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Surprise, AZ (April 27, 2020) City of Surprise businesses are invited to a virtual Town Hall on April 29 at 10 a.m. to hear the latest on stimulus funding, unemployment insurance and other issues important to businesses affected by COVID-19.

It will also provide an opportunity to ask questions of city and state leaders.

Surprise, AZ (April 28, 2020) With the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and its impacts to public assembly and the city’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget and beyond, all recreation programming and events will continue to be suspended until further notice. 

This includes summer camps, youth and adult sports leagues and camps, swim lessons, swim teams, open swim and large gatherings such as the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. 

All recreation centers, parks and recreation office, tennis complex and aquatics facilities remain closed to the public until further notice. 

Veterans Reflection Circle named “Project of the Year” by national and state public works associations

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The major distinction between the two is that a General Law city can ONLY do what the legislature, through law, allows them to do. A Home Rule city, on the other hand, can pass any regulations or laws it deems necessary unless the state law prohibits it.

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Vice-mayor Todd Tande you say you administrate the city of surprise community news and surprise, az (new), who are you accountable to? Do you sell ads to these 2 websites? It appears that you have the approval from the city to use their official website.

Todd Tande, Former Council Member and Vice Mayor, City of Surprise, Arizona mentioned you in a comment in City of Surprise Community News.
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S‌urprise, A‌Z (April 22, 2020) The Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021) City Manager Recommended Budget was presented to the City Council at the Work Session on April 21, 2020, with a focus on flexibility amid the to-be-determined economic impacts of COVID-19. 

The FY2021 recommended expenditure budget is $388.3 million, with transfers of $40.7 million, for total use $429 million. This amount sets the ceiling for how much the city has the authority to spend.

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Southbound Loop 303 closed at times this weekend in Northwest Valley; expect delays, use detours

ADOT has announced that southbound Loop 303 will be closed between El Mirage Road and US 60/Grand Avenue from 10 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday, April 25

  1. Fri, Apr 24 CANCELED – Teen Field Trip – NAU College Tour
  2. Sat, Apr 25 CANCELED – Councilmember Sanders D5 Meet & Greet
  3. Sat, Apr 25 CANCELED – Rib Fest Throwdown
  4. Sun, Apr 26 CANCELED – Rib Fest Throwdown
  5. Mon, Apr 27 Planning and Zoning Commission Special M

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

FY2021 Recommended Budget provides flexibility for the future

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The Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021) City Manager Recommended Budget was presented to the City Council at the Work Session on April 21, 2020, with a focus on flexibility amid the to-be-determined economic impacts of COVID-19. 

The FY2021 recommended expenditure budget is $388.3 million, with transfers of $40.7 million, for total use $429 million. This amount sets the ceiling for how much the city has the authority to spend.

“As we continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 on future revenue collections, we’ve developed a budget strategy that will allow us, if needed, to make adjustments to lower spending to maintain a balanced budget,” says City Manager Michael Frazier.

The recommended budget includes $111.2 million for planned Capital Improvement Projects. This includes $40.7 million to begin voter-approved 2017 GO Bond projects including, Greenway Road; Fire Station 308; and the Public Safety Evidence and Readiness Center. $31.2 million will fund critical water and sewer projects. 

The budget also includes three full-time employees to support water reclamation and collections services and 1.5 employees to support fleet operations. These positions have no new impacts to the General Fund.

The budget process kicked off in October 2019 and a budget retreat was held on March 27, 2020. The FY2021 budget forecast developed between October and February was revised as a result of the Presidential National Emergency Declaration issued on March 13, 2020.

A public hearing and Council’s Tentative Budget adoption is scheduled for the May 5 Regular Council Meeting; with final budget adoption scheduled for the June 2 meeting. These public meetings begin at 6 p.m. They are carried live on Surprise TV and online at www.surpriseaz.gov/surprisetv. You can also follow the budget process and see the City Manager’s Recommended Budget at www.surpriseaz.gov/budget.See press release…

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Though our public parks will be open, they will be limited to open space areas only such as walking paths and non-amenity areas.

The following public park amenities are currently closed: playgrounds, water fountains, basketball courts, pickleball courts, dog parks, skate park, splash pads, restrooms, and volleyball courts. Ramada and field reservations are not being accepted at this time.

While we encourage getting out to stretch your legs and enjoy the sun, we encourage you to follow the CDC guidelines for physical distancing. To practice physical distancing:

  •  Stay at least 6 feet from other people
  • Do not gather in groups
  • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings

If you are planning a visit to one of our public parks, if possible, please bring hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and consider the CDC’s guidance on cloth face coverings: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.

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Surprise, AZ (April 10, 2020) Cotton Lane will be closed from Waddell Road to Woodrow Lane from 4 a.m. Monday, April 13 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, for roadway improvements.

Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles.

View current road improvement projects and traffic restrictions in Surprise at surpriseaz.gov/roadwork

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