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Mayor Surprise, Arizona

Bob Vukanovich, former councilman & vice mayor

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The City of Surprise is currently accepting applications for the following Commissions. All Board/Commission positions are voluntary. 

·         Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission

·         Personnel Appeals Board

·         Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission

Applications for the above mentioned commission are available for pick-up immediately and can be picked up from the City Clerk’s Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. The City Clerk’s Office is located at Surprise City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza. 

Applications are also available online at www.surpriseaz.gov/boards.   

Please submit applications to the City Clerk’s Office in person or by e-mail to clerk@surpriseaz.gov.  

mayor SKIP HALL

City of Surprise

Bob Vukanovich, former councilman & vice mayor

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Surprise, AZ (May 8, 2019) Summer vacation is just around the corner; enroll your kids in the city’s summer youth and teen tennis programs!

Weekly summer tennis camps for youth and teens, ages 7-18, begin on June 3; classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8-11 a.m. All skill levels are welcome! Players will be grouped by level and will receive fun and informative instruction from highly qualified teaching staff.

Evening classes are also available for youth and teens, ages 4-18!  Programs currently enrolling include 6 & Under, 10 & Under, 12 & Under, Challengers and Futures.

 

Surprise, AZ (May 6, 2019) The Hollyhock Library will soon change its Saturday hours to better serve the community!

Starting May 11, Hollyhock Library, located at 15844 N. Hollyhock Street, will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Tuesday and Thursday hours will remain 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

The adjustment of Saturday hours was based on customer feedback.

Interested in receiving Hollyhock Library news and program information? Join the Hollyhock Library email list!

For more information, please call the Community and Recreation Services office at 623.222.2000.

city of surprise

Mayor Skip Hall

Bob Vukanovich, former councilman & vice mayor

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Surprise, AZ (May 23, 2019) In preparation for the widening of Waddell Road between SR303 and Reems Road, utility relocation work will be conducted May 28 – June 11, resulting in the closure of westbound Waddell Road at Sarival Avenue daily from 5 a.m. through 5:30 p.m.

Over the next several months, drivers can expect intermittent restrictions and closures in the project area for additional utility work. Consistent travel impacts will occur as the project advances and widening work begins in August 2019; the project is scheduled for completion in summer 2020. Details on future road closures and restrictions will be communicated as the construction timeline progresses.

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.

New teams and non-returning teams may register beginning May 16. Adult sports league registration is only open for teams at this time. 

Adult Co-Ed and Men’s Softball

Games will be played at Dick McComb Park – 17894 W. Westpark Blvd. 

Team Registration Fee:    $400

League Nights:                   Men’s Tuesdays; Men’s Thursday; Coed Friday; Men’s Saturday;  Coed Sunday

Leagues Begin:                  Week of June 17

League Format:                  12 game season (double-headers) and a single elimination tournament

Team Limit:                          16 teams

Men’s Basketball

Games will be played at Villanueva Recreation Center – 15660 N. Hollyhock St.

Team Registration Fee:    $400

League Night:                     Tuesdays

Season Begins:                  June 18

League Format:                  10 game season (double-headers) and a single elimination tournament

Team Limit:                          8 teams

Co-Ed Kickball

Co-Ed Kickball

Games will be played at Marley Park – City Park, 15126 W. Sweetwater Ave. 

Team Registration Fee:    $150

League Night:                     Saturdays

Season Begins:                  June 22

League Format:                  10 game season (double-headers) and a single elimination tournament

Team Limit:                          8 teams

Co-Ed Indoor Volleyball

Games will be played at Countryside Recreation Center – 15038 N. Parkview Pl, 

Team Registration Fee:    $175

League Night:                     Sundays

Season Begins:                  June 23

League Format:                  8 game season and a single elimination tournament

Team Limit:                          10 teams

Co-Ed and Men’s Soccer

Games will be played at Marley Park – City Park, 15126 W. Sweetwater Ave. 

Team Registration Fee:    $400

League Night:                     Sundays

Season Begins:                  June 23

League Format:                  8 game season and a single elimination tournament

Team Limit:                          8 teams

Registration forms are available online.

Registration forms must be submitted at the Community & Recreation Services Office, 15960 N. Bullard Ave.  For more information, contact Ian Wallace at 623.222.2271 or Ian.Wallace@surpriseaz.gov

Thank you,

Mayor skip hall

City of Surprise

Bob Vukanovich, former councilman & vice mayor

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Learn how to maximize your Medicare options

Aisha Alexander<aisha.alexander@surpriseaz.gov>12:37 PM 

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For your coverage consideration…

Surprise, AZ (May 30, 2019) Already enrolled in Medicare or looking to learn more about it?Come to a “Maximizing your Medicare Options” workshop and get information on the elements of Medicare Parts A and B; Medicare Advantage plans (Part C); Prescription Drug plans (Part D); and Medicare Supplements (Medigap).

The presentation by Orlando Cruz with Cruz Insurance Advisors will cover the following topics:

  • How to verify if your doctor participates in Medicare and or Medicare Advantage plan networks
  • How to calculate your prescription costs on every plan in your zip code using Medicare’s website
  • How to compare every Medicare Advantage plan (premiums, co-pays and deductibles) using Medicare’s website
  • How company insurance agents and independent brokers are compensated
  • How to compare Medicare supplement plans (Medigap) and premiums
  • Who needs to enroll in Medicare and when

The class will be held on Monday, June 10, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Surprise Resource Center, 12425 W. Bell Road, Bldg. A, Suite 124.

For more information or to register for this class, please contact Ruby Sitea at 623.222.3242 or ruby.sitea@surpriseaz.gov.

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