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Roger Naylor talks Route 66

Arizona Republic contributor Roger Naylor will be in Sun City West on Jan. 16 to talk about Route 66. He will discuss the rich history of the Mother Road, its demise and Arizona’s role in saving and restoring it. He’ll offer travel tips and suggestions on where to find the best pie. Naylor is the author of several books, including “Arizona Kicks on Route 66.” 

Details: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. R.H. Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Free. 623-544-6027.

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City to host Vets 4 Biz ‘Rally Point’ networking, resource event Jan. 26

Surprise, AZ (January 16, 2019) Surprise has partnered with Vets 4 Biz to host a ‘Rally Point’ event on Saturday, January 26, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the AZ TechCelerator, 12425 W. Bell Rd. 

Rally Point events are networking events aimed at bringing the veteran community together to collaborate and learn about all of the resources available to them.

The goal of Rally Point events is to grow the veteran community so it becomes its own resource group that can work together to discuss business concerns, share insights, and build a support system.  

Come learn about all the business resources available to veterans, while enjoying refreshments and hearing from impactful speakers.  

This free event is open to the public.

To learn how you can participate in Rally Point, contact Chris Flowers, or Julie Neal,

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Surprise names new Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commissioners

Surprise, AZ (January 16, 2019) Surprise City Council approved the addition of five new members to represent veteran-interests on the new Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission during last night’s Regular City Council Meeting. 

The new members, with term expirations through June 30, 2023, are: Karissa Perry; Shawna Daigle; Steffen Hanzel; and Tom Short.

These members will join the former Disability Advisory Commission (DAC) members who have transitioned to the expanded Commission: George Van de Langeryt; Bruce Hertzog; Kathryn Chandler; Dan Moore; Jacob Thomas; and Krista Watson.

Andrew Witzel was selected to fill the recently vacated seat on the former DAC; his term expiration on the new Commission is June 30, 2021.

Council formed the Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission to assist in the development and/or expansion of city programming related to veterans; people with special needs; and those in need of general human services and workforce development, during the December 4 Regular City Council Meeting. 

The first Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of the month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6 p.m. All meetings, are open to the public, and will be televised on Surprise TV and online at

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You do not have to travel to be a council man.

Do employers have to provide personal attendant care for work-related travel? 

According to informal guidance from the EEOC, the ADA does not require employers to provide personal attendant care on the job because reasonable accommodation does not require employers to provide personal need items or services. However, when an employee travels for work and incurs personal attendant care expenses beyond his/her usual expenses when not traveling for work, there is a good argument that the employer must pay the added costs. 

Mayor Skip Hall

Welcome to Surprise, Arizona!
As a resident and city employee, I am honored to introduce you to our community! As you explore this document, I am certain you will fall in love with our city. Located 25 miles from downtown Phoenix, our city features clean, safe neighborhoods, a family-friendly environment, emerging employment centers and top-rated schools. Our community is comprised of nearly 128,000 residents and more than 4,000 businesses. Whether you are a business owner interested in locating within our fi ne community, a resident or a visitor, I know you will fi nd a warm welcome and successful home here in Surprise.
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Minutes-Call to the Public

1/14/2019 7:13 PM To  ROBERT VUKANOVICH

Hello Bob, thank you for pointing out about the minutes to Mayor Hall.   The Agenda has been amended and reposted with the January 3rd, 2019 Minutes. 

     CITY OF SURPRISE                  Regular City Council Meeting Minutes                    16000 North Civic Center Plaza                              Surprise, AZ 85374 
           Thursday, January 3, 2019 @ 6:00PM 

Call to Order Roll Call Mayor Hall called the Regular City Council Meeting to order at 06:00 p.m. at Surprise City Hall Council Chamber, 16000 North Civic Center Plaza Surprise, Arizona 85374, on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Also in attendance with Mayor Hall were Vice Mayor Remley, Council Member Winters, Council Member Hayden, Council Member Duffy and Council Member Judd. Staff Present: City Manager, Michael Frazier, City Attorney, Robert Wingo and City Clerk, Sherry Ann Aguilar. Pledge of Allegiance Proclamation and Community Acknowledgements City Manager Frazier – Senior Management Analyst Role promotion City Manager Report City

Clerk Report Call to The Public:

Phyllis Lipscomb on behalf of Bob Vukanovich – Aide for Council Member Winters while traveling.

John Yaeger – Bullard – Redesign. Unhappy with design. The new Council needs to address this.

Steve Gilliam – Rumor of the City cancelling the post office contract on Dysart and Grand. Discussed the safety of using a post office box on your driver’s license. A big service for your citizens.

Regular City Council Meeting Agenda CONSENT AGENDA: Council Member Winters made the motion to approve the

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Regular City Council Meeting

The agenda for the January 15, 2019 Regular City Council Meeting has been amended and is posted at:

Item Amended:

Item #2 – Consideration and action for the maintenance of the streets and public utility improvements at Sanverno at Desert Oasis, generally located at N. 171st Avenue and W. Bajada Road. Resolution # 201901.

Questions concerning the City of Surprise Council Agenda? Contact the City Clerk’s office at: 623.222.1200 or via email:

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This the way they govern now. They do not show the contents of the call to the public.

A. Call To Order @ 6:00 P.M.
B. Roll Call – Mayor Hall, Vice-Mayor Remley, Councilmembers Duffy, Hayden and Winters were present.
C. Pledge of Allegiance
D. Proclamation and Community Acknowledgements
E. City Manager Report
F. City Clerk Report The City Clerk will administer the Oath of Office and issue Certificate of Election to the following: Roland Winters, District 1; Nancy Hayden, District 2; Patrick Duffy, District 3; Skip Hall, District 5 and Chris Judd, District 6.
G. Call To The Public: Phyllis Lipscomb; John Yeager and Steve Gilliam.

I Bob Vukanovich was on the call to the public, Phyllis Lipscomb read what I had to say and placed it in the record.

INSTRUCTIONS: In order to address the City Council, you will need to fill out a Call to the Public Form available at the front counter, and then turn it in to the City Clerk before the meeting begins. Download the Call to the Public form (PDF download requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) Fill out the Call to the Public form online If submitting form electronically, please submit to City Clerk at least one hour before the meeting start time. The Call to the Public form is also available at the front counter.

This is the way we done it in the past.


Robert Schafer commented that he is concerned about the City’s TAG Program and the offering of $250.00 to under age kids to turn other kids in.  He feels that juveniles will be very motivated to turn other kids in when there is money involved and he is concerned that this violation will be a part of their record.

Mike Woodard commented that he is upset at the phrase used by some Council referring to the vocal minority who express their concerns as “CAVE People.  He asked Council why they think it is wrong that some residents ask questions of Council.

Bob Vukanovich asked Council what format he should use to ask Council questions other than coming to a Council meeting?   He felt that some questions asked at the meeting could be answered by e-mail, or phone.  Go to.

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On November 7, 2017 registered voters in Surprise approved the three *General Obligation (GO) Bond questions in the areas of Public Safety, Traffic Congestion Mitigation and Pavement Preservation. The three questions represent 10 Capital Improvement Projects for a total bond amount of $59.5 Million. (View Election Results)

This website will be updated regularly through 2022, when all projects are expected to be complete. Please check back often for status updates, photos on project progress, financial reports and other important information.