Bob Vukanovich, Editor

Ex Vice Mayor

The Arizona
Legislatures attorneys say that the Statutory Authority given to the mayor and council cannot be delegated by ordinance in a Common Council.
In Arizona you cannot over rule a state statute by an ordinance.

David Sanders Councilman District 5

Summer Camp is coming to Countryside and Sierra Montana Recreation Centers. Daily activities will include indoor/outdoor games, arts and crafts, swimming, field trips and many other activities. Space is limited, so be sure to visit www.surpriseaz.gov/2671/Break-Camps to register online!

2017 General Obligation (G.O.) Bond project updates

Waddell Road construction from 303 to Sarival is projected to begin this summer and the section to Reems is scheduled to be completed by summer 2020.

Litchfield Road construction from Waddell to Peoria will start in the fall with a scheduled finish of spring 2020. The majority of the work will be between Sweetwater and Desert Cove Road.

Fire Station 308, located at Litchfield and Cactus roads, currently has a design team on board and the project is scheduled to be complete in spring 2022. This project is intentionally being planned to be the last G.O. Bond project completed because of the significant additional operation costs.

Mayor Skip Hall

Executive session

– discussion or consideration of personnel matters (A.R.S. §38-431.03 (A)(1));
– discussion or consideration of records exempt by law from public inspection (A.R.S. §38-401.03 (A)(2));
– discussion or consultation for legal advice with the city’s attorneys (A.R.S. §38-431.03 (A)(3));
– discussion or consultation with the city’s attorneys regarding the city’s position regarding contracts that are the subject of negotiations, in pending or contemplated litigation, or in settlement discussions conducted in order to avoid or resolve litigation (A.R.S.§38-431.03 (a)(4));
– discussion or consultation with designated representatives of the city in order to consider its position and instruct its representatives regarding negotiations with employee organizations (A.R.S. §38-431.03 (A)(5)); or
– discussion, consultation or consideration for international and interstate negotiations or for negotiations by a city or town, or its designated representatives, with members of a tribal council, or its designated representatives, of an Indian reservation located within or adjacent to the city or town. A.R.S. §38-401.03 (A)(6)).
– discussing or consulting with designated representatives of the city in order to consider its position and instruct its representatives regarding negotiations for the purchase, sale or lease of real property (A.R.S. §38-431.03 (A)(7)).
Confidentiality Requirements Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.03(C)(D): Any person receiving executive session information pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02 shall not disclose that information except to the Attorney General or County Attorney by agreement of the City Council, or as otherwise ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
The council may vote to hold an executive session for the purpose of obtaining legal advice from the Board’s attorney on any matter listed on the agenda pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(3).

– discussion or consideration of personnel matters (A.R.S. §38-431.03 (A)(1));
– discussion or consideration of records exempt by law from public inspection (A.R.S. §38-401.03 (A)(2));
– discussion or consultation for legal advice with the city’s attorneys (A.R.S. §38-431.03 (A)(3));
– discussion or consultation with the city’s attorneys regarding the city’s position regarding contracts that are the subject of negotiations, in pending or contemplated litigation, or in settlement discussions conducted in order to avoid or resolve litigation (A.R.S.§38-431.03 (a)(4));
– discussion or consultation with designated representatives of the city in order to consider its position and instruct its representatives regarding negotiations with employee organizations (A.R.S. §38-431.03 (A)(5)); or
– discussion, consultation or consideration for international and interstate negotiations or for negotiations by a city or town, or its designated representatives, with members of a tribal council, or its designated representatives, of an Indian reservation located within or adjacent to the city or town. A.R.S. §38-401.03 (A)(6)).
– discussing or consulting with designated representatives of the city in order to consider its position and instruct its representatives regarding negotiations for the purchase, sale or lease of real property (A.R.S. §38-431.03 (A)(7)).
Confidentiality Requirements Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.03(C)(D): Any person receiving executive session information pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02 shall not disclose that information except to the Attorney General or County Attorney by agreement of the City Council, or as otherwise ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
The council may vote to hold an executive session for the purpose of obtaining legal advice from the Board’s attorney on any matter listed on the agenda pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(3).

