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July 17, 2017
 
Recap of the Chandler City Council Meetings on July 10 and July 13, 2017 

The Chandler City Council met at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, and took action on 37 agenda items, including:
  • Approved the introduction of an ordinance for the rezoning and PDP of Riata, a 300-unit multi-family residential development on approximately eight acres located at the southwest corner of Chandler Blvd. and Hearthstone Way.
  • Adopted a resolution approving an application for and use of Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds in the amount of $298,870 that will be allocated to affordable housing program providers.
  • Adopted a resolution authorizing a grant agreement in the amount of $45,000 with the DUI Abatement Council for overtime costs for the Chandler Police Traffic Unit related to the Know Your Limit campaign. The Traffic Unit will use the funds to attend community special events in order to educate those who have consumed alcohol of their alcohol level prior to them operating a vehicle.
  • Approved an agreement with Duncan Associates for a Comprehensive Development Fee Study in an amount not to exceed $131,800. The study will assess the City’s Infrastructure Improvements Plan (IIP), Land Use Assumptions (LUA) and the fee report related to each category of necessary public service (streets, parks, water, wastewater, etc.).
  • Approved $169,315 to the City of Phoenix as part of an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department for annual firefighter physical examinations.
  • Approved two contracts for a new fire station for the Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department. Fire Station No. 2811 will be at 4200 S. Gilbert Road. A professional services contract in the amount not to exceed $156,785 was awarded to Breckenridge Group for managing the construction of the project. A construction contract in an amount not to exceed $3,392,409 was awarded to Danson Construction, LLC.
  • Approved design contracts for three roadway construction projects:
    • Chandler Heights Road Improvements from McQueen to Gilbert roads, $1,620,517, to Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.;
    • Ocotillo Road Improvements from Gilbert Road to 148th Street, $781,787, to Ritoch-Powell & Associates Consulting Engineers;
    • Chandler Boulevard Bike Lanes from I-10 to 56th Street, $119,956, to Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
  • Recommended a liquor license be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for the following establishment:
    • Towneplace Suites, 3635 W. Chandler Blvd.
At the regular meeting on Monday, July 10, the Council took action on 7 agenda items, including:
  • Approved a one year employment agreement with City Manager Marsha Reed in the amount of $224,175.
At the conclusion of the July 13 meeting, Mayor Jay Tibshraeny welcomed new City Clerk Dana DeLong to her first official meeting. He then announced that a groundbreaking ceremony was held on July 11 for a new Public Safety Training Facility in south Chandler. He noted that proper training for our public safety personnel is paramount to the council and our residents and this 29,000 square-foot facility increases our ability to provide the finest training available. It is expected to be completed next summer. 
 
The Mayor reminded the public that the City has introduced a new social media campaign to inspire residents, visitors and City employees to tell the world why they #LoveChandler through short videos, photos and other social media posts. Many of the videos can be viewed on youtube.com/cityofchandler.
 
He then announced that the Neighborhood Programs Office, in partnership with the Chandler Police Crime Prevention Unit, is encouraging active neighborhood groups that participated in last year’s G.A.I.N. events, to submit a nomination for the Neighborhood Excellence Awards. The awards recognize neighborhoods for their dedication to creating community through events, increasing neighborhood involvement and developing the next generation of leadership. Applications are available for download at chandleraz.gov/connect and due by 5 p.m., Aug. 18. 
 
Councilmember Terry Roe asked everyone to be patient and safe and to not text and drive. Vice Mayor Kevin Hartke invited the public to support the City’s annual Summer Water Drive, which is in need of donations of cash or cases of water. He also invited families to attend Operation Back to School on July 22 which provides backpacks and school supplies to children. Details are at backtoschoolchandler.org.
 
Councilmember Sam Huang highlighted a new table tennis pilot program at the downtown Community Center. Fans of ping pong or anyone who wants to learn how to play are invited to stop by Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30-11 a.m., or Wednesdays and Thursdays 5-9 p.m. More table tennis details, including upcoming special events and tournaments, are available by calling 480-782-2727.
 
The meeting adjourned at 7:16 p.m.
 
During a Study Session on Monday, July 10, Mayor Tibshraeny, Vice Mayor Hartke and the City Council recognized seven employees for their years of service, including Dara Griffith, for 10 years with the Transportation & Development Department. The following six members of the Chandler Fire, Health & Medical (CFHM) Department were recognized for 20 years of service: Val Gale, Rich Jones, Mike Pallas, Jim Spengler, Ronnie Wetch and Jason White.
 
The Mayor also proclaimed August 2017 as Drowning Impact Awareness Month, and along with CFHM Chief Tom Dwiggins recognized the members, coaches and parents of the Arizona Aquatic Club for their efforts to educate the public on drowning prevention. Chief Dwiggins noted that the Club has participated every year in the CFHM Drowning Prevention Walk held each spring for the past eight years. 
 
Photos from the Study Session may be downloaded from the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofchandleraz.
 
The next meeting of the City Council will be a Regular Meeting and a Study Session at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7. Council meetings are aired live, as well as replayed on The Chandler Channel, Cable Channel 11, and streamed on the Web at chandleraz.gov/video.

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.
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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.