City of Surprise, Mayor Skip Hall

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As Ottawa University grows in Surprise, a look at who … – AZCentral.com
Nov 15, 2018 – Ottawa University in Surprise is growing like mad. … Residence hall breaks ground at Ottawa University in Surprise. … Ottawa University, a private Christian university that opened its Surprise campus last year, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for its $19.9 million residence ..

Residence hall breaks ground at Ottawa University in … – AZCentral.com
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Nov 14, 2018 – Ottawa University celebrated the groundbreaking of its residence hall in Surprise.
Ottawa University set to expand in Surprise as city … – AZCentral.com
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Mar 24, 2018 – Ottawa University will pay Surprise $100000 annually for 14 acres, with the option to lease another 23 acres. … Want more news like this?

In the Past

Gov. Janet Napolitano signed into law a measure that fines cities that put taxes in developers’ pockets in exchange for their business. She deserves commendation.

Napolitano said. “The use of tax incentives to pit Maricopa County towns and cities against each other is not in the interest of Arizona or its taxpayers.”
Cities could keep offering incentives, but their state-shared revenues would be reduced, dollar-for-dollar.
Unfortunately, the new law can’t unravel the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of deals in Phoenix, Glendale, Surprise and other cities. That money is lost.
Even still, some city leaders are bemoaning the new law, saying it will derail economic development in their communities. They also claim the law will devalue state trust land because cities no longer will be able to offset costly land improvements . The money saved might be sufficient to buttress public safety budgets. Make no mistake, flaws exist in the current law, which takes effect Jan. 1.
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Mayor Skip Hall-Councilman Todd Tande

Utility Rate Study

To continue delivering the high quality, health and safety supporting solid waste services Surprise customers expect and deserve while meeting future development demands, the city must periodically adjust utility base rates to sufficiently recover the costs incurred to operate, maintain and provide these services.

After reviewing the city’s solid waste utility services funds balances, city staff is recommending an increase of the base utility rate for this service.

The city reviews the rates and creates five-year structure schedules based on the revenues required to operate utilities and maintain infrastructure while also considering asset replacement and emergency funding needs; the previous Rate Study was conducted in 2014. Economic influences such as increases in operational resources and future growth are also considered when adjusting the rates.

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Surprise, Az

Board of Trustees Meeting Date:
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Surprise City Hall – Council Overflow Room
The Board of Trustees oversee the City’s self-insured medical program and to make recommendations to the City Council regarding trust fund programs, including reserve levels to assure stability and security of the trust fund. Meetings are held at least once per quarter.

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Surprise

Board of Trustees Meeting Date:
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location:
Surprise City Hall – Council Overflow Room

The Board of Trustees oversee the City’s self-insured medical program and to make recommendations to the City Council regarding trust fund programs, including reserve levels to assure stability and security of the trust fund. Meetings are held at least once per quarter.

More news at: http:insurprisetoday.com