New General Plan Approved by Surprise Voters
By Lesley Wright for The Arizona Republic
Renderings show an urban downtown that Surprise General Plan 2035 envisions for the future with improved transportation and connections between neighborhoods.
Rendering Credit: City of Surprise
I did not know that the city council could and would approve a policy that appears can be over turned by the city manager, city lawyer or their designee’s.
Waiver: In its sole and absolute discretion, the City reserves the right to waive any requirements of this Policy. The waiver shall be administratively approved by the City Attorney and the City Manager, or his/her designee, after having been publicly noticed in a newspaper of general circulation for no less than ten (10) days.
WHAT IS “WE CARE”
WE CARE is an automated system designed to call a senior or home-bound person once a day to check on their welfare. HOW DOES IT WORK A daily call is made to the client. If the call is not answered after three attempts an alert is generated. Either the Citizen’s Patrol or the Surprise Police Department will then perform a home welfare check. This service is available to residents of the City of Surprise who are vulnerable due to health or age. The WE CARE program is made possible by grants and donations from Surprise businesses, organizations and numerous caring private citizens who support the mission of the Surprise Police Department.
The City of Surprise ranked eighth among midsized companies Valley’s Healthiest Employers in a 2019 Phoenix Business Journal ranking.
Waddell Rd closed nightly, 157th Ave to Reems Rd, Oct 6-12
Surprise, AZ (October 3, 2019) Waddell Road will be closed nightly between 157th Avenue and Reems Road from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for utility work.
The work is scheduled to begin Sunday, October 6 and will be complete by Saturday, October 12, weather permitting.
Visit Road Closures and Traffic Restrictions for the most updated information about road work in Surprise.
Learn more about the Waddell Road Improvement Project at surpriseaz.gov/decidesurprise.
US 60 (Grand Avenue) will be closed in both directions between Dysart Rd. and Loop 303 from 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, until 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, as the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) performs pavement preservation work.
RH Johnson Blvd., Reems Rd. and Dysart Rd. will be open for cross traffic at Grand Avenue. Closures will be in place for other local roads, and detours will be in place. Detour routes during the Grand Avenue closure will include Loop 303, Bell Road and El Mirage Road.
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Come join our team! Surprise Fire-Medical is now hiring Firefighter Recruits. View the details and requirements online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/surprise
|Travel Alert: Plan for US 60 (Grand Avenue) closures, restrictions near Surprise, Sun City West Oct. 5-6|
| The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers who use US 60 (Grand Avenue) near the Surprise and Sun City West areas to plan for closures and restrictions in both directions this weekend and to allow plenty of extra travel time, prepare for detours and expect slow travel. East and westbound US 60 is scheduled to be closed between the Loop 303 and Dysart Road from 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. ADOT will maintain access to Banner Del Webb Medical Center from R.H. Johnson and Meeker boulevards.|
Surprise, AZ (October 2, 2019) Interact with hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) exhibits at this year’s Surprise SciTech Festival!
STEM enthusiasts of all ages are invited to come and check out interactive SciTech booths, an incredible line-up of speakers, music and more! Plus, coffee and snacks will be available for purchase from a variety of food trucks.
Be a part of the fun on Saturday, November 2, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., in the Surprise City Hall Courtyard, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza. Admission and parking are free.
Surprise, AZ (October 2, 2019) Mayor Hall officially proclaimed October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” during last night’s Regular City Council Meeting.
Creating Connections to Community Services
The Surprise Care & Share Expo is a FREE, community event creating connections to human service organizations, health resources and medical checks. It’s a one-stop source for accessing programs and services that promote health, financial growth and self-empowerment. Plus, there will be fun events for the entire family to enjoy!
Hosted by the City of Surprise Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission
Saturday, October 5, 2019
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
City Hall Courtyard
16000 North Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374
An Innovative Public Awareness Campaign
The Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease.
City wins national video award for “The Moving Wall Vietnam Memorial” visit S urprise, A Z (October 1, 2019) – The City of Surprise Marketing & Communications Department earned a first place win in the National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors’ (NATOA) 34 th Annual Government Programming Awards. Surprise took first place for our population size in the Edited Community Event Coverage category for The Moving Wall Vietnam Memorial video!
Regular City Council Work Session & Meeting
Agendas for the October 1, 2019 Regular City Council Work Session and Regular City Council Meeting have been posted at:
*Due to recent weather events, the dog park will remain closed for one additional week. The dog park is now scheduled to reopen on Monday, October 14, weather permitting.*
The Surprise Community Park Dog Park located at 15953 N. Bullard Ave, will.
Questions concerning the City of Surprise Council Agenda? Contact the City Clerk’s office at: 623.222.1200 or via email: email@example.com.
Surprise, AZ (September 18, 2019) Mayor Skip Hall proclaimed the city of Surprise as a Dementia Friendly City at last night’s City Council meeting. This action created the second Dementia Friendly city in Arizona, joining Tempe as part of the Dementia Friends initiative, in partnership with Banner Sun Health Research Institute.