Recap of the Chandler City Council Meetings from July 12 & 15, 2021

July 16, 2021
City Council Chambers

 

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Chandler City Council met at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 15, taking action on a total of 35 agenda items. Meeting highlights included:

  • Approved a construction contract in an amount not to exceed $230,000 with TSG Constructors for Phase II of Shade Canopies improvements at the Chandler Park & Ride facility located on the southwest corner of Germann Road and Hamilton St. Phase II consists of installing two additional parking shade canopy structures with LED lighting at the southern end of the Park and Ride facility to match the design of the existing canopies. The new canopies will cover an additional 40 spaces, increasing the total amount of covered spaces at the Park and Ride to 256.
  • Approved an agreement with J2 Engineering and Environmental Design for the Downtown Pedestrian and Wayfinding Plan. The purpose is to evaluate existing pedestrian and wayfinding conditions and create a plan that can be implemented in tandem with Downtown Chandler's future growth.
  • Approved a use permit for The Oasis/El Oasis, located at 482 E. Erie St. for a one-story community center and community gardens.
  • Recommended a Series 10, Beer and Wine Store Liquor License, be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for:
    • ARC Projects, LLC, DBA Kwik Mart, located at 600 W. Galveston St.
    • Burst of Butterflies Art Studio, DBA Next Door Novelties, located at 135 W. Boston St.
  • Recommended a Series 12, Restaurant Liquor License, be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for:
    • Ocotillo Four Investments, LLC, DBA Manuel’s Mexican Food Restaurant Ocotillo, located at 4210 S. Arizona Ave.
    • Cooper’s Hawk Scottsdale, LLC, DBA Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, located at 3325 W. Chandler Blvd.
  • Recommended a Series 7, Beer and Wine Bar Liquor License, be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for:
    • Cooper’s Hawk Scottsdale, LLC, DBA Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, located at 3325 W. Chandler Blvd.
  • Recommended a Series 9, Liquor Store License, be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for:
    • Circle K Store #6651, located at 1010 E. Chandler Blvd.
  • Appointed Michelle Lue Sang as City Magistrate for the term of Aug. 2, 2021, through Aug. 1, 2023, with an annual base salary of $170,881.08 for the first year, and $176,007.51 for the second year.
  • Approved a resolution to amend the Program Year (PY) 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan and submitting Substantial Amendment #2 to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its consideration in order to receive funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
  • Approved a resolution to authorize an amendment to the agreement for services with Maricopa County administered by its Human Services Department, Affordable Rental Movement (A.R.M.) of Save the Family Foundation of Arizona, a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) and the City of Chandler. The amendment is for the acquisition and rehabilitation of one single-family home in Chandler that will be leased to eligible low-income individuals and families using Program Year 2020–2021 HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) CHDO funds in the amount of $208,913.
  • Approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Maricopa County administered by its Human Services Department, Newtown Community Development Corporation, a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) and the City of Chandler. This amendment is for the acquisition and rehabilitation of two single-family homes in Chandler to create homeownership opportunities for eligible low-income households using Program Year 2020–2021 HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) CHDO funds in the amount of $212,987.
  • Approved a construction contract with Haydon Companies, LLC ($6,442,188); a professional services agreement with GHD, Inc. ($103,553) for post design services; and a professional services agreement with Entellus, Inc. ($688,415.17) for construction management services. This project is a continuation of a program to replace water mains that are susceptible to main breaks due to age and condition.
  • Approved a professional services agreement with Wilson Engineers. LLC ($4,776,760) and a construction manager at risk contract with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. ($38,552,248) for Water Reclamation Facility improvements.
  • Approved a project agreement with PCL Construction, for the Ocotillo Brine Reduction Facility Polymer Storage Buildings, in an amount not to exceed $1,088,440.13. A related professional services agreement with Hazen & Sawyer for an amount not to exceed $86,270 was also approved. The Ocotillo Brine Reduction Facility (OBRF) is located at 3737 South Old Price Road. OBRF is owned and operated by the City and supports Intel by treating and delivering reclaimed wastewater back to Intel for reuse in its facility. The project will be fully funded by Arizona Department of Revenue and Intel.
  • Approved a professional services agreement with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.  in an amount not to exceed $4,142,272, for the Pecos Surface Water Treatment Plant (SWTP) Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) upgrade design. The SCADA controls and monitors the Pecos SWTP and approximately 50 remote facilities. New systems will bring the water system SCADA up to current City and industry standards.    
  • Approved a construction manager at risk contract with Achen Gardner Construction, LLC, for the Loop 101 and 202 Freeway waterline rehabilitation in an amount not to exceed $2,333,877.75.

 

In addition to the Regular Meeting on June 10, the City Council also held a Public Hearing regarding the proposed annexation of approximately 3.8 acres located west of the southwest corner of Willis and McQueen roads.

The meeting adjourned at 6:18 p.m.

During a Study Session held on Monday, July 12, the Mayor and City Council honored three employees for their years of service to the City of Chandler, including Kevin Mayo, Development Services, for his 20 years of services; Julie Buelt, Management Services, for her 20 years of service; and Joseph Alvarado, Building and Facilities, for his 25 years of service.

The Mayor and Council also proclaimed the month of July as Park and Recreation Month.

The next meeting of the City Council will be a study session, at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9.

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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