Recap of the Chandler City Council Meetings on Feb. 5 and 8 

March 7, 2018
Feb. 9, 2018
Recap of the Chandler City Council Meetings on Feb. 5 and 8

The Chandler City Council met at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, and took action on 26 agenda items, including:
  • Approved a resolution directing City staff to create a development agreement with Spike Lawrence for a new office, mixed-used project in Downtown Chandler, along Arizona Avenue, across from City Hall (known as Site 6).
  • Adopted an ordinance for the annexation and initial city zoning of three parcels (approximately six acres) located north of the northeast corner of Riggs Road and St. Andrews Boulevard.
  • Adopted an ordinance for the annexation and initial city zoning of three parcels (approximately 70 parcels) located on the northeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Riggs Road.
  • Approved ordinance for the rezoning, Preliminary Development Plan (PDP) and Preliminary Plat for a single-family residential subdivision on approximately 14 acres located one-half mile east of the northeast corner of Riggs and McQueen roads.
  • Approved an ordinance for the rezoning, Preliminary Development Plan (PDP) and Preliminary Plat for single-family residential and neighborhood commercial components on approximately 105 acres located at the northeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Riggs Road.
  • Adopted an ordinance to amend an existing ground lease with WingSpan Business Investments, LLC, to extend the plan submittal deadline for the first phase development to no later than Nov. 1; and set a start date for the first phase vertical building shell construction to no later than April 30, 2019.
  • Introduced an ordinance to authorize the vacating of an alley between Essex Street to the west, Commonwealth Avenue to the north, California Street to the east and Boston Street to the south.
  • Authorized a license agreement with the Chandler Chamber of Commerce for use of Tumbleweed Park for the 2018-2022 Ostrich Festivals.
  • Approved an agreement with Zoll Medical Corporation for the purchase of cardiac monitors in the amount of $684,534, for use by Chandler Fire, Health and Medical response units.
  • Recommended a Liquor License be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for Chevron, 1010 E. Pecos Road.
  • Approved a Temporary Extension of Premises Liquor License for:
    • St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18, at Murphy's Law Irish Pub, 58 S. San Marcos Place
    • Fury Fastpitch Softball Fundraiser on Saturday, March 17, at Hangar 9 Bar & Grille, 980 E. Pecos Road, Suite 5.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Mayor Jay Tibshraeny invited the public to the Chandler Airport Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.

The Mayor also shared that the 14th Annual Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Class is being inducted this Saturday. Eight individuals and six teams will be inducted, including Paul Perkins, who currently plays for the New York Giants. More information on the event can be found at chandlermuseum.org.

The Mayor also reminded the public of his annual State of the City address on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The event begins with a light reception at 6 p.m. followed by his remarks in the Council Chambers. There will be a Waymo car on display outside the Chambers for the public to take a close-up look at this evolving technology. The speech also will be streamed live on the City's Facebook and YouTube pages.

Councilmember Terry Roe encouraged the public to attend Saturday's Airport Open House. The Chandler Kiwanis Club will be selling hotdogs - so stop by! He also gave a shoutout to our public safety and thanked them for their service to keep our community safe.

Councilmember René Lopez reminded the public to come out to the seventh annual SciTech Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. The free event is sponsored by Intel and Orbital ATK and will feature a variety of hands-on activities for the community by Chandler technology companies. New this year is a science competition where six teams will be awarded a $500 prize for their science club/program and be recognized during a future Council meeting. For more event information, visit chandleraz.gov/science.

Councilmember Lopez also shared that the Chandler Symphony Orchestra celebrated 25 years last month and will celebrate with a Silver Anniversary Gala Dinner dance from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Oakwood Golf Club in Sun Lakes. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit chandlersymphony.net.

Vice Mayor Nora Ellen thanked all of the volunteers to help make Chandler great; she was able to attend the Volunteer Recognition Breakfast and was very impressed with our volunteers' dedication. The Vice Mayor also shared that there will be a SHE Power Half Marathon and 5K taking place on Sunday, Feb. 11, which will start and end in Downtown Chandler. There will be about 1,700 women participants from 35 different states. She wished good luck to all the SHE Power participants.

Councilmember Sam Huang invited the community to the free Arizona Railway Day event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Arizona Railway Museum, 330 E. Ryan Road. More information is available at chandleraz.gov. He also shared that the Daddy Daughter Dance will be held on two dates from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Snedigar Recreation Center, and Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Community Center. Registration is required; call 480-782-2641 for more information.

Councilmember Huang explained that the Chinese New Year officially begins on Feb. 16, and is the year to celebrate the Dog. Hamilton Branch Library is hosting a free Chinese New Year Celebration Event for all ages from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.

Councilmember Mark Stewart congratulated the Boy Scout Weeblo Pack 587 for attending tonight's meeting and leading the pledge.

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

During a Study Session on Monday, Feb. 5, Mayor Tibshraeny, Councilmember Huang and the City Council recognized seven employees for their years of service, including: Holli McGaughey, 10 years, Neighborhood Resources; Vivian Rivera, 15 years, Neighborhood Resources; Inez Perreault, 30 years, Community Services; Anna Wilmarth, 10 years, Management Services; Ramani Varada, 10 years, Management Services; Patricia Arneson, 10 years, Chandler Police; and Matthew Cacciola, 15 years, Chandler Police.

The Mayor and Council also proclaimed the month of February as Go Red for Women Month.

Photos and captions from the Study Session may be downloaded online.

The next meeting of the City Council will be a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. Council meetings are aired live, as well as replayed on The Chandler Channel, Cable Channel 11 (CenturyLink Channel 8002), and streamed on the web at chandleraz.gov/video and on YouTube at 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.