Recap of the Chandler City Council Meetings on Oct. 11 and 14, 2021

Oct. 15, 2021

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Chandler City Council met at 6:11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, taking action on a total of 41 agenda items. Meeting highlights included:

  • Approved agreement with Everest Communications, LLC, for airport tower maintenance in an amount not to exceed $60,000 from Nov. 1, 2021-Oct. 31, 2022.
  • Introduction and tentative adoption of an ordinance to form a Military and Veterans Affairs Commission.
  • Approved professional services agreement with Cooperative Personnel Services, dba CPS HR Consulting, for a diversity, equity and inclusion assessment, in an amount not to exceed $56,040.
  • Adopted an updated Chandler Airpark Area Plan for the area surrounding Chandler Municipal Airport, bounded by Loop 202 Santan Freeway, Gilbert Road, Ocotillo Road and Arizona Avenue, to clarify future land uses and design guidelines.
  • Adopted an Airport Conflicts Evaluation process prescribing the Airport Commission’s review process for Area Plan Amendments, Rezoning and Preliminary Development Plan applications for properties located within the Chandler Airpark Area Plan.
  • Authorized a development agreement between the City of Chandler and Intel Corporation for the financing and construction of public infrastructure needed to serve Intel’s expansion of its manufacturing facility located at 4500 S. Dobson Road.
  • Approved agreement with Western States Fire Protection in an amount not to exceed $962,500 for two years, Sept. 1, 2021-Aug. 31, 2023.
  • Authorized a grant agreement with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for the Federal Fiscal Year 2022 to continue the Child Safety Seat Clinic Program.
  • Authorized a grant agreement with the Arizona Department of Homeland Security for the Urban Area Security Initiative Assessment Team, Fire Terrorism Liaison Officers, for equipment and training in the amount of $4,750.
  • Authorized a grant agreement with the Arizona Department of Homeland Security for the Urban Area Security Enhanced Rapid Response Fire Teams, for equipment and training in the amount of $108,941.
  • Adopted a resolution to renew the request to the Industrial Commission of Arizona for continued exemption from the requirement to post security for Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Program.
  • Approved agreement with NST Technologies, Inc. for Information Technology consulting services in an amount not to exceed $300,000 for one year, Oct. 15, 2021-Oct. 14, 2022.
  • Approved reallocations for the use of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grant and remaining AZCares Grant Contingencies, in the amount of $43,123,751 as well as $7,652,044 of General Fund items now funded with ARPA. The reallocations are outlined in Exhibit A in the following City Council Strategic Framework Focus Areas and Goals: Economic Vitality, Innovation and Technology, Quality of Life, Neighborhoods, and Good Governance, beginning on Oct. 15, 2021.
  • Approved the payment to the Industrial Commission of Arizona, Municipal Firefighter Cancer Reimbursement Fund, in the amount of $676,428.89 for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 assessment.
  • Approved the purchase of environmental assessment services from Wood Environment and Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $164,489.98.
  • Approved the purchase of street signs and hardware with Interwest Safety Supply, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $130,000.
  •    Recommended a Series 12 restaurant liquor license application be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for Johnny’s Greek & Burger Bar, located at 4975 S. Alma School Rd.
  • Recommended a Series 12 restaurant liquor license application be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for Beach Mex Cantina, located at 1155 W. Ocotillo Rd., Ste. 1.
  • Recommended a Series 12 restaurant liquor license application be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for Pork On A Fork BBQ, located at 1972 N. Alma School Rd.
  • Approved the payment of operations and maintenance costs, system upgrade agreement and narrow banding for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, to the City of Phoenix for participation in the Regional Wireless Cooperative, in an amount not to exceed $564,081.
  • Approved the annual service agreement with Motorola Solutions Inc. for radio infrastructure support in the amount of $89,359.
  • Approved the purchase of a Leica RTC360 3D Scanner Kit from Surveyors Source, in the amount of $121,861.85.
  • Approved a Sustainable Water Service Agreement between Stryker Sustainability Solutions, Inc. and the City of Chandler allocated Tier II Water for a medical device reprocessing facility located at 6635 W. Frye Rd.
  • Approved the purchase of a backhoe from Empire Machinery and Caterpillar, Inc. in the amount of $134,126.84.
  • Approved the purchase of a street sweeper from TYMCO, Inc. in the amount of $277,973.08.
  • Approved the purchase of two traffic bucket trucks in the amount of $361,912.
  • Approved the purchase of water and wastewater maintenance basin recoating services from Joseph Painting Company, Inc., dba JPCI Services, in an amount not to exceed $288,000.
  • Approved agreement with Ferguson Enterprises, dba Ferguson Waterworks, for manhole frames and covers in an amount not to exceed $200,000 for a one-year period, Oct. 1, 2021-Sept. 30, 2022.
  • Awarded design and construction agreement with Salt River Project, for the Reclaimed Water Interconnect Facility Turnout Structure design and construction, in an amount not to exceed $104,190.
  • Awarded professional services agreement with Dibble & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc., for the Dobson Road and Chandler Boulevard intersection sewer improvements design services, in an amount not to exceed $338,613.
  • Awarded project agreement with B & F Contracting, Inc. for the Chandler Heights Road sewer rehabilitation, in an amount not to exceed $465,012.81.
  • Awarded professional services agreement with Dibble CM, LLC, for the Chandler Heights Road sewer rehabilitation construction management services, in an amount not to exceed $59,969.
  • Awarded professional services agreement with Wilson Engineers, LLC, for the Loop 101 and 202 Freeway Waterline Rehabilitation post-design services, in an amount not to exceed $133,960.
  • Awarded 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 $4,277,697.35.
  • Awarded professional services agreement with Wilson Engineers, LLC, for the Loop 101 and 202 Freeway Waterline Rehabilitation construction management services, in an amount not to exceed $296,750.

The Council meeting ended at 7:43 p.m.

During the City Council’s Regular Meeting on Monday, Oct. 11, action was taken on the following four items:

  • Adopted an ordinance to rezone the northwest corner of Fairview and Cooper Road from Agricultural to Planned Area Development (PAD) for single family residential.
  • Adopted an ordinance to rezone the southeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Elliot Road from Planned Industrial/Planned Area Development to PAD for multi-family residential.
  • Approved an ordinance authorizing the abandonment of a temporary drainage easement no longer needed for public use at the northwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Germann Road.
  • Adopted an ordinance to authorize the sale of City property located west of the southwest corner of Cooper Road and Pecos Road for the sum of $221,000.

During a Study Session held on Monday, Oct. 11, the Mayor and City Council honored Ivan Enriquez for 10 years of service in the City Clerk’s Office, and Shawn Prisciandaro for 15 years of service in the Public Works & Utilities Department. They also issued proclamations for Friends of the Library Week: October 17-23; Arizona Cities and Towns Week: October 17-23; and Cybersecurity Awareness Month: October.

Photos are available at https://cityofchandler.smugmug.com/Council-Meetings/2021-Council-Meetings/Study-Session-10-11-21/.

The next meeting of the Chandler City Council will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1. Council meetings are aired live, as well as replayed on the Chandler Channel – Cox Cable Channel 11, streamed online at chandleraz.gov/video and on YouTube at youtube.com/cityofchandler.

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