Recap of the Chandler City Council Meetings from Nov. 1 & 4, 2021

Nov. 5, 2021
City Council Chambers

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Chandler City Council met at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1 and Thursday, Nov. 4, taking action on a total of 27 agenda items. Meeting highlights included:

  • Approved the final adoption of an ordinance to establish a Military and Veterans Commission.
  • Approved the transfer of funds to the City Clerk Department to fund two temporary employee positions to support the increased demand of the Passport Program.
  • Approved an agreement with Umpires of Arizona for softball umpire services for a one-year period in an amount not to exceed $60,000.  
  • Approved the re-naming of the Chandler Environmental Education Center to the Chandler Nature Center. The re-branding and re-naming of the EEC to the Chandler Nature Center will promote partnerships, enhance programming and improve engagement with visitors all of which are critical to achieving continued success.  Chandler Nature Center was selected to clearly identify the facility as a unique, regional entity designed to educate patrons about nature as well as the environment, and is more representative of the programs and services offered at the facility.
  • Approved a Memorandum of Agreement with Chandler Amusements, LLC for their ongoing train ride and concession services at Desert Breeze Park. The contractor is responsible for operating and maintaining the train, train track, and concession areas. Chandler Amusements has been providing train and concession services since 2004.
  • Approved a Use Permit for Barnes Family Services, located at 2221 W. Pecos Road, Suites 2 and 12, to continue operating a day treatment program for adults with special needs. 
  • Approved a Use Permit for Voodoo Performance, LLC, located at 6509 W. Frye Road, for an auto repair facility.
  • Approved a Use Permit for Sidelines Tavern & Grill, located at 2980 S. Alma School Road, for live entertainment indoors and on an outdoor patio.
  • Approved an agreement with LN Curtis & Sons for Fire turnouts and personal protective equipment in an amount not to exceed $683,000 for a one-year period.
  • Approved the purchase of Information Technology temporary contract staffing services from Computer Aid, Inc. in the amount of $1,052,000. 
  • Recommended a Series 12, restaurant liquor license be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for:
    • Haus of Ott Chandler, LLC, DBA Dog Haus, located at 2780 W. Chandler Blvd.
    • Bar High Concepts, LLC, DBA Romey’s Sandwich Bar, located at 275 W. Warner Rd.
    • T.O.T.T.T. Enterprise, LLC, DBA Fu Belly, located at 5055 W. Ray Rd.
  • Recommended a Series 11, hotel/motel liquor license be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for MCR Fund II Property Management, LLC, DBA Hilton Phoenix/Chandler. 
  • Approved the utilization of a State of Arizona contract for the purchase, from San Tan Ford, of seven 2022 Hybrid Ford Mavericks. 
  • Authorized the acceptance of Homeland Security Grants for the Police Department. The Police Department has been awarded three grants under the FY 2021 Homeland Security Grant Program.  These grants provide funds, on a reimbursement basis, to support training and equipment for the Police Department's Rapid Response Team (RRT) and Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) programs.  These programs enhance the Police Department's ability to be prepared and equipped to respond to large-scale emergencies, terrorist events, and natural and/or man-made disasters.  The RRT award is for $108,942 and the TLO awards are for $25,850 and $22,500, respectively. 

During a Study Session held on Monday, Nov. 1, the Mayor and City Council honored one employee who is retiring from the City of Chandler, and six employees for their years of service:

  • Kim Ziegenfuss, Community Services, retirement
  • Diane Goldyn, Police, for her 15 years of service
  • Matthew Figley, Police, for his 20 years of service
  • Mark Olivier, Police, for his 20 years of service
  • David Sitz, Police, for his 25 years of service
  • Steven Ochoa, Public Works & Utilities, for his 15 years of service
  • Rick Senffner, Communications and Public Affairs, for his 20 years of service

The Mayor and Council proclaimed:

  • Nov. 27, 2021, as Small Business Saturday. City of Chandler Director of Economic Development Micah Miranda received the proclamation.

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, Dec. 6. 

Council meetings are aired live, as well as replayed on the Chandler Channel, Cox Channel 11 and 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.

Media contact:          
Jennifer Honea          
City of Chandler, Public Information Officer