The Chandler City Council met at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, taking action on 50 agenda items. Meeting highlights included:
- Introduced an ordinance to form a Planning Advisory Committee to guide airport staff and consultants in the Chandler Municipal Airport Master Plan update. This committee will include representatives from key stakeholders, including residents. The Airport Master Plan Update is anticipated to take almost two years to complete.
- Approved an intergovernmental agreement for transit services with the Regional Public Transportation Authority for the period of July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2025. The agreement also provides fixed route bus service that includes 11 fixed local routes and two express routes to downtown Phoenix; door-to-door, shared-ride public transit services (paratransit) for senior citizens and persons with disabilities; and ride choice service (now including Lyft) for seniors and persons with disabilities for fiscal year 2018-19, in an estimated amount of $2,483,594.
- Approved the acquisition of nearly 34 acres of vacant land needed to expand the Airport Water Reclamation Facility located at 905 E. Queen Creek Road. The expansion is necessary to meet planned growth of City facilities and infrastructure.
- Introduced and tentatively adopted an ordinance to approve a third amendment to the amended and restated ground lease with WingSpan Business Investments. Under the new agreement, WingSpan has additional time to finance and construct the first phase of the proposed 16-acre, multi-phase, master-planned aviation development at Chandler Municipal Airport.
- Approved a resolution to authorize a data sharing collaboration with East Valley cities to explore regional solutions to address homelessness. The partnership will include Apache Junction, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Maricopa County and Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care Governing Board.
- Authorized the appropriation for fire and emergency medical dispatch services for fiscal year 2019-20 with the city of Phoenix, in the amount of $1,135,402.59.
- Approved an agreement with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council for fiscal year 2019-20 for regional economic development services, in the amount of $128,459.
- Approved an agreement with Electronic Cab North America for downtown circulator ride services and parking garage shuttle services, in an amount not to exceed $120,000 for one year. Chandler is the first in Arizona to use this specific service, which will remain free for users.
- Approved the purchase of 17 police patrol vehicles from Midway Chevrolet, in the amount of $667,284.
- Approved a construction contract with Torcom Construction, for San Tan Park improvements, in an amount not to exceed $878,594.89. The improvements include: relocating and installing a new shaded playground, a new post-tensioned basketball court, replacing non-compliant sidewalks, converting the existing park area lighting to LED lighting, replace the existing metal light poles with concrete polices, new site furniture, turf and irrigation improvements.
- Approved a permanent extension of premises as part of the liquor license for the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave. The Center’s alcohol serving area will now include outside seating.
- Recommended special event liquor licenses be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for:
- SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest on Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park-State Plaza, at 178 E. Commonwealth Ave.
- Rockin’ Taco Street Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park-State Plaza, at 178 E. Commonwealth Ave.
- Ridenow CAG Charitable Foundation for the Bike Night Gathering of Customers and Employees on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd.
- Earn Your Booze Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 4830 W. Chandler Blvd.
- Recommended liquor licenses be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for:
- San Tan Brewing Company, 495 E. Warner Road
- Grill 61, 1200 E. St. Andrews Blvd.
- Gobooze, 1100 N. Alma School Road, Suite 18
- Pizza Hut, 1919 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 104
- Biryani & Bites Chandler, 955 W. Chandler Heights Road, Suites 1 and 2
After the meeting, a public hearing was held to discuss the completed community needs assessment and the recommended methodology to allocate federal and local funds. An executive summary and draft report of the community needs assessment are available to review online. The public comment period runs through Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.
The meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.
During a Regular Meeting on Monday, Aug. 5, the Council took action on three consent agenda items. During a Study Session on Monday, Aug. 5, Mayor Kevin Hartke and the City Council recognized the following employees for their dedicated years of service to the City:
- Stacy Sacco, 20 years, Communications and Public Affairs Department,
- Laurel Klimack, 20 years, Information Technology Department,
- Daniel McQuillin, 20 years, Chandler Police Department,
- David Ramer, 20 years, Chandler Police Department,
- Michael Prendergast, 20 years, Chandler Police Department,
- Dan Hullings, 20 years, Chandler Police Department,
- Jason McClimmans, 20 years, Chandler Police Department,
- Gary Pearsall, 20 years, Chandler Police Department,
- Preston Pierce, 20 years, Chandler Police Department,
- Jesus Estrella, 15 years, Public Works & Utilities,
- Anupa Jain, 20 years, Public Works & Utilities.
The Mayor and Council issued two proclamations: one to designate Aug. 25 as Chandler Center for the Arts Day in honor of their 30th anniversary and the other to proclaim the month of August as Drowning Impact Awareness Month. The Council also recognized Sally Barry with the City’s Development Services Department. Barry received first place commendations for her work on the Cooper Road Improvement Project from the International Right of Way Association in the 17th Annual Right of Way Mapping Competition.
Photos from the Study Session may be downloaded online.
The next meeting of the City Council will be a study session at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9. Council meetings are aired live, as well as replayed on the Chandler Channel, Cable Channel 11 (CenturyLink Channel 8002), and streamed on the web 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 City Clerk. 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 City Clerk or call 480-782-2180. For any other information, contact the Communications and Public Affairs Department at 480-782-2000.
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