WE SHOULD CALL OUR LOCAL PAPERS AND TELL THEM THAT IN OUR OPINION THEIR COVERAGE OF SURPRISE IS POOR IF NOT NONE EXISTING.
anonymous Says:
RVUKANOVICH, I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WERE VICE-MAYOR IN THE CITY OF SURPRISE, WILL YOU BE WRITING ARTICLES?
YES, I WILL BE WRITING ARTICLES, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT THE PAPERS DON’T LIKE TO TOUCH. PLEASE SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO ME, TELLING ME WHETHER OR NOT TO USE YOUR NAME. I WILL BE THE ONLY PERSON TO HAVE YOUR NAME AND WILL NOT USE IT IN ANY WAY OTHER THAN WHAT

Bob Vukanovich

News from the ADOT Motor Vehicle Division Travel ID, Commercial Driver License changes and more
Will your license fly? There are about 340 business days between now and October 1, 2020. On that date, TSA airport security checkpoints will require travelers to show federally-approved identification. Flyers who don’t have the proper ID will be delayed and possibly have their travel plans ruined. Don’t be grounded, get your Travel ID! The Travel ID is an Arizona driver license or ID card that meets the federal requirements, and you need to get one at an MVD office or selected Authorized Third Party provider. You can make an MVD appointment at www.servicearizona.com. Before coming in, please visit the Travel ID website at www.azdot.gov/travelid . You can begin the application process and ensure that you have all the documents you need to get the Travel ID. Will your license fly? Be sure with the Travel ID.

Ken Remley councilman

District 4 Surprise, Arizona

We should watch how our council members spend our money.
It appears that Councilman Ken Remley of District 4 bought 2 lawn chairs with discretion funds, he also bought 2 event tickets & $150 each ( wonder for who ) with discretionary funds

Mayor Sharon Wolcott must have been an employee

First quarter Employee Per Diem 2017 AZ Leag 372.66

Second quarter Employee Per Diem 2017 AZ Leag 372.66 $372.66

Third quarter Employee Per Diem 2017 AZ Leag 372.66 $372.66

Forth quarter Employee Per Diem 2017 AZ Leag 372.66 $372.66

Roland Winters Councilman

District 1 Surprise, Arizona

Look at the total cost for his aid.

First quarter AZ League of Cities Trvl Adv 8 375.87 $375.87 Second quarter AZ League of Cities Trvl Adv 8 375.87 $375.8 Third AZ League of Cities Trvl Adv 8 375.87 $375.8 Forth AZ League of Cities Trvl Adv 8 375.87 $375.8

Mayor Skip Hall

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CITY OF SURPRISE, ARIZONA

S‌urprise, A‌Z (April 16, 2019) City Manager Mike Frazier’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 City Manager Recommended Budget, presented at City Council’s April 16 Work Session, continues to focus on Council’s commitment to maintain quality public services and infrastructure, while also addressing the needs of a growing community. The FY2020 Recommended Expenditure Budget is $414 million.

MAYOR SKIP HALL

CITY OF SURPRISE, ARIZONA

Surprise, A‌Z (May 3, 2019) City of Surprise Economic Development Director Jeanine Jerkovic has been named the “2019 Economic Developer of the Year” by the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED).

The recognition took place on May 2 at the association’s annual Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) Awards reception in Tucson.

Surprise, AZ (May 3, 2019) The Surprise Senior Center is offering free trial memberships to all new enrollees from May 6 through June 30, 2019.

The Senior Center offers a variety of activities for seniors, age 50 and better, and adults with disabilities. Daily programs include games, crafts, tournaments and more; hot meals are also available for purchase.

View the monthly schedule and programs at surpriseaz.gov/seniorservices.

Surprise, AZ (April 30, 2019) Surprise, in partnership with the city of El Mirage, will host walk-in Utility Assistance Application Events in Surprise during the months of May and June, to assist eligible households that need support paying gas and electric utility bills.

Utility Assistance Events will be held on Thursday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, and Thursday, June 6 & 13, at the Surprise Resource Center, 12425 W. Bell Rd. Bldg. A Suite #124. The first come, first serve events will take place from 3 – 7 p.m., or until fund capacity is achieved; interviews do not guarantee assistance.

MAYOR SKIP HALL

CITY OF SURPRISE, ARIZONA

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Surprise, AZ (May 6, 2019) Surprise is hosting a free HOA Connection Class on June 5 that will educate attendees on new Arizona Legislation regarding planned communities, condominiums and community associations; case laws that affect how associations conduct business; and insight into successful association management.  

The class will be held on Wednesday, June 5, from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Surprise City Hall Council Overflow Room, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza.

The class content will be presented by Beth Mulcahy, Esq. of the Mulcahy Law Firm.

MAYOR SKIP HALL

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CITY OF SURPRISE, ARIZONA

Surprise, AZ (May 14, 2019) Registration for Summer Adult Co-Ed and Men’s Softball, Men’s Basketball, Co-Ed Kickball, Co-Ed Indoor Volleyball, and Co-Ed and Men’s Soccer leagues is now open for returning Winter 2019 teams.