series 12, restaurant liquor license application, be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for Rosati's Pizza, located at 1050 E. Ray Road, Suite 2.

During the meeting, Mayor Hartke and the Council proclaimed August as Drowning Impact Awareness Month. The Council also requested briefings on COVID-19 and the City’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The Council meeting ended at 7:07 p.m.

During a Study Session held on Monday, Aug. 9, the Mayor and City Council honored five City employees for their dedicated service, including:

  • Traci Conaway, Public Works and Utilities Department, 15 years;
  • Nate Meyers, Cultural Development Department, 10 years;
  • Vickie Ellexson, Neighborhood Resources Department, 10 years;
  • Jacalyn Brooks Meyers, Neighborhood Resources Department, 25 years;
  • David Mackay, Community Services Department, 15 years.

The next meeting of the Chandler City Council will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23. Council meetings are aired live, as well as replayed on the Chandler Channel - Cable Channel 11 (CenturyLink Channel 8502), streamed online at Chandler Video and on YouTube.

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 Chandler Meetings and 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 Chandler Meetings and Agendas 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.


